Friday, December 30, 2011

Gaults in Lesotho Newsletter

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Knowing Jesus

I found this quote from Oswald Chambers in a book that I'm reading for my masters degree.
"Beware of anything that competes with loyalty to Jesus Christ...The greatest competitor of devotion to Jesus is service to Him...We count as service what we do in the way of Christian work; Jesus Christ calls service what we are to Him, not what we do for Him." 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pastors' Retreat 2011

The weekend of the 14th to the 16th of October we held a wonderful Pastors' Retreat at Franshoek Lodge near Ficksburg, South Africa.  (Thank you so much, Oom Andrew, for making this retreat possible!)
Almost all of the pastors that HIM works with in South Africa and Lesotho were able to attend. 

Dr. Randall McElwain from Hobe Sound Bible College was the special speaker.  He presented powerful, clear lectures on "Holiness in the Bible."
Franshoek is in a beautiful mountain valley.

There was plenty of good food, thanks to the capable staff at the lodge.

All the pastors and we missionaries learned a lot and grew closer to God during this special weekend.  Thank you so much to each person who contributed towards this project.  If you want to contribute towards next year's retreat, click here.  Make the memo or description of your contribution "Africa Pastors Training."

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Mission Vehicle

Recently Hope International Missions was able to purchase this vehicle for our use in Lesotho thanks to a generous donation from a from kind person in Colorado.  In the past we hauled visitors and TLC teams in the back of our pickup trucks.  This vehicle will make it so much safer and more comfortable!  We are so grateful!

For those interested in technical things, it is a Toyota HiAce with a 3.0l turbo diesel engine.  It seats eight people, but the law in Lesotho allows us to add an extra seat to carry up to 10 passengers without a special license.  Please pray that it will provide reliable transportation for ten years like the Isuzu pickup it replaced!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Vacation 2011

After a very busy six months back in Lesotho, God has given us an opportunity to get away for some rest and family time.  We are in a pretty area just outside of Bethlehem, South Africa.

One night we made smores!

 Kaitlyn enjoyed crossing this little gully on a fallen tree.  She needed a helping hand, though.

 Kristell loved the corn on the cob we grilled!

Kaitlyn loves to read.  Kristell will listen for a few minutes, but her attention span is pretty short.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ladies' Conference

 The Ladies' Conference in Lesotho was the last weekend of July.  There were around 35 ladies on Saturday  and close to 50 on Sunday.  The services were very good. 

Ntate Molise preached Sunday morning.  As you can see, the church was decorated beautifully for the conference.  

Ladies from a mission in South Africa singing a special song.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kristell's 2nd Birthday!

Kristell turned 2 on July 27.  The following day we had her cake with the other missionaries in Ladybrand, South Africa.
She is very fascinated with horses and cows right now so she really liked the cake.

She tried over and over to blow out her candles, but didn't succeed.  I'm going to try to put a little video on the blog sometime soon.
When we all started singing to her, she dissolved into tears.  It was hilarious!

One of the gifts we gave her was this little Sotho broom. She really enjoys using it.

The previous day, Kristell's birthday, we were in Johannesberg after taking two interns back to the airport.  We took the girls to the zoo for a special treat. I think these are nyala, but I'm not sure.


Peering down to see the polar bear.  The zoo had a very nice selection of animals.

Loving the animals.  As you can see, the weather was beautiful in the afternoon.

I tried to get a picture of Kristell hiding from the monkeys, but I was too late.  I'm not sure why she's afraid of monkeys! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TLC team in June 2011

Yes, we have neglected our blog recently.  We had guests in our home from the last week of March through the last week of July!  Needless to say, life was a bit busy!  I think we already put pictures of the Mission Helps team and their work.  Here are some pictures of the time with the TLC team to start with.  We will try to post pictures on the blog more frequently (no promises!).

Here is Karrie Cruey, posing in her new Basotho hat!

Josh Glick, as well as Karrie, Jeremy Hopkins and Diane Wood, cleaning out the fire pit.  The team helped with several practical projects, including painting, making church benches, and pouring a porch for Rachel's house.

Kayti Shaw painting the security doors on Rachel's house.

Josh and Jeremy painting bench legs.

Mary Cruz finishing the porch.

One of their ministries was to sing and give their testimonies at church services.  They were a blessing wherever they went!

The last week the team was with us, they participated in a VBS held in the village of HaMotheho.  This was the first time to have a VBS in this village.  The team helped by telling the stories (Kristel Glick above), teaching Bible verses, and teaching English choruses to the children.

Jeremy and Josh doing an object lesson.

The children loved the attention (from Diane and Kayti)!

They also loved the prizes for coming every service and learning verses.    This girl chose a coffee mug.

On the last day all the children got a Scripture plaque, snack, and candy, even if they didn't get any other prizes.

This girl proudly showed me everything she received.

Ausi Mastefan and 'Me Manthabi prepared traditional Basotho food 
for the team to try.

Thabiso and Kaitlyn enjoyed the meal very much.  Kaitlyn is very proficient
in eating with her fingers!

Both Kristell and Kaitlyn enjoyed the team, although it took Kristell longer to warm up to everyone.  Here Kristell is with Josh and Kristel.

We enjoyed our time with the team.  They were such a blessing to us!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mary Had a Little Lamb

I'm taking a theology class through Liberty University right now.  I've really enjoyed studying the incarnation.  Normally I'm not into poetry, but I really liked this little poem so thought I would share it.

Mary had the little Lamb, who lived before His birth;
Self-existent Son of God, from Heaven He came to Earth.
Micah 5:2

Mary had the little Lamb; see Him in yonder stall --
Virgin-born Son of God, to save man from the Fall.
Isaiah 7:14

Mary had the little Lamb, obedient Son of God;
Everywhere the Father led, His feet were sure to trod.
John 6:38

Mary had the little Lamb, crucified on the tree
The rejected Son of God, He died to set men free.
1 Peter 1:18

Mary had the little Lamb -- men placed Him in the grave,
Thinking they were done with Him; to death He was no slave!
Matthew 28:6

Mary had the little Lamb, ascended now is He;
All work on Earth is ended, our Advocate to be.
Hebrews 4:14-16

Mary had the little Lame -- mystery to behold!
From the Lamb of Calvary, a Lion will unfold.
Revelation 5: 5,6

When the Day Star comes again, of this be very sure:
It won't be Lamb-like silence, but with the Lion's roar.
Psalm 2:12 Revelation 19:11-16

Marv & Marbeth Rosenthal - Copies of this poem may be used without written permission from the authors.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Our New Floor!

We have needed to put a new floor in for a long time.  The cement under the original tile was rotten, and the tiles would break and come off.  We checked several options, but finally decided the best way to fix it was to remove the old tiles, spread a bonding liquid on the rotten cement, and put in ceramic tile.  Here Glenn and Kaitlyn are chipping off the old tile--Kaitlyn was a hard worker!

Preparing the old cement for the new tile. Our neighbors helped us--they were a huge help because it was a very big job.

Daddy laying the tile.

Here you can see the new floor.  Glenn is cleaning the grout off.  I think it only took 4 days from beginning to end.  We really thank Daddy and Mama for all their hard work to make this happen!

Rachel's House--Almost Finished

Daddy painted the bedroom and living room/kitchen walls a light brown.

Rachel chose Kiwi Burst green for the bathroom paint. 

Daddy did a really nice job on the pantry.
After my parents left, I've been doing some of the final finishing-up work.  Rachel got a nice set of second-hand cabinets that we customized to fit the kitchen.
I've also been working on getting her solar system set up.  The panel and batteries are installed, but I still have to finish the wiring for the lights and a few outlets.  Saturday I put up mini blinds and curtain rods, so she should be able to move in sometime this week.