Brazil’s Little Missionary Girl

Meet an 8-year-old who some believe has the power to heal

Apr 01, 2014 at 8:13 AM ET

On the outskirts of Rio, in the favelas of San Gonzalo, 8-year-old preacher Alani Santos packs the believers into the little Pentecostal church where her father is pastor. People come here from miles around because they believe God has given this little missionary the power to cast out demons and heal the sick. Vocativ sent correspondent Ramon Iriarte to Brazil to meet Alani. Here’s his video report.