John 5:4-5, "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, and you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing."
Greetings to all our family, friends and prayer partners in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
The above scripture is constant reminder to us that we cannot do the work that our Lord has called us to here at Beautiful Gate Lesotho (BGL) in our own strength. We need to rely totally on Him for every aspect of this ministry and everything else that we're involved in!
It has been a busy year as far as receiving Outreach teams goes. We've had teams from USA, Belgium, England and Australia.
It was exciting to have 2 young men from the Oceans Ministry Team training several BGL staff members in motor vehicle servicing and maintenance. They also blessed BGL by donating a whole set of automotive tools and equipment for use in working on our vehicles. A huge thanks to Oceans Ministries and the 2 young motor mechanics.
We currently have 4 volunteers, Michele, our Operations Manager, and Tyler, our International Public Relations and Volunteer Coordinator, are both committed for the long term. Britney has been with us since early July and is serving in one of the Baby Houses and in Play Group. She leaves us in January. Jennie, who served with us for six months some time back has just arrived for another 6 month commitment. A South African couple, Kgotso and Lorraine have also just joined us and come to serve at BGL three times a week. We are so grateful for these folk who leave their homes and families to serve Jesus in missions! We pray that they'll be blessed as much as they bless us!
In our last newsletter we shared the following: Great and exciting news is that the Peka property is now ours! We were able to share our vision with The House of Hope, and NGO in USA, who donated the finances needed to purchase the fields adjoining the land given to us. Thank you so much House of Hope!
However, there has been little progress in our plans for Beautiful Gate Lesotho 2 as we wait on the Lord for further guidance as well as further advice from the Ministry of Social Development.
Lindi is also involved with getting Semonkong Children's Home restructured and established as an organization that is able to operate successfully and has been working closely with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in this regard as she sits on the Interim Governing Board of the home.
We wish you a blessed Christmas season and a wonderful New Year!
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