Monday, October 1, 2007

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,
It seems like there is so much to praise God for--and so much to pray about, too.  Thanks for remembering these requests as you pray!

  • The rainy season has finally started!  We had a snow storm back in June that helped a little, but we haven't had significant rain since January or February.  Many people have said it was the driest year that they could remember.  As a result, there has been a lot of hunger and malnutrition in Lesotho.  Lots of people had already slaughtered their cows because the rivers were completely dray.  We are SO grateful for the moisture!
  • Yesterday I was invited to preach at a graduation party or feast of a young man who got saved in the Ha Hlalele church.  He no longer attends our church, but his pastor and I divided the time.  The Holy Spirit really moved on the people of the village, and many came forward to pray when the other pastor made an invitation.  I had the privilege of praying for the pastor of the local Catholic church and 'Me Remi's husband.  To my knowledge it is the first time he has sought the Lord.  Please pray that these men will really get saved!  They are notorious drunkards, and their salvation would completely change the village!
  • Please pray for Stephanie and her family.  Her Grandma Stratton passed away Saturday in New York.  As far as we know, the funeral is Tuesday.
  • Please pray for Stephanie as she helps out at Hope Christian Academy.  The last term of the school year started today.  Often this is a difficult term in any school.  Please pray much for all the students, staff, and parents.  At the last board meeting, the teachers gave good reports of how several students have found spiritual help, but Satan is fighting hard.
  • Wednesday this week we will be pitching a tent in a new area.  God has called Bro. Chele, a young man who is attending our weekend Bible School, to go back to his home village and start a church.  Please pray a lot for him!
  • Thursday is the annual youth conference. 
  • We got our tickets to come home for deputation last week.  I will be leaving the 12th of November to attend a mission convention and meetings at Hobe Sound.  Stephanie will come on the 5th of December after the academy closes.  She will fly directly to Kansas.  After the mission convention I plan to do some deputation services as I travel to meet Stephanie and Kaitlyn in Kansas.  If you are interested in having us for a service, or know someone who is, please contact us!  We have to schedule all our own services this time, and it is quite a challenge!

May God bless you all!

Glenn, Stephanie, & Kaitlyn
Hope International Missions

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Hi there from an old friend. I enjoy looking at your blog and the pictures of your little girl. She is sweet!! It is so neat to read news from around the world. Keep encouraged and God bless!
Dawn & Todd Stinebrickner