Malawi Preacher, Shepherd Bushiri Loses 8-year-old Daughter, Dies Of Lung Infection
The leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has lost his 8 year old daughter Israella to the cold hands of death.
According to reports, Israella passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, March 29 at the Intensive Care Unit of a Kenyan Hospital.
The clergyman disclosed the tragic news via his Facebook page on Monday. A few weeks ago, the aggrieved prophet had organized an emergency prayer meeting for his daughter who was battling lung infection.
In a long statement, Prophet Bushiri described his daughter as strong young girl who loved to worship and serve God though she is young. He added that he and his wife have decided to celebrate her life rather than to mourn her.
Below is the full statement from Prophet Bushiri on the passing of his daughter:
”It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing on of my daughter, Israella Bushiri.
As a Father it was my desire to see her grow and serve the Lord, however, the will of God was for her to return back to Him.
Israella was born during a time when my wife and I were going through great persecution, and she has lived her life witnessing what it means to fight and labor for the Lord despite trials and battles.
She came at a time when we really needed her and through it all, she offered my wife and I, including the entire church great comfort and enlightenment.
We are a church built on faith and if we aren’t careful to observe the ways of the Lord, we can mistake God’s will for God’s punishment.
If things could be reversed we would have desired it to be so. However, the will of the Lord is above our desires. We have experienced it and have accepted it.
We are a church of God’s love and strength and His love and strength will carry us forward from this day forward.
Israella was a strong young girl who loved to worship and serve God, despite her young age. She was brilliant in her speech and possessed a divine excellency in the way she spoke and even tackled her studies.
Today, all those that encountered her testify that they felt a certain special aura that oozed divinity. She was a walking angel. In our darkest moments she gave us light and in our lowest moments, she lifted our spirits. I am grateful to God to have fathered an angel of such spirit and beauty. She will always be my little girl.
When I spoke to the Doctor, he highlighted that if she had not been blocked at the airport the first time she needed to travel to Kenya for medical assistance, she wouldn’t have passed on.
It is very disheartening and sad, therefore, that my daughter has become a victim of the persecutions that we are facing from South Africa.
However, my wife and I, bow to God’s sovereignty and as this is his will, it could have happened anyway.
Today, my wife and I choose not to mourn her but to celebrate her life. I do not believe that the devil could take the life of my daughter.
She was a child of God and she passed on to be with Him according to His will. We prayed and we fasted, we commanded out- and in this week, when the Lord spoke to me that it will be a week of His will- His will has taken place.
Family, join me, not in mourning as those without hope but in celebrating the life of Saint Israella. She shall always be remembered and forever carried in our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 4:13, “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.”
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God bless you!”