I also taught them a little conversation in English. This is how it goes:
Me: How are you?
Them: I am fine. How are you?
Me: I am fine. What is your name?
Them: My name is ______. What is your name?
Me: My name is Sungeeta.
Sonu is cute. He always says “find” instead of “fine.” And Kulbushan tends to say: “What is THE name?” instead of “What is YOUR name?” But they are quick learners.
Near the end of the session Mukesh from upstairs joined us. He also wants to learn how to read English. He can recognize all of the letters of the alphabet, but does not know how to sound out words.
After the tutoring session was over, Shubam, the renters’ son came and said he wanted to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We prayed and he began to speak in tongues. He is shy though and quickly ran upstairs because someone called Mukesh and he didn’t want to be alone with me. Perhaps I am a bit scary )
Today was a busy day. In the morning, while I was still getting dressed Kulbushan brought Gyanu (he was one of the kids who came to our house and got filled with the Holy Spirit on Christmas Eve, but we have not seen him since then). Gyanu was having a headache. Mom prayed and he was completely healed. Mom encouraged them to pray for one another in the future.
Then, at about 10 AM we left for Delhi. We were invited to pray for a lady who has cancer. She lives right near the Qutab Minar. I had called her on Friday to pray with her over the phone. She had just returned from chemotherapy and was feeling horrible. She couldn’t sit up and could not stand any sound. But after we prayed, she felt the strength return to her body and she was able to get up and laugh and play with her kids. Everyone in her home was surprised! We serve a God of miracles. She also told me on Saturday that on Friday night she had taken some medicine before going to bed. She said that several hours later she felt someone wake her up and tell her that the medicine that she had taken would adversely react with another medicine she had taken. Immediately she threw up and the pill she had taken came out whole…it had not dissolved at all. The Lord protected her from an adverse reaction.
At the home, the lady’s family had gathered. There were about ten people including two children and a servant. We shared with them and then prayed with them to receive the Holy Spirit. A majority of them received! They asked us to come back next Saturday so they can call their friends for prayer as well.
After that we went to Vasant Vihar, to a theater/shopping area called Priya. I have not been there for a couple of years. Back in the day I used to go there almost every day. I remember at one point, out of seven days, I went there six days. I had made friends with a group of children that roamed the area shining shoes, picking up garbage and begging for money. We would feed them chowmein and they would sing songs and dance for me. I have been wanting to go there for quite some time, but somehow things never work out.
When we were there, we gathered the children. A few of the old kids were still there and remembered me, but a majority of them were new. I guess the kids I used to know have mostly grown up. We passed out packets of glucose biscuits to the children and even some adults. Then we asked them if they wanted prayer for anything. At first they were hesitant to ask for prayer. Then one boy pushed his friend’s hand forward and said, “He has blister’s on his hand. Pray for him.” We prayed, and immediately the pain left. The boy was shocked…as was everyone else. Immediately an elderly lady came forward and said she had knee pain. We prayed twice and she was also healed. Then another little boy asked for prayer for pain. Again the Lord healed him and he exclaimed, “The pain is actually gone!” We promised the kids we would try to return again in a week or so.
At night the neighbor who has the vision problem came over. It has been quite some time since he last came. He has definitely noticed a steady improvement in his eyes. We prayed and again, his eyes seemed to clear up completely.
Scripture for the Day:
Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people will be my people, And your God, my God. Ruth 1:19.