Mark Muradzira, a Youth Leader of Risen Saints Church in Bindura, central Zimbabwe, hid in the mountains so that no one could force him to eat. His aim was to fast for 40 days and 40 nights, reports the Mbare Times.
Luckily concerned friends tracked him down after just 33 days and took the Hospital where he is said to be showing signs of recovery.
Muradzira, who is unemployed, was desperate to gives girlfriend the car she wanted and with no way of finding the money he needed, decided that a 40 day fast might encourage God to help him out.
Unfortunately, the plan didn’t quite work. His church leader Bishop Mawuru said: “He should at least have fasted for a job since he is unemployed.”