December 2007 – What does God require of us?
The country of Lesotho is located in Africa, entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa.
Live as children of light…and find out what pleases God. (Ephesians 5:8,10)
The country of Lesotho is located in Africa, entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Every year primary and high school groups are invited to attend rallies sponsored by the Scripture Union of Lesotho. Scripture Union is an international movement that works with churches and aims to make God’s Good News known to children, young people and families, encouraging people of all ages to meet God daily through the Bible and prayer.
Last month, our Friends of God group attended a rally held here in the southern part of the country at Mt. Tabor High School. It was a blessed day of being together in Christian fellowship and sharing the Word of God. Our theme was “Living for Christ.” Our speaker used Ephesians 5:8-12 to talk about the importance of understanding who we are and who we belong to in order to know better how to live for Christ. After listening to the presentation we divided into smaller groups and talked about “What does God require of us?” In our discussions the familiar words of the prophet Micah were brought up: To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).
We also had a chance to share with one another. After lunch, the students gathered outside on the sports field for games. Later in the afternoon, all of the school groups came forward to present their offerings in support of the work of the Scripture Union in Lesotho.
We give thanks for the opportunity our children have to experience God, and pray that they may learn to walk humbly in Christ’s way. We also ask prayers for justice and mercy for the people of Lesotho, many of whom need food relief in the wake of the worst drought in 30 years.
Mark Behle is a missionary with the Lesotho Evangelical Church, teaching mathematics at Masitise High School, Lesotho.