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!