The teaching included a powerful word about our “name”. What does God call us? He does not identify us by our past, our performance, our looks, what others might say, or what religious conformity demands. No, He calls us “Beloved”.
God’s love was poured out through the teaching and the worship, and the people broke before Him, weeping, being healed in their bodies, souls and spirits. The front of the meeting room was packed as people came forward for prayer and ministry.
At the closing session of the conference, following the teaching, the team prayed for all of the leaders present. We placed a colorful Belizian cloth around their shoulders, to symbolize a new “mantle” and anointing from God coming upon them for ministry to their nation. Many were overcome by God’s powerful presence and touch.
After they had been prayed for, they went out and laid hands on all the people attending the meeting, also asking for God to freshly anoint His people to reach the nation of Belize for Him.
The Leaders Respond
“An historic coming together”, “a major breakthrough”, “this must have been God”, and “something to build upon” were among the comments made by the leaders who were part of the Signals Of Grace conference in San Ignacio, Belize.
Pastor Eduardo of Cornerstone Church put it this way: “The Bible records Jesus weeping in Gethsemane, when the people did not recognize their day of visitation. The heart of God is broken when people do not receive or respond to His grace and presence. My prayer, and the prayer of the leaders in San Ignacio, is that we recognize and remember God has visited us in power. He desires full unity among us, and our personal surrender and commitment to Him. This will cause our city and nation to be eternally changed!”
Pointing The Way
A large roadsign is posted on the outskirts of the city, “To San Ignacio and Beyond”.
We were certainly allowed to go beyond the borders of “church as usual”, and to participate in a powerful work of grace among the people of San Ignacio.
And we, with you, must go even further “to preach the Gospel in the regions beyond” (2Cor 10:16). To carry the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8) – this is World MAP’s desire. The leaders of the church in Belize, and in many developing nations, need good, biblical training – AND the encouragement and assurance that they can make a difference and do all God is asking of them, by His grace and power.
We fulfill our part – in partnership with you – by providing training, equipping and encouragement to church leaders who will reach the lost in their nations with the Good News of salvation. Thank you for your prayer and support that allow the ministry of World MAP to extend to all the nations of the earth, for Jesus’ sake and glory. Amen!