Gospel Outreach worker Felix Kiamou Delamou conducted a one-week evangelistic series in the village of Benjano. He started on Sunday and finished the following Sabbath. Since he did not speak the language of this village, a friend of his, who was not an Adventist, came to translate his message.
On the sixth day of the meetings, a fetish priest (who mediates between the spirit and physical worlds) was sent by a man to kill Felix and the interpreter by poisoning them. Since this was the first time the fetish priest had come to the meetings, he was invited to eat with the speakers that evening. Not knowing the priest had been sent on a special mission to poison their food and kill them, they were happy to see him.
Toward the end of the meal, the priest got up very quickly, washed his hands and left. Just before leaving, he secretly poisoned the soup. The others continued eating until all the food was finished. An hour after the meal, the translator started complaining about stomach pain. He was rushed to a small clinic in the village, but one hour later he died.
When the fetish priest was summoned by the chief of the village for inquiries, he was surprised that nothing happened to Felix, the evangelist. This was a powerful testimony in that village. As a result, some gave their lives to Jesus.