The human body is delicate. Any small complication can have a drastic effect. Sometimes illnesses are self- inflicted through bad habits; other times it’s completely unexpected, but there is always hope…
“My life was very frustrating. I had stomach issues, arthritis and migraines, and because of them, I was unable to do as much as I would have liked to. I couldn’t hold down my food and I would vomit after every meal. My performance at work was impacted; I was always drowsy because I had to take a lot of medication, and I was forever getting into trouble. Sometimes I’d take up to 12 tablets a day, especially for the migraines. I had suffered with these sicknesses and discomfort for 20 years, and it was becoming unbearable!
When my friend invited me to go to the UCKG HelpCentre with her, it was only then that I began to have some ounce of hope. I had tried many things to solve my health problems, but nothing had worked. The pain had only been suppressed, but I didn’t want the sickness anymore.
I started a Chain of Prayer on Tuesdays every single week, where I was prayed for and received the anointing oil. As much as I wanted my health to be restored, I didn’t just focus on that. At the HelpCentre, I was learning that I needed to be committed to God and I knew there were things in me that needed to change anyway. So as I learnt, I put it all into practice. I let go of the grudges I was holding against people I’d been hurt by. I knew that this would also help me, as I’d heard that, according to scientists and researchers, holding grudges could affect your health.
I kept persevering and continued to take my medication. I was soon due for another check-up, and when the time came for me to be examined, I was told that the arthritis would no longer be a problem. The migraines weren’t coming anymore and my stomach didn’t hurt. It was unbelievable! I’m so happy because now I can do all that I wanted to, and my dreams are great. I would have never had the courage to pursue them before, but thanks to God and the help of the doctors, I am now physically able to do so and I no longer have to take medication.”
Ester Juan, Willesden Green