Ruth Matete’s late Nigerian husband pastor John Apewajoye would be celebrating his birthday today if he was still alive.

The man of God succumbed to injuries at a city hospital in April following a gas accident. He was later buried in July.

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September 22, being his birthday, Ruth took to social media to reveal that she was overpowered by emotions on his special day.

Today, Sept 22nd, my late husband would be turning a year older. Tried to ignore the emotions, but it’s hard. Say a prayer for me😔’ she wrote.

Her fans have sent her words of encouragement and below are some of their messages;

Grace Njuki Take heart, it shall be well, he is an angel now watching over you

kambuamuziki Prayers up 🙏and many hugs

Glorious B Mainga God is not a man that He should lie change His mind He does everything with a purpose keep looking up to Him

angilashitua Sending virtual hugs your way mummy.. it shall be well 🙏🙏

lagatdorcas It shall be Ma.. you are in my parayers

gladyspeter Praying for you, your a strong woman

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lydiahmutola God loves you,God loves him too,angels are taking care of him,happiness is upon you gal,May God Lord bless the fruit

ciku_muchiri8 May the peace that surpasses all Human understanding abound more@pstruthmatete

ginathewriter_va Virtual hugs @pstruthmatete. May the comfort of God carry you along. Hang in there. He is a husband of the widows and a father to the fatherless. May He perfect everything concerning you, you ministry, your dreams, and desires in Jesus Name

lydiahmutola God loves you, God loves him to, may good Lord take care of him up there, happiness is for you, the fruit of your womb is already blessed….sing its well, its well, more hugs from the people who remember you in prayer

Anne Githungo The Lord has said He will never leave nor forsake you, may he strengthen you and embrace you with His loving arms. May you experience his great love peace and comfort.

Empress Shiroh It is well n it shall be well with you n your unborn son

kikimercie Sending prayers and hugs your way. Hang in there…🙏🏾

Emmah Mbarikiwa Hugs mama Toluwa…May God give you strength.As he keeps resting with the angels

Vallary Misheni All is well in the Lord, He is the husband to widows

Ngari Frank It is well May Him who See’s our troubles always watch over you

Gloria Alice  Happy birthday to him. Lots of hugs to you

claris May he continue resting with the angels and may God give you the strength to forge ahead.

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