Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,
Thank you so much for your prayers through some very busy times.  I think the focus of our lives for the last week or two has been to get the ACE school in Ladybrand up and running.  It has been a team effort by all the missionaries, so it was really exciting to see it start Monday of this week.

  • Hope Christian Academy started on Monday this week with 13 students.  Though the devil fought at every corner, God answered prayer in surprising ways, and Satan was defeated once again!
  • Help us praise the Lord for several recent new converts at Matukeng and Ha Motheho.  One young man has been attending the Bible Studies off and on for a year or two.  He always came wrapped in a blanket that covered most of his face.  During the first week of this new year, he came to Nt. Kali and told him we wanted to get saved.  He seems to be really serious, and is bringing several other boys to the Tuesday evening youth services.  We also are seeing some of the harvest from seeds the were planted well over a year ago when Nt. Kali pitched a tent at Ha Teko.  Two ladies who have been away in South Africa for more than a year returned home and are attending the church regularly.  They got saved in October during the tent meeting.
  • The clinic is going to be evaluated by the government next month to see if we qualify to continue receive subsidy from them.  Please pray that God will give us wisdom as we prepare for these important meetings.
  • In spite of recent victories, Satan hasn't given up in defeat.  As missionaries we have sensed a dark sense of oppression, and there seems to be problems from almost every direction.  Pray for our protection--physical, spiritual, and emotional.  Also pray that Satan will be defeated.
  • Please pray for the pastors in Lesotho.  Pray for protection, unity, health, and spiritual depth.  Pray especially for Nt. Pheko.  He has been under a lot of stress over the last month, and ended up seeing a doctor because he wasn't feeling well.  It seems that the main problem was stress and a lack of rest.
  • In preparation for the clinic evaluation, Glenn has been busy finishing up the counseling addition.  Yesterday he hung two doors and installed two sinks.  The solar electric still has to be hooked up, but the work is almost done.  He has also had to oversee several changes to the plumbing and move several sinks in the older part of the clinic to comply with the government standards. 

May God bless you as you pray for these needs!  Don't forget to praise God for the important victories, too!

In His Service,
Glenn, Stephanie, and Kaitlyn Gault
Hope International Missions

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