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He wanted to live up to 200! Nigeria’s oldest preacher, Sadela dies at 114 :(

If wishes were horses…..

“I feel happy to be this old.
Actually, I feel like a young man. I still enjoy my meal of Iyan
(pounded yam), Eba and bush meat. I sleep whenever I want to and wake up
stronger I want to live longer to prove to all that God remains the
same as He was in times past. If Methuselah could live for 969 years,
God can make me live well beyond 113. If Noah could be 950, it is not
too much for Him to make me live up to 200.” he said this when he marked his 113th last year birthday, the aged pastor had expressed hope to live up to 200 years of age.

Founder of the Gospel Apostolic Church, Pa Samuel Sadela, has passed on.

Pa
Sadela, regarded as the oldest preacher in the country, was said to
have died in a Lagos hospital after complications relating to old age –
he was aged 114.
He died in the premises of the church in Lagos late Tuesday.

Although
an official statement is yet to be issued by the church but a
condolence register has been opened for the man of God who remained
sensational even as a very old man.
The cleric, who claimed angels
taught him to read the Holy Bible when he was only two years of age,
married a 30-year-old woman in 2007.
“The Lord is my strength. I am very strong and energetic,” he was quoted as saying after the wedding in Lagos.
 
According
to reports, he first got married in 1934, with the marriage lasting for
21 years, but none of the couple’s seven children reportedly lived
beyond their infancy. A second marriage, said to have been consummated
in 1965, was blessed with four children, but only two survived. His
second wife died in 2001.
“He was one of the oldest pastors alive
in Nigeria. There was a time he said miracles started taking place in
his ministry when he was 90 years.
May his soul rest.

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