Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Students of the Week at Hope Christian Academy

Valera Motovilov made these balloon animals for the "Students of the Week" at Hope International Missions' academy in Ladybrand.  It is a monkey climbing a palm tree.  The teachers look for a given character trait in their students throughout the week, and award those who exhibit or improve in that trait at chapel on Friday.

Oh, blog, how I have neglected thee!

We'll, it's been a LONG time since I put anything on our blog!  Let me get started with a picture of Mr. Caleb Gault

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Awakening at Ha Ratau

Just a few minutes ago, Pastor Kali Nthabi knocked at our door to share what God is doing in the village of Ha Ratau.
We live at Matukeng (red oval).  Ha Ratau is on the other side of the Qeme Plateau (blue oval).
Some time ago a family in this village requested prayer for their grown son who is demon possessed.  Most of the time this man cannot speak.  This week Pastor Kali arranged to hold a service at their home.  He expected at most a dozen people for a cottage prayer meeting.  God had other plans!

This village is deeply oppressed by witchcraft and demon possession.  Many people in the village have lost their minds or have other problems that are clearly the result of demonic forces.  The lady of the house went to the village chief to inform him that she was expecting a pastor to visit and hold a prayer meeting at her home.  When the chief heard this, he asked her to tell the pastor not to just hold a cottage prayer meeting, but instead pitch a tent and hold services for everyone.  He told the lady that the village is in dire straits, and they desperately need God to deliver them.  The lady invited many people to come to her house this afternoon for a prayer meeting. 

When Pastor Kali and his team got to the village, people started gathering.  Before long the house was full, so they moved the service outside.  Dozens of people gathered in the yard to listen to singing, testimonies, and a Gospel message.  At the end of the message many responded to the "altar call" to seek the Lord.  The demon-possessed man was also seeking God, and at the end of the service he was no longer mute.  Praise the Lord for delivering him, but he needs to keep seeking the Lord until he is really saved!  Please pray for him and many others who need help in this village!

This is an exciting time to be a missionary in Lesotho!  We see God working in a powerful way so many places.  Sometimes it seems that the Spirit is moving out ahead of us and we have to run to keep up with what God wants us to do.  Please pray as we train and mentor people to fill the many opportunities God is providing!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Prayer and Praise Update

Dear Praying Friends,
Thank you so much for your faithful prayers even when we don't send out regular updates!  Between adopting Caleb and hosting a TLC team, our lives have been very busy and very happy.  God has blessed us richly!
  • There has been a very special time of revival at Hobhouse, South Africa over the last several months.  New people have been coming to church, people have been getting saved every Sunday, and Christians have been growing deeper.  I also believe some of the leaders in the church have gotten sanctified.
  • The TLC team helped us with a successful 3-day VBS/children's ministry campaign in the village of Malimong.  More than eighty children attended, and some parents and grandparents also enjoyed the services. 
  • God miraculously provided running water for us while the TLC team has been here!  We are grateful for this providence from our loving Father!
  • The thing that motivated me to write this prayer and praise update is the unstable political situation in Lesotho.  We have written about this on our blog here, here, and here if you are interested in the details.  Back in February South Africa helped to negotiate elections, but this didn't really deal with the root cause of the instability.  Things are getting worse lately with several high profile people being assassinated.  We are quite troubled by the direction things are going, and fear that there could be wide-spread violence unless the Lord intervenes.  Would you PLEASE pray for peace in Lesotho and a true resolution to the problems that have caused violence in Lesotho both now and in the past.
  • Pray for the TLC team as they begin their journey back to America tomorrow. 
Thank you so much!
Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, Kristell, and Caleb Gault
Hope International Missions