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Miracles

Miracles do happen,but in the case of today one has to be cautiouse of fake pastors who are just greedy for money. In my community it happened that a certain young man by the name Kelly was found to be HIV/AIDS positive. Though he was still healthy,sometimes he would fall sick and again recover. One day he fell sick but it was not as usuall because this time the sickness was persistant. The young man went to a certain pastor who told him to give him Ksh 10,000 so that he would be prayed for and the HIV/AIDS disease would be cured. Kelly did that and he was prayed for.Things seemed to have got well because the moment he was prayed for,he started to be well and for sure he believed without a shadow of doubt that he had been healed and he even refused to get to the hospital and be tested. Three years later he was struck down and so another pastor told him to go for a testing and if found to be HIV/AIDS positive then he advised to started the ARV treatment. Kelly couldn't accept the pastor's advice and thought that the pastor had no faith to heal. So he continued to be sick and months later he died.This was hurting because of how people just choose to die ignorantly because of what they stand for. Poor Kelly.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mauko, Busia, Kenya
 
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opportunity
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nobody
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