Harvest of miracles at Lagos City-wide crusade
JUMOKE Adediran, who lives in Ikeja area of Lagos State, could not contain her joy last Tuesday, when she narrated her escape from the claws of rectal cancer. For her, it was a horrible experience she would never wish her enemy to go through.
Like any other participant at the Lagos City-wide Crusade, organised by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Jumoke went to the crusade with great expectation. Two years ago, she was diagnosed with cancer of the rectum.
Initially, she did not know what it was, except that she was having strange feelings within her. But in May last year, she was diagnosed with rectal cancer, which is the growth of abnormal cancerous cells in the lower part of the colon that connects the anus to the large bowel.
The doctors, therefore, scheduled her for colostomy, which is a surgical procedure of bringing one end of the large intestine out through the stomach to enable her pass faeces, as against the normal use of anus. This, the doctors said, would help her rest her anus. Before the advice for colostomy, they directed her to undergo both hormone therapy and radiotherapy.
“I told God, ‘I am your child. Where did I go wrong?’ I have been praying. I cannot even sit well. When my husband told me that Daddy Kumuyi is coming to Police College, Ikeja, I said I must be there. I told God that I would not like to come back home with this sickness.
“As our daddy said that we should lay our hands were we have problem, I did and after the prayer, I could not see it again. Before, I could not sit down comfortably, but now I can sit down well. The lord has done it and the devil has been put to shame,” she stressed.
Jumoke was not alone in this praise for God’s manifested power. Augustine Akpan, an army officer, equally had his, totally full of praise, when he reflected on his situation. In 2003, when he was at University of Calabar, he recalled, he lost his memory and started behaving abnormally.
“When the Pastor made an altar call, I was among those who came out for the altar call. After that, I went back to my seat. When that prayer was raised, something just left my memory. Now, I am well,” he stated.