But one eight-year-old?girl?says she is channeling His power in order to perform faith healings, curing everything from cancer to HIV.
Alani Santos is believed to perform miracles at her father’s church in the favela of San Gonzalos, just outside Rio de Janeiro.
In her?YouTube videos, Alani can be seen helping an elderly woman to walk without using a stick, and ‘healing’ a man who has been suffering from HIV for seven years.
Encouraged by her father, Pastor Adauto Santos, a former?car?thief, she lays her hands on the man who then collapses on the floor in shock.
Twice a week the?vulnerable?and sick from across Brazil file into the?building?for a chance to be touched by the girl’s?healing hands.
Alani has been doing this for the last two years, and says she enjoys?making people?better. In later life she says she wants to become a doctor to carry on helping the sick.
Speaking?to?Vocative, she said: ‘To?see?God working though people and their lives, that is very pleasing.
Alai’s father also runs a website where people can?buy?DVDs and posters of Alani, as well as sending her prayer and talking with her on?Skype
Alani is just one example of a?spiritual healer?in a country where more and more Christians are converting to Pentecostalism.
The?Pentecostal church?believes in direct contact with God through the Holy Spirit, revealed to the believer through experiences such as healing, speaking in tongues and prophecy.
Describing her ‘powers’, Alani says: ‘A lot of the time I just touch people, sometimes I pray and worship and the person is cured.
Source:?Daily Mail, UK