Thursday, August 17, 2017

Special Prayer Request

Dear Praying Friends,

We would like to ask for your special prayers as we go to Johannesburg next week for Caleb's visa.  The medical exam will be on Monday and the actual visa interview will be at the embassy on Thursday.  We don't know how long it will be before we actually receive the visa.

Prayer points:

  • Pray for wisdom as we gather and fill out all the forms and necessary paperwork.  
  • Pray for our protection as we travel and stay in Johannesburg.  Parts of this huge city are dangerous.
  • Pray for clear communication and understanding between us and embassy officials, especially regarding whether we are exempt from filling out one form.  
  • Pray that the visa will come quickly.  From what we understand, the embassy will keep his passport until a decision has been made.  The passport will be returned by a courier service.  Until we get his passport back we can't go home to Lesotho.
  • Praise the Lord that we have successfully gotten this far in a long journey!  God has helped us with many steps already!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Mistaken Identity

Has anyone every thought you were somebody else?  It happened to me just last week.

On my way to church last Sunday, I saw an elderly gentleman who volunteers at our clinic walking to church with his grandson.  I gave them a lift the rest of the way to the church they were going to.  As we drove I tried to start a conversation with the five-year-old.  He smiled broadly, but never said a word, even when they got out.  After I left them, the boy asked his grandpa, "Where's Jesus going now that he left us here?"

edit:  There may be a cultural aspect to this post that wasn't clearly explained.  Several people seemed to have misunderstood!  The reason the boy mistook me for Jesus was because of my white skin and brown beard.  That's the way Jesus is normally portrayed in the images at his church.  😊

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lesotho Update

Dear praying friends,

Please join us in prayer and praise!

Praise:


  • Last week while Stephanie was cooking supper, the valve that controls one of the burners on our propane stove came apart and large volume of propane was blowing out into the inside of the stove.  Other burners were lit when this happened!  It just "happened" that I came into the kitchen as the valve came apart.  I raced outside to close the propane tank while Stephanie hurried the kids out of the kitchen.  We clearly felt God's providential protection over us and our home.  There would have almost surely been an explosion within seconds if it weren't for God's intervention!  We are so thankful!
  • Join the van der Merwes (HIM missionaries in South Africa) in praising the Lord  for an unusually good harvest on their family farm this year.  The depend on this to live and support their ministry.

Prayer:


  • The Motovilov's are in America and have begun their deputation.  Please pray that the Lord would supply their financial needs!
  • Pray for the Marais' as they sell Bibles in Zambia.  The work is not easy and their health is not good.  Also pray that each Bible would bear fruit!

If you haven't seen any of the Engage Africa videos, here's a link to the first one.  It starts out with Rev. Kali's testimony.  If you are needing ideas for a missionary service, this Engage program is excellent!  For more information, you can go to the website.  There is an email address near the bottom of the page if you would like more information.  

Sincerely,

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, Kristell, & Caleb Gault
Director, HIM Africa

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Engage Africa


Have you heard of our mission organization's Engage program?  It is a well thought out program about your church and the Great Commission.  Each month you can receive a professional quality video featuring an aspect of Hope International Missions' work around the world.  You will also receive bulletin inserts, a leaders guide and other material to help you make a meaningful missionary service.

Right now the featured region is Africa.  I am really impressed with the footage Lucas Wilson and Joshua Powell got in the short time they were here last year--traditional dancing, some unusual clips of African traditional religion, testimonies from dedicated Christians, drone footage of the Qeme Plateau, and much more!. I would encourage you to watch the first video then go here to find out more about the program.  If you like what you see, please make a donation on that page to help out with the production of these videos.  Even small gifts make a big difference!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Furlough Plans

Many of you have been praying that we would get a visa for Caleb to come to America.  We don't have it yet, but we are definitely making progress!  Our interview appointment is scheduled for the 24th of August at the US Embassy in South Africa.  There are no guarantees, but we expect to be granted a visa soon after that.  Then we have to make a trip to America to actually get his citizenship.

By faith we are scheduling our furlough from October to some time in March.  Our family is spread from Florida and Louisiana to Pennsylvania and out to Colorado, so we'll be covering quite a bit of the country.  If you would like us to visit your church (or you personally,) we'd love to hear from you!