Friday, May 19, 2017

Springtime in the Rockies

Kaitlyn, Kristell, and I (Glenn) flew to America for a short family visit beginning Tuesday this week.  We'll be attending my sister's wedding, and making a trip to Kansas to spend a week with Stephanie's parents.  As you can see from the picture below, Colorado has given us a lovely spring welcome!  At the moment winter in Lesotho is warmer than spring in Colorado, but the snow is absolutely beautiful!

We had a seven hour layover in Frankfurt, Germany, so we took the subway into the city and spent a couple hours looking around there.  We especially enjoyed seeing this tower that was built more than 600 years ago!

Thank you so much for your prayers and your financial support!  We are deeply humbled by your generosity that made it possible for Kaitlyn, Kristell, and I to be a part of Joy's wedding!  May God bless each of you!

Kaitlyn liked this giant rubber ducky.

Kristell is smarter for having sat beside
Einstein in the airport 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Caleb's Immigration Application

Yesterday we filed our petition for Caleb to become a U.S. citizen.  The Department of Homeland Security made an exception for us, and we were able to file through the U.S. Embassy in Maseru rather than the very long process of mailing it to a lock box in America.  The consular officer who processed the application said if my police background check comes through clear, she believes our file will be in order and Caleb will get a visa.  She will be sending the file to the Embassy in Johannesburg for a final decision once those results are in.  Once Johannesburg has the file, we understand it will still take 3-6 months.  We have no idea why it should take that long, but governments are pretty much the same the world over!

Thank you so much to all the people who have helped us get our file ready.  A few names immediately come to my mind:

  • Bryan and Anita Geurink from Beautiful Gate.  Thank you for sharing the information you had on immigration.  It was a big help to point us in the right direction on what to include in Caleb's file!  
  • Ms. Masealimo from the Ministry of Social Development. From start to finish, we have been very impressed with the way Ms. Ntebo and Ms. Masealimo and the Ministry of Social Development handled our adoption.  Special thanks to Ms. Masealimo for getting a letter written and signed for us when your department was VERY busy hosting an international workshop!  The adoption (which involved the Government of Lesotho) was DEFINITELY easier than the immigration phase which involved the U.S. Government!  
  • Ms. Malefa from Small World Adoption Agency  Thank you so much for getting information for us and staying in touch even though you had no obligation to help us!  We're impressed!
  • Everyone who has and is praying for us!  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Two Years with Caleb Ts'epo

Can it be?  Already two years?  Only two years?  Thank you God for giving us Caleb Ts'epo.  He's a VERY special part of our family!  And perhaps the most special part of two years with Caleb is that we can apply for his immigrant visa now.  Please pray that everything will go quickly so he can go meet the rest of the family in America!
This boy loves anything that moves!  Trucks, tractors, bulldozers...
His Oupa Piet would say he's a "petrol head like his daddy!"

Fixing his motorcycle.  Good thing he has a sister to jack it up for him!
We celebrated the day with pizza!
Photo credit: Engage Media Team, November 2016

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Class of 2016

The graduation ceremony for the Covenant Bible College Class of 2016 was held as part of our annual Easter Conference.  Only four graduates managed to complete the four-year course!  We are very proud of their hard work and perseverance!  Join us in praying that they will be fruitful in God's Kingdom work.

Class of 2016
L to R:  Prof. Kali Nthabi, Pastor Ntutsoe Namane, Miss Lintle Maseka,
Mr. Ts'eliso Qhobosheane, Pastor Manti Matmane, and Prof. Glenn Gault 
Rev. Manti Matamane was the valedictorian.  He is HIM's
pastor at Mazenod.
After the service everyone was invited to enjoy a meal.
Samp (hominy), pumpkin, beets, pork, chicken and another salad
were on the menu.
The service was well attended.
Many people sat outside the tent on the ground.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Answer to Prayer

A clear answer to prayer!  The transformer was replaced today--
Good Friday!