Missing Amazing Lesotho

I’ve recently returned to my comfortable cubicle here at MAF headquarters after spending two weeks at our program in Lesotho (Africa). I’m trying to hold on to the incredible moments I experienced there, but even now I find them slipping away. Some of those moments don’t even seem real!

How is it possible that I did the following?

  • Spent three days and nights with the Lesotho Flying Pastors as they hiked out to remote villages to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
  • Experienced MAF flights in a small Cessna 206, including one Code-1 medical flight for a baby boy with an intestinal blockage.
  • Visited the new MAF Lesotho Patient House to see how MAF staff are caring for the patients they’ve flown from the mountain villages and who are receiving care in Maseru.
  • Enjoyed morning devotions with the entire MAF Lesotho team before the start of work.
  • Got to know our national and expat staff and felt I was part of an extended MAF family.
  • Went mountain biking around Maseru with one of our pilots.
  • Experienced what life is like for the MAF missionaries and saw firsthand all the daily stressors they face.
  • Saw the hearts of the MAF staff to reach the Basotho (the people of Lesotho) with the hope of the gospel and new life in Christ.

The children in this remote mountain village in Lesotho nearly knocked me over trying to get in close to see the pictures I’d taken of them. Photo by Lem Malabuyo.

 

My purpose in spending time at the Lesotho program was to gather stories and do interviews, along with my co-worker, Lem Malabuyo, MAF’s video producer. Over the next several months we’ll be putting together stories and videos about how your partnership is making a difference in the lives of the Basotho. So stay tuned!

In the meantime, I’ll be writing a series of blog posts about our experiences—some comical, some sweet, and some holy moments as well. I hope it will help sear those memories into my brain, so I’ll never forget amazing Lesotho.

 

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