A Witch Doctor Who Couldn’t Heal Herself

As Gospel for Asia-supported women missionaries share Christ's love, many women are experiencing the transforming grace of Christ. “If you believe in Jesus, He will set you free from all bondages and give you eternal life.”

These words rang a sweet melody of joy and hope in Smita’s heart. She longed for deliverance, and the woman at her side gave her much assurance and comfort.

Devotion Leads to Witchcraft

Smita grew up as a devout follower of her family’s religion. Her father was a sorcerer, and he taught his family to follow closely in their traditional beliefs. Smita prayed every morning and evening to her god, and she remained steadfast in the practices of her religion after her marriage.

Over time, her devotion led her to become a witch doctor. Many in the village began seeking her out to perform sorcery and black magic, and her family and husband greatly encouraged her to continue. She enjoyed her work for many years, until one day she faced a problem her witchcraft couldn’t solve.

Losing Control

When Smita’s husband was away, she suddenly started screaming and spouting off whatever popped into her head. She had lost complete control over her behavior and actions. Her children took her to the hospital for help but returned home discouraged—the doctors could find nothing physically wrong with Smita. Although she was still performing witchcraft, she could not heal herself, and her condition worsened daily.

Smita’s family called other renowned witch doctors for help, but nothing freed her from her ailments. Smita became desperate.

Welcoming Jesus, Finding Freedom

When Shameena, a Gospel for Asia-supported woman missionary, met Smita and her family one day, she introduced herself and told them about the love of Christ. Smita opened up to Shameena about her despairing condition.

Filled with compassion, Shameena and some women from her church prayed for Smita and offered her a New Testament and some Christian literature. Shameena explained to Smita that Jesus could take away her burdens and save her from her condition. Smita longed for this deliverance.

“I believe in Him,” Smita said. “I want to welcome Him in my life.”

Shameena continued to visit Smita and prayed for her frequently. In response to Smita’s faith and Shameena’s faithful prayers, the Lord completely delivered Smita!

Smita found true deliverance in the Lord, and now she desires to serve Him all her days. The hopelessness of being trapped in darkness faded away as the love of the Lord dawned in her life. Set free, Smita regularly attends the local church and longs to tell others about the God who healed her.

Find out how Amrita’s life was also touched through the kind friendship of women missionaries.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.

7 Responses to “A Witch Doctor Who Couldn’t Heal Herself”

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  1. JPinBJ77 says:

    Amen! Glory to God! He breaks chains that bind us.

  2. Felix says:

    Wow. Glory to God

  3. Erica says:

    She was obviously demon-possessed. Herein lies the danger of serving and worshipping false gods.

  4. Dan says:

    Amen Amen & Amen Glory to the Mighty Name of Jesus, who is able and more than willing, Glory to the Name of Jesus Christ. …

  5. Joi says:

    Yaaaay Praise Jesus!

  6. vili says:

    Freedom comes from our redeemer and saviour Lord Jesus Christ.

  7. Clyde says:

    For Jesus is God the Son, the King of kings and the Lord of lords! Jer 33:3
    ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
    NKJV

    Luke 10:19-20
    Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
    NKJV

    Mark 16:15-20
    And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

    Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand
    (Luke 24:50-53)

    19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
    NKJV

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