Where in the World is LESOTHO!

Lesotho (Le-Sue-two) is a tiny mountain nation nestled inside of the Republic of South Africa. It is a completely separate nation from South Africa, and it has the distinction of being the only nation in the world completely land locked by another nation. Lesotho is the size of the state of Maryland, and is home to over  two million people.

The Basotho people of Lesotho, speak Sesotho, and apparently they also like rhyming words as well, because one Basotho is a Masotho. English is the trade language in the capital city of Maseru, which we will be calling home. However, it is our hearts desire to learn the Sesotho language well, because we feel it will only increase our ministry opportunities.

The AIDS epidemic is paralyzing the nation of Lesotho. It is estimated that over 45% of the population has the disease, however the numbers are hard to track as many have it and are unaware. It is because of the death, poverty, and loss in Lesotho that we have an enormous opportunity to share knowledge of a Savior. We hope to be Jesus to the least of these.

Matthew 25:31-40
 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

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