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‘Blind’ MFM Pastor Blasts GO Odukoya For Giving Him Anointing Oil For Surgery Money

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July 26, 2014 – ‘Blind’ MFM Pastor In Alakija, Satellite Town Lagos Blasts GO Odukoya For Giving Him Anointing Oil & Prayer Points Instead Of Surgery Money

Pastor Lawrence Okechukwu Amuruche, a 61-year-old father of two, has cried out for help after the anointing oil, water and prayer points given him by the General Overseer of his church, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya failed to stop the cataract growing in his eyes.

Amuruche, who pastors the Alakija, Satelite town branch of the MFM, said for over a year, he has been battling with eye cataract which has already grown on one eye and threatening to start growing on the second eye if medical help does not come fast.

Narrating his ordeal when he visited The Sun head office in Lagos, Pastor Amuruche said the problem started when he noticed his eyes were always itching him, a which development degenerated into blurry sight later. According to him: “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.”

In his quest to seek alternative treatment for his eyes at no cost, Pastor Amuruche embarked on a journey 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.Unfortunately, his effort to get cured was frustrated by the mammoth crowd that besieged the venue. “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.

Asked if the church has done anything to assist him, he looked up from the documents he was sorting with a torchlight, under a well lit room and thick lens glasses on his eyes, and 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.”

[Source: Saturday Sun]



  1. Tade Ogunmola

    July 26, 2014 at 3:31 AM

    Dr Odukoya pls help dis man he has applied faith and it didn’t work
    The world is watching now that he has put you on newspaper tabloid

  2. Patoya Michael

    July 26, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    This pastor sounds bitter perhaps there are underlying issues

  3. D Hunter

    July 26, 2014 at 4:51 AM

    D eye problm is 1 tin. D sec is dat he‘s nt bin paid 4 smtym nw or so i tot bt dnt rily knw hw long tho. Hummm delay of paymnt even in d Church as reputable as MFM?
    Pst. may God c u 2ru o.

    • ebony

      July 26, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      @hunter. Pls,find out from the other party before you start judging,mfm spends a lot on members daily

  4. joy

    July 26, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    D bible made it clear dat if ur faith can nt cari u den seek 4 medical advice,as a pastor his faith can’t n i don’t c any tin wrong in helpin 4 d surgery.its well my prayer 4 u is 4 God 2 send ur helper IJN…….Amen

  5. Wani25

    July 26, 2014 at 6:33 AM

    Some Of Dis G/overseers Are Very Wicked.Imagine A Ministry In My Area Anytime Dia Is Offering Like Fowl, Bag Of Rice Or Goat The G/overseer Will Demand For Dat Offering But If Dey Gave Something Like Fruits Or Yam He Will Allow Dem To Share It Plz Is Dis Not Wickedness? Even If He Can’t Raise D Money Alone Just Open Ur Mouth And Mention About D Pastor,s Problem To D Church Members At Dia H/Qs Dey Will Raise More Dat #2.000.000 For Dis Pastor But He Just Gave Him Annoiting Oil,I Thought He Always Heal D Blind People G/overseer Over To U.

  6. Zee

    July 26, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    Y give a man prayer point when all he need is surgery..we are funny in africa.

  7. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi"KINI IWO NFE"

    July 26, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    The power of almighty GOD will set you free in jesus name(AMEN).
    I command your help from the above to come to you right now in jesus name(AMEN).

  8. Rethink

    July 26, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Where are the christain-proclaimed miracles? Where are your eminently powerful pastors the likes of rehard bonke and other ones in NIGERIA. A lot of serious problems are facing these christians but they do pretend. May ALLAH guide you peoples.

    • memyself

      July 26, 2014 at 2:56 PM

      You are the world’s greatest ass for opening your rotten mouth to blaspheme! Now, I wondered why you call yourself rethink, now I know it is simply because you have no reasoning sense and have to think a million times (and still make no sense). Your religion that preaches and practice killing and all kinds of evil is the good one? Why don’t you listen to the other party and get your facts right! I am sure you are one of the boko harams and you just visit this blog to start a religious-blog war. Idiot. Ode oshi! Of all people to condemn a religion, jihadist is talking!!!

  9. Amb.Ogbonnaya Mba

    July 26, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    It is pathetic to hear the sufferings the man of God has been going through all the while, howbeit,it appears he has so soon forgotten the encounter between Elisha the prophet and Naaman the captain of the host of the king of Syria,after everthing, Naaman’s servants told him, my father,if the prophet had bid thee to do some greater thing, wouldest thou not have done it,how much rather then,when he saith to thee,wash and be clean(2kings 5:1-15), Peter in Luke 5:5 said, master,we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy Word i will let down the net. When Paul prayed for his healing, God told him, My GRACE is sufficient unto you. He didn’t heal Paul. Romans 8:35 says, who shall separate us from the Love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? I suggest, he should do what His GO told him and wait for God’s intervention, paradventure, God choose not to heal him as seen in Paul’s case, It is better to enter God’s kingdom without eyes than entering hell with two functional eye, let nothing separate u sir from God’s love. U have served God for a very long time, pls, be steadfast, endure to the end, it is almost over, Jesus’ 2nd coming is at hand. May God heal u in Jesus name. I love u man of God.

  10. Femi

    July 26, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    And he must have been paying tithes o. Poor guy. There is God o.

  11. temitope samuel

    July 26, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    that pastor didn’t, believe..

  12. pinky

    July 26, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Hmmm! I don’t believe this papa and his story.cataract surgery is not that expensive Haba,900k ke. Pastor no give money but gave u what he has even Peter said silver and gold I have none but what I have I will give unto u and it worked for d lame man but papa no get faith so d water and oil no work. I know some1 that did cataract surgery for 80k.

    • memyself

      July 26, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      @Pinky: I agree with you jare! See a **** like rethink carelessly running his mouth like a tap over what he knows nothing about! Rethink or whatever you call yourself, if you think and rethink a million times you would still not make sense cos your i.q is extremely low. You want to be noticed eh? Impossible! You will only expose your stup*d ignorant character. Bloody irritant rethink.

  13. bezo

    July 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Pls go to Tb joshua, he is the saviour of our time, he won’t let you down

  14. Metu Nyetu

    July 26, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Dis issue is such a delic8 one & we are very likely 2 make mistakes in our comments. Ordinarily, I think d G.O. ought 2 hav given financial assistance 2 dis pastor. He cannot say “silva&gold hav I not” becaus he has a whale of funds at his disposal. But who knws if God is directing d G.O.? I d/4 would lyk 2 ask dis ailing pastor, how long hav u used d annointn oil frm ur G.O. 2b certain it’s nt working? Or did u not accept it frm ur G.O?
    Frustration could realy do a lot 2a man, &, interestingly, its weight is often felt most at d threshold of rescue. Dis is ur own test of faith, pastor! I bet u must hav preachd dis topic 2 ur congregation times wdout numba.
    I just pray 4 ur healing! Weda prayers or surgery, both require faith. But in case u eventually go blind, God remains GOD; d most mattering is neva moved. Beta u go 2 heaven blind dan– I gues u already knw d scripture I’m quoting.

  15. faihi

    July 26, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Any way u guys shudnt blame rethink,like d name implies,no brains,so he has to think more than once,nd FAITH without deeds is dead,ur house can’t b on fire nd instead of callin d fire service,u start to pray n speak in tougues hopin to c magic,dats wen u’ll c everytin burnt to d ground,JESUS is not a magician,dats y he didn’t turn d stone to bread,not bcos he cudnt,buh there was a reason!!!

  16. kk

    July 26, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    I hv read d article & subsequent postings from different opinions.
    1. It was improper for the Newspaper (Saturday Sun) to twist the pastor’s storyline from someone seeking financial assistance to dat of a pastor dat is frustrated bcos his GO has not offered any financial help thus far, excerpt for d reasons dat d publishers need such twisted stories to sell their papers especially now dat MFM was mentioned & d public is looking for scandals & gossips from churches & ministers to dwell on.Its rather unfortunate!

    2. This article has painted a picture of a depressed & frustrated pastor & even from d use of language credited to him, u can see d anger & frustration he now has towards his GO, MFM for dat matter. No man is perfect but when it comes to talking carelessly about a Man called by God & of God, u all need to be extreemly very careful. Just d way some of u with eloquence of speech & good command of English hv spoken against d GO, MFM. I am not a member of MFM but if u know wat i know & d swift reward coming ur way…u will not hv mouth to speak English. Bible says do not follow d multitude to do evil…U Better enerstly seek for d mercy of God while He may still be found…(A Fool says in his heart there is no God)

    3. And for those of u dat hv given strong words of encouragement to our pastor, God bless u. The Bible says man born of a woman is of few days but full of many troubles. The trials of our Faith worketh patience. In whatever challenging situation we may find ourselves in, never u turn ur back on God. One day u will face Him either with ur head lifted up in praise & joy or with ur head bowed down in deep sorrow & regret.

  17. yemi

    July 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I would rather not talk about church here but about healthcare in Nigeria. These are doctors canvassing for privatisation of healthcare all in d name of exploiting innocent citizens. They wd rather ask patients to visit their clinics than ask theto come to government hospitals. I am a nurse, to get catarract excision done in uch, you won’t spend more than 40k, feeding and accomodation inclusive. Cataract is so common now even in children & no less than 20 people are operated on daily basis in uch. So what are we talking here? To make it sound more apalling, he was asked to run a test of more than 100k. U so called medical doctors who own private clinics should fear God, because we shall all be accountable for our deeds…good or bad. Pastor, there is more to faith than you are exhibiting. God is ready to use stones if you decide not to serve in His vineyard again. No one threatens God. Sorry I am not a pentecostal & not taking sides. My opinion pls!

  18. KK

    July 26, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    I hv read d article above and postings from different opinions. I am not a regular in posting comments but after reading the articles and the various postings, i am compelled to.

    1. It was improper for the newspaper (Saturday Sun) to twist the pastor’s storyline from someone seeking financial assistance to dat of someone who is now disgruntled and at war with his GO. I am not sure they hv taken time to investigate the matter as reported b4 publishing a shameful article like this in bid to sell there newspapers with such twisted and scrupulous stories more especially now dat MFM and the GO is mentioned, the public who is looking for scandals and gossips from churches and ministers to dwell on ignorantly cash in. What a shame!

    2. This article has painted the picture of a depressed and frustrated pastor judge from the use of language that was credited to him. You can see the reflection of the anger and frustration he now has towards his GO, MFM for that matter. Even if your quest in this case is genuine, its not the place of the newspapers to make this communication in such a manner. (I speak for myself).

    3. No man is perfect! but when it comes to talking carelessly about a Man of God, u all need to be very careful, just the way some of you with eloquence of speak and a good command of English has spoken in a rash manner against the GO of MFM. I am not a member of MFM but if any of you know what i know and the swift reward coming your way…, you will not have the mouth to speak English, let alone browse your laptop, ipad or iphone. Bible says do not follow the multitude to commit evil. you better earnestly seek for the Mercies of God while He may still be found…(the Fool says in his heart there is no God).

    4. And for those of you that have given strong words of encouragement to our pastor, God bless u all. The Bible says man born of a woman is of few days but full of many troubles. The trails of our Faith worketh patience. In whatever challenging situation we may find ourselves in, never u turn ur back on God. One day u will face Him either with ur head lifted high in praise and worship or with ur head bowed down in deep regret and sorrow.
    “Wisdom is profitable to instruct”

  19. pinky

    July 27, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    @ Yemi my point exactly. Cataract surgery is not expensive even in private hospitals so where did papa get that figure from? I want to know d hospital abi na nija gist no give us fact

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