Then, we went to Priya. Anu Didi has been curious to see first hand what we have been telling her about – the kids, miracles and the crowds. When we got there, we looked for the kids. I wanted to just gather them and spend some time with them first. But, we could not seem to gather them. However, as we were waiting, a man came up to us just to testify of God’s goodness. He said that the Lord had healed him about one month back when we had prayed. For some weird reason I can’t recall what was wrong with him, but it was a chronic problem (possibly a stomach problem). He said that after prayer, as he was walking he felt like a hot steam go out of his foot and he knew he was healed. He had remained completely healed ever since. He asked for a Bible. We didn’t have one with us, but promised to bring him one next time.
Then slowly people began coming for prayer. For over two hours, we prayed for various needs and the Lord moved in amazing ways. Two ladies we had prayed for the past two times came again. They said that they were much much better, but not completely healed yet. As we prayed, they felt the pains leave their bodies. They returned a little while later with other members of their families who needed prayer.
There was a Sikh man who was one of the first to get prayer. He had some sort of a problem in his face that caused swelling and extreme pain. The doctors were not able to diagnose it. He was skeptical, but decided to give prayer a try. As we prayed, at first nothing seemed to happen. But then, slowly he began feeling the pain leave until it was completely gone. He and his wife were still skeptical, amazed, but skeptical. They were interested in knowing more, so we gave them a copy of our testimony. Another man came, he had an unexplainable ringing in one ear for the past two days. Again, as we prayed, nothing seemed to happen. I told him to wait a few minutes and come back. Perhaps, God was doing something, but we needed to give Him time. The man returned a few minutes later and said that as he was walking around, he began to feel a heat in his ear, so he believed the Lord was at work. He also had an injured wrist. As we prayed, the pain completely disappeared. After these first two miracles, the rest went quite smoothly.
One of my favorite miracles for the day was a young man who was nearsighted. As we prayed, his eyes cleared up and he could see things that were far away! Several men came who had had chronic pain for years and the Lord took away the pain. One man had pain in his neck. He was amazed that after prayer it was gone. Another had pain in his back. After prayer, that pain was gone too.
My sister counseled a man who had lost everything in his life, like Job, to give Jesus a try. She counseled another man who had approximately 50 cysts in his body to give Jesus a try. A couple of young boys came and expressed an interest in starting a youth group. One of them was Roman Catholic. He prayed for and was filled with the Holy Spirit.
The man, Shinu, whom we had prayed for last week to get rid of his nicotine addiction came and testified. He said that previously he was smoking 4-5 packs of cigarettes a day. Now he was down to only 5-6 cigarettes a day. He got prayer so that he would be able to completely quit.
We ended the day with dinner at this little Italian restaurant. It was quite tasty. It didn’t have an “Indian twist” so that was good.
Scripture for the Day:
The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills. Habakkuk 3:19.