Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Your Tax Dollars At Work

Matukeng Health Centre, the clinic where we live is in the process of being renovated.  

Originally, the plan was to reuse some of the existing buildings and walls and just re-roof and renovate everything inside.  As the work progressed, inspectors decided that none of the existing buildings were up to standard, so they should all be torn down.  The work is being paid for by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a foreign aid agency sponsored by the USA. 

The building on the left with the roof is being used as office and storage space.  It will eventually be torn down, too.  The three brick buildings are for TB patients, mothers who are waiting to give birth, etc.

This view is from our old driveway.  The gate has been closed off with razor wire now, so we have to drive through the edge of our neighbor's corn field to get to our house.  We think eventually a road will be opened again from the clinic side, but no one knows for sure.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,
I'm trying to get back on schedule of sending out these Lesotho Updates. Since not much time has passed since the last one, this one will be short. We want you to know that we feel your prayers and appreciate every one of you!
  • Rev. Kali Nthabi reported a very good service yesterday at Ha Motheho. It was the last cultural celebration of the wedding that took place there back in September, so a lot of village people came. Two people got saved!
  • Please continue praying for Mr. Grant's upcoming visit to Africa and especially the pastors' retreat next weekend.
  • Remember Hope Christian Academy as you pray. The end-of-the-year program is the first Thursday of December. Please also pray for staff!
  • Keep praying for revival!

Thank you so much!

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, and Kristell Gault
Hope International Missions

Monday, November 19, 2012

Trip to America

We spent a wonderful month in October/November with our families in America.  The main reason for this visit was Joe and Fernanda's wedding, but we were also able to spend time with my (Glenn's) family.  Here are a few pictures.
Stephanie's youngest brother, Joe, married Fernanda Rodriguez in Lewsiburg, PA.

We spent a few days in Louisiana with my brother.  Daddy, Mama, and Joy also came down from Colorado.  We spent a couple nights in a cabin on the Gulf of Mexico.

Kaitlyn and Kristell helped Grandpa Stratton celebrate his birthday in Kansas.

Roasting hot dogs and marshmallows around a campfire with Steve, Tracy, and their family.

Playing "pirates" at Jeff and Shari's.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,

Your prayer support is such a great encouragment to us!  Here is an update that will help you pray and praise more effectively.


  •     God has been blessing the ministry of the two interns (Rosie and Rebekah) from Allegheny Wesleyan College.  Join us in praising the Lord for them and the work they are doing.  Please also pray for them as they will be returning to America in a little over a week and heading immediately into a busy college schedule!
  •     In the last Lesotho Update, we asked for you to pray for some of the students at the school in Ladybrand who were experiencing spiritual oppression.  We praise God for answering these prayers!  The one boy who was especially suffering reported being able to sleep fine now.  He reported to his teacher that he sings the Christian songs she taught him whenever he is afraid or feels that demons are attacking him, and the evil spirits go away.  He is six or seven years old, I believe.
  •     Praise the Lord that Stephanie was able to renew her driver's license!  Because of changes in immigration laws, she could not use the online facility.  We also tried getting a license for her in Lesotho, but between corruption and red tape, it seemed like an almost impossible process.  We praise the Lord that she was able to renew through snail-mail and the license was not stolen in route to our post box!


  •     With Rebekah and Rosie's help, the congregation at Ha Motheho is holding a three-day VBS which started today (Monday).  Please pray that lives will be changed there!
  •     We would like to ask for special prayer for the staff at the school in Ladybrand.  They are carrying a heavy burden and need an extra special touch from God.
  •     Rev. Pheko's wife's brother was murdered and the funeral is to be this Saturday.  Please pray much for this family, especially the orphans who have been left behind.
  •     Please pray that the Lord would send forth laborers into the whitened harvest fields of Africa!


  •     We will be attending Stephanie's brother Joe's wedding in October.  We are really looking forward to being with family and friends for about a month.  Though we are not planning deputation services, we hope to see at least a few of you!

The following verse has been a blessing to me recently:
"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." Jer. 29:13 NKJV

Thanks for your prayers!

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, and Kristell Gault

Hope International Missions

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bible Trip Report 2

For any one who is interested, click below for a more detailed report of the Bible Distribution Trip.
2012 Bible Trip.pdf

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,
We are so very grateful for your faithful prayer support while I was in Zambia, and Stephanie and the girls stayed here at home.  Click here for a short report of the trip.
  • The Bible distribution trip to Zambia went very well.  During the two weeks we were in Chipata, Zamiba, we sold 4000 Bibles.  We also praise God for protection on the road and that we experienced no mechanical problems!  
  • While I was in Zambia, Stephanie and the ladies here at Matukeng held a VBS.  It was very well attended--some days 120 children showed up.  We believe that the Gospel is gradually penetrating some families starting with the children.  
  • Praise the Lord for supplying some part-time staff for Hope Christian Academy.  Joreth van der Merwe (daugther of Johan and Hessie van der Merwe, HIM missionaries in South Africa) joined the staff as a part-time monitor.  
  • Please continue to pray for qualified, full-time staff for the academy.  Also pray for the current staff.  They are carrying a heavy load.
  • Please pray for the students at Hope Christian Academy.  Some of them are experiencing spiritual oppression.  Pray that they and their familes will be born again!  Praise God that some of the children are seeking the Lord.
  • We are hosting two interns from Allegheny Wesleyan College--Rebekah Taylor and Rosalie Martin.  Please pray for them as they further their studies towards a missions degree.  Also pray that lives will be changed through their ministry here!
"I have seen, at different times, the smoke of a thousand villages - Villages whose people are without Christ, without God, and without hope in the world." --Robert Moffat, Pioneer missionary in South Africa
H.I.M.Thank you for praying!
Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, and Kristell Gault

Hope International Missions

Bibles for the Nations Report

On the 13th of July, I (Glenn) left for Zambia with Jon Stratton, Rev. Kali Nthabi, and Rev. Thabang Khasipe.  We picked up Rosalie Martin and Rebekah Taylor at the airport in Johannesburg.  They are missionary interns from Allegheny Wesleyan College in OH.  They will be spending six weeks with us.  In this picture we are crossing the Zambezi River by pontoon boat at Kazungula on the border between Botswana and Zimbabwe.
After four LONG days of driving, we arrived in Chipata, Zambia (red circle) right near the border of Malawi.   For a bigger map of Zambia, click here.  We joined Pieter and Hester Marais (HIM missionaries) there to sell Chichewa and English Bibles.  There was also another team from Ladybrand, South Africa there helping part of the time.

While we were in Chipata, we sold around 4000 Bibles at about $6 each.  This price was considered fair and affordable by the local people.  Some of us staffed make-shift stands from the back of our vehicles.  Others walked through the markets and busy streets selling Bibles from a backpack.  The response to our work was very positive.  The need for Bibles and solid Bible teaching in this area is very great as many Muslims are moving into the area. 

One Sunday I was invited to preach at Glorious Hope Baptist Church.  We felt very welcome and people listened attentively as I spoke about true faith.

On the way back, some of the team visited Victoria Falls near Livingstone, Zambia.  The level of the Zambezi was quite low, so it was not as spectacular as during the flood season.  Just the same, it is awe-inspiring, and the lower water level makes for less mist so that one can actually see better. 

Fishermen crossing the Zambezi in mokoros (dugout canoes.)
On the way back home through Botswana, we saw two female lions crossing the highway.  What an unexpected treat!
 We want to express our thankfulness to everyone who contributed towards this trip.  Traveling 4000 miles through four different countries is fairly expensive.  Even though we are safely back, you are still welcome to contribute towards these expenses if God should lay it on your heart.  If you want to contribute by writing a check, the information is here.  If you prefer to give online, click here.  At the bottom of the page, select H.I.M for the organization and type Gault Support for the designation.  Click the Paypal button, and you will be taken to a secure site where you can contribute either with your credit card or your Paypal account. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Adventures in Cape Town

Recently we attended our fellow missionary Jeremy Howard's wedding in Cape Town and also took a few days of vacation to see the scenery and history of that part of South Africa.  Here are a few pictures:

The wedding was beautiful!
Dawn in the Karoo (a semi desert area between Lesotho and Cape Town).

The bitter aloes were in full bloom through the Karoo.  They are very pretty in this arid landscape!

Table Mountain

Simon's Town is a little harbor village built on the side of a mountain.  It is the third oldest European settlement in South Africa.  Many of the buildings date back into the 1700's.

Because of the steep mountain side that Simon's Town is built on, many of the houses do not have road access.  You park your car and climb the steps!

African Pinguins

Boulder Beach was beautiful!

We climbed up to the lighthouse at Cape Point.

In 1911 a new lighthouse was built lower down on the cliff because this one was up in the clouds during storms. 
The view down 800+ foot cliffs from the lighthouse to the ocean was breathtaking!

Katilyn enjoyed building this sand castle with Uncle Jon's help.

Kristell enjoyed playing in the sand, too.

One day we drove to Stellenbosch.  This is the Dutch Reformed Church there. 

A canon outside the old powder magazine fortress at Stellenbosch

Dawn at Cape Agulhus, the southern-most point in Africa.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lesotho Update

 Dear Praying Friends,

Please join us in praising God for the answers to prayer below.  These are very encouraging to us!  Thank you for your faithfulness in bringing these requests to God!


  • We are so grateful to the Lord for complete deliverance from the enemy oppression our team was experiencing!  Thank you so much to everyone who prayed for us during this difficult time!
  • Praise the Lord for giving Lesotho the first peaceful, democratic transition of political power in history!  All except one of the other parties in the country joined a coalition to put the former ruling party out of power.  The man who has been prime minister for 15 years gracefully stepped down, and his party is participating in the new government as the opposition party instead of the ruling party even though they received many more votes than any of the other parties.  If you have any knowledge of African politics, you will see that this is clearly God at work!


  • Please pray much for the Marais'.  They are in the Western Province of Zambia distributing Bibles among the Lozi people.  The flood waters on the Zambezi river still have not receded, so they had to travel an extra 750 miles to get to these areas where Bibles are needed!
  • Please continue to pray much for the school in Ladybrand, South Africa.  We are still in need of teachers!
  • The congregation at Matukeng has been getting involved in servant evangelism.  People from the church have been volunteering their time to our neighbors to help them harvest their corn (by hand of course).  They have had some excellent opportunities to witness as they work.  Please pray that people will get saved!
  • As you pray, remember that faith is not a feeling.  It is built on the foundation of knowing God.  Our faith will be in proportion to how intimately we know God.  

May the Lord bless you!

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, & Kristell Gault

Hope International Missions

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bibles For Africa

Yesterday I received a text message from Uncle Piet and Aunt Hester Marais.  They are in Katima Molilu, Namibia waiting for the rest of the shipment of Bibles they are expecting.  As soon as it arrives, they are planning to cross into Zamiba to distribute Lozi Bibles.

Use these pictures to help you pray:

Please pray for the availability of Bibles.  Several languages are out of print or unavailable for other reasons.  Particularly pray for Bemba Bibles!
Please pray for the timely shipment of Bibles.  We particularly need prayer with regards to Tonga Bibles for the Central Province of Zambia!
Pray that God would protect our vehicles and keep them running reliably!
Please pray for safety on the road!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Prayer and Praise Update

Dear Praying Friends,

We are so grateful for your continued prayer support!  Join us in praising God for the answers He has given, and please do continue to intercede for the needs below.


  • Thank you so much for the many people who have prayed for us as the HIM Africa missionaries have been coming face to face with the powers of darkness and witchcraft.  We praise God for giving partial victory.  The best I know how to describe the situation is that individual battles have been won, but the war is not over yet.
  • The elections in Lesotho went peacefully.  Final results will not be available until Wednesday, but the day of voting (Saturday) was calm.  This is a clear answer to prayer!


  • Please continue to pray for us missionaries.
  • Also pray for continued peace in Lesotho.  Final results aren't known yet, but it is already clear that no party can win enough votes to set up a government alone.  A coalition will be necessary for the first time in the history of the country.  There is still a risk of violence as this coalition is agreed upon. Please pray!
  • Please pray for me (Glenn) as I have a very heavy schedule at the moment.  Pray that God will give me wisdom to prioritize and stay strong spiritually!

"I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." --Jesus Christ

 May the Lord bless you!

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn and Kristell Gault
Hope International Missions

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,

Thank you so much for your prayers.  We really, really appreciate them.  Here is a little update so that you can pray more effectively:
  • The spiritual battle that we mentioned last night is still very intense, but we are seeing God working.  Please praise Him as you pray!
  • Don't forget to praise God that Mrs. Majola is out of the hospital.  That she is alive is a clear miracle! 
  • In spite of missed flights, etc., God gave Philip, Amrie, and Antonie Geise a safe trip to America. 
  • We ask for your continued fervent intercession as we battle against the power of spiritual darkness.  We are beginning to see some progress, but the battle is not over.
  • Please pray for the general elections in Lesotho this weekend.  There has already been several incidents of violence and people have been killed.  We covet your prayers for peace.  The situation is tense and could easily become very dangerous for both citizens and foreigners. 
  • Continue to pray for the Philip Geises as they acclimate to life in America. 
  • Remember the Marais' as they continue with the Bible work in Zimbabwe. 
Thank you so much for supporting us with your prayers!

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, and Kristell Gault
Hope International Missions

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Prayer Support Needed

Dear Praying Friends,
We are in the middle of a severe spiritual battle.  We cannot share details at the moment, but if we did, it would send shivers down your spine.  Would you please intercede for us and the rest of the HIM Africa missionary team. 

On a positive note, God has answered our prayers and Rev. Majola's wife is home from the hospital and doing much better.  Thank you so much for your many prayers for her.  It is a miracle that she is alive!

"Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it."  Colossians 2:15 NKJV

We serve an awesome God!

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, and Kristell Gault
Hope International Missions

Saturday, May 12, 2012

'Tis the Season...

...to eat citrus!  As the winter months begin, huge truck-loads of oranges come from the tropical areas of South Africa to Lesotho.  At the height of the season, one can by a bag of 40 oranges for less than $2.  Yesterday we bought a bag of oranges at the grocery store.  The name on the bag was Cara Cara.  We just assumed it was a farm name or company name.  When we cut the first orange we got a surprise!  The peel is orange like an orange but the inside is reddish like a grapefruit.  Fortunately (for me who doesn't care for grapefruit) they taste sweet like oranges.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Lesotho Update

Dear praying friends,
Please join us in praising God for these answers to prayer and pray for the needs:
  • Uncle Piet and Aunt Hester Marais were able to cross the border into Zimbabwe without any problems.  They had a thousand Shona Bibles, food aid, camping gear, etc.  Please continue to pray for them as they begin this year's Bible distribution ministry.  From Zimbabwe they will be traveling to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, and then on to Zambia.
  • Kaitlyn had a really nasty tonsillitis, but God really touched her.  Praise the Lord.
  • Please continue to pray for Mrs. Mats'oanelo Majola.  She is still in the hospital and very sick.  When Glenn visited her on Wednesday, it seemed that she really is not improving. 
  • Philip and Amrie Geise will be returning to the US next week for much needed rest and for Philip to continue his education.  Without some kind of an education degree, he cannot legally continue as the principle of the academy in Ladybrand.  Please pray for safe travel for them and that God will help them reorient to life in America.
  • Please do pray again for staff for the academy!
  • Pray for the Chinese Radio broadcast in Lesotho. 
  • As you pray for the Marais', please pray for the "Bibles 4 the Nations" project as a whole.  This project which HIM spearheads will be distributing around 10,000 Bibles again this year.  Please pray for the availability of Bibles and finance and personnel to distribute them.  In many countries the Bible Societies are not able to effectively supply Bibles at a price people can afford.  Ask God to provide a solution to this difficult problem!  
Jesus promised "I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Thank you,

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, & Kristell Gault
Hope International Missions

Bibles For Africa

I few years ago I (Glenn) met this pastor in the Central Province of Zambia.  Though we hardly knew each others names, he invited me to preach at the church he was planting on Sunday morning.  Before the service, he shared his testimony with me.

He had gotten saved at an evangelistic crusade when he was just a youth.  Back home in his village, there was only one man who owned a Bible.   This new convert would borrow that Bible Friday nights and read all night or until his candle burned out.  By dawn Saturday morning he would return the Bible in time for its owner to have his morning devotions.  He followed the Lord faithfully until years later he was able to buy a Bible of his own in the Tonga language. 
Now do you understand why
these men are smiling?

This, sadly, is a common problem for Christians in Africa.  Bibles are expensive and often completely unavailable in the heart language of many.  Cults and heresy are common because people can't "search the Scriptures daily" as the Bereans did in Acts 17.

For many years now, Hope International Missions has been distributing Bibles in the rural parts of Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Angola, and Zimbabwe.  Just this week, Pieter and Hester Marais left for Zimbabwe with one thousand Shona Bibles.  After distributing these Bibles, they plan to travel on to work in northern Namibia and the Wester Province of Zambia.  Teams from South Africa will be joining them to help.  I am also planning to take a team to join them around the middle of July to assist with distributing Tonga Bibles in the Central Province of Zambia.

There are many challenges to this ministry.  Please get involved through prayer.  Also keep an eye on our blog.  Over the next few days we will share some specific prayer requests and a way that you can get involved.
"The night is coming when no one can work."  --Jesus