Kuebunyane PT5: THE RESTLESS NIGHT

Sleeping in the mountains I experienced an absolute quiet, like the world around me had stopped moving. Drastically, though this moment was broken by a massive storm which ripped through the valley in the middle of the night. I awoke to the noise and nervously thought about the wind thrashing the airplane sitting on the edge of the cliff, but slipped back into a dream before I gathered the resolve to face the wet chaos. I woke the next morning to a sea of fog thicker than I have seen in Lesotho.

I immediately dressed and walked down to the airplane, but could not find the path and soaked my shoes again from the dewy grass, trying to feel my way to the runway. I knew I was close to the plane, but my mind was playing tricks on me thinking that the wind must have thrown it down the gorge. Only when I stood 25 feet away did the aircraft shaped void appear through the fog and I laughed at myself for the cruel trick.

I could finally make out the shape of the airplane.

I could finally make out the shape of the airplane.

Slowly throughout the morning the sun and blue sky reintroduced themselves. We enjoyed some time reading scriptures and drinking coffee as we prepared for our church service. Ntate Boomo set up his sounds system and Ntate Lepeli began inviting people to church with some Sesotho songs. Every Basotho knows the Sesotho hymns, chiming in with unique harmonies and rhythms. Without any instrumentation they continue to blow me away with the beauty of their music.

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Kuebunyane PT6: THE SERVICE

Ntate Pheko read from the Book of John giving a basic lesson about who Jesus is and encouraged people to consider what this means in their lives. The people in Kuebunyanye have heard so many things about Jesus, but not things that come from the Bible. They have a heart to hear the Truth, but need someone to point them in the right direction. I was privileged this day to share my testimony in Sesotho. The Chief asked me if I knew any Sesotho Gospel songs. With all my awkward muster, I attempted my off-key rendition of the few I knew. I’m certain I was crying with laughter after my time of singing.

The Chief came forward and asked for prayer.

The Chief came forward and asked for prayer.

After the service Ntate Pheko spent some time with the Chief talking about his love for this area and how he want to build a church there. The Morena has offered us a piece of land and has welcomed us to return anytime. Kuebunyane certainly has a place in my heart and I will continue to pray for the work that God has for MAF, the new Lesotho Flying Pastors, and the International Church.

After talking about building a church the Morena was available for a photo with the Basotho Pastors.

After talking about building a church the Morena was available for a photo with the Basotho Pastors.

Kuebunyane PT7: THE FUTURE

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Here are some of the things we will be looking into in the near future based on our visit in Kuebunyanye.

  • There is a desire from the people and the Chief to build a church. We believe there is a local church willing to sponsor the purchase of a tent until we have more time to find building supplies. There is an American Missionary who is also volunteered to pay for the concrete of a building. We will be hoping to start a project soon to find funds for this building.
  • We are hoping to continue to fund this aviation transportation service. Our long-term goal is to build a church and find a local resident to be the Pastor. In the mean time we will need to continue to fly to Kuebunyanye to grow and build the Body of Christ here. We currently have funding to return 4 times this year, but we will soon be looking into creating a project where people can give to help increase this effort. Currently, 350 US dollars allows us one trip.
  • STAY TUNED for more information as we pursue how to get the International Church in reaching the lost and isolated in Lesotho, Africa.