Monday, October 2, 2017

Hi folks…Ron here. This morning our family will drive to the final resting place of my father, although he’s not there but rejoicing in Heaven…and likely not resting either! Dad wanted to be buried next to his parents in a cemetery about 30 minutes north of Kingston, Ontario. Thank you for your ongoing prayers for us…and for your comments on this blog, as well as on the “guest book” at

Here’s what Dad wrote for our “100 Words” reading for today…


Today’s Reading: Psalms 57-59

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


In the Nazareth Village synagogue, an actor plays the part of a first-century rabbi reading from a Scripture scroll and leading in the worship of the only true God, the God of King David.

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Key Verses: Psalm 57:7-11

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and give praise! Awake, my glory! Awake lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn! I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations for Your mercy reaches into the heavens, and Your truth unto the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth!


King David was definitely not shy in giving voice to his worship of God, not only among his own people but “among the nations!” His court would have received many ambassadors from other countries who would witness his worship of the One and only true God. Perhaps they took David’s songs back home with them.

Twice David declares, “My heart is steadfast!” (Psalm 57:7). This kind of confidence in God is never ashamed to worship Him in public. Twice David writes of some people who “growl like a dog!” (59:6,14). No wonder people in rebellion against God growled when they heard David worship so enthusiastically. Even David’s Queen, Saul’s daughter, despised her husband because of his dancing before the Lord (2 Samuel 6:16).

May we who claim to love and serve God never be shy in proclaiming His “GLORY”!!!


Lord God, my prayer is about You! May You “BE EXALTED, ABOVE THE HEAVENS; LET YOUR GLORY BE ABOVE ALL THE EARTH!” Amen!!! And may I do my best to make sure this is happening 24/7. Amen!!!


I remember well returning from Calcutta in the early 1970’s, determined to raise child support for 1,000 needy children. I purchased four hours of TV time on the Kingston, Ontario, CKWS TV station, on a Saturday afternoon for this purpose (Toronto was too expensive). For the first half hour the phones in the studios weren’t very active with sponsorship calls. Then, with great concern, I prayed for guidance. I believed I heard that still small inner Voice of God say, “David just begin to worship and praise Me right here on live television.” So I stopped asking the viewers for their calls and closed my eyes, lifted my hands, and began to say, “Hallelujah! Praise You, Lord God! I worship You! Blessed be Your Name! You, O God, care more then we ever could about these precious children in Calcutta!” I continued this praise and prayer for several minutes. As I did, I heard the telephones beginning to ring. They never stopped ringing for the duration of our live telecast. The goal was met! I turned the names of those who called over to Rev. Bill Newell, Canadian Director of World Vision. This started World Vision using TV to raise sponsors. I’ve never been shy to praise and worship God on television since that time. Please join King David as we together say privately and publicly, “Praise You, O Lord, among the peoples!” (Psalm 57:9a).

Yours for a steadfast heart when in the presence of growling dogs!


P.S. I must take a few more words to point out the contrast between some of David’s words and those of his great-great-(etc.) Grandson, Jesus, who was born in David’s city, Bethlehem. David had some light on the truth of God’s love and mercy. Jesus taught, “Love your enemies.” Please join me in reading Matthew 5:43-48. David did not have the great privilege, as we have, of reading the longest recorded message of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount.

At our prayer lines in the “100 Huntley Street” studio, downtown Toronto in the mid-eighties on live television! Many people were led to Jesus over those phones! Like King David, we praised and worshipped God boldly and openly. This continues daily. Almost 10,000 telecasts later, God continuous to be exalted in this witness of God’s GLORY! “We beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth!” (John 1:14b).


27 thoughts on “Monday, October 2, 2017

  1. Indeed–the live prayer lines at 100 Huntley Street, show that people WANT and NEED God in their lives. Amen! Thanks to your father, David, that is a living reality for us in Canada and around the world. Praise You, O Lord, among the peoples! We sing praises to You, among the nations. To God be the Glory! Amen! Blessings to the Mainse family and fellow saints in the Lord.

    You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV

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    • AMEN Beverlee Kay! AMEN!
      it brings me to my knees with prayers of thankfulness for the program 100 Huntley Street and how many years I watched and so did millions and millions of others!
      I feel so humbled to think that David Mainse proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every corner of the world!
      I feel so humbled to realize that the Holy Spirit worked through David Mainse to break down barriers around the world!
      I feel so humbled that his family members are continuing their walk around the world letting people know that OUR hope IS THE RISEN LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST!
      a song says Our Creator became our Saviour! That humbles me also!
      Thank you Lord for this blog! Thank you Lord for all the people who participate, read and pray for each other! GOD BLESS CANADA!

  2. God bless you all and give you a safe drive, and strength for this last service for your father’s outward shell.
    The celebration was amazing.

  3. Prayers and Thoughts are with you for such a time as this … as you walk through these difficult days … Always in our Heart and Prayers continue …. Thank you so much for sharing the Going Home Service with All of Us … David was Indeed Canada’s Pastor … and now He Has His Reward …Seeing Jesus Face to Face, as we can Only yet Imagine …. What a Day that will be when we are all Together ..
    I am Blessed Beyond Measure that the Lord choose David to reach me through Life Changing Television 22 years ago … I am a Life that was saved … instead of taking my Life David encouraged me to Give my Life instead … Thank you Lord for your Ways ( Past finding out ) Your Plan is Perfect … as we continue our Journey … Love and Hugs to the Mainse Family

    • Amen Diane, thank you for sharing your story with us, it will be wonderful when we all get to heaven. That hymn just popped into my head, When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus we’ll sing and shout the jubilee.
      Dear Ron and family circle, may the Lord make His face to shine upon you. May He lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Your father is safe in the arms of Jesus unto you meet again. Love to all and especially your dear mother Norma Jean, what an amazing women. Eleanor M.

  4. Praise God, your father is beholding His Glory today. Prayers and safe journey to the gravesite today. Thank you Ron and Ann for posting this blog which is such a blessing to all of us. What a legacy your father has left! Yes, love and hugs to all the Mainse family!

  5. I wish to echo the words of the other bloggers in thanking you, Ron and the Mainse family for sharing with us about David’s last days on earth and his home going celebration. And what a celebration it was! Wonderful tributes to a wonderful, giant of a man! His family has reason to be so proud of their patriarch !
    Thank you also for continuing the blog.
    May God continue to comfort and strengthen each of you in the days to come and especially today, as you put your father’s body to rest.

    All of Canada (and the world ) love and appreciate all of you!

    • Amen Luisa. To God be the Glory for the legacy He has left us
      through Pastor David Mainse! Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen!


  6. World Vision was the 1st place I saw David. He came striding in to the back of the office on Consumers Rd, North York, with a great big smile! I was a word processing secretary at the time. Requests for sponsorship started pouring in. People wanted their child info quickly. Eventually requests increased incredibly. A System Six from IBM was brought in & I, along with a new employee were able to program the system to run through the night. Rev Bill Newell will no doubt be enjoying time with David again. Both are outstanding men of God. (always praying for the family & especially on this day).

  7. May God bless and keep all you God-fearing people. May thanks to all the Mainse family and Christian workers at Crossroads and throughout the world. God is great and I praise Him, with you, for His faithfulness, His goodness, and His love. Please give us all wisdom and discernment, and help us make decisions that honour You, dear Father. In Jesus’s name, amen

  8. Dear Ron & Ann, Norma-Jean and rest of the family :
    I watched the live Celebration of Life service and I have watched the replays too. I watched it one last time last night and it was indeed a joyous celebration. David is in the Lord’s Presence. I pray as you go today to have the graveside service that you will sense and feel the mighty power, love, comfort and compassion of Almighty God. He will be there with you. It will be very difficult today but I and countless others will be holding you up in prayer. David was indeed Canada’s Billy Graham. Thank you Ron and Ann for continuing to post this blog. I have been doing it since Day One. What a blessing it has been to me. God Bless each and every one of you.

    • Amen Ruby, this last part of the farewell, will be a difficult one…I pray the Lord’s presence and comfort surround all of you! Thank you Jesus!

  9. Thank you, Ron and Ann, for continuing to post the blog. It is a comfort to us who have known and watched your Dad on TV since 1977 We also grieve his loss even though we rejoice that he’s now in the presence of his Saviour, Jesus.
    We’ll be thinking of you today as you make this final journey with his body. May the Lord continue to comfort you and give you peace.
    The blog reminds us of Pastor David and his passion for people and the gospel.
    Piebe & Maryke DeJong

  10. Ron and Reynold, thanks for sharing your early memories of your father. I could not help but laugh and smile as his character, determination and fatherly love were once again revealed to us by your personal experience. It was clear how difficult it was during palliative care for you and your father, however Our Lords strength clearly provided comfort and strength to see you all through. Praise God!

  11. my prayers are with all your families thank you Ron for broadcasting the celebration to honour your dad , and also Norma Jean. Thank you Ron, and Ann for continuing
    our blog
    Lianne Hogg

  12. Praying for your family as you lay your fathers body to rest! Thank you for continuing this blog and letting us in on the Celebration service. I watched the whole thing, and had many tears and laughter too! I too will miss David Mainse!
    Today I’m also looking forward to greeting those that I don’t know yet, and I will come across many! We need to continue to be the light for Jesus among strangers!
    Have a blessed day folks! ❤️????

    Your sister in Christ
    Linda L. Price

  13. Again saying Thank you, Ron and Ann. Have received so much encouragement from the ministry of Huntley St. Thankful for David and Norma Jean.

  14. Yes, a safe journey as you travel taking your Dad’s body to his final resting place. Praise God he in heaven rejoicing I believe in His Lord!

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