Missionary Stories

Living out Presence

As I walk into the Dzake Clinic, I am greeted by patients waiting to be seen.  I take my seat at the Triage table and start to check in my next patient. He is a beautiful 12-month-old named Samson. His Grandmother has brought him in because he has been vomiting and not able to eat for a day.

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Exam Time!

The semester comes to a close, and then comes the dreaded examination week. Dreaded by whom? The students dread exam week, but at least for this lecturer, it is a dreaded time as well. Well, maybe I should say the preparation of the examinations is the dreaded part.

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Leeto la Thapelo 2019

January marked a year since we arrived in Lesotho. And as we’ve revisited our memories from the past year, one event, in particular, stands out: Leeto la Thapelo. Leeto la Thapelo, which literally means “Journey of Prayer,” is the biggest event of the year for the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA), our partner organization.

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HOSTING THE 2020 ANNUAL PRESBYTERY MEETING

February, March, and April are special months for LECSA, as each of its 12 presbyteries host an annual meeting where parish leaders gather to reflect on the past year and discern the direction for their presbytery in the coming year. These meetings are a precursor to the annual synod, which is typically held at the end of April in the small town of Morija, the historic headquarters of the church.

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Greetings from Nairobi in Kenya

I would like to share with you my feelings for this Advent season in connection to the situation on the ground back home in the Democratic Republic of Congo and encourage you to stand with me and many others who are praying for the people of Congo.

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Know Who You Are

The sign just inside the gate to the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Seminary at Peki, Ghana reads, “Know who you are, where you are, and why you are here.”

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The Summer of Sharing

Since returning to the U.S. from DR Congo, I’ve spent the last five months “itinerating”.  This is a term used to describe when a mission co-worker returns home and embarks on a tour to inform and educate the church about partnerships in the country where they served.

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2019 Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

The Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) hosted its 5th annual Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace from October 21-October 25, 2019.

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Update from All Africa Conferences

 Dear Partner,

Greetings from the All Africa Conference of Churches!

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Thapelong, Cabbage, and the Divine

One of the most intimate settings in which we’ve been able to connect with our Basotho neighbors has been at our weekly Prayer Circle meetings, ThapelongThapelong gatherings are encouraged denomination-wide in the Lesotho Evangelical Church of Southern Africa (LECSA) and are seen by many involved in church-life as a vital expression of their faith. The LECSA church that we attend in the capital city of Maseru is very large and has many Thapelong groups organized by neighborhood.

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