Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Launch of TEE program in Lesotho

This past weekend was an important one for us members of the Lesotho TEE Programme Committee.  We officially launched the programme here in Lesotho! The committee has spent many years working towards this point, and we are so excited to have reached this important milestone.

What is TEE?
Rev. Joseph Mpakanyane
TEE stands for Theological Education by Extension.  It is a programme that takes Bible School right into peoples' homes if they cannot attend a regular Bible School or seminary.
How does it work?
The TEE books
The foundation of the programme is the TEE books that are being translated and published in Sesotho.  These are workbooks that are like a teacher talking to you and asking you questions.  You write the answers to the questions right in the book.  Each book is divided into 10 weeks and students are to study five days a week.  At the end of each week, students are to come together in small groups to discuss what they are learning.  The Lesotho TEE Programme Committee will also meet with these groups several times a year to check on their progress and administer tests.
What topics are covered?
Some of the participants.
People from at least twelve churches attended

Their are 23 books which cover the whole Bible and also teach ministry skills.  Just to list a few, there are four books on the Old Testament, two books on the Life of Christ, a pastoral ministries book entitled Molisa le Mosebetsi oa Hae and a book on evangelism. 
How can I learn more about this programme?

Rev. Saltiel (right) was the keynote speaker. 
You can use the "Contact Us" link on the side bar of our blog to e-mail your questions to us.  You may also contact Rev. Joseph Mpakanyane, the chairman of the committee, by phone.  His number is +266 2231 5527.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Our House at Matukeng

Recently someone asked us for some pictures of where we live.  Here's a few:

It's hard to get a good picture of the house during the summer time when there are leaves on the big oak tree.   
In spite of a dry year, Steph's flowers did pretty well.
This is the view out the kitchen window.

We live at a clinic.  Our house is the reddish-brown roof in the background on the right.

Here are some of the ladies who came to the clinic.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,

Fall greetings from Lesotho.  Just outside our window is an ash tree with golden yellow leaves.  It is usually the first tree here to turn and loose its leaves.  It has been a dry summer, so the corn harvest (the staple food in Lesotho) is not going to be good.  We are praying for a rich spiritual harvest, though!


  • I (Glenn) have recently been challenged in the area of personal evangelism through a class I've been taking.  I have tried to pass on what I am learning at the different churches where I preach.  Yesterday I was encouraged when two people testified to having witnessed to people during the week!  Praise the Lord for what He is doing!
  • Two new men have visited the church at Matukeng recently!  One of them seems quite open to salvation because God recently delivered his family from terrible demon oppression.
  • Bro. Makalo, the man who was burned in a car accident a few weeks ago, is healing well.  He is walking without a cane now.


  • We want to especially ask you to join us in praying for the youth of the churches in Lesotho.  Several have fallen spiritually lately.  We see others who are struggling.  Please pray a lot for them!
  • We are still in urgent need of staff for the school in Ladybrand, South Africa.  Pray for a first grade teacher, especially.
  • Please pray that God would send forth laborers into the fields.  Join us in praying for a missionary who can train pastors and plant churches in South Africa.
  • Pastor Kali is working to train two lay pastors for the congregation at Ha Mokhachane.  Please pray that God will give wisdom to all concerned and raise up committed men for this ministry!

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.  Jeremiah 33:3

Thank you for praying!

Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, and Kristell Gault

Hope International Missions

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Our Weekend--Feb. 25 & 26

 On February 25, around 80 children from the different congregations came together for a day.  They all had something in common--they have lost one or both parents.  The church here and HIM worked together to plan this special time for orphans to have time with other orphans, their Sunday School teachers, and pastors (including Glenn).  Rachel Cutler, HIM missionary working in Lesotho with child evangelism, helped organize this important event along with other nationals.  The children played games, heard Bible stories, had a special meal, and felt loved and important.

One of the games was a relay--they had to find their shoes in the pile and put them on before running back to tag the next person.
The older children answering questions

Younger children having fun singing

 Then on the 26th, the girls and I went with Glenn to HaMokhachane, a church up in the mountains.  It was nice to be together as a family, since usually the girls and I are here at Matukeng on Sundays.  It was also very encouraging to see how God is working at this church.  Please pray that God will supply a pastor for this congregation.

The small tin church was full
Ladies' choir

Some of the children

Getting to know some of the children