The widow of the late Founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN) Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, Evelyn has stated that she was not in shock over the death of her spouse.
Rather, she described the incidence as an act of God, which no man could have changed or wished away.
She stated this on Wednesday at the church premises when she received a delegation from the Lagos State Government who brought a letter from Governor Babajide SanwoOlu consoling her and the church.
While appreciating the gesture of the state government, she stated that the departure of her husband was not a surprise to her as she has been used to him saying his ministry is what he would die for.
Her words: “On behalf of myself and the entire synagogue family, we are grateful and thankful for your presence here today (Wednesday).
“What happened is an act of God. There is time for everything. Like my husband used to say. That is the word I knew from him very well. This is the job he was known for. This is what he was living for. That is what he was going to die for.
“So, it didn’t come to me as a surprise. I wasn’t surprised when it happened. As we all know, he was in service that day. So, that’s it.”
Balogun said the funeral arrangements would be made public, appealing for the Governor’s presence and support.
“I appreciate you all. I’m pleading, this is my message to the Governor. We need you; we need your presence,” she said.
Also among the delegation, include the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, the Presiding Chaplain, Chapel of Christ The Light, Venerable Ezekiel Oluwadare, Directors of the State’s Ministry of Home Affairs, among other State officials.
Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi who expressed sympathy with the church and the immediate family of the prophet saying that the state Government was at the Synagogue to pray with the family.
“We are here to condole with your family and the church over the death of Prophet T. B. Joshua. We are here to show our sympathy and to also offer our own prayers for the family. That’s why we visited SCOAN today,” he said.