Maybe you have heard of “No Shave November”? Well, apparently this is “No Post November” for the Flora Family blog. Let me try to catch you up just a little…
The lack of posts has nothing to do with what has been going on. Lots of things have been happening since my last post. We continue to work in the mountains, sharing the gospel, making disciples, and training pastors. Since the arrival of JB and Liz, we have added mentoring an apprentice couple to that list. Our latest news is that we have 2 journey girls committed to Lesotho! They will be here next year after orientation in Richmond, VA…probably about April or so.
We have been making a monthly trek to the capital to meet with some of the pastors and their wives from the lowlands. We have done this a couple of times, and plan to continue until we have someone fill the missionary job in the lowlands. Please continue to pray that God calls the right people to fill this position.
As I write this tonight, my truck is in Johannesburg. After having a u-joint replaced last week, it has developed a vibration. JB and Liz took it to Jo’burg to have it looked over (we swapped trucks). So far, they have not found the problem, so, JB and Liz are stuck in Johannesburg until they do.
Ministry continues to go well. LOTS of questions in the villages. Last month, we shared the gospel will almost 900 people, and have had about 75 commit their lives to Christ since we returned to the field in January. Faithful men continue to attend pastor/church planter training. ‘Ntate Rakhuoane (the one who had the stroke) is doing well and scheduled to return to the mountains next week.
Getting ready for visitors next week…Cluster leader Daren Davis and family, as well as JB and Liz. Next month, Associate Cluster leader John Putman and at least part of his family. that one is not a social call…it is our annual ministry assessment. December has a couple of teams right after Christmas…a large one from Watson Chapel Baptist in Pine Bluff, AR, and 6 men from FBC Perryton and FBC Clarendon, TX. Watson Chapel will do ministry mostly in villages where we already work. The guys from Perryton and Clarendon will camp in a village in the Matsoku Valley, engaging the lost as they work their way back up the valley. They will travel on horses to visit more remote villages.
Thanks again for your prayers. we do not say it often enough, but thanks also for your giving…especially at this time of year. We are reminded through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering just how important your gifts are. Without them, we could not be here doing what we do. Remember…100% of what you give to the Lottie Moon Offering goes directly to putting and keeping missionaries on the field sharing the gospel, making disciples, and training leaders. Thanks again!
Until ALL have heard, Jim