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The Water That Took Away My Pain: An Accident Victim Tells

Raviyawa joins thousands and testifies that the healing waters of Dawasamu are a modern day miracle. Ame Raviyawa was in unbearable pain when he arrived at Delakado, one of the
08 Oct 2016 11:39
The Water That Took Away My Pain: An Accident Victim Tells
Car accident survivors from Left: Serupepli Nawalu, Mosese Tukituki, Sireli Tusiga and Ame Raviyawa (Sitting) from Sigatoka bathe in the heallng water at Delakado Village in Dawasamu in Tailevu. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua

Raviyawa joins thousands and testifies that the healing waters of Dawasamu are a modern day miracle.

Ame Raviyawa was in unbearable pain when he arrived at Delakado, one of the two healing water sites in Dawasamu, Tailevu.

His left arm was still in cast, his body badly bruised. It was apparent he was carrying internal injuries.

When he coughed, he writhed in pain, as if his lungs were about to explode.

Three weeks ago, Mr Raviyawa cheated death in a car accident which killed his cousin brother, Epeli Tabulawaki, 23, in Sigatoka.

Recovery had been slow since. Pain had become his constant companion in what seemed like a daily nightmare. Modern medicine gave him temporary relief. But pain persisted.

“That pain ended here today when I bathed under a tap here in Delakado,” Mr Raviyawa said.

Delakado is one of the two healing water sites. The other is Natadradave.

Mr Raviyawa’s healing was a miraculous transformation.

After the bath, the cast came off, the scars dried up and the pain disappeared. Even the painful bad cough stopped.

“I can’t believe it’s happened so fast. It defies all logic but it’s true. I am a real, living testimony of the healing powers of this water. I am just so grateful,” he said.

He joins thousands who have testified that the healing waters of Dawasamu are a modern day miracle.

“We came from Sigatoka at 3am on Thursday and arrived at Delakado at 8am. My cousin told us about the second healing water site, apart from Natadradave. We headed straight to Delakado Village. We came with faith and we are healed.”

Serupepeli Nawalu and Sireli Tusiga, who were with Mr Raviyawa when their car veered off the road and tumbled, backed his account.

They suffered fractures, bruises and cuts.

Mr Tusiga said: “When I came, I couldn’t bend my right knee, and had cuts on the side of my eyes from the broken glasses during the accident. I am healed now.” Mr Nawalu said the same thing.

Their cousin, Mosese Tukituki, who drove them to Delakado Village after hearing stories of the healing water said: “We came today having faith that all my three brothers would be healed, we left Sigatoka at three o’çlock this morning.

“We didn’t have to go again to Natadradave, we just came here to Delakado Village and bathe in the tap and it’s just amazing how we feel right now,” said Mr Nawalu.

Temalesi Radinitai of Viria, Naitasiri, also testified of the miracle of the healing water.

She first went to Natadradave with 23 other women and six men from her village.

After bathing there they all went to Delakado to say thank you before they returned home.

Ms Radinitai said she had pain in the right breast since Friday last week. On Thursday the pain disappeared after bathing in Natadradave.

“I don’t feel any pain any more,” she said.

Jale Naika, of Malevu in Nadroga, said he has been suffering from arthritis for two months.

“The pain was terrible. I heard about the healing water. Then I went to Natadradave and bathed in Okanasei creek. I was healed instantly. I went back and now I have brought my family,” Mr Naika said.

Malti Devi of Votualevu, Nadi, was getting ready to take her turn for a bath when she was interviewed.

“Faith brought me here to Natadrave. I have an eye problem. I have faith that I will be healed,” she said.

She arrived at Natadradave at 3am on Monday and at 5pm, she was about to have her bath.

When the Fiji Sun checked her later she had gone. People said she had been healed.

Mili Kiti, 60, of Kalabu, Laqere, a Fiji Sun employee, visited Natadradave last Saturday. She said she was suffering from skin rashes on her face and head.

“The rashes were giving me a lot of pain and I began to get swelling in the ear and around the face and my head. I had to stop work because it was too painful,” Ms Kiti said.

“At Natadradave, I showered and drank the water. Initially the reactions were bad. My face and head became more swollen. But I still had faith. I continued drinking the water when I went home. Then on Wednesday, my children noticed the rashes had disappeared. I was so amazed and I thank God for this healing water. I also wish to thank the villagers there for receiving us and looking after us when we were there.”

Mr Raviyawa, Mr Tusiga, Mr Nawalu, Mr Tukituki, Mr Naika, Ms Devi, Ms Radinitai and Ms Kiti have one thing in common – their indomitable faith that they could be healed.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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