A young man in Zimbabwe nearly died after fasting for 33 days and 33 nights to be given a Lamborghini by God, Mbar Times reports.
Mark Moradzira, the youth leader of the Church of the Rising Saints in Bindora, central Zimbabwe, hid in the mountains so that no one would force him to eat. His goal was to fast 40 days and 40 nights.
But his friends, realizing his absence, searched for him and found him after 33 days in the mountains. The 27-year-old, abnormally thin and weak, was sent to Bindora General Hospital as he shows signs of recovery.
Muradzera’s girlfriend told him that her dream car was a Lamborghini. But with no job and money to acquire a lambo, it was believed that fasting in the wilderness would prompt God to help him. Unfortunately, that didn’t end well.
His church leader, Archbishop Mauro, said it was unfortunate that he had to fast for a Lamborghini. “He should have at least fasted for a job because he’s unemployed,” Mauro said.
The church members who tried to raise money for Murazira Lambo gave up after learning that the cheapest they could get was about $400,000. The money they were able to raise has since been transferred to help settle Maradzira’s medical bill.
Health experts say the body can survive for eight to 21 days without food and water and up to two months if it can get enough water. While religious people have the right to fast, the usual advice is to start the practice gradually.
The downsides to fasting include feeling hungry, digestive problems, overeating at breakfast, and potential long-term health consequences. Other challenges such as potential weight gain and even death can occur as reported two years ago.