The Cathedral Church of Emmanuel Anglican Communion in Mgbidi, Oru –West Council Area of Imo state has become a pilgrimage site of sort as people from far and wide have converged on the premises of the church, to scoop water gushing out from the base of a tree that they believe, has healing powers. Consequently, people of various faiths troop to the new miracle site daily ostensibly, for miraculous healing for their ailments. At the church premises, both old and young men and women with plastic containers wait patiently on long queues, to scoop the miracle water. One of the church workers that identified herself as Uloma, told Sunday Sun that one of the women who sweep the church premises had discovered a puddle at the base of the tree in the compound when she pulled out the weeds around the spot.
Surprisingly, the water flowed out of the base of the tree. Uloma said that no one paid attention to the water initially, until one of their colleagues who was ill, said that she was directed in a dream to drink the water coming out from the base of the tree. She did so and received her healing the next day. She further stated that another woman who had ulcer came to the church when she heard about the water and immediately she drank it, she was miraculously healed. Another resident, Mr Onyekachi Ozoemene, said that he suffered from severe stomach ache until he heard about the miracle water and came to the church. Onyekachi said that he got to the church on Friday evening but was able to access the water around 3am on Saturday because of the huge crowd that was there for the same purpose.
He testified that 30 minutes after he drank the water, he noticed that his severe stomach pain was gone.