A Mozambican pastor died after attempting to fast for 40 days in the manner of Jesus Christ in the Bible.
Francisco Barajah, 39, was confirmed dead on Wednesday, February 15.
Barajah was the pastor and founder of Messicah’s Santa Trinidade Evangelical Church.
After attempting a 40-day fast, the 39-year-old pastor from Mozambique passed away.
The pastor has been identified as Francisco Barajah, the pastor and founder of the Santa Trindade Evangelical Church.
According to the BBC, Barajah fasted for 25 days before succumbing to organ failure and anemia.
“After 25 days of fasting, he had lost a lot of weight to a point where he could not stand up, bathe or walk.
“His relatives and church members agreed to take him to hospital where he was diagnosed with acute anemia and organ failure.
“Efforts to bring him back to health were unsuccessful and the pastor died in Beira while receiving treatment.
“He was rehydrated with serums and an attempt to introduce him to liquid foods was made, but it was too late and he died in hospital.”
According to reports, fasting is common among Santa Trinidade Church members, but fasts rarely last that long.
According to his family, Barajah was a man of faith who was attempting to follow Jesus’ fast in Matthew 4:1-11.
At the time, the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He was hungry after fasting for forty days and forty nights.