Prasant serves in a remote village. He would travel from one village to another to share the love of Jesus Christ. One day when he returned home a man was waiting for him. He said, "My only son is not well. For the last three days he has been suffering terribly with a stomach ache. He cannot even breathe well because of the pain. Please come and pray to your God for him." Prasant agreed to go.
It took Prasant two hours walk thorugh mountains to reach this man's village. The man asked, "Sir, tribal priests have looked at my son. And, they say, 'It is a strong demon spirit. We cannot drive it out -- it will not go. You must have committed a serious transgression and this is your punishment. In one week your son surely will die.' "
The man then spoke in a low voice, "Sir, I am very afraid. You must do something quickly. Because I know your God is a good God."
Prasant sat down and invited the man, his family and friends. He then began to narrate the story of the paralytic man healed by Jesus in the Gospels. At the end he asked, "Do you believe the story?" They said, "Yes, sir, yes we do. We believe in Jesus and we believe in this story." Prasant asked for a little bit of oil, and as he had read in James 5:14 he prayed, "Dear Father in heaven, I pray for this child. Please bless this oil and make it a medicine to heal this boy. In Jesus' name, amen!" The boy's father then applied the oil over the boy's stomach.
By now it was dark. It was dangerous for him to walk back through the forest. So, the villagers asked him to stay and Prasanth slept there that night. He continued to pray for the boy as he lay on the mat.
Early next morning the sick boy's father came running to Prasant. The boy had been completely healed by morning. He looked at the smiling boy and praised God at His mercy upon the sick and oppressed. Today, a regular prayer meeting happens in that village.