A tragic story is circulating about a 44-year-old pastor in South Africa who tried to emulate Jesus Christ who fasted in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights to prepare for His ministry as written in the gospels of Luke, Mark and Matthew but tragically died. According to reports, Pastor Alfred Ndlovu died of malnutrition after enduring 30 days without food and water in the South African wilderness, Buzz South Africa reports.

My heart breaks because if this pastor would have drank water I believe he would have had a much better chance of survival than if he didn’t. I personally know of many pastors who have fasted 4o days and 40 nights but they drank lots of water during the fast. Please if you are planning to go on any extended fast drink lots of water.