A pastor in Uganda has set tongues wagging for shutting down his church after scoring big in the world of sports betting, raking in a whopping USh 100 million – equivalent to KSh 3,480,441.
The pastor confessed that winning the bet was godsend for he has been struggling to make ends meet through tithing.
“I must admit that I opened this church due to ‘greed’ but not anointing. I saw how several pastors make money by having large crowds and making false prophecies to attract more,” he said, according to a local online news outlet.
He stated that running the church was a heavy mental burden for him because he had only opened it as a source of income. Realizing that this was not the right path for him, he decided to abandon his ministry and explore other sources of income.
“As time went on, I realized this wasn’t right; I started having sleepless nights, and I would always have weird dreams. Before I opened this church, everything was normal on my side; even without money, I didn’t get any strange dreams, so, I decided to abolish this and look for other ways of making money,” he revealed.
He decided to put his gambling skills to the test.
“So, one day, a notification pops up on my phone about fixed games. It was an interesting story, and I followed it to the dot. I got the website link, and sacrificed the USh 1 million (KSh34,804). I had to pay for these games, and surprisingly, it took me about a month to receive them. They told me they had issues with their system, and the process of securing games takes time. I almost gave up and called them scammers, but they contacted me with the details, and wow! I went full swing. I got an odd of 700.
“I had to stop going to church because I had my ways of making money, and until now, I have made a lot that I never imagined I would ever get in my life.”
The pastor, now enriched beyond his wildest dreams, no longer attends church, as he has found his own way to achieve wealth and prosperity.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.