27-year-old Andressa Urach –a notorious Brazilian model– was admitted to hospital on November 29th last year, after feeling pain in her legs. She was in a very serious condition. She was suffering with an infection caused by hydrogel applications and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA, the acronym), used for body filler injections.
The model was in a coma for three days. That was when she had a supernatural experience.
“I called out to God, asking Him to give me a second chance. I asked Him to forgive me and to send me back to life, for the sake of my son. That’s when I woke up in a new hospital bed. But it was not the end. That night, I saw something horrible; the spirits of death were around me.
They were like black clouds, but in the form of spirits, and I heard screams. One was darker than the other and I knew it was death that came for my soul.
I remember panicking and shouting for my mother, asking to help me, because I was going to die.
One day, my mother went to church and I was alone. I remembered something a pastor had told me once; that I could claim my healing if I really believed. So I prayed to God and I said that I would be better in 7 days. I started to get better, surprising all the doctors. And then, seven days later I got discharged from the hospital and went home.
I realized that all I had always fought for –my beauty, my bags, my clothes, my car– had been left behind. Now I understand that those things don’t matter, that we are in this world only to save our souls. “
In the past, Andressa cared too much about beauty, her body and striving to be a sex symbol. She even resorted to the spirits to achieve fame and success.
“I did voodoo to become famous, to find a husband, to get rich, and all sorts of things that you can imagine. I regret everything because I had to take two steps backward to take one forward. I saw that I was actually about to sell my soul and my soul is worth more than any material good.”
Andressa suffered a severe infection in her legs. She underwent surgery more than once.
I knew that I left my body and I died. I came to an empty place, like a desert, completely silent. That’s when I learned that God exists.
On February 1st, Andressa was baptised at the UCKG in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
“I feel cleansed. The old Andressa died and I’m going to glorify the name of God and the Lord Jesus Christ to the four corners of the world, that He is alive, He is wonderful.
I have a drainage bag on each leg and I’ve been going through this great ordeal, but with lots of faith, because there is no cross too heavy for us to bear.
I was baptized by having water poured over my head. As soon as the drainage bags are removed and my legs are healed, I am going to be baptized by immersion. I will do this once I’m healed.”
After the ceremony, an emotional Andressa declared to be ashamed of her past, and commented: “Yesterday the ‘evil one’ put pain and inflammation in my legs to veer me off the path, but my God is wonderful and did not allow this to hinder my baptism today. The old Andressa died and was buried and all my sins were forgiven.
I don’t mind people criticizing me. I ask God to forgive those who don’t know what they’re talking about. I was face to face with death and know that God is alive and is wonderful!
I am firm in the faith and in the Word. May God give me strength not to stray off to the left or to the right, but walk straight in the Word of the Lord. “
The old Andressa died and was buried and all my sins were forgiven.
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