Hostile Village Turns to the Lord After
Woman is Raised From the Death Bed!
There is never a dull moment in the life of a dedicated native missionary who is totally sold out to sharing the good news of Christ whatever the cost. One pastor named Abraham, whom ICII supports through a monthly sponsorship and with rice each month is a man who is small in stature but mighty in the Lord. Abraham shares this incredible testimony: “I was doing ministry in a village In this village, people are against the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The people in this village are hostile, and they have mocked me and beaten me because I have been preaching the Gospel. They had a plan to send me violently out from their village if I
would return there again. But I continued to pray for them, and God did an amazing miracle. In the village a woman named Ellamma was very sick, and the people of her village thought that she was going to die. She was just lying still and was unconscious. The village people called the doctor and he came and said that there is nothing he could do for her because she was about to die. The doctor told them there was no need to take her to the hospital because her time would be very short, but instead they needed to prepare for her funeral. Her family phoned to the neighbors and her relatives, telling them that Ellamma was going to die and they should prepare to come and see her. They also began to arrange for her funeral. One man from the Setipalli village
was at the flower shop helping to arrange for the funeral. I was also there and he saw me and asked me to come to see this woman before she died. I told him ‘I can’t come. They won’t like when I pray at their village’. This man was one of the only people in the village in the past that had accepted me when I had come to preach there. But the man compelled me to come there to the village and the soon to take place funeral. I decided to take my wife along with me. When we got to the village, there were many family members and village people gathered around where the dying woman was laying. My wife and I laid our hands on her, and in faith we both kneeled down and began to pray for the lifeless woman with tears. After a half an hour, a miracle happened! The woman began to move her arms and legs. Then she sat up and began to talk with us!
She gave her thanks to us for praying for her. Through this miracle, Ellamma, who was an unbeliever, was open to hear the Gospel. I shared the Gospel to Ellamma, and the many other people who had just witnessed this miracle heard the Gospel. Ellamma and many others received Christ that day! God used this miracle and the Gospel message was spread all over that area on that same day! other villages in the area heard how Jesus had raised this woman from the deathbed, and many others believed in the Lord! Soon after this, I started a church in the area near this same village and people from Setipalli and other villages are coming to worship the Lord! Ellamma, the woman who had been raised from the deathbed, is now doing ministry in the remote villages with my wife and I. God is using her to minister and share her life-changing testimony”.
The Lord clearly used Abraham to testify his glory by raising up this woman named Ellamma whom village people were sure was going to die. What a marvelous, miracle-working God we serve!