A teenage girl, Treasure Bamgbose, was reportedly brought back to life on Sunday after she slumped in front of the altar during thanksgiving at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Solution Centre Area Headquarters, Ipaja, Lagos State.
Fourteen-year-old Miss Bamgbose had come with her aunt, Folashade Aridegbe, from the junior church to the adult church for thanksgiving and pastoral prayer about 11 am.
Giving an account of the incident, pastor-in-charge of the area, Kayode Olawuyi, said the girl collapsed on the floor when he was rounding off his prayer for them.
Some ushers and other church workers were said to have 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”.
She 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.”
Speaking to the congregation after the revival, Pastor Olawuyi, a former editor of Saturday Punch, 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.
Olawuyi urged the parishioners to have a good relationship with God in order to receive revelations of things before they happen.
He presented the girl to the jubilant parishioners, who danced and praised God.