At a time Maria was supposed to be enjoying the fruits of her labour, she was crippled with an agonising pain. The septuagenarian injured her back in an accident, leaving her dependent on a wheelchair to move around.
Gradually losing her sense of balance, Maria was faced with the reality that she would never be able to walk again. However, when her daughter learned in her church that Prophet TB Joshua was coming to the nation of Peru, her faith was stirred.
“I knew that God could heal my mum,” she said. When Prophet TB Joshua prayed for Mrs Gonzales, she felt an unusual sensation within her frail body. “I felt like my legs began to balance. I got up from my seat and started walking,” she described.
Slowly but surely, Maria has been walking ever since, amazed at the new lease of life she is enjoying even at her age. “Read the Bible every day,” she concluded, and advice born of many decades of life experience.