Many Christians strongly believe and have witnessed that "Jesus Christ heals even today". When Jesus walked on earth, He performed many miracles, among which were also the mental, physical and spiritual healing of people. He inspired His disciples and us to perform greater miracles.
Inspired by this strong mandate directly from Christ Jesus, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Probal Kanto Dutta, Bishop of the Diocese of Durgapur, has implemented various religious programmes of healing in the Diocese.
The Festival of Joy has a two pronged approach, the first being Jesus' Healing and the second is the Medical Healing. Eevery year, Dr. Mike Sabback, comes along with his two teams (a total of 20 members) from the Seacoast Church, USA, to minister and teach Jesus' Healing and provide medical consultation and surgical help to the needy.
The Festival of Hope is a programme in partnership with the St. Michael's Church, Charleston, USA. Prayer warriors from this partner church visits different locations in the Diocese of Durgapur, sharing the Word of God and individually praying for healing in the name of Jesus for multitudes who suffer from some kind of mental, physical or spiritual ailments.
The OSL India chapter had been started in the Diocese of Durgapur in the year 2012. However, before 2017, there were separate OSL Training Programs held in different pastorates. The First OSL Chapter was held at St. Michael’s Church with 26 members, the second OSL Chapter was held at Shanti Griha, Diocese of Durgapur with 28 members.
The third OSL Chapter was held at Bankura Pastorate with 25 members while the fourth was held at Sarenga Pastorate with 26 members, followed by the fifth chapter in Raniganj Pastorate and the sixth one at St. Peter’s Church Chittaranjan.
Each Chapter contained 26 lessons of the Order of St. Luke focusing on ministry, Bible Study and Healing prayer.
Today we have regular prayer meetings in each pastorates and many people have witnessed the healing power of GOd's touch through these prayer meetings.
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