Founder and senior pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, better known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo, has confirmed the death of his spiritual mother.
The renowned preacher while addressing his congregation during live Sunday service, said the woman who preached Christ to him, Betty Lasher, has died.
Oyedepo said Lasher who just celebrated her birthday in good condition died at 92.
Announcing her demise to his congregants, the preacher said: “My mother in the Lord went home two nights ago, Betty Lasher. I sobbed. I rose and wrote a poem, 53 years ago she changed my life. I spoke to her last month. You said you are too fast, I am not hearing you too well.
“I sensed in my spirit, that her time had come. Her aide had to talk to me and tell it to her one by one. She went upstairs like a saint. She was 92 on her last birthday. Let me give you a clip, Sweet Mother, Sweet Savour, Sweet Memory.”
Oyedepo praised Lasher’s committed Christian lifestyle. He stressed that she was God’s sent agent that brought him out of darkness into light.
He said: “Up till now, you better come and engage your heart. I said, “you have left an army behind who are following Jesus dedicatedly as you did”. A number of them are great ministers of the gospel, a number of them professors, and big-time businessmen who are still following Jesus with all their hearts.
“Engage your heart in all you do. She got hold of me at 15 and I have still not forgotten. All these halfway following, halfway disappearing is not life. I have been given the grace to stick to wherever God leads me with all my heart. We shall all finish well. No one will miss his place in heaven.
“If I don’t know anything, I know sweet mommy is in her mansion. I know she has a crown right now because if I wasn’t saved, I won’t be in ministry. Whatever people got saved here will also be credited to her account. That is what happens to people you are leading to Christ.”
This article was originally published on Naija News