An attempt to imitate Jesus Christ’s historical accomplishment of fasting for 40 days without food or water ended in death for a 39-year-old pastor from Mozambique on Wednesday.
The founder of the Santa Trindade Evangelical Church and a French instructor in the village of Messica, Francisco Barajah, had fasted for 25 days before being taken to the hospital by his family and followers due to his poor health.
Barajah was identified as having organ failure and extreme anemia when he got to the medical facility. He allegedly lost so much weight that he was unable to even stand.
Attempts to rehydrate the pastor using serums and liquid foods reportedly failed because he passed away a short time after being admitted to the hospital.
The faithful followers of the late pastor claimed that while fasting was commonplace for him, it wasn’t for such prolonged lengths of time.
But, the deceased’s brother, Marquis Manuel Barajah, insisted that his brother’s death was caused by low blood pressure.