- Case Studies
attending the Universal Church, the power of faith,
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic published a review on their website after extensive research and concluded that “most studies have shown that religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcomes, including greater longevity, coping skills, and health-related quality of life (even during terminal illness) and less anxiety, depression, and suicide”.
The study from the National Library of Medicine, published in 2012 concluded that people who practice a faith are usually more optimistic when faced with adversity, as they believe God is there to guide them. Dr. Harold Koenig of Duke University explained that when people pray and ask God for guidance, they feel like they are in control of their own situation, helping them cope with depression and anxiety.
Betina Adjei believes that she is a living embodiment of how faith can help a person to overcome a health crisis. Adjei who suffered from severe abdominal pain that kept her in and out of hospitals for three months explains, ‘I first developed a stomach ulcer in 2017 which kept me in and out of the hospital for a few months.
The pain went away, and after this, I started to take God and my faith more seriously, but right when I was starting to really follow His word, in September 2018, the pain came back way worse than the first time. It was so bad I couldn’t even get up or walk, it felt like something was gnawing at me from the inside.
It was very discouraging but I never gave into that feeling. I was already attending the Universal Church at the time and for me, turning to God not only motivated to keep believing that I can get better but also to use my faith as a complement to the medical treatment I was receiving.
I would use the water that had been blessed and drank it with my medication and prayed asking for God’s Divine Intervention. I attended the services determined that I would get better. I remember praying to God every day telling Him the reason why I could not accept a sick body: I wanted Him to use me to help other people.
I went for my last test in October 2018 and everything came back clear. Within a month, I felt free! I strongly believe that my prayers and actions of faith helped me to overcome that difficult situation, because I believe in a God who never fails.’
Can you relate to Betina’s story? Do you believe that you too could benefit from the prayers and spiritual support offered at the Healing Day services? If you say yes, why not join us every Tuesday at 7.30pm at your local Universal Church.
We have weekly meetings every Tuesday at 7:30pm (also at 7am, 10am and 3pm).
Please note that the Universal Church’s spiritual advice is to be seen as a complement to the scientifically proven treatment you may be receiving. The Universal Church does not claim to heal people but believes that God can through the power of faith. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.