Category Archives: miracles

When God called on Siri to help save a teen’s life

By Will Clancy and Mark Ellis

Sam Ray, 18, was checking a strange noise under his truck in the driveway when the jack buckled and the 2.5-ton vehicle collapsed on top of him, pinning him to the ground.

Out of earshot from a nearby country road and with no one at home, Ray frantically cried out to God — a 9/11-style prayer …

The day Jesus invaded a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas

By Mark Ellis

Tyler Connell, with the Ekballo Project, is currently in the Himalayan Mountains in one of the most unreached places of the world distributing Bibles, praying for the sick, and preaching the Good News.

“We hope to get a bible in every home and every village in the next two years,” Tyler noted in a recent blog post. “It’s exciting …

Oto Rodriguez | Christian Fellowship Ministries | Guatemala

Backslider returned to Jesus after a beer brawl

By Michael Ashcraft and Mark Ellis

Once while drunk with co-workers in a cantina after hours, former Christian leader Otoniel Rodriguez began to defend the gospel against their trash talk.

“Don’t mess with the gospel,” growled Oto, who, despite being backslidden himself, respected the truth profoundly. “Men make mistakes. But the gospel is something that God has given and is perfect.”

The argument …

Yazidi leader healed and 136 come to Christ

By Mark Ellis

A year ago, ISIS fighters attacked civilians in the historic Nineveh region of Iraq. At least 200,000 civilians, most of them Yazidis, were forced to flee for their lives.

The Yazidis’ beliefs are rooted in Zoroastrianism, mixed with elements of Christianity and Islam. Many fled to Erbil and Dohuk, which allowed Christian ministries aiding refugees in those areas to …

Mesothelioma healing miracle came from the hand of God

By Mark Ellis

He thought he had a stubborn case of bronchitis, but when he couldn’t make it up a staircase without stopping to catch his breath, he knew something wasn’t right.

“My wife said to go to a doctor and he discovered I had mesothelioma,” says Leon Freitag, superintendent of the North Dakota district of the Assemblies of God Church.

Mesothelioma – …

Jesus left a permanent mark on Muslim pilgrim’s body in Mecca

By Charles Gardner

Ali Pektash grew up in a Kurdish family with 10 children. He was rejected by his mother, which opened a deep wound in his life. He was taken in by his uncle, but he too chased him out.

The communists were gaining influence in his region, but when he started to work as a shepherd he couldn’t understand how …

Like the demoniac, he was beset by madness until Jesus healed his mind

By Mark Ellis

Sajita* and others in her large family had done everything they could think of to find help for her father and younger brother, who were both “out of their minds with a kind of madness” that placed great burdens on the family.

Her brother, Akash* had been mentally ill for four years, since the age of 12. In his …

In Nepal, forgotten village receives food

by Susie Rain

The Nepali man pulled brick after brick off a pile of rubble that was once his home. He passed along anything that was salvageable to his children to set aside. Finally, down in a hole, he found what he was looking for — their food storage.

The splintered, dusty woven basket held their entire harvest of rice. Before the …

‘Miracle’ timing for believers exiting church as quake struck

By Mark Ellis

After the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal, police reported more than 4,000 confirmed dead, 7,000 injured and tens of thousands homeless. Authorities say the numbers may rise dramatically as rescuers make their way to remote villages in the Himalayas.

The earthquake collapsed centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest and the surrounding villages at the …

The kidney donor who came to her Bible study

By Mark Ellis

When Shance “Rudge” Rudgley went in for a routine wellness check he got some unsettling news. Blood tests revealed “dangerously high” creatinine levels, a sign of serious kidney problems.

“They told him he needed to go to the hospital and he was there for 12 days,” says Tiffanie, his wife. “He was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and put …

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