Pastor Dies While Observing 30 Days Fasting in Zambia.
\A Solwezi pastor has lost his life to a 30-DAY fasting program ten days before its completion when he suddenly died.
37-year-old Pastor Brighton Samajomba of “Heaven Is My Home” of Kazomba Township of Solwezi had already completed 20 days of the program and was left with just 109 days to go. Unfortunately, he was found dead by his wife in the early hours of this 20th day. The fasting program was to enable him to stand in the gap for his family and church members.
The death of Pastor Samajomba was confirmed by his brother Reagan Samajomba in Solwezi yesterday in a telephone interview.
But The North-Western police commissioner Mr. Hudson Namachila said he had not yet received a report on the matter when he contacted for more information.
However, the brother of the deceased said Pastor Samajomba who led a lifestyle of taking on many days of prayer and fasting programs, started his fasting this August with a view to pray for his family and church members who he wanted to remain united.
Mr. Samajomba told the Sun that, Pastor Samanjomba took on many other yearly 90 days fasting programs during which he only had a single meal in the evening each August.
“I would say he died in the early hours because my sister and his wife were there and took turns to check on him, and then it was time for my in-law to check on him, she was with him according to her till midnight,
“Then she decided to rest, when she woke up, they had a tendency of sharing dreams with each other as partners. So she dreamt of something and wanted to tell the husband.
“But as she tried to shake him up, he was not responding and so he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“The only consolation that we have as a family is the way he died because he was in the closet with the Lord,” Reagan said.
According to Reagan, this is not the first time his brother is engaging in a long fasting program but it is unfortunate that this one had to claim his life.