Wednesday, April 29, 2009


God help me if I can explain how I am feeling right now. I am about to stop believing in miracle. I am about to stop believing in healing or that there must be a reason bad things happen to good people. I am so confused and on unhappy now. In October 2008 I made a post about the untimely death of Evangelist Taye Ajiboye who had a hole discovered on his heart too late. He passed away in July 2008.

He must have prayed alongside with his twin brother Pastor Kehinde Ajiboye. They must have believed God will heal them as they healed others but he died too. He passed away 3 days ago and this was the first news I received before I made it out of the house this morning! Pastor Kehinde Ajiboye passed away 9 Months after the death of his twin brother.

I am sad beyond words. Did he missed his brother too much he couldn't bear to stay alive? Did he have a hole in his heart too like his identical brother? He passed away at 41. They spent 40 years of closeness, oneness and trust in God together.... here I am mourning as I say REST IN PEACE TWIN BROTHERS!


Kafo said...

i am going to bed now


will read it when i get up

StandTall-The Activist said...

@ Kafo: You cld have being the first to offer me condolence but well, you need your sleep

QMoney said...

i am so sorry,soo soo sorry!!i dont know them but i can feel u are un pain.
may God give u the strength to bear this loss.
Twins are spiritually bound i guess,i hear things like this happen to married people as well.
it will be well

Adaeze said...

Standtall I'm very sorry you're feeling so terrible and give you my deepest condolences..
Personally I don't believe in God healing people directly I rather believe he has given us the power to heal ourselves in a lot of circumstances. But it is not always we are meant to be healed and not always that it is possible. People die every day, from accidents, naturally, in war, in natural disasters and from known/unknown sicknesses or due to their life conditions, and every time this happens, it doesn't mean there are no miracles, right? Believing this has not limited my faith. I believe everything happens for a reason, whatever that reason is we might not understand today, but maybe in years, or maybe never.
Staying on the bright side is always good. Celebrating the beauty of someones life when they die, the beauty of their being and all the good. To try to get something positive out of negative situations for empowerment, and if there is anyone I think can do that it is YOU. You are a strong woman. A role model. And I am sure you have had plenty of experiences that were hard to go through and keep the faith. So I hope you brush yourself off sooner than later and feel better my dear. I'm sending an E-Hug your way. Rest in peace, Taye and Kehinde Ajiboye.

Sting said...

Death is crazy. Since they were identical twins that must have had the same health problems, or maybe not. Who knows. May they rest in peace.

Jaycee said...

I am sorry to hear about this Standtall. There's nothing anyone can say to justify what happened. There's only One who knows 'why,' and He is God, and He is sovereign.

There's one thing I want to say: see, if we know that they were one with God, let's look up and not wallow in sorrow because death is never the end of anything. Instead while we cry over our loss, we should also rejoice because it is gain for ludicrous as it may sound.

I thank God for the lives they lived...I thank God for their knowledge and intimacy with God...that's all that matters at the end of our lives.

aloted said...

this is so sad...

i pray for peace for you and their families....

so so sad

FFF said...

oh oh. my condolence. this is just too much 4 anyone to take. 2 close deaths. i hope their families r coping. it must be terribly hard 4 them.

p.s: i did hear most twins die within close succession 2 each other. something abt being spiritually tied. daz wot i hear though. don't quite know if i believe in dat, since am rather too logical n my thinking

blazing said...

So much feel ur pain stands, but lets hold on to the hope that they are on to a better light.For we that are alive(that means u too Angel)lets just love ourself,cherish our good health and above all,stay alive.Love u Girl,and i know you will be fine

Writefreak said...

Oh i'm so sorry for this loss Standtall! Accept my deepest sympathy!
I'd like to say though that death for a believer is never the end! Only the beginning! Oh death where is your sting! oh grave where is your victory! They're in a better place dear.
May God comfort you!

Just...Toluwa said...

Am so sorry. My condolences.

But God always has a reason. i do not mean to sound cliche, but he does.

might have been a family health thing.

Olufunke said...

I am so sorry
I don't know these brothers, I can imagine the pain and loss of their loved ones.

I pray God would comfort you all.
Accept my sympathy.

The news of someone's death reminds us of the need to spend one's life for things that would out last life here on earth.

I am so sorry.

isha said...

I am so sorry dear. May God grant you the strength to bear the loss. And their families too.

Take care hon.

Doja 2.0 said...

Very sad. My deepest condolences.

Geebee said...

The news definitely breaks the heart. 40 or 41 years is such an untimely age to pass on. However we should take our solace in the fact that these twins loved God and by faith we know they are in heaven. There could well be a mystery behind their deaths but God knows best. The sad occurence should also serve as an eye opener to the Nigerian Health care system. We need to develop means of handling such health crisis as soon as possible as this would help in averting a lot of unnecessary deaths in the future. May their souls rest in peace.

Buttercup said...

I remember when u wrote about the 1st death. I really am sorry, Standtall. May the rest in peace and continually bless those left behind through their legacies..

May God strengthen u, Standtall..

Tairebabs said...

This is so sad. I have often wondered the same thing. I had a friend (really a lovely girl) who died on the sosoliso plane crash in 2005, same day as pastor bimbo...that incident always made me wonder why bad things happen to good people. But I like to think that God calls them home. May their souls rest in peace.

Smaragd said...

Standtall, pele. i know how u feel, but there are things we can't understand, that are beyond us... we just have to keep trusting and believing God.

we'll have our day for qstn and answers.

pele dear.

StandTall-The Activist said...

Thank you all for your condelences. I appreciate you all

Mama Shujaa said...

My condolences to you and to the extended family. It is so sad but the brothers are together in heaven now. My their souls rest in peace.

I came to you today by way of Solomonsydelle who bequeathed you with an award; I thank her for the introduction and give you kudos for your good work here.

Mama Shujaa.

Kafo said...

@ StandTall: please don't be angry with me, i really do apologize, i normally would read the article before posting but i couldn't believe i was first and so in haste just posted to claim position and then i disappeared for four days only to do the same thing again yesterday, what is my excuse? i really don't have one, so please accept my sincere apologies, hmmmm this weekend personally drove mii insane i spent 5 months fasting and praying for a particle miracle and God left mii hanging, of course my issue is not as final as death so the enormity of the emotions i cannot understand but hanging in there when God says no is becoming my home. so yeah, hang in there and still believe cuz without our belief we fleeting as the wind

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