Join Mark Virkler on a Power Evangelism Mission Trip to India!

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I am very excited about meeting Steve Stewart a couple of weeks ago. He takes missions groups to India (among other nations), and uses healing prayer on the streets to transform lives and bring people to Christ! For me, the best part of this is that he trains all who go with him how to do this and everyone on the missions team prays for the sick, and everyone see God's healing power flow through them to rescue lives and draw people to Christ. It is not a one man show. It is a training expedition!

For years I have believed that miracles should play a leading role in evangelism, and now I have discovered a new friend who has taken many missions groups (750 people) and has a proven track record of exactly this happening. 

So I want to go! I want to be part of this healing training and healing explosion, and I would love to have you join us. More details below about how you can register for this January 20 - February 1, 2013 trip.

I read a copy of Steve's book When Everything Changes which describes the missions work he does. It brought me to tears several times, and inspired my faith so much that 10 days ago at a seminar, a 91-year-old man came up to me and asked if I could pray for the arthritis in both his knees. I sat him down, and prayed, exactly as Steve Stewart teaches, a short, quick prayer, commanding the pain and arthritis to leave in Jesus' name, and laying both hands on his knees. Then I told him to try doing some things he could not do without pain, and I went on to talk with someone else. A couple of minutes later, he reported back to me that all pain had left his legs, and the following morning at church he again confirmed all pain was gone! That was exciting to me - God's power flowing through us as His instruments! Thank You, Lord.

I am going to give a free copy of When Everything Changes to everyone who registers for this India missions trip. Purchase a PDF of this book here, and it will be instantly downloaded to your computer. You will be powerfully moved. 

I wrote a summary of the steps Steve uses in healing prayer. They are below. I noted I had not been doing steps 3 or 5 very fully, so I made a mental point to include them from now on when I pray for people.

Five Simple Healing Steps (Stewart/Brasset)

  1. Ask What’s Wrong – “Where does it hurt?” - deal with one item at a time
  2. Listen to God – How should I pray for this person?
  3. Invite God’s Presence - “Pour out Your Love on this person”
  4. Command the Healing – Speak directly to the affliction – use short prayers
  5. Test it Out – Invite them to do something they could not easily do

Steve takes the first two days of the two-week missions trip and trains in healing prayer. He has asked if I would take an hour or so and review the four keys to hearing God's voice. I invite you to come and participate in supernatural evangelism, as we rescue people's lives and extend the kingdom of God! I anticipate this training and two weeks' experience will be life-changing for me and for all who participate, and will usher us into a lifestyle of seeing more and greater miracles. I already have seen another instant miracle as I prayed just a couple of days ago. Thank You, Jesus!

Reflections from Steve Stewart

The gospel of the Kingdom is bigger, more powerful, more immediate and more inclusive than most of us ever imagined. The Kingdom of God is about the restoration of life as God intended it to be. When blind eyes open––the Kingdom has come. When a hungry child is fed––that, too, is a manifestation of the Kingdom. The amazing truth is that He invites us to participate in this activity.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege of taking many hundreds of people on Journeys of Compassion into the developing world. One of the great joys of my life is watching as everyone who comes on a Journey heals the sick. Yes, everyone. And what is more, they return home with a new level of anointing and authority to continue to heal the sick. No one who experiences God using them to open blind eyes and ears, to see the lame walk, to see tumors disappear can ever be the same. This, after all, is what we were made for––to bring God’s Kingdom to earth. Jesus said, “As the Father sent Me, so I am sending you” (Jn. 20:21). As we step into this invitation and assignment, we enter into the joy of discovering who we really are in Christ.

As I write this, my thoughts go back to a Journey of Compassion to Haiti that we led earlier this year. Here is a report that I wrote at the time:

While the team conducted mobile medical clinics where hundreds were treated and prayed for, I had the privilege of teaching a large number of pastors from the city about how to release their congregations into Kingdom activity. On the last day, after finishing with the pastors, I went to the clinic that was going on in the middle of the city. Since there was still an hour to go before closing the clinic, I took two groups of 4 people out into the streets to pray for the sick (including the doctor), each for 30 minutes. I stood back and watched as these team members prayed.

In one hour, we saw four people completely healed of cataracts. As we watched and prayed, milky eyes became perfectly clear and in every case, the people declared (usually with considerable excitement) that they could see clearly.

One older woman was brought to us when her children saw that the Lord was healing on the streets. When someone asked what she needed prayer for, she replied: "Oh no. My condition is too serious for prayer to help. I can barely see anything and I am almost deaf.” After only a few moments of prayer by one of our team members, she called out that she could see and hear clearly. While she smiled, her daughter wept tears of joy.

Meanwhile, two team members prayed for an older woman who couldn't walk; she could only stand by leaning on an old walker. After prayer, they asked her to stand. She instinctively reached for the walker, but they told her she didn't need it to stand anymore. She not only stood, she began to walk freely down the street. As she walked, her neighbors came out and said that they had never seen her do that before. At the same time, four people gave their hearts and lives to Christ. All together, a very eventful hour on the streets of Leogane.

That evening, about 4-500 people attended a meeting where many, many were healed. Christina saw 4 more people have their sight healed. Deaf ears opened; pain left. It was another wonderful time. 

Whatever nation we go to, the Lord moves, heals, delivers and rescues. I invite all of you to come join us on a Journey of Compassion. Discover more of who He really made you to be. 

If you would like to join Mark, Steve and the Impact Nations team on their next Journey of Compassion to India, January 20-February 1, 2013 go to

Ways You Can Be Involved in This Missions Trip

  1. Come, get trained and extend the Kingdom of God in India! Download an informational brochure here and register online here
  2. Provide financial support for others who are going and need financial assistance. The $2000 for the two weeks covers medical supplies they take over for the medical clinic they run in the cities during the days, as well as all meetings, travel and food for the two weeks. Airfare to India is additional and could be about $1500. You can give to support those going on this trip by placing an online donation here. We will see that everything given on this link (from now til Jan. 20th) is distributed to those in need of financial help on this trip and if any extra remains, it will be given to Steve Stewart toward his ongoing missions work.
  3. Pray for all aspects of the trip. Safety in travel, supernatural anointing, and many salvations and lives rescued from the clutches of satan.
  4. See additional blog: Missions Trip to India - How to Meet the Financial Obligation

More info from Steve regarding this Journey of Compassion (Jan. 20 - Feb. 1, 2013)

We will be staying in a new, 5-star hotel in Vizag, India. The manager is a believer and he supports Impact Nations by providing rooms and meals at a greatly discounted price. So get ready for great food, air conditioned rooms and an incredibly friendly staff (who pray for us while we are out ministering each day!!).

We will be conducting 6 mobile medical clinics in villages who do not get medical care. Besides the medical attention, our prayer teams will pray for everyone who comes (usually 250-350 a day). If you are a medical professional, we have an exciting experience waiting for you––you will be giving both medical and supernatural care to over a thousand people! 

(By the way, someone asked me about staying healthy while we are in India; there will be anti-parasite medicine and all other needed care given to each team member.)

Besides the nightly meetings in the villages (where many have never heard the name of Jesus) where we will see hundreds, sometimes thousands, healed and saved through YOUR ministry, we will be busy each day with:

  • ministering in the mobile medical clinics
  • praying for the sick and lost in the village lanes and in their homes
  • ministering in schools
  • meeting with the women-at-risk and widows in our sewing school
  • feeding the beggars on the street the only meal they will receive that week
  • preaching and teaching others what you have learned about healing in various churches on Sunday morning
  • spending time worshiping, listening to the Lord, praying, and receiving ministry from other team members

As a direct result of earlier Journeys of Compassion in the Vizag area, we have started a sewing school for women-at-risk in one of the villages. They receive training in how to sew and how to run their own home business. This provides not only income, but a place of dignity in the village. About 85% of the women who come are either Hindu or Muslim. Although we insist that they do not have to become Christians in order to participate, 100% have given their lives to Jesus. Upon graduation, each one is given their own sewing machine, table, and material to start their own business. We have many testimonies from the 389 young widows and women-at-risk that we have trained. Your participation in the Journey opens doors of opportunity for Impact Nations with local authorities to establish training schools and small businesses.

We have land are are beginning to raise funds for another school that will train women from SEVEN villages.

Through our beggars' feeding program, not only are we preventing many from literally starving to death, we are beginning to see some of the beggars come to Christ and have their lives move from complete hopelessness to lives of purpose. You will be working directly with those on the street during one of the Journey days.

Be ready to have your life changed forever––and to be an instrument of change for many, many other lives in India.