PRAYER ALERT: Belize is now mourning the passing, early this morning, of a truly great Christian leader of leaders, Pastor Ensford Maskall of Zoe Ministries, apparently due to complications from recent strokes. In the coming days many testimonies will come forth showing the far-reaching influence Ensford had on this nation. You can contribute your own testimony to an unofficial Facebook tribute page created by Dale Hulse, at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/PastorEnsfordMaskallrip. Ensford was a spiritual father to many individuals and to this nation as a whole. The Bible promises that when we honor our fathers and mothers, we will “live long in the land” (Ex. 20:12). In this recent wave of murders and death in Belize, God is giving us a way to be assured of living long and carrying out His good purposes for us and this nation. We must pray that in the coming days He will show us how to honor His good and faithful servant-leader, Ensford Maskall, now that, after much suffering, he has entered into his Master’s happiness.
PRAY WITH US: Father God, You are a great and awesome God who keeps Your covenant of love with all who love You and obey You. We thank You that You found such a willing and obedient vessel in Ensford Maskall, that You placed him at the forefront of many great works that You began in Belize. We know that it often hurts to be on the front-lines and the cutting edge when there is so much resistance. You have heard all of our prayers for this beloved, wounded general, and we know that our prayers were not in vain. We must believe that his life, like Yours, came to a point that, “unless a kernel wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”
Through him you have produced many spiritual sons and daughters who will carry on his vision and his work. Heal the wounds we suffered with him, and mend relationships that You have meant to continue, to help undergird the great move of God You are preparing for Belize. Help us to come together with humble and tender hearts toward You, and toward each other as we grieve his passing, for we would have loved to share the fruits of his labor with him. Help us give Ensford Maskall the highest honors for what he gave to us. For You who began so many good works in him, will be faithful to complete them in us, as we cooperate with Your abundant grace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Ensford Maskall has produced fruit that will last
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