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Why I Relocated To The U.S – Pastor Sam Adeyemi

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THE senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has disclosed the reason behind his relocation from Nigeria to the United States.

Adeyemi hinged his decision on the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria in 2020


It would be recalled that the 57-year-old pastor was among prominent Nigerian clerics who condemned the police for using bullets and tear gas to disperse #EndSARS protesters.

Speaking in an interview with Channels TV’s Seun Okinbaloye on the ‘Mic podcast’ released on Sunday, May 26, 2024, Pastor Adeyemi said he and his family were residing in U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

He disclosed that they were planning to return to Nigeria when violence erupted during the #EndSARS protest.

The cleric added that he and his wife started having bad dreams about their return to Nigeria and decided to remain in the United States.

Adeyemi said: “When COVID-19 started, all our children were in the U.S. So everyone stayed with their families. We stayed with our children.

“The week services resumed was when EndSARS started, so we were preparing to return to Nigeria. When the #EndSARS protests ended in violence, we stayed back a bit. When we were ready to return to Nigeria, a different experience altogether happened.

“My wife had a dream in which she travelled to Nigeria and returned to the U.S., which was a bad dream. I told her I wouldn’t say I liked this dream.

“Three days later, I had a dream. We both travelled to Nigeria in my dream, and I was in a big fight. I was being attacked violently and had to ask the Holy Spirit in my heart what to do. He said I should call the name of Jesus Christ. I shouted ‘in the name of Jesus Christ’ in the dream and didn’t realise I shouted out loud in real life.

“My wife woke me up at 2:00 a.m. by hitting me and asking what was going on. We decided to take it seriously, especially considering a dream we had three days earlier.

“We prayed fervently, sensing danger. Three hours later, I fell back asleep and had another dream. We were in Nigeria this time, and I was in a fight.

“A few days later, we called family members in Nigeria, and one person said, ‘I’m feeling very uncomfortable about you travelling to Nigeria.’ We called another family member who said, ‘I feel uncomfortable about you coming. What is going on?’ We just turned and looked at each other, pondering the situation. Then I said, ‘You know what? I’ve been a Christian for 40 years.’

“At this point, if God is speaking to me, I should have an idea that it is God speaking. Something is going on. I don’t know what it is, but I want to pray more. And at that point, we called a meeting of all the leaders in Daystar Christian Center, the top 120 leaders on Zoom.”

He further disclosed that he informed the elders of Daystar about the situation, saying they agreed to keep the church running.

“They said you’ve never deceived us before. If God asks you to stay, stay as long as He directs. We’ll continue this journey”, Adeyemi added.

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