Monday, September 22, 2014

California Trip

Thank you all for praying for the political situation in Lesotho. Things remain peaceful and people are going about their regular business, but things remain unstable. The parliament has not opened and no one really knows when it will. Keep praying for God's peace to rule through this country.

As for me, I am in the middle of a 10 day trip out West. Currently I am in Chino, California meeting with supporters and friends of Beautiful Gate as well as presenting at churches and schools. It has been great few days of seeing God's love for BG. There are so many people here who have impacted by the work God is doing at BG. Yesterday I was at one of our supporting churches and I had the ability to speak with a teenager who went on a trip in April of 2013. Even though it has been over a year, she still had excitement in her voice and tears in her yes when she spoke about her experience. It was great to sit and hear how God used trips to BG to changes people's focus and hearts when they got back home. I am continually humbled by the work God has called me to do and the people I get to meet. The Lord is so good.

Wednesday I leave California and head to Vancouver Canada, to do the same. I am looking forward to being with former BG children and their families in Vancouver and sharing BG with a few churches.

Trips like this are so good. Yes they are draining and my body still likes to wake up on Michigan time even though I stay up late talking with people, but it is such an encouragement. I am staying with great hosts and who want to do anything they can for BG. Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet with a former BG volunteer. She and I have emailed for years, but yesterday was the first time we could just sit and update each other in person. What a great afternoon of fellowship and encouragement. Even though she is not in Lesotho, she is actively serving BG in her own town. She gives of her time and energy in prayer and researching ways to help.

I pray that as I continue to travel and share BG with others, I pray I can reflect Christ the way I have seen Him in those around me.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Update on the Political Situation in Lesotho

I know I have been updating Facebook a lot the past few days, but I thought I would update the blog as well. Early Saturday morning, the army of Lesotho over took multiple police stations and tired to apprehend the Prime Minister. 

Here is a link to a great article describing all the happenings since June.

Here is an update as of Tuesday afternoon (Lesotho time)
The Geurinks (directors of BG, from Zeeland, MI) remain at Beautiful Gate with their 3 children. The other volunteers have gone into South Africa as a safety precaution. Everyone at BG, children, staff and volunteers are safe. Currently there is no police presence in Lesotho. Continue to pray for safety and God's peace to overtake the situation there. 

I keep praying Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." We need to keep praying for God's peace to overtake the situation there. He is the only one that can bring fix the root of this situation.