If you were cured, then you would pay five dollars per day, for the previous thirty days, and five dollars for each day that you subscribed to the list. You could end your subscription at any time. She knew it was a scam. However, since she wouldn’t have to pay any money (ever) what could it harm? This is Audio Stories with J.B. Simien and this is the story of “The Joe Prays List”
In 2015, my sister Kim was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. She did not respond well to the many rounds of treatment. So, the tumor grew then multiplied. Close to death, she reached of anything that could save her life. An acquaintance suggested she join an online prayer list. She promised miraculous results if she did.
On Fiverr.com my sister found the vendor called “Joeprays.” For five dollars per day, he promised that his prayer would cure disease, regenerate limbs, make the obese slim and the mentally impaired well. He guaranteed that his prayers would cure illness and prefect the body as long as you continued to subscribe. He allowed new subscribers to try the list for one month.
At the end of the month, if your condition persisted, there was no charge. If you were cured, then you would pay five dollars per day, for the previous thirty days, and five dollars for each day that you subscribed to the list. You could end your subscription at any time. Kim knew it was a scam. However, since she wouldn’t have to pay any money (ever) what could it harm? So, she joined the list.
Twenty-two days later, she was feeling much better. Her doctors were seeing positive results from the latest round of treatment. Her tumors were smaller and dying. Each day she was gaining better health and mental clarity.Her disease had caused a lot of weight lost but it had also shaped her body into a curvaceous sample of female perfection. Her face and skin were youthful. She was fifty one years old and appeared to be thirty -five.
At the end of the thirty days, Fivver.com charged her credit card $150 for the previous month. She didn’t believe that her improving health was due to a prayer list but maybe it was. For the next year, her health improved to the point that she no longer needed medical treatment. She was healthy and beautiful. Her life was better than she could ever recall.
After one year of paying “Joeprays,” she decided that it was all just superstition and it would be ok to end the payments. Surely, it was God who had helped her. Within weeks of that decision, her energy had dropped and her appearance was returning to the demeanor or a now fifty two year old woman. Within two months, the brain tumor had returned.
In desperation, Kim once again subscribed to the “Joeprays” prayer list. Within months, her good health and physically attractiveness had returned. However, now the subscription cost her $30 dollars per day and she had to refer five people to the list each month.
It’s been seven years. Each year the subscription price and the number of people she has to refer monthly increases. Now, she has to borrow money just to stay on the list. Like a drug addict, she is trapped. She wants to end the subscription but she is convinced that it’s the only thing that’s keeping her alive.
That ends the story of “The Joe Prays List” I’m J.B. Simien. I hope that you have enjoyed this story. Please like us below and subscribe to Audio Stories to enjoy more stories as they are posted.
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