A teenager, Treasure Bamgbose, was miraculously brought back to life on Sunday after she slumped in front of the altar during the Thanksgiving Service of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Solution Centre Area Headquarters, Ipaja, Lagos.
Fourteen-year old Bamgbose, who was brought to the church by her aunt, Folashade Aridegbe, was among the children and teenagers that came from the junior church to the adult church for their thanksgiving and pastoral prayer about 11am.
She collapsed on the floor when the Pastor-in-Charge of the Area, Kayode Olawuyi, was rounding off his prayer for them.
Some ushers and other church workers quickly rushed to revive her.
One of the Ushers, Ann Ibagbamien, who was standing almost close to the girl, said she and another colleague “tried lifting her up from the floor but we couldn’t because she was lifeless”.
Ibagbamien recounted: “Towards the end of the Pastor’s prayers for the Children (after their Thanksgiving), she was actually standing around the place I was, when I saw her moving sideways.
“I thought she was tired and was trying to sit down on a chair at the back.
“Before I knew it, she fell on the ground.
“Together with another female usher, Sister Tope Adebayo, we tried lifting her up from the floor, but we couldn’t really pick her up; as we tried lifting her up, she was going down.
“We really had issue picking her up, she was battling for life, she was really struggling for breath, so I called on a male Usher, Brother Joshua Oguntoye, to join us to carry her.
“She was at the point of death because her eyes had completely turned white and her legs were stiff.
“Mummy (Pastor’s wife) came and said we should take her to the altar.
“The Pastor left the pulpit, came to us and instructed that we take her to his office.
“Miraculously at the Pastor’s office, she came back to life.”
Ebunoluwa Oladiran, one of the Church workers who was sitting in front, rushed to assist the ushers, holding her head and arms tightly from the floor.
Oladiran said: “When I saw that the girl fell on the floor, I stood up to go and help them.
“I was the one that put my finger in her mouth.
“The finger is still paining me.”
He confirmed that “she was unconscious as her eyes turned white.
“It’s only God that revived her because when I saw her, life was already gone.
“She was lifeless.
“I picked up her hand, it was falling, she couldn’t control her hand again.
“Her eyes had completely turned white.
“God is really doing wonders in this Church.”
When she could not be revived, the pastor’s wife, Yemisi, left her seat, rushed to the place and instructed that she should be carried to the altar.
Noticing the girl had not been revived just before the instruction was about to be carried out, Pastor Olawuyi immediately left the pulpit, abandoned his ministration and moved to the place where they were battling to revive her.
He thereafter instructed that the girl be carried to his office.
She was revived in the course of prayer in the office, while the church was praising God intensely.
Speaking to the congregation after the revival, Olawuyi disclosed that prior to the service, God had given him three revelations of death at the weekend.
He said he and his wife had prayed against it up till the time he left his house for the service.
He urged the parishioners to have good relationship with God in order to receive revelations of things before they happen.
He presented the girl to the parishioners as they jubilated and danced.
He led the congregation to glorify God, returning praises to Him as he sealed her deliverance with the anointing oil, laying of hands and further prayers.
He thereafter led the church in prayers for about 20 minutes on preservation of life.
Bamgbose’s aunt, Aridegbe, was full of smiles as she expressed her gratitude to God by praising Him.