300 Miles for a Miracle

A Hindu girl discovers that Jesus is real

Confined to a wheelchair for life because of a debilitating disease, 17 year old Hariaprya, had tasted her share of disappointment. Born in a poor family, her life seemed destined for a similar fate, with a monthly government pension of $7, due to her handicap. She sought help in Hinduism and her father took her to a Muslim preacher, renowned for his magic powers. “I really felt sure I would be healed when he applied witchcraft to me, and I was so disappointed when there was no change”, Hariaprya tells.

Her home state of Orissa, India is known for violence against Christians, including the killing of Australian missionaries a few years ago. Because of the waning influence of Christianity, Bhubaneshwer, the capital of Orissa, known for its 800 beautifully designed and decorated Hindu temples, was chosen as a strategic place for a Gospel Festival.

Hariaprya’s home is 300 miles from the capital. Her dad saw newspaper articles about healings at the Gospel Festival, and immediately, at a cost equivalent to several months of pay, he arranged for a car to take the whole family.

The next day Hariaprya recalls, “I listened to the message about God’s love and about faith. Then Peter prayed and I told my dad that I wanted to stand up. I was still weak, but my family was amazed that I could get up at all. A couple of minutes later I was on the platform, still weak, when suddenly something happened, I took off running. There I was running and crying. Jesus really healed me. I want to honor Jesus now.”

Get more from Peter Youngren
Be the first to get the latest teachings and updates.
We don't share your email. Opt out at any time.

Share this blog post

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Connect to the Gospel
Through Peter Youngren & World Impact Ministries, discover how the Gospel impacts 7 billion people - one at a time!
We don't share your email. Opt-out at any time.