Thursday, October 30, 2014

Update on the Political Situation in Lesotho

Dear Praying Friends,

Thank you so much for your prayers during the recent political turmoil in Lesotho.  God has answered!  At least for the short term there is peace and the government seems to be function normally again.  South Africa and other Southern Africa countries have assisted Lesotho with law enforcement and observers who will be in the country at least until elections in February next year.

The people of Lesotho are so grateful for a peaceful resolution!  Thank you for your prayers!  Please continue praying for peace!


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Children's Services at Ha Setho

We are blessed to be hosting Angela Thornton from Penn View Bible Institute for her missions internship.  Our main ministry activity this week was a three-day VBS in the village of Ha Setho.
We held the services outside the little
stone church building.  
Angela did a tremendous job of planning and telling
stories.  People from the Ha Setho, Matukeng and
Ha Motheho congregations also helped by leading
the services, doing the music, registration, and
crowd control.
The children enjoyed learning some English songs.
At total of 122 children attended the services.
Many prayed to give their hearts to the Lord.
One of the things Angela and her helpers emphasized was the importance of telling other people the Good News of the Gospel.  They encouraged each child to tell their their parents what they had learned and to bring a friend to the next service.  One little boy (maybe four or five years old) told his father what he learned.  The last day his daddy came with him to the service and asked for spiritual help afterwards.  Pastor Liau and I (Glenn) had a sacred time of prayer with this man as he gave his heart to the Lord after the service.  

Please pray for Rev. Liau as he
leads the Ha Setho congregation.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Replacing My Library

Mr. Grant (director of Hope International Missions) brought a suitcase with some books to begin replacing my library.  Thank you SO MUCH to each person who has given to make this possible, and especially to Robert Booth and Benjamin McDowell who are coordinating this project!  If you would like to get involved, you can learn more by going to this link.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Malachite Sunbird

The last few days there has been a beautiful malachite sunbird hanging around Matukeng.  This is the mating season, and the males are really flashy.
It is drinking nectar from the aloe flowers.
This picture is blurry, but you can see the long, curved bill.
If you click the pictures, they will enlarge.

Update on Lesotho

Thank you so much for your prayers for our protection and peace in Lesotho.  The political situation is still unresolved, and there is a lot of tension.  We thank the Lord that there hasn't been more violence.  Please do continue to pray!

If you are interested, the following articles give two opposing views of the situation.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/SA-police-help-hunt-Lesotho-coup-plotter-20140907

http://lestimes.com/dc-sends-chilling-warning