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Mrs. Evelyn Joshua, wife of late Prophet Temitope Joshua, her children and other dignitaries on Tuesday paid emotional tribute to the late prophet at a service held in honour of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Na­tions (SCOAN), who passed on last month.

The tribute service was the day-two of the programmes of the burial ceremony tagged: ‘Celebrating the life and lega­cy of Prophet TB Joshua, Not Mine, but God’s Own.’

In tribute to her husband on Tuesday, Mrs. Joshua, the wife of the late prophet said that her 31 years of marriage to the prophet was not without trials and test.

She said her husband taught her to know that test and trials were the soil through which children of God flourished.

Evelyn said she saw her husband labour with passion, dedication and hard work.

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“You grew from eight mem­bers’ assembly sitting on the mat, to the wooden chair, and to the level we are today. You grew me to be the woman I am today.

“For gold to become gold, it must pass through fire. I stand here today to say thank you for choosing me, caring and nurturing me. Thank you for being a good father to the chil­dren, thank you for shielding me from those who were bent on soiling our lives, yet you were undeterred,” the wife said.

She lauded the late prophet for spending his life on things that would outlive him.

Evelyn said her husband’s passing was peaceful and ex­pressed sadness that the man of God would not be seen phys­ically again.

“It is, however, comforting that you have gone home after service, sleep on my beloved. Sleep on my God’s General,” she said.

Serah Joshua, the late Proph­et’sfirstdaughtersaidshewould miss her father greatly because he taught her everything she knew about the word of God.

“He told me that the work of God is so beautiful to do. Indeed you lived a prayerful life of sac­rifice till your last moment on earth. I have no reservations to say my dad was a true humani­tarian to this generation,” Sarah said.

The second and third daugh­ters, Miss Promise and Heart Joshua, also gave there tributes at the programme.

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Brian Moshi, his son-in-law, said the prophet exemplified the true meaning of living by the grace of God.

He said Joshua was a man who could be so many things at the same time.

“A great teacher, yet a good student, a lion, yet a lamb. I have doubted so many times if you were human, you never waited for tomorrow to accom­plish what could be done today,” Moshi said.

Moshi described the proph­et as ‘a trail blazer’ and wished him eternal rest.

The event was compered by two Comedians, Mr. Gbenga Ad­eyinka and K. C. Brown.

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams and former Minister of Avia­tion, Femi Fani – Kayode, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, President Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), King Willard Mswati Gomani, Mala­wi, Nollywood actors including Femi Branch, Ojo Arowosafe (Fadeyi Oloro), Jumoke George, Ronke Oshodi Oke among other dignitaries paid tributes to the

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