Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lesotho Update

Dear Praying Friends,
  • 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!
  •  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:


  •  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.


  •  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!