Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Outreach at Ha Ntsabane

A few years ago Miss Thato's life was dramatically transformed by the Gospel.  When Jesus came into her heart, her despair was changed to hope, and hatred was replaced by love for other lost people.  Since her conversion she has been begging Pastor Kali to come to her home village of Ha Ntsabane and preach the Gospel to her family and neighbors.  We had no idea, but she was also saving money to pay for the expenses of a weekend evangelistic campaign.
Miss Thato (right) with Rev. and Mrs. Kali Nthabi
Last weekend Thato's deep desire to see her family come to know Jesus came true.  With the money she had saved and a little assistance from Hope International Missions, we pitched a tent in her village and preached the Gospel.  Many people came forward to pray when we invited them to surrender their lives to the Lord, and we also had opportunity to pray with a number of people who were suffering from demonic oppression and other problems.  As you look at the pictures, please pray for the dear people of this village some of whom heard the Gospel for the first time.
Miss Thato's home where we pitched the tent
The services were well-attended.  Rev. Tsikane Pheko (far right)
was the special speaker Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
The money Miss Thato saved was enough that everyone
who attended the services could have a nutritious meal after
the services.   Here are some of the older ladies of the village
helping with food preparation.
Pastor Mahlomola preached Saturday morning.
"We are building up the temple!" The children
enjoyed the services that Miss Mastefen held for them.
I made a special friend!
Thato's grandfather and mother were overjoyed by the
change they have seen in her life.  
Please pray for the people of Ha Ntsabane!

The village of Ha Ntsabane is between Teyateyaneng and Mapoteng.  It is not yet recognized on Google Maps, but if you click on this link you can see where I have added it.  If you zoom out a little or move the map around, you will see that there are many villages within walking distance.

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.