Papaiah had been driving a government bus for many years,(bold) and he had formed bad habits along the way. He drank, chain-smoked, abused his wife and children, and generally was not a nice man.
One day he began to vomit blood. This continued for three years. Finally he went to the doctor, who said Papaiah had a terminal disease. Papaiah was sent home to die.
Papaiah’s brother, an Adventist, visited and prayed for him. Suddenly, Papaiah sensed a healing power within him. He promised he would give his whole life to the Lord if God healed him.
Despite doctors giving Papaiah no hope, his brother and his friends prayed for his life. Praise ascended to heaven, and Papaiah began to improve remarkably. His doctors were amazed!
Many people making death-bed promises to God quickly forget their promises when they are healed, but not Papaiah. After studying God’s Word diligently during his recovery, he has left his attractive government employment to serve as a Gospel Outreach worker, sharing his testimony and winning many souls to Christ.