If the book of Acts is a blueprint, what does world evangelism look like? Thousands come to Christ. Healings and miracles abound. New believers are filled with the Holy Spirit. Churches keep growing. And more churches are constantly being born. By God’s unmerited favor, this is what Victoria and I have been privileged to see over the years. Krishna Puram, India is not an exception.
What wonderful things God did in Krishna Puram! A 35-year-old lady who was born deaf now hears! (You can see a short video of her at www.facebook.com/globalimpactministriesintl.)
Another young lady was born mute. The Lord Jesus loosed her tongue. Her eyes were filled with tears and her face had a beautiful smile as she expressed her miracle.
A lady with lung cancer was healed. A lady who needed surgery for cataracts has been told by her doctor that she no longer needs the surgery. An alcoholic came to the meeting, received Christ and is set free from his addiction. A woman who was demon possessed for two years is delivered.
These are a few of the healings God performed. Jesus is Lord!
The population of Krishna Puram is only 10,000. But it’s surrounded by approximately fifty villages. The crusade team targeted the whole area in preparation for this Miracle Festival. By the end of the festival an estimated 3,991 souls turned to Christ for salvation and about 949 believers were filled with the Holy Spirit! India shall be saved!
Thank you partners for sending us to the lost, the sick, and the broken! It’s an honor to be counted as your missionaries.
Kappala Bhandham, the site of our latest Good News Miracle Festival, is a village of 10,000 people located amid many other villages. What a privilege it is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ! On the first night, a precious woman, named Krupamma, was healed of paralysis on the right side of her body. The paralysis was due to a stroke she suffered six years ago. Her arm was locked in an outward position, preventing her from touching her head. Also, she couldn’t lift her leg. But Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, healed her instantly as prayer was offered.
Another lady was carried to the meeting who could not walk or even stand because of paralysis in her legs. She doesn’t even speak the Telegu language in which the messages are translated. She only speaks her tribal dialect. Yet during the third night of the festival she got up and walked slowly! She returned the following night and stood up when asked if she was in the audience. (Those who she came with told her in her dialect to stand.)
Of course, there were many other healings. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is the Savior and Healer.
On the last night, the attendance grew to 4,412. There were about 3,279 salvations during this Miracle Festival, as well as an estimated 1,985 believers filled with the Holy Spirit! Thank you, partners for helping us take this Gospel to the nations.
Dear Friends and Partners,
Happy New Year! On January 23rd I leave for India - the land of abundant harvest! I will be conducting three miracle crusades, two leadership conferences, ministering in two Bible schools, and a church or two. In total, I will be ministering about 61 times in a one month period. I am trusting God for many souls to be saved, pastors to be strengthened and mobilized for church planting, students to be established in the faith, and the sick to be healed.
Originally, I was leaving in December for just two crusades and conferences. But the government of India made some crazy currency changes that left many people without cash and put them in panic. The worst of the situation has passed. But ideally it would make things much easier for us (the crusade team and me) if the budget was fully met before I arrive to India. This would help immensely. Avoiding having to use the ATMs over there right now is our goal.
The budget for this trip is $22,000. So far, we still need $15,900 to come in. God is faithful.
May God's richest and best be yours!