Paul is now in hospital after two weeks at the healing school

A wife who is desperate to see her husband healed spent the whole of yesterday at the Christ Embassy Church in Randburg, Johannesburg, just to see whether other people would be healed by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

This after her husband Paul Sambo had attended the church’s school of healing for about two weeks but was told he would not pass because he slept in class.

Sambo was diagnosed with spine cancer in February this year.

A relative who did not wish to be named said Sambo felt helpless after he was diagnosed with cancer.

“He had hoped that the ‘Night of Bliss’ would give him a new life. Now he just seems confused,” she said.

Pastor Chris hosted Night of Bliss, an all-night prayer meeting at the Johannesburg Stadium two weeks ago.

Though Sambo seemed keen to speak to Sowetan when we visited him at the Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto yesterday, he seemed a little confused.

His wife Julie told Sowetan that her husband had now lost hope of getting healed.

“My husband had hopes of getting healed one day but not any more.” she said.

“The ‘Night of Bliss’ did not help my husband in any way.”

Sambo’s story comes after Friday’s article about a man who told Sowetan that he had been promised R10000 to pretend he was wheelchair-bound.

He would then receive Pastor Chris’ healing on the Night of Bliss.

According to the man he was to sit in a wheelchair and pretend he was paralysed until Pastor Chris came up to pray for him.

Then he would jump up and walk.

The man said he refused because he had faith in God and God alone.

There were also allegations that all the people that were healed at the seminar were hired by the church. The man said the church did this to draw crowds.

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