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India Journey Report, Part 3


There are thousands of believers fasting and praying today, asking the Lord to open the hearts of all those in this village to His great love and purpose. Each of the villages where we will be going during this Journey has been selected for its strategic significance. Randeep’s team has recognized that these specific communities are particularly ripe for harvest.

DAY TWO

As I write this, I am surrounded by the sounds of activity. It is our first time in this village of a few thousand people, and they were waiting for us. The village elders prepared a place for us to set up our medical clinic right next to the Sikh temple. Before we could begin, there was a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of an eager community.

Now a few hours later, this is clinic fairly buzzing with energy. Runners scurry to and fro, directing patients to the next station, each one transporting the all-important medical cards. Another team is filling out prescriptions that just keep coming from the five doctor’s stations. Prayer teams seem to be everywhere around the clinic. No one will leave this place without being offered prayer at least two or three times; almost all will gratefully say yes. A few minutes ago, I heard about a woman who has suffered for ten years from a headache––ten years; after a few moments all of the pain was gone. Another team member on her first Journey has led four Muslim women to Christ over the past 90 minutes.

Meanwhile outside, some of the team are playing with a group of children, happy to be the center of adults’ attention for no other reason than to have fun with them. There is a team prayer-walking through the village, sensing the areas of stronghold and speaking in the opposite spirit to release the blessing that Jesus wants for this community.

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Two hours later. There is a team out in the village distributing water filter systems. Each home will share it with 3-4 other families so that every filter will provide clean water for about 20 people. If they maintain it (which is very simple), the filter will last for one million gallons/four million liters. The impact on their lives will be almost immediate.

Again and again, prayer team members are coming to me with big smiles. Many healings have happened (including a woman with cataracts who was totally healed); perhaps even more exciting is how many people have turned to Christ. This is a completely Sikh community. Sikhs are staunchly monotheistic, so what has happened today is remarkable. In two more hours we will hold an open-air meeting where we will pray for the sick and see even more turn to Jesus.  One of the great things about working with Randeep and his amazing team is that I know that every one of them will be followed up on. Over the coming days, all these new believers will be in house churches where they will be discipled, which after all, is what Jesus told us to do (Matt 28:19).

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10:20 pm. Driving home after a very full day. Clinic stayed open until almost 6 because Randeep connected with 30 people from a lepers colony and invited them to the clinic. It was a great privilege to minister to them. Most of them gave their hearts to Jesus. After supper, we went up on the roof for an open-air meeting (it was a large roof!). Many more responded to the Gospel and came forward. Our team prayed for them for a long time. Lots of healing and even more salvation. I just found out that our bus driver’s assistant gave his life to the Lord. As we drove away, the road was lined with people waving to us. It has been a very special day.

Steve

Comments
Heather Robinson commented on 13-Apr-2017 03:04 PM
Wow, hallelujah!!!
Anne Robinson commented on 15-Apr-2017 09:39 AM
Praising The Lord that His love and compassion are reaching those who have never heard of or experienced His salvation and healing.
Bev commented on 16-Apr-2017 12:52 AM
What a privilege .. what a Saviour

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