Mrs Rachel Obediah-West from Rivers, Nigeria came to The SCOAN with the problem of difficulty in walking due to osteoarthritis which she had been tormented with for more than 15 years. It all started when she was playing by the riverside as a child and fell down and injured her leg. Being brought up in the rural areas, no medical attention was available and she had to bear the agonizing pain. As she grew, the… pain seemed to reduce until it had almost disappeared but it always came back during the cold time of the year – the rainy season. During that period, her leg would swell up and she would struggle to walk or even perform any duties at home.
Later in life, she was privileged to travel abroad and settle down in the UK. As the climate in UK was colder than that of Nigeria, the problem reemerged more frequently. When people at her workplace discovered that her leg was swelling, she was taken for medical examination and it was discovered that she had a childhood injury. One of the bones in her right leg had fractured many years back and that was what caused the pain to resurface every year. The doctors, after diagnosing her problem were not able to bring about any solution because the bone had conjoined wrongly.
Upon coming back to Nigeria, her leg was getting worse and worse and people started looking at her as a physically challenged person who limped anywhere she went. At one point, she was booked for an operation at Doctors without Borders but it was all to no avail; the problem still persisted. After all was said and done, she had to resolve in using a knee brace permanently which she was ashamed of and started wearing long dresses in order to cover her stigmatic knee. She started looking for solution outside of the medical sphere and came across Emmanuel TV. When she came to The SCOAN, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her and immediately, she received her healing through the power of the Holy Spirit and removed her knee brace. She explained that as the man of God touched her leg, she felt a hot sensation flowing through her leg and at that point, all the pain disappeared. Now, she can wear high heels, something that was impossible formerly as she always had to wear orthopedic slippers.
She advised people to hold on to God because only God is able to heal you and set you free from whatever predicament you may be facing.