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In April, 43-year-old Jackson Mwasapila of northern Tanzania died from what doctors suspected to be malaria. While malaria is one of the leading killers in Africa, Jackson was no ordinary patient.
He was the son of Ambilikile Mwasapila, a 76-year-old retired Lutheran pastor who has made global headlines for dispensing an herbal "miracle cure" he claims can heal any ailment: cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other terminal diseases. Mwasapila has drawn hundreds of thousands in a culture where superstition remains widespread and the health system is dilapidated. Of every 1,000 children, 118 die before the age of 5....
An excerpt from the article, "Leaders of the Evangelical Assemblies of God in Tanzania, the Dar Es Salaamâ€“based Full Gospel Bible Fellowship, and the Seventh-Day Adventists warned members not to travel to Mwasapila's clinic, maintaining that God's healing powers did not require such a journey." The journey being to receive a cup of the magical brew. I really doubt if these groups, either, know what a miracle is. Does God do Miracles Today? Some interesting reading: