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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Instability in Lesotho


Dear Praying Friends,

I am writing to ask for your continued prayers for Lesotho and our family.  In our previous post, we mentioned that there was an attempted coup in the country.  The army shut down radio stations, attacked several police stations, and also the Prime Minister's residence.  Fortunately, the Prime Minister was warned of the attack shortly before it happened and fled to South Africa.  As far as we know he is still in South Africa, and the army appears to be in control of the country.  During the day the situation seems peaceful but tense.   Last night (Monday night) power was shut down throughout the city of Maseru, and gunshots were heard again a place or two.  Perhaps one of the greatest danger is that the police are not on duty.  This leaves criminals at liberty to do what they want.

Please pray for peace in Lesotho.  This political rivalry between the Army and the Police has gone on for many years.  Pray that God will bring it to an end, and that both sides will seek the good of the nation, not personal agendas.  Also please pray for our safety.  Many organizations are evacuating their American/ex patriate staff.  Pray that God will direct us clearly if we also need to leave.

If you would like to read more about the situation, this article is quite informative.

Thanks!