by Kolapo Olapoju
Pastor Lawrence Okechukwu Amuruche, a pastor at the Alakija, Satellite town branch of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is battling with eye cataracts which is threatening to totally destroy his vision.
Amuruche told The Sun that he has been grappling with the problem for over a year and he might completely lose both eyes if he does not get the necessary medical attention.
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.”
“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.”
Meanwhile, the 61-year-old father of two said after several unsuccessful attempts to raise money, he went to see the General Overseer of his church, Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, who instead of giving him money, gave him anointing oil, water and prayer points, which has failed to stop the cataract from growing in his eyes.
He said, “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 me.”