Monday, March 18, 2013

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,
It's beginning to seem like Fall in Lesotho--fluttering leaves, cool nights, and sunny days!  Join us in praising the Lord for spiritual harvest!

  • The church at Ha Motheho welcomed fifteen new converts into their fellowship yesterday.  This new people will continue discipleship classes until they are ready for baptism.  We also held weekend tent meetings at Matukeng (where we live) and Ha Teko (the village next to us).  Two ladies have gotten saved and have joined the church here.  There have also been new children attending.
  • Since we came to Lesotho I (Glenn) have been working with a committee that is translating a curriculum for Bible School students into Sesotho.  All but one of the books have been translated, but we have only been able to publish about half of them.  Recently we received a donation from AIM International (Formerly African Inland Mission) that will enable us to publish two more books!  Praise the Lord!
  • To follow up that praise, please join us in praying for sufficient finances to publish the rest of this important curriculum!
  • In one of the churches here in Lesotho, there is a lady going through an extremely difficult spiritual test.  Her husband is threatening to divorce her, supposedly because she is saved.  (We happen to know enough about the situation that this is not the real reason.)  Would you please join us in praying for this lady.  The situation is so intense that she and her children are in physcial danger.  Pray that God would protect them and keep them through this test.  Also intercede for the salvation of the husband.  
  • Please pray for our annual Easter Conference which will be from Good Friday through Easter Sunday.  Pray that God would send a great revival to His Church.  We really need a fresh touch from His hand.  A part of this conference will be a graduation service for the Bible School.  Their will be visitors from outside the church.  Pray that God will touch their hearts!
  • Continue praying for the clinic renovation!

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

Clinic Renovation

 Here are a few pictures from the clinic renovation work.  We would really like to ask for your special prayers for this project.  There has been a lot of problems, corruption, and poor management, and at one point it looked like we could be left with no clinic buildings at all.  We thank the Lord for intervening, and things are moving along again.  The buildings in these pictures are all "support buildings."  They have not started building the actual clinic yet.  Please keep praying!

Here the builders are taking down the scaffold from around one the the nurses' houses.  Two hours after I took this pictures, they had the roof on.  
The small buildings in the foreground are for "waiting mothers," TB patients, etc.  

This picture is taking from the other side of the clinic property from where the first two pictures were taken.  The clinic building will be between this foundations and the little house at the left of the picture.  I think they are planning to double the floor space from what we used to have.  
This is the house that was built on the foundation in the last picture.  The masons finished laying the brick and I suppose they will put the roof on this week.

Three Months Later

It's been a very busy three months, and our blog has been sadly neglected!  Here's a little update to give you some idea of the things we have been doing.

For me (Glenn), the main thing has been trying to get my masters' degree finished up.  Today I start the next to the last class.  I've really enjoyed all the classes, but it has been a challenge to fit everything into an already fairly busy schedule.  Besides studying and other ministries, I'm still helping the Lesotho Theological Education by Extension committee to translate and publish a curriculum in Sesotho for pastors and lay people.  We are using this curriculum in our Bibles Schools both in Lesotho and South Africa.

The Lesotho TEE Committee

Last weekend Steph helped with a workshop for Sunday School teachers and people involved in children's ministry here in Lesotho.  She presented a session on "Building God's Kingdom through Children's Ministry."  The workshop went well, and I think those who attended were encouraged and edified.

The Sunday School Teachers' Workshop

Kaitlyn is doing well in second grade.  She's a quick learner, so that makes things go fairly well.  She loves to read and play with her friends.  Kristell has started preschool--colors, shapes, folding, coloring, etc.  The last few weeks she has been learning letters and sounds.  She is SO excited when she sees a letter she knows on a sign as we are driving!  On Friday's Steph usually tries to do extra-curricular activities like music, cooking, etc.  As you can see, the girls enjoy that a lot!

Thank you so much for your prayers and giving!  We could not be here without your support!  May the Lord bless you!