Cynthia Finley, President of Christian Aid Mission, writes a heartfelt letter that asks you to pray in difficult times. Here is a portion of that letter:
"This last week would have been one that would have “dismayed” all of us here at Christian Aid when we learned a much-loved, young Kenyan pastor, Ezekiel Lenato, was murdered while serving our Lord. But our sadness is tempered by the fruit of his ministry and our confidence that Ezekiel has now joined those under the altar crying, “How long, O Lord..."
"...Brother Ezekiel was walking home on December 29 from his second Sunday ministering in a Samburu village called Siunta. He was following-up those who had received Christ earlier as a result of viewing the JESUS Film. He was shot in the abdomen, his body thrown into the bush, and discovered on Monday when he failed to return home.
Ezekiel was recently married and leaves a bride, Susan, and the two orphaned sons of his brother and sister-in-law who died of AIDS..."
"...Since his death, we have received word that another missionary has been beaten and robbed by bandits in the same area. These tragedies show the urgent need for security personnel to travel with ministering pastors in northern Kenya, and for our earnest prayers for their safety as they preach the gospel of peace and bring literacy to the Samburu."
Read more at Christian Aid Mission Loses Kenyan Brother in Christ, by Julie Oosterhouse, at Mission Network News.
Cynthia asks, please, that we pray for God’s provision for Susan and the children, and that God would use Ezekiel’s death to win many souls for Christ. Amen!
"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it."
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little whilelonger, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.