Worshippers at Free Salvation Life Ministries Church in Kanduyi, Bungoma County, Kenya, witnessed the greatest shock of their lives as their pastor, Caleb Sifuna, collapsed and died right while service was ongoing.
According to reports on Tuko, the 44-year-old pastor collapsed from his seat just a few minutes before he preached his sermon. He was preparing to deliver his message to his congregation when death came knocking. Although no time was wasted in rushing him to the hospital for treatment, the doctor found no pulse as he was already dead on arrival.
Confirming the incident, the Bishop of the church, Mr. Nahashon Khaemba said pastor Caleb Sifuna had just recovered from sickness and was ready to preach for the first time after recovery before the unexpected happened.
“We have lost a trusted and dedicated servant of God. We cannot blame anyone for what has happened. We can only praise the Lord for we know He had good plans for him. The church is mourning but we know that God knows better”, Bishop Khaemba was quoted by the Standard.
The Bishop added: “Since recovering, he never complained of pain and there were no indication he was sick. I am surprised that we have lost him in such a mysterious way.”
In a similar incident, a 41-year-old pastor identified as Kavanga John Karora, died on the spot after he was struck by lightning while preaching at the Apostolic Church at Mazana village in the Kavango East Region in Namibia during a Sunday service.
The incident occurred in full view of his congregation as confirmed by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi.
Some people believe that when a person dies in the church, it is a clear indication that he or she has gone straight to heaven. Sounds like a myth, what do you think?