‘I Need Money’! MFM Pastor Battling Blindness Says Anointing Oil And Prayers Cannot Help Him


61-year-old Lawrence Okechukwu
Amuruche, a pastor at the Alakija,
Satelite town branch of the Mountain of
Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), is
seeking for financial help to restore his
failing eyesight.
Narrating his situation to correspondents
from The Sun, Pastor Amuruche said he
had been struggling with eye cataract for
over a year, which has already grown on one
eye and threatening to start growing on the
second eye if medical help does not come
He said: “I noticed my eyes always scratch
me and at a point my vision changed, my
sight became blurring. I told my wife
about it, she looked into my eyes and told
me there was a growth forming in my eyes.
So, we sought medical advice.”
The optician they visited, for medical
advice, informed him that he had developed
an eye cataract and that the only way it
can be treated is surgery.
“I went to an optician in the estate where I
live who told me that it is cataract and that
the only way out is surgery. Initially, I
didn’t know what the problem was because
I have not experienced it before and it is
not in my lineage. So, we went to Eye
Foundation Hospital, Ikeja, for treatment.”
“At the hospital”, Pastor Amuruche
continues, “they said I should provide
N450,000 per eye. That is N900,000 for
the two eyes but I cannot afford it. I did
an eye test for which I paid N130,000
pending the time I will get money for the
surgery. But I have not been able to raise
money and my situation is getting worse by
the day.”
He said he sought for alternative treatment
but the effort to Isiukwuato LGA, Abia
State, when he heard that a group of
opticians flew in from the United States to
help people with eye problems free-of-
charge was futile,
“I spent five days there but I could not do
the surgery because the crowd was much.
That is how I have been going around for
assistance and now it is moving to the other
eye”, he stated.
Pastor Amuruche was asked if the church
has made an effort to assist him and he
replied: “I have gone to my General
Overseer for money to do the surgery. To
get him was a problem. It was just last
week that I was able to get him. But
instead of giving me money to do the
surgery, he gave anointing oil, prayer
points and water to be washing my face. I
told him that I have prayed.
I have been doing fasting and have been
doing vigils concerning the eyes. But it has
been deteriorating. If my coming out to
seek for help will lead to my sack, let him
sack me and I will go instead of losing my
eyes in the name of ministry. And I will not
be able to minister, I will not pastor and I
will be in the house and they will not pay


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