We received the following testimony from an Emmanuel TV Partner in South Africa concerning the miraculous recovery of an African soccer legend who was struck down with a paralyzing stroke:
“I met Pierre Kalala Mukendi less than 5 months ago in Johannesburg. He arrived more than a year ago for medical care. He had a severe cerebral vascular accident (stroke) and his right side was totally paralyzed.
“Who is Pierre Kalala Mukendi? He is a great African star in soccer and well known all over Africa. From 1964 to 1980, he was the brilliant Captain of TP Mazembe (former TP Engelbert of Lumbumbashi) who were African champions twice. He was one of their key players and later the captain of DR Congo’s National Team.
“Pierre has been sick since 1989 – that’s 24 years. He is a regular patient of South African hospitals, including a very well known medical clinic in Sandton. He was urgently brought for the first time to South Africa in 1989 after falling unconscious and staying in a coma for almost 2 months. He was discharged after some time and asked to return to Congo to recuperate.
“He was brought back again in 1991 with more complications. Later he was diagnosed with kidney problem and went on dialysis. He developed another sickness in both his knees, resulting in him becoming unbalanced and oftentimes falling down. In 1999, he had his first stroke. He was in and out of hospitals for appropriate care – which has been the case for the past 13 years.
“It was in 2012 that he had a far more serious stroke, was paralyzed on his entire right side and restricted to the use of a wheelchair. I accidentally knew he was in South Africa when one of our Basketball coaches Mr Ngoie wa Ngoie passed away. When people informed me of his condition, I told them that he wouldn’t die but I didn’t know how critical the situation was until I actually saw him. It was pathetic; I couldn’t actually believe that it was him. He was lifeless on the bed, unable to speak, barely moving and completely dependent on helpers around him.
“He had already heard of Emmanuel TV and was watching it almost every day. God used me to share with him the Anointing Water, Anointing Sticker and The Mirror. We started to encourage each other and watch Emmanuel TV together every Saturday. I brought Brother William, a fellow member of SCOAN, to pray with him with the Anointing Water. We had the conviction that Pierre will walk again!
“Two weeks later, I decided to call his son and it was an unexpected voice full of happiness on the other line! He was telling me that Pierre was now walking with a stick and was making astonishing progress, much to the amazement of the doctors treating him. A few days later when I arrived, Pierre was slowly moving without any stick and he softly shook my hand with his right hand! THANK YOU, JESUS! I went back again the next week and I felt male vigour coming back to him as he shook my hand; his voice had drastically improved. He walked with me up to the door to see me off.
“The last report he received from the doctors is simply astonishing! The operated knee is 100% healed; the operation for the second knee has become irrelevant because there is unexplained amelioration. There is no need to help Pierre to move now; even though he is still slow, he is independent. No one can explain the improvement of the kidneys. He has started to write with the hand which was previously paralyzed and is confidently shaking hands with people. His voice is back; there is no need to make an effort to listen to him. His memory is much, much better than five months ago. In fact, when somebody saw him as he was exercising by walking could not believe that it was him!
“What is happening is just crazy and unbelievable! Yes, Jesus is alive! I can just sing, ‘Because He lives, I can face tomorrow! Because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I know He Holds the future and life is worth living because He lives.’ It’s too real to be true! Thank You, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Thank the God of T.B. Joshua!”
Simon Badibanga Otshinga, South Africa