4/5/2016
Feed My Sheep

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

John 21:17

Roughly the size of the state of Maryland and completely surrounded by The Republic of South Africa, Lesotho is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 3,200 feet above sea level, and over 80% of the country’s elevation is above 5,900 feet. It lives up to its name "Mountain Kingdom." 

In the mountainous northeast region lies a place called Mokhotlong, where there is a call among the tribal people to hear the Message of the hour. 

The Durban office recently visited that area and sent in this good news from their trip. 

Our most recent trip to Lesotho could be summed up with that one statement from our Lord Jesus, “Feed my sheep.” Our mission was to travel into the mountainous regions of Mokhotlong, armed with “Sheep Food” which had been stored up for the peoples of Lesotho.

Our contact in Maseru had managed to make connect with three young brothers from the Mokhotlong region. These brothers proved very helpful, guiding us daily from village to village in our quest to locate every believer and to hand over the spiritual provisions that God had stored up for them!

Each family received one Southern Sotho (SST) Bible, along with a SST sermon book set (containing every available sermon in their language). We also gave each believing family a power packed Southern Sotho microSD card. We took extra care to place the SD cards directly into compatible devices, demonstrating its use and functionality, thus ensuring that each church, family, or individual on our mailing list would be able to hear for themselves what the biblical voice of our day has to say.

On several occasions during this missionary endeavor, we felt led to deviate from our scheduled journey in order to share the Gospel with some of the locals along the way. Those encounters just thrilled our hearts!

It’s hard for me to convey the feeling in our hearts towards the humble people we encountered in Lesotho. What a blessed privilege we had to meet with the shepherds in the mountains, and to witness to those laboring in a wheat field at “Harvest Time.” We saw the Basotho women, beating bundles of wheat on the thrashing floor. My heart burned within me as we saw the parables of our Lord Jesus come to life before our very eyes.

One of the men in the wheat field gave me a handful of grain collected from the field – right there in my hand I held both the seed and shuck. I thought to myself, This Message would fit these people like a hand in a glove. The prophet used this very wheat plant to describe journey of LIFE through the body, culminating in the reproduction of the same seed that went into the ground.

We wanted every worker in the field to hear the message: “The Seed Shall Not Be Heir With The Shuck” in their own language. We felt the same way about the shepherds on the hilltops. We desired so much to have them all gathered together and listen to the sermon, “Why It Had To Be Shepherd."

The words of our Lord and Master came flashing through my mind: “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few.” We are thankful for the opportunity to serve the Bride of Jesus Christ.

We wish to convey the gratitude of the Basotho people to all those who support this ministry! May God richly bless you, as you have exercised your love for Him by “Feeding His Sheep.”

VGR Durban

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