Man in blue pants: Why is this woman taking so long to withdraw her money? Doesn’t she realize that she is delaying us?
Woman in short pants: That’s what they do when they have money.
I wonder if the figures confuse them or it’s just the excitement that makes them forget how to operate an ATM machine.
Woman in a black scarf: It’s these University students and their allowance.
They should just withdraw all their money when the month begins because its not much anyhow so that they give those who work some space.
Man in jeans (Loud Laugh): I suspect that this person is here to Cash miracle money.
I heard that they cash their entire salaries and go give to pastors to multiply it.
Blue pants: I heard that nowadays pastors in these Pentecostal churches make miracle monies and people who go to those churches often return home miraculously loaded with cash.
Short pants: This is a strange world we live in my brother, magicians have turned themselves into pastors.
In Jeans: That’s true. Apparently one foreign pastor was recently in Gaborone and people who went to his all night prayer came out loaded with monies they didn’t even ask for.
Black scarf: There is no truth in that. How can money just come out of nowhere and just land into your pockets.
There is something wrong with these pastors.
Blue Pants: These pastors should be investigated if indeed they offer such services.
We all know that every men works for his or her money unless if they steal.
Black scarf: (Laughs loud). Maybe they are the ones who have been robbing retail stores.
Who on earth produces miracle money? Even Stone Age magicians couldn’t do that.
Man in jeans: These people are just out there to con poor people.
Why should you give money to a church when you have in fact gone to seek prayers for God to help, sometimes with your financial difficulties?
‘ A tall man arrives and interrupts.)
Tall man: My brother you have to give in order for you to receive more blessings.
Even the Bible testifies to that. I once had a small car and I gave it away to the church and guess what?
Within two weeks I received a new SUV and now you want to tell me that there are no miracles in church.
Blue pants: It’s very funny that these pastors all live lavish lives and their children go to very expensive schools yet those who give out their hard earned monies continue to suffer and live in abject poverty.
Why can’t the church help the poor within the church and why should foreign pastors be the ones to deliver us.
If you can check you will notice that most of these Pentecostal churches are led by foreigners.
This is just a business.
Tall man: You know that you are just trying to mislead people here.
God Himself chooses where to place a man of God.
If he wants to send you to go and deliver people in the United States of America he will definitely do so.
Do you remember that in the Bible Moses had to travel miles and miles to save those children of Israel?
Is there anywhere in the Bible where people questioned why he was sent to far away places? Nowhere.
This applies to the foreign pastors we have in Botswana today.
They are sent by God from their far away countries to come and save us from our sins.
Shorts pants: (Bursts out in laughter) That’s not true.
Most of them come to Botswana for business but later open churches. That’s why they end up being deported because they divert from what they initially applied to come here for.
Tall man: You know it my sister that even the Bible says, not all who call the name of the Lord will go to heaven.
It’s true some are fake pastors and they use the name of the lord to deceive gullible people which is not acceptable and the law should deal with those.
Man in jeans: What about those pastors who claim to deliver people from addictions.
There’s a Nigerian pastor prayed to deliver a woman from eating ice cubes.
Black Scarf: That’s silly.
So according to the pastor, the lady was not supposed to drink water because ice cubes are treated as water.
Tall man: If you overdo it then you surely need deliverance.
It’s just similar to you being addicted to smoking or drinking alcohol. Too much of a good thing is bad.
I guess even medical doctors can testify on that one but I guess with deliverance from eating ice cubes it was all spiritual issues which could only be seen by the man of God.
Shorts pants : (As she walks towards the ATM) I guess you also need deliverance from cashing too much money at a go from the ATM.
(They all laugh and exchange business cards as The Voice reporter disappears into the busy city.)