Friday, June 13, 2008

News from Lesotho

Hello to all our friends and family!
I think it's been a while since you heard from us and it will probably
be a few weeks before you hear from us again! On June 17, we have a TLC
team coming until July 7 so I'm not sure how much time we'll have to

Glenn has been very busy getting ready for the team. The toilet and
sink needed to be put into the apartment. The walls needed to be
painted too. We have decided to invest in a solar water heater so that
needed to put up and plumbed. I've been rearranging things in our house
to accommodate 10 people. (Yes, the house will be very full. I don't
think anyone will have to sleep in the bathtub though!)

Yesterday (Thursday) we went to Bloem to do some shopping before the
team comes. We spent the night with Aunt Hester and Uncle Piet. It was
nice to visit with them. Now we are in Ladybrand for some shopping.
Glenn needed a chest X-ray for our residence permits so he got that
today. We will also pick up some mattresses and maybe blankets to use
for the team.

Please continue to pray about our residence permits. Glenn may try on
Wednesday to get them. In the meantime our passports are getting full of
stamps. I joke that we'll have to add more pages before we even get our
permits, but it's not that far from reality either! We also have heard
that we can no longer get 6-month border passes on the South African
side unless we pay almost R500 per person every 6 months (about $75?).
If we don't get them, we'll have to stand in a line every time we go in
and out of South Africa. About two weeks ago, we stood in a line for 2
hours to get to Manyatseng where Glenn was supposed to preach. We
didn't get there till 12pm which is when the preacher starts preaching.
I guess once we have Lesotho permits we'll see what the truth is about
the South African side.

Some of you maybe heard that Kaitlyn's been sick again. She is doing
quite a bit better but still only eating soft foods. (She had strep
throat and a lot of mouth sores so that she wouldn't eat or drink.) So
far Glenn and I are doing alright.

Please remember us and the team in the next 3 weeks. They are very
excited about visiting South Africa/Lesotho and we're very excited to
have them with us. They will be doing some outreaches in Lesotho, a
VBS, some manual projects, and some sightseeing. Pray that God will use
them in a special way while they are with us.

Trusting you all will have a wonderful weekend. May God bless you for
your prayers and love!


Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,

We are so grateful for your prayers!  We have been quite busy lately, and haven't done well at communicating, but it has been a time when we needed your prayers especially.  Thank you for being faithful!

  • Kaitlyn was very sick last weekend, but with the help of antibiotics she is much better today.  Today is the first day she asked for food and really ate it since a week ago!
  • One of our last prayer requests was that you would pray for God's direction in choosing a new executive committee for the church in Lesotho.  We clearly felt God's help in the annual meeting, and a very capable committee was chosen.  As missionaries, we are looking forward to working with them for the next two years.
  • We are looking forward to hosting a TLC team beginning Tuesday next week.  Please pray that this team will be a blessing to us and Lesotho, and that we will be a blessing to them. 
  • Keep praying for our residence permits.  Today I got the necessary x-rays and medical clearance. 
  • Please pray for outreaches and a VBS that the TLC team will be helping us with.  Also Pastor Tsikane Pheko is holding a tent meeting in a village near his church.  Pray that people will get saved!
  • Soon after the TLC team leaves I (Glenn) will be headed to Zambia for our annual Bible distribution trip.  Pray that the Bibles will be available at the right time, and that we will be able to get them into the hands of people who are "hungering and thirsting for righteousness."
Thank you!

Glenn, Stephanie, & Kaitlyn Gault
Hope International Missions

Monday, June 2, 2008

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,

Sorry that we haven't done well at communication lately. Things are
really going full speed here at the moment.

Please pray that we will be able to get our residence permits for
Lesotho. Because of African politics and bureaucracy we are having to
completely reapply even though we've lived here almost 8 years.

Thanks for your prayers!

Glenn, Stephanie, & Kaitlyn Gault
Hope International Missions