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A pit viper bite, rather than a pandemic, was what concerned the parents of a snake-stricken girl in central Colombia.
The teenage daughter of local missionaries was bitten by the poisonous snake in a jungle village so remote that access to medical care would take days.
“Her parents prayed for her, and they had full confidence that God was almighty to stop and expel that poison from their daughter, and that she would not die,” the leader of the native ministry said.
Alberto, who had been raised to believe in God in Colombia, borrowed a motorcycle with the idea of ramming it into oncoming traffic to kill himself.
He had taken to carousing with new friends who led him to alcohol and drug addiction, but when he became seriously ill, they had abandoned him.
His choices had led him to the edge of a dangerous pit of despair.