Monday, March 20, 2017

Mauersnek

Sunday a week ago I visited the Motovilovs at Mauersnek.  They have a thriving after-school children's ministry in this village, and recently started inviting the children (and their parents) to a Sunday morning service.  I was so excited and pleased to see the good progress they are making with these children.  Please pray that the children will really get saved and also start bringing their parents.  Also, please pray for someone to continue this ministry while the Motovilovs do deputation later this year!

Getting the "wiggles" out before the service starts--Musical Chairs
Learning English hymns
Listening carefully as Valera teaches the Bible lesson

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Newsletter

Dear friends,

You can read our most recent newsletter by going to this link.  http://www.gsgault.com/Newsletter_Archive/2017_02Feb2.pdf

The focus of this newsletter is HIM's humanitarian ministries in Lesotho.  Did you know that churches still provide 40% of the healthcare in the country of Lesotho?  Read how Hope International Missions plays a part in this.

Sincerely,
Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, Kristell, & Caleb Gault

Monday, January 16, 2017

Prayer and Praise Update


Please join us in interceding for these needs!  We are depending on you!
  • Please pray earnestly for HIM missionaries and pastors as they attempt to resolve some legal issues in the country of Lesotho this week. Also, praise the Lord for the way He has been moving and working already in this situation.
  • Yesterday in the Sunday service at Ha Ntsabane a lady reported a miraculous healing from asthma attacks as a result of prayer. Praise the Lord!
  • HIM missionary Johan van der Merwe reports that the Lord is continuing to move on the Hobhouse congregation. Praise the Lord for those who are getting saved and growing spiritually. Please pray for the sanctification of these believers!
  • Please continue to pray for preparations for the Bible Distribution trips later this year. Pray that Bibles will be printed on time. Pray that the Lord will provide the necessary money for these Bibles. Pray for willing volunteers to help with the work. Pray for the Marais’ physical health and strength.
  • The Motovilovs report good attendance at their children’s classes in Mauersnek after the holidays. Praise the Lord for the lives that are being touched! Pray that the Lord will provide someone to continue this ministry when they go on furlough later this year.
  • Pray for a young couple whose marriage is on the brink of break-up. Especially pray against the evil influence of a relative intent on destroying this new family.
  • Pray for a young mother and her infant who are being tormented by scorpions and other demonic-related forces. Especially pray that the mother will give her heart to Jesus who is able to protect the family from all the power of Satan.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Christmas Conference

This year Hope International Missions' churches in Lesotho held their annual Christmas conference out in one of the other districts instead of here in Maseru.  Because of the expense of transportation, often only two or three people from these outlying congregations can make it to a conference, so we decided to take the conference nearer to them at least once a year.  We went to the Ha Mokhachane congregation in the Berea District.



The practical needs of holding a conference far away were challenging.  I wish we would have taken a picture of the van and trailer!  A tent, benches, mattresses, cooking stove, big catering pots, as well as people's personal bed rolls--it was quite a load.  And with a load like that, there was no way we made the journey in the 1:53 minutes that Google suggests it might take!

The Ha Mokhachane congregations normally meetings in this tin church.
'Mrs Mathabang, the lay pastor of this congregation, graciously welcomed the pastors, several of their wives, and our family into her home.  Other church people welcomed guests into their homes, too.  Altogether around forty-five people came in from different congregations including a few from South Africa.

Mrs. Mathabang and Stephanie


The services were blessed by God's presence.  The Holy Spirit was present to deal with hearts, and there were several seekers.  We also enjoyed the different choirs and good Christian fellowship.  I especially enjoyed Rev. Liau Rampitsana's message on what Christians can learn from the hare, the rabbit, the jackal (like a coyote), the rock rabbit, the springbok, and the eagle!  Even though it was a hot afternoon service, I don't believe anyone was sleeping while he preached!  His sense of humor made it easier to except some painful truths from God's Word.

Rev. Liau Rampitsana 
The ladies did most of the cooking over open fires in black cast iron pots.  (I think they cooked the rice on the stove we took.)  For breakfast we had unsweetened donuts (called makoenya), homemade bread, and tea.  The suppers were "papa" (cornmeal mush), chicken, and cooked greens.  Christmas Sunday lunch was rice, chicken, and two kinds of salad.  


The ladies wanted to know if Stephanie could cook papa over the fire.
Christmas Dinner
The scenery from this village is spectacular.  It is just a few miles from high mountains in the central part of Lesotho.  The every changing shadows, mists, and storms made a majestic backdrop for worship.




Our children made some new friends.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Our Christmas Greetings

Dear family and friends,

During this very special season, we look back across the months of 2016 and remember how blessed we are to have Jesus as our Savior and Friend. We are grateful for every answer to prayer, His bountiful supply of our daily needs, and the eternal hope that He has given us! We are also very thankful for family and friends!

At the Indian Ocean
This has been an extra special year since we have had a steady flow of visitors to our home. In April my (Glenn’s) parents and two of their friends visited. We especially enjoyed a trip to the Indian Ocean with them. In June a dream came true! My brother Wesley and his family spent three weeks with us! We have also hosted interns, leaders from Hope International Missions, and a few other visitors who came for a day or two. In November we hosted Benjamin McDowell (HIM’s PR Director) and an Engage Media Team for two weeks. They came especially to take pictures and video of what God is doing through Hope International Missions in Southern Africa. We are eagerly anticipating the results of this gifted team which will begin airing in March 2017. It has been a busy, productive, and happy year!

The Gault Cousins
On the ministry front, I was asked to become the HIM Africa director beginning in April. This has and is bringing changes to our lives. My focus is to gradually shift from daily ministry in Lesotho to leading HIM’s expansion into other African countries. As with most changes, there is a sense of anticipation of new horizons, new challenges, and new victories to be won mingled with a tinge of sadness as we let go of roles that have become comfortable and fulfilling. We are looking forward to the exciting new opportunities!
A pastors' retreat with President Grant as speaker

Stephanie’s children’s ministry has grown this year. She has especially been focusing on a handful of adolescent girls trying to help them to become true disciples of Christ. Please pray that she can really win them to Christ and help them become strong believers at this crucial juncture in their lives. Homeschooling the girls also keeps her very busy.
(Thanks Josh & Lucas for the great family pix!)

Our two-year-old man, Caleb, is growing in a variety of ways. We certainly realize how different little boys are from little girls! He still has his tender moments when he wants to snuggle, but he also thrives on rough play and loves anything with an engine!

Kristell is seven and in the second grade. This year God blessed her with the opportunity to take violin lessons. She has made a LOT of progress, and we hope she will always enjoy making music.

Kaitlyn, who turned eleven last month, has really matured. She is a big help around the house. Besides sixth grade, piano lessons and music theory keep her busy.


As missionaries in Lesotho, Christmas always involves a conference! Normally the conference is not far away, and we can “break away” at least one day for some family time. This year is quite different, though! Our church leaders decided that this year the conference should focus on some of our congregations that are too far away to travel to Maseru. So in a couple of hours our family is heading to a mountain village for the weekend. The temperature is in the 90’s and very dry, so any thoughts of a white Christmas will either be in our dreams or another dust storm! I’m also sure that turkey and dressing aren’t on the menu, either! Family time will be nil this weekend, so the children are eagerly looking forward to celebrating our family Christmas on Monday.

We would certainly appreciate your prayers as we celebrate Jesus’ birth in a rural village! I am to preach tonight, and am looking forward to bringing a message of Immanuel, God With Us!

Thank you so much for your faithful prayer and financial support. We deeply appreciate your commitment and love!