By Our Reporter:
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s daughter Israella has passed, his Spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo has confirmed.
Israella was seeking medical attention due to a lung infection.
In a statement, Bushiri said “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.”
The statement adds that “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, said Bushiri, 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,”
Last week, the entire ECG community joined the prophets in prayer for the daughter.
Tanzania ECG, led by Apostle Mtalemwa, held special prayers on Thursday praying for Israella.
In appreciation, the prophet thanked the congregants for the special prayers.
“Thank you ECG Tanzania for standing in prayer for our daughter Israella. The Bible says; they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by “their word”… the Bible does not say by God’s word – no! The Bible says by what “they” were saying, “they” overcame satan. Tanzania ECG, many in the world, my wife and I says; she is healed in Jesus name!” wrote the Prophet.