Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Greetings from the Gault Family



We would like to wish all our family, friends, and supporters a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year.


 Though 2013 was a very challenging year for our ministry, God has helped us, and by faith we foresee great things to come!  We are especially blessed by the wonderful revival God has sent at Matukeng and Ha Motheho.  Both of these congregations have approximately doubled in size this year.  We are also praising the Lord for His blessing in the Bible Schools and the Lesotho Theological Education by Extension project.

We are leaving Lesotho for America on the 22nd of January for six months.  We will be visiting our families and raising financial and prayer support.  Please pray for protection as we travel and that our family's financial needs will be met.    You can support us by clicking on the Donate button in the sidebar.

Kaitlyn turned eight in November and is about half way through third grade.  She loves to read and is very interested in horses.

Kristell, our 4 1/2 year old, is doing pre-K.  She is starting to speak a lot of Sesotho and is full of mischief!  

Both girls are excited about our trip to America and seeing their cousins.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Newsletter

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We hope you enjoy it.  Thank you so much for your prayers!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hope Christian Academy Year-end Program

This first video is the lower learning center.

The staff sang a song.

This is the play that the upper learning center wrote (with Jeremy Howard's help) and performed.  The audio isn't great, so I would encourage you to read the script before you watch it.  Click here for the script.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Your Tax Dollars At Work--Part 3

Here are a few pictures of the renovation of Matukeng Health Centre.  The work is moving along fairly well.  The contractor claims he will finish before they close for their long Christmas holiday on the 13th of December.  I seriously doubt they will reach this goal, but I do hope they will finish in January before we leave for deputation!

These two buildings are the clinic (left) and maternity (right).  These two buildings are the furthest from being finished.


Here is a picture of one of the staff houses.  Altogether there are five staff houses.  I think three of them are two-bedroom houses.  There is one small one-bedroom house and a large, three-bedroom house for the nurse clinician who manages the clinic.

The promise of good things to come!  The clinic is supposed to get electricity.  The other day I saw that the Lesotho Electric Company has delivered some electric poles along the road to our village!   For now, it may only be the clinic that gets electric, but I am sure our house and the rest of the village will get it soon once the poles and wires are in!


Here's visual proof that your tax dollars have been at work!

The building in the foreground is the church and clinic hall.  The maternity is the white building in the background on the left, and you can see a little bit of the clinic in the background on the right.

Drilling the well.
The water tanks.  It looks like we will have good water pressure!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Roof of Africa


This last Friday I took a day off and went to the Roof of Africa extreme enduro race.  This is perhaps the most difficult motorcycle enduro race in the world.  The riders go through the extreme terrain of Lesotho often under extreme weather conditions.  This year of 400+ riders that entered, only 62 finished the race!


Here's a couple videos and a picture.  Conditions got MUCH worse after I took these.  We got near 3.5 inches of rain during the weekend!



This is the last of the bronze class riders helping each other up a mountain.  The pictures really doesn't do justice to how steep it was.  The best of the "gold" riders just rode up.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,
Here is a quick prayer and praise update from Lesotho and South Africa:

Praise:
  • This past weekend a teenage boy from the village came to Nt. Kali to ask if he could join our 5:00am Sunday men's prayer meeting! Eight or ten years ago he attended Stephanie's Wednesday afternoon children's meetings. He has always had a tender heart, and about a year ago he seemed to get saved. He has been away finishing high school so we didn't know how serious he was about serving the Lord, especially in the boarding school where he had little spiritual support. He's finished with school now, and it seems like he has kept the faith. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!
  • Rev. Mlambo reports a good spirit in the church at Manyatseng, South Africa recently. It seems that people there are really seeking the Lord.
Prayer:
  •  Please pray for a special out pouring of the Spirit on the villages of Manyatseng and Mauersnek in Ladybrand, South Africa. We are trusting the Lord for a revival there.
  • We are not free to share details, but we need your prayers about several matters we are facing at the moment.
  • Please pray for staff for Hope Christian Academy in Ladybrand. Specifically pray that God will provide the necessary permits for a girl who has applied to work at the school if it is the Lord's will for her to come.
  • Please pray for Pastor Liau and his family. His father passed away and will be buried this Saturday.
  • Please keep praying for the renovation of Matukeng Health Centre. The work is nearing completion in spite of challenges which include the theft of material and tools. Please pray specifically that God would prevent further theft and dishonesty!
Thank you so much for your faithful intercession!
Blessings,
Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn and Kristell Gault
Hope International Missions

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,
Praise:
  • Bro. Pieter Marais is still gaining strength after his heart attack at the beginning of the month. Please keep praying for him.
  • In our last update we asked you to pray for a lady who has AIDS and is very sick. Since she has given her life to the Lord, her health has improved significantly. She is sitting outside in the sun sometimes and can even walk to the clinic again! Praise the Lord! Please continue to pray for her healing (if it is the Lord's will) and the salvation of her family.
  • The renovation at Matukeng Health Centre is progressing well. Thank you so much for praying! Please don't stop!
  • Praise the Lord for continued revival in Lesotho. Where I (Glenn) preached last Sunday, a young lady stayed after church to surrender her life to the Lord.
  • Praise the Lord for rain last Sunday and again last night.  It has been very dry the last two years to the point that springs are drying up and trees are dying.  We are praying that this drought is finally breaking!
Prayer:
  •  Two pastor friends in Lesotho have recently lost their fathers. Pray for Pastor Thaisi whose father was buried a week ago, and Pastor Liau, whose father passed away Wednesday this week. Also pray for their unsaved family members.
  • Pray for revival in the churches in South Africa. There are some encouraging things happening, but we long to see God really move
  • We are working on plans to do deputation in 2014. We'll let you know soon about dates. If you are interested in us visiting your church, please let us know by replying to this email.
As I think about the lady who is (or was) dying of AIDS I would like to remind you of these words from Luke 1:37
"For with God nothing will be impossible."

Let us pray in faith!
Thank you for your faithful intercession!

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

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Wesleyan Perspective on Finance

I found this article by John Wesley very convicting!  I would encourage you to read it prayerfully!  I wonder what kind of revival we would experience today if everyone who reads this article would follow Wesley's advice?!  How many fold would charitable giving increase?  How many new churches would be planted?  How many people would be saved from an eternity of horror in Hell?  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lesotho Update


Dear Praying Friends,

 Here is an update for prayer and praise:

Praise:

  •  After a very serious heart attack, Bro. Pieter Marais is home and recoverying. Thank you for praying! Please keep praying for healing of his damaged heart! The next four weeks are important. If you would like to contribute towards his medical expenses, please go to their page on the Hope International Missions website. 
  •  In the update I mentioned above, we had asked for prayer for a transfer of money from Zambia to the Bible Society in Namibia. After more than a month, it still had not gone through. Praise the Lord that it FINALLY cleared!
  •  We also asked you to pray for the step brother of a new convert. He was very seriously ill two weeks ago, but he is much better and out of the hospital now. Praise the Lord for sparing his life! Please keep praying for his conversion!
  •  Join us in praising the Lord for visitors and seekers at several congregations.

Prayer:

  •  Please pray for a dear lady who is suffering what seems to be the final stages of AIDS. She has found spiritual life through faith in Jesus' name, but her phsycial life is fading away in the midst of great pain. Pray for God's will to be done in regards to miraculous healing. Others in the family have been deeply impressed with her new-found faith in God, but have not given their lives to the Lord yet. Pray that God will glorify His name in this whole situation!
  •  Continue to pray for us during a time of ministry transition.
  •  Please continue to pray for Hope Christian Academy. We are asking God for a real "spiritual breakthrough" there. The spirit in the school is good, but we long to see children truly converted. Join us in praying for them! Also pray for the teachers!

"Bretheren, pray for us!" --Apostle Paul

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers!
Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, and Kristell Gault
Hope International Missions

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Snake Dance Illustration

Living and ministering in a different culture has lots of challenges, but there are rewards, too!  One of the things I enjoy in Lesotho is the sermon illustrations.  They often provide a quick glimpse into a life and culture that is very different from what most people experience in America.

Last Wednesday at our Bible Study at Matukeng, we were talking about the importance of every member of the congregation.  We were especially focusing on the importance of each person using their gifts and talents to minister to the rest of the body of Christ.
Kali Nthabi and his wife, Manthabi

To illustrate, Rev. Kali Nthabi shared an experience from his ministry.  One night at the end of a tent meeting service he invited anyone who was sick to come forward for special prayer.  A man came forwards from the crowd, and Pastor Kali went to him lay hands on him and pray for his healing.  He spoke quietly to the man to find out how to pray more specifically, then asked everyone to close their eyes while he prayed.  As all heads bowed in respect, and Nt. Kali placed his hands on the man's head to pray, out of the corner of his eye, he saw a snake slither under the side curtain into the tent right beside him.  Without missing a beat he began praying for the ailing gentleman while at the same time trampling the serpent to death with his feet.  No one else ever noticed anything amiss!

The point of the illustration?  Every part of the body is important and has it's own functions to carry out.  With his lips he prayed to God for healing.  With his hands he symbolically confered God's blessing on the sick man.  And perhaps most importantly, he killed the snake with his feet!  All these functions were very important to the growth of God's Kingdom.  As believers we must work together with this same unity of purpose and spirit!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Let the Little Children Come...

Please pray for these children who have been attending Sunday School regularly at Matukeng.  Several of them have been seeking the Lord and responding to His Word.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lesotho Update


Dear Praying Friends,
Please join us in praising the Lord and praying for these requests! We have a lot of urgent prayer needs, so I will start with those.

Prayer:

  •  Probably many of you have already heard, but on Tuesday Pieter Marais (HIM missionary involved in Bible distribution) had a serious heart attack. He had two stints put in, but his heart was damaged significantly. Please pray for a Divine healing touch. If you are interested in contributing to these medical expenses, please go to their page on the FEA Ministries website.
  •  Please continue to pray for the clinic renovation at Matukeng. Especially pray for good labor relations! You can read more details here.
  •  Please pray for us during a time of ministry transition. We need clear direction from the Lord!
  •  The final transfer of money to cover the Bibles we sold in Zambia back in July still has not cleared the bank. Would you please pray about this! Banking in Africa just isn't the same as banking in America. We need God to cut through the red tape, mismanagement, etc. to finish up this transaction. 
  •  The step brother of a recent convert at Matukeng is very seriously ill and in the hospital. This young man seems open to the Gospel but has not yet accepted Jesus as the Lord of his life. Pray for both physical and spiritual healing.
  •  Please pray for a drug addict who has recently gotten saved. Pray that God will deliver him completely from old habits and addictions. Praise the Lord that his wife gave her heart to the Lord Tuesday night!
  •  Several new converts are experiencing persecution and opposition to their new-found faith. Please pray that they will stand firm and that their faith will be strengthened.

Praise:

  •  We are all so thankful that Bro. Marais was not somewhere in the African bush far from medical care when this heart attack happened!
  •  Praise the Lord for revival! There was a first-time visitor at church on Sunday where I preached. 
  • We want to praise the Lord for all the people who support us so faithfully!

 Thank you so much for your faithful prayer support! We know that God is at work and we feel your prayers!

 Sincerely,

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

Friday, September 20, 2013

Your Tax Dollars at Work--Part 2

(Unless you follow our blog closely, you might want to read this post and this post first.)

It has been a long time since were reported on the progress of the clinic renovation at Matukeng.  The original contractor went bankrupt and is being liquidated.  For a while we were unsure whether our clinic would ever be rebuilt, but we praise the Lord that things are progressing again!  A new contractor from South Africa (Ruvacon) has taken over the project, and a lot has been done since they started work at the beginning of August.  We are especially happy that the exterior walls of the actual clinic buildings are almost complete now.  Tile is being laid in the support buildings and staff houses, and plumbers are busy hooking up pipes.  We gather that there are also plans to drill a well for water and to bring electricity to the clinic.  The new clinic will have more than double the floor space of the old one.  Also, some of the services that used to be rendered in the clinic will be moved to other buildings.  It will be a great blessing to not be so cramped on busy days!

There are still some challenges, though.  Would you please make these a matter of prayer?

  • Though we have addressed this problem three or four times during the course of the project, there is still no permanent access road for us to get to our house.  We are still using the edge of our neighbor's field.  Even though there is no physical difficulty in making a driveway from the clinic to our house, changing the plans seems to be a MAJOR obstacle.  (Remember, tax dollars at work = red tape!)  Please pray that a suitable arrangement can be made, perhaps with our neighbor to make the track through the edge of his field a permanent road.
  • Between a long drought and construction, our water situation is becoming increasingly difficult.  We don't have running water any more, and even the tank where we fetch water is running low.  The end of the dry season is near.  Please join us in praying for rain!  Also, pray that a dependable well will be drilled!
  • For many years, the government has been promising the people of Matukeng (the village where we live) that they will bring electricity out this way.  So far these promises have been empty.  In order to completely comply with the standards set by the government for our clinic, electricity is necessary.  Please pray that all will go well with plans to bring electricity the last few miles to the clinic and our village!
  • Labor relations seem to be a bit of an ongoing problem for this project.  Early on, corruption created a strong distrust between management and laborers, and the relationship is still suffering even under the new contractor.  Please pray that this project will not experience any more strikes or delays.

The brick building on the left is the size of the old clinic.  The foundation in the foreground is larger than the original building.  I think this may house the maternity and maybe some other services.  The walls of this extension are now almost complete.

If you are interested in knowing more about Millennium Challenge projects in Lesotho, you can check out these websites:

http://www.mca.org.ls/home/
http://www.undp.org.ls/millennium/default.php

Thank you for your prayers!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

When God Comes Down

A question that should be close to every evangelical pastor's heart is "What is the most effective method of evangelism?"  There are many answers--friendship evangelism, apologetics, contemporary Christian music, small groups, drama productions--and the list goes on!  While I heartily support active evangelism and effective methods for winning the lost, we dare not forget the priority of prayer and holy living.

Over the past few months, I have had the joy of experiencing this first hand in my life and in lives of Christian brothers and sisters in Lesotho.  We have been focusing on prayer and completely surrendering our lives to the Lord.  Secret sins have been confessed and brought into God's light.  Believers have been sanctified.  We have spent hours in prayer and fasting.  We have also been developing friendships with unsaved people and sharing the Gospel with our neighbors.

But the most important thing is that God has come down!  No earthly method could possibly account for what God has been doing.  People have been coming to church without being invited.  Sick people have been asking us to come and pray with them.  Demon possessed people have found deliverance through confession and belief in Christ.  Two Fridays ago there was an all-night prayer meeting for the young men in one of the churches.  It was not intended to be an "evangelistic event," but seven village shepherd boys showed up uninvited.  God moved on them in a powerful way, and all of them found themselves seeking the Lord before the sun rose the next morning.  At least three of them show signs of true conversion.  God came down!

We must seek effective methods.  We must realize that society is changing faster than any other time in history.  We must adapt.   We must get out of our stained glass sanctuaries and reach the lost.  But most of all, we need God's presence in our lives.  Have we made the mistake of disconnecting Pentecost and church growth?  Do we no longer recognize the relationship between continuing "with one accord in prayer and supplication" and the fullness of the Spirit?

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13 [NKJV]




Tuesday, September 3, 2013

To Zambia and Back--Camping

I apologize that it has taken me so long to get another post on our blog.  I guess there has been a lot going on!  In spite of the risk of posting "stale news" I thought you might like a few pictures of the camping aspect of Zambia.
Uncle Piet loaned us this big tent.  It had ample room for the four of us and our suitcases.  

Food preparation with limited cooking/kitchen facilities is always a challenge.  The ladies did a great job of feeding us delicious food, though! Little folding camp tables are a tremendous blessing!
The big trailer that Uncle Piet uses to transport Bibles has a little "kitchen" built into the back of it.  There are drawers for food and utensils, and a little two-burner stove that slides out.  Here Kaitlyn is making tea for everyone on a Sunday afternoon.
Aunt Hester is a master at cooking over charcoal fires.

My mother made yummy cornbread fritters.

Steph made fried okra one night.

We stayed a variety of places ranging from primitive to very comfortable.  Some places had hot showers.  Some did not.  Where we stayed near Katima Molilu, Namibia, the water for the shower was heated in this wood-fired hot water heater known as a "donkey" in Southern Africa.

We had lots of good fellowship in spite of conditions that are less than convenient.
When we were in the markets selling Bibles, we often just made a quick peanut butter and syrup sandwich for lunch.  For the  brave, however, there are many street vendors happy to satisfy your appetite with all kinds of delicacies.  I certainly wasn't brave enough to try the mouse jerky, but we all enjoyed the french fries topped with raw  cabbage, tomato, and onion from this stand.  

Friday, August 30, 2013

To Zambia and Back--A Report from Ralph and Eunice Gault

Selling Bibles in Zambia

Churk-churk-trlllll. A raucous bird call from the tree just over our tent roused me from sleep. I open one eye and notice a faint glow of early dawn on the walls of our tent. As I become more wide awake, the cacophony of many bird calls increases. Some are sweet, thrush-like notes, others more nearly resemble noises of road machinery. And there are very many songs---a new day on the banks of the great Zambezi River in Zambia. It was a privilege for my wife and me to travel to Zambia during parts of July and August 2013 to help the Bible distribution team of "Bibles 4 the Nations," a project pioneered and continued for sixteen years by HIM missionaries Pieter and Hester Marais.


Our flight arrived at Johannesburg rather early in the morning where Glenn and Stephanie Gault and their two little girls met us. By 9:00 A. M. we were on our way north through scenic South Africa where winter had given way sufficiently for peach orchards to begin to bloom.


We did a lot of traveling in Glenn's van with the small trailer following. Through South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia, and a return that included a little of Namibia also, a journey of 5550 kilometers, a distance equal to going from Vancouver, WA to Miami, FL! In the van rode four adults, two small happy travelers, snacks, water bottles, and about thirteen suitcases, satchels, tubs, and a well-equipped tool box. In the covered trailer there were two tents, six folding chairs or stools, a folding table, a cooking utensil box, and large food box, a container of emergency repair supplies, twenty liters of clean water, and eighty liters of extra diesel fuel---everything needed for a month in the "bush." Most of our traveling days began at earliest dawn and ended after nightfall where we set up camp, cooked, and ate by the light of LED headlamps. At the end of the fourth long day we arrived at Chipata in eastern Zambia where we met Marais and their three other team members.


We had English and Chewa/Nyanja Bibles to sell. (The nation of Zambia has twenty-seven major language groups and seventy-three dialects!) The Bibles are sold (not free) for two reasons: People place value on goods that cost them something, and, most importantly, the missionaries must pay for the Bibles with limited funds. The price charged for a Bible is roughly equal to $6.00. This is a price subsidized by your gifts. The same Bible purchased at an African bookstore would cost up to three times more.


We parked beside a busy main street in the city, set up our folding table, displayed our Bibles with a sign hand-lettered on the bottom of an empty Bible case reading "Bibles K30" (30 Kwachas of Zambian money). I counted 128 pedestrians and bicycles passing our stand in one period of ten minutes. Sometimes sales would lag for many minutes at a stretch; other times people would be lined up to see and buy a Bible. Team members manned two stands in different parts of the city while others took a backpack of Bibles and walked through the markets and streets. On our best day more than 600 Bibles sold and probably 400 more could have been sold if we had not run out of the two versions most in demand.


After we sold nearly all our stock at Chipata, we returned to Choma in southern Zambia where we again met Marais with a new shipment of more Bibles including Tonga Bibles, a language used around Choma.


Soon these Bibles, too, were sold out. Our teams moved to a camping place on the bank of the Zambezi River to await a shipment coming by truck from far away Cape Town. Before that shipment arrived we had to return to catch our flight back to United States. The rest of the team stayed on. On our return we spent half a day touring Victoria Falls. It easily deserves its rating as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. We also spent a full day at Chobe Game Park. Although not so well known, Chobe rivals Africa's most famed game parks. At Chobe and along the regular highways we saw enormous numbers of elephants, giraffes, Cape buffalo, impala, hippopotami, baboons, as well as many kudu, crocodiles, zebra, warthogs, waterbucks, steenbok, and even a few rare sables. Our camping places were visited by bush babies, mongooses, and vervet monkeys as well as numerous species of interesting or beautiful birds.


After thirty-one days of sleeping on the ground on sleeping pads and cooking with charcoal, we finally slept on a thing called a "bed." We count our expedition to Zambia as one of the greatest privileges of our lifetimes.


Please pray for Bibles and funds to continue this ongoing work, and that the Bibles distributed will bear heavenly fruit.

--Ralph and Eunice Gault

Friday, August 23, 2013

To Zambia and Back--Transportation



From the 11th of July until the 14th of August we were away from home helping to sell Bibles in Zambia.  Over the next week or so, I am planning to put several posts on our blog to tell you more about our trip.  Today I'm focusing on transportation--where we went, how we got there, and how Zambians get around. 




Please pray for Pieter and Hester Marais and their team as they are still in Zambia.  They were planning to travel from Choma to Livingstone today.

The van and trailer that took us and our things to Zambia

We traveled from Lesotho to Johannesburg where we spent the night.  Early the next morning we picked up my (Glenn's) parents at O.R. Tambo airport.  From there we traveled north to Grobler's Bridge and crossed into Botswana.  We spent the second night at Camp Itumela (a campground) in Palapye.  The third day we made it to Kasane, Botswana where we stayed at Thebe River Lodge.  (The owners of this lodge have been so kind to provide us with lovely camping facilities including showers, etc. at a very reasonable price for a number of years.)

Crossing into Zambia is quite a challenge.  First you have to take the ferry across the Zambezi river.  Then there is immigration, buying visas, customs, exchanging money, temporarily importing the vehicle and trailer into Zamiba, paying a ridiculous fee for "carbon tax", council levy, short-term vehicle insurance, etc, etc.  The process takes a couple hours even on a good day!  In spite of starting early, it was late morning before we got on the road to Lusaka.
Crossing the Zambezi on a ferry

We slept just outside of Lusaka that night on a farm that has a side business of providing camping and little cottages for travelers (or is the farm the side the business???).  From Lusaka, we traveled the long road east through the mountains and down into the tropical lowlands where Chipata is.

We pretty much followed the same route back home except for a detour west to the town of Katima Molilu, Namibia.  You can scroll around the Google map below to follow our route to Chipata.


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Now you know how we got to Chipata.  So how do people get around in Zambia?

Walking is the most common way of getting around
Zambia.  It is always amazing to see the
massive loads the ladies can carry on their heads!
As you can see in the following pictures, bicycles
are a very important way of getting around,
especially in the Eastern Province.


Yes, that's a goat!

For loads that are too heavy for a bike, these
homemade wheelbarrows are just right.  
I have seen more than 500lbs of cement
on one of these.  Imagine trying to balance that!
We saw a few ox and donkey carts.  
Donkey carts are more common in Botswana.
When it comes to transportation, things don't
always go right.  The results of a mishap can
be disastrous as you can see from this
billboard advertising insurance.  Is this why
Zambia requires all foreign vehicles to buy
short-term insurance???
We saw some horrific truck accidents along the way!

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support!  May the Lord bless you!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lesotho Update


Dear Praying Friends,

Here is a a little prayer and praise update.
Praise:
  • Our greatest praise is for the success of the Bible Trip.  Our family and my parents helped Pieter and Hester Marais and their team sell 5600 Bibles in the Eastern and Southern provinces of Zambia.  God was so faithful in protecting us, leading us to people who really needed Bibles, keeping our vehicle running, and everything else.  We also really enjoyed being with my folks!  Thank you, Lord!  Please continue to pray for the Marais' and their team.  After we had to leave to bring my parents back to the airport in South Africa, another shipment of English Bibles finally arrived.  These Bibles are in very short supply even though they are a required textbook for all school children.  Pray that the lives of young people will be changed by this greatest Textbook ever!  Stephanie and I would especially like to praise the Lord for supplying the financial needs of this very long journey.  We want to express our gratitude to each person who contributed.
  • Join us in praising the Lord for the wonderful revival that is going on in Lesotho at Matukeng and Ha Motheho.  More than twenty (maybe even thirty) people have gotten saved in these two congregations since the beginning of the year.  
  • Me Manthabi's younger brother Stephen was involved in a serious car accident last week.  Praise the Lord  that he was not more seriously injured.  He sustained a concussion but seems to be recovering well.  Other than that, he was only scratched and bruised.  
  • Pastor Bokang of Manyatseng, South Africa reports new people in the church there!
Prayer:
  • Please continue to pray for some very serious situations in the church in Lesotho.  Satan has come in like a flood to destroy.  Pray that his plans will be defeated.
  • Pastor Khobatha, one of the students in our Bible School, is in the hospital and very sick.  Please pray for God's healing touch!
  • Please join Rev. Mlambo in praying for revival at Mauersnek, South Africa.  
Sincerely,
Glenn, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, and Kristell Gault
Hope International Missions


Jesus Passed By

This morning in church at Matukeng, I noticed that Jesus passed by our village.  Drunkards have been made sober.  The demon possessed have been set free.  Husbands and wives are talking to one another again.  Drug abusers are no longer addicted.  Bitter, angry people have learned to forgive.  Children are responding to the message of total surrender to Christ.

Jesus has walked among us!  Lives have been changed!


This morning, we officially welcomed these nine people who have gotten saved in the past three months into our fellowship at Matukeng.  (Four others could not be present because they work or study far away.)  Please pray for these brand new believers.  Also pray for Rev. Kali and his wife (below) as they disciple them.


Back from Zambia

We are back in Lesotho after the Bible trip.  Thank you so much for your prayers!  God was so good to us.  Please continue to pray for Uncle Piet and Aunt Hester as they are still in Zambia.  They were finally able to get another 1500 Bibles.  They are selling these in Choma, Monze, Livingstone, and other towns in the Southern Province.  These Bibles are in great need because they are a required textbook in all schools.  Please pray that young people's lives will be changed by the Word!

I will try to put a report of the trip (or maybe more than one) here on our blog over the next few days.  Stay tuned!
"I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. (John 9:4 [NKJV])

Friday, August 2, 2013

Zambia

Thank you so much for praying for us as we have been ministering in Zambia.  Here are a few pictures:
We saw lots of elephants in Botswana on our way to Zambia.

Passing out tracts in Chipata

Selling Bibles.  So far we have sold around 5000.

Glenn preached at Pastor Samson's church.

Wynand and Andrea of Mama Rula's Lodge were so kind to us!