Saturday, 18 February 2017

Eric Arubayi: Paul Adefarasin Mourns

The senior pastor of the House on the Rock Church, Lekki Lagos, has celebrated the life of late  Idols West Africa 2007 third runner up, Eric Arubayi.

He wrote:

“It's been 6 days since we suffered the colossal loss of a greatly gifted son of House on the Rock, Eric Arubayi. Eric was a soul-stirring worshipper with an intense zeal for the Lord and though we do sorrow, we do not sorrow as those with no hope. We will certainly all see Eric with Jesus again. We celebrate the life he lived and the legacy he leaves behind.

I'm convinced Eric is walking the streets of gold, singing with the angels, worshipping our one true King. We are warmly consoled by the fact that he is in a much better place with the other saints of the gospel where no pain can reach him.

Let us remember his lovely wife, Chinonso and their adorable son, Jayden in our prayers; that the almighty God will grant them the grace to bear this loss.

Dear family, I urge you to remember that while this is not our home, our purpose here is to bring God's kingdom to Earth. May we never tire in this work of salvation.

Eric, thank you for the gift you are to my family, to House on the Rock church and to the body of Christ; we would miss you greatly. Adieu to a noble Nigerian.”

Eric died on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, where he was admitted due to the consumption of expired malaria drugs that affected his liver. His remains will be interred on February 25 in Delta State.