Though this story made the rounds some months back, some aggrieved Christians reposted the story in the social media space to remind true followers of Christ not to be deterred from the goal of following Christ according to Biblical standards, due to the callous nature of some ‘pastors’ or ‘men of God,’ who have turned the true definition of Christianity into something close to voodoo in a desperate bid to be idolised by their followers and also gain sky rocketing membership for their denominations.
According to a mortuary attendant in Ghana, water from dead bodies is being purchased by some pastors in the country for very large sums of money.
In a report by Yen Gh, a female mortuary worker was seen in a video narrating how the water is in high demand. The lady whose identity was hidden, said the pastors pay as much as GH₵ 7,000, (N500,000) for the water, and sometimes they even have shortage.
She explained that some family members prefer to have their corpses bathed at the mortuary, and this is the water that the pastors come to buy.
She said when the floor is mopped, the cleaners squeeze the dirty water out and keep it in bottles which the pastors come for in disguise.
Describing it as a ‘side job’, the mortuary worker confessed to doing this business in order to earn more money, explaining that the work in itself does not fetch them much.
“Even at this our job we don’t get much from it. But with this, sometimes we can’t even meet up with the demand from the pastors. Most of the time we run out of water”
She, however, did not mention the names of the pastors and the churches, perhaps, for fear of being victimised.
“The pastors buy the water, it is in high demand. When the cleaners mop the floor after a corpse is bathed, they squeeze the dirty water into containers which the pastors come to buy,” the lady narrated.
The water is being used by the pastors who patronise it to perform miracles in their churches.
“Most of these pastors use the water to perform miracles for members of their church” she said