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Brian Masawi (12) grew up a normal healthy boy in Chitungwiza. He enjoyed his schoolwork and sporting activities and hoped to become an art designer one day. But that was all to change one fateful day when he was involved in an accident.
In the days following the accident, it appeared that Brian’s injuries were minor and he was discharged from hospital. Within a few weeks he began to feel very tired and listless. He continued trying to work hard at school. One day a group of older boys tried to kidnap Brain taking him by force to a remote area in Chitungwiza. The incident still sends chills down his Mothers’ spine. “These older boys were very suspicious. What did they want to do to my son?’ Luckily, Brian was saved by an adult passerby, who intervened by asking why the older boys were manhandling the youngster. Brian ran home knowing that his life had been spared.
Within a few weeks after that 2nd horrifying incident, Brian’s body swelled up and he became very ill. His family wept as they watched his young life fading away.
His Mother, Annamore Masawi took him to a Doctor and eventually, after tests, she was told that he had an enlarged heart leading to water retention. There was talk that the bus accident may have caused some internal damaged not picked up by Doctors’ after the accident. Brain was put on a weight gaining diet as he was now painfully thin. Everyone who saw him thought that it was only a matter of time before he died.
If the family thought their troubles would soon be over, they were wrong.
Brian’s condition deteriorated rapidly and he was admitted into hospital on three separate occasions. His mother was eventually told that there was nothing that could be done and that she should take Brian home to die.
As the sole breadwinner for the family, Annamore was distraught. How could she continue to look after her son and work to keep up with the bills? All her faith was used up in the daily battle for survival. Instead of praying for her son to be restored to health, she found herself praying for enough money to buy a coffin.
To add even more worries she was told that her rent had doubled and being unable to pay, she had to find alternative accommodation. Thankfully, her sister arrived to help take care of Brian during the day and with this extra help, Annamore’s fighting spirit returned. She managed to find a suitable house nearby and moved the family’s furniture one piece at a time by walking the 250metres between the two houses.
Church and School officials often visited the family and prayed for Brian’s life to be spared.
Annamore’s employer gave her a bottle of holy water from a town
called Knock in
go there all year round to pray for healing.
This incident proved a turning point for the youngster. Fifteen minutes after being sprinkled with holy water and prayed for, Brian fell into a short sleep. He had a vision of flying white birds and a waterfall of crystal clear water flowing down to him. The entire family was excited by his vision and Brian began to recover. His stomach, which was swollen to three times the normal size, went down and his appetite improved. Instead of being bedridden he recovered enough to walk for a few minutes every day.
Brian and his family continue to build their faith every day but Brian is not yet on the road to full recovery.
At a recent check up his Doctor expressed amazement that he was
still alive. They have now told his mother that he must face a heart operation
“I know that my sons life has been saved for a purpose. The devil was after him but thanks to God he is still alive and I know that he can do great things if his life is restored”.
Her contact details: Annamore Masawi c/o Box BW 609 Borrowdale Harare or office email: firstname.lastname@example.org