I love this picture…
I love this picture…
Thanks to a satellite card and patient children, we were able to skype with kids in the US from Lesotho. I couldn’t see, but could hear, the reactions from the US kids as they saw in real time, their Lesotho friends. Hopefully it is the beginning of a long friendship between the next generation of Lesotho and the USA!
What Do You Do When There Are No Video Games? You form a conga line!
One of my favorite visits while we’re in Lesotho is to a primary school. The school in a poor village in Maseru. It’s the same school that we have visited since 2007.
Here are my thoughts from the last trip to the school…
Upon our arrival in the car we were swarmed by it seemed like 100’s of children. I think I now know what itâ€™s like to be a celebrity! The children were all chanting and screaming they were so excited to see us.
We were told that they remembered us from previous years.
The distribution of clothing and other items went very smoothly. Emily and Julia, our friends from Ackermanâ€™s store, along with Meâ€™ Rose, helped us shop and coordinated the day.
the principal, the chief of the village and the Lesotho TV station film crew.
Julia did an invocation and introduction in Sesotho before having me (Mike) speak as well as pray for the children. Everyone of them knew we were there to share the love of Christ in tangible ways.
Then 1 by 1 beginning with the youngest, the children came up to receive their shoes, clothes, etc. You couldnâ€™t believe their facesâ€¦smiles everywhere! They immediately put their new treasures on.
The needs are so great…we are praying that by touching lives individually that 1 by 1 we will point them to Jesus.
I can’t wait to see the kids this year’s 2010 visit to Lesotho!
Lesotho is a small country surrounded by South Africa that has been ravaged by poverty and AIDS.
I leave April 14. As of today funds for 235 pairs of shoes have been donated. My goal is to raise funds for the purchase of 400 pairs of shoes for the orphans and vulnerable children of Lesotho.
Joyfully In His Service,
Marji “Mike” Kruger
Read about Anchor Your Life’s previous trips to Lesotho.
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We met Me’ Rose during our first visit to Lesotho in February 2007. We became fast friends and she became instrumental in our Lesotho ministry. Me’ Rose has such a big heart. She’s always watching for how she can help others.
Somehow she seems to know about the most urgent needs in communities, schools and churches…and she gets things done. God has equipped her with an invaluable gift of administration. Without fail, when we arrive, she has color coded lists of children’s needs, has arranged for the purchases of clothing, food and supplies, and coordinates our visits. Most importantly she shares with the children and adults why we’re helping. She boldly tells them of the love of Christ and the hope of eternal life through Him. Me’ Rose does not want to miss the opportunity to reflect God’s love to them. She understands that just as the moon refects the sun’s light, she is to be reflector of Son’s light.
We always spend a lot of time with Me’ Rose. During this trip we’ll be visiting her home and village again. I’ll be eager to see how the children have grown in stature…and spiritually over the past 9 months. We’ll laugh. We’ll share. We’ll listen and we’ll learn.
Me’ Rose is a great encouragement as I watch her live for Christ. Her sacrificial service challenges me to give more. Her love for God spurs me on to go deeper in my relationship with Him. And her smile brings me joy! I’m seeking to refect Him. How about you?
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