Jun 23, 2010

First Farming Training - Katse

We kicked off the new farming season with a serious road trip!
(For those of you who don’t know, we teach a farming method different to conventional agriculture called Farming God’s Way or Foundations For Farming. To find information on our method, Foundations For Farming please click here)

7 of us left Rehobothe on the morning of the 3rd of June to meet up with Johan (a contact from Bloemfontein SA who is working into the Katse region of Lesotho) in a small town in Lesotho called Hlotse.

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Let’s all remember that we are in the middle of winter and that 2 of us had to go in the back of the Land rover. The temperature was well below freezing, but felt much colder with the wind chill. We don’t have any pictures as it was too early and too dark!

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Once we met up at Hlotse we jumped into Johan’s vehicle and made our way up the pass to the lovely Bokong Nature Reserve Visitors’ Centre, where we had a break to stretch our legs and warm ourselves up with a very welcome cup of coffee.

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We even had a chance to get in touch with nature!

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An hour later, at 10am, we arrive in the outskirts of Katse village at a Baptist Church where we were to do the training.




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The training got under way and the people enjoyed all 5 hours of the training, with loads of questions right the way through. What legends! Don’t know if I could do that!


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On the whole the training went really well with over 20 people receiving training and we have built some great relationships for the future.

We eventually got home at 8pm to a wonderful meal that Jo had cooked and were able to look back on a very successful day. We look forward to seeing what God is going to do all the way up there in Katse.

May 10, 2010

Ha Leboya – Glorious time on a mission together

A year ago one of our founding members of Maloseng Church, Mme Mamathabella, came to John and I and told us how a daughter of hers lived in a village very far away and how there were no Churches like ours near where she lived. Her plea was for us to go and start something up in the mountains in a little village called Ha Leboya.

On Wednesday the 5th of May we eventually headed off for Ha Leboya which is on towards the Maluti mountains from Maloseng.

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We were amazed at the response of people to ‘GO’ and ended up having to take two vehicles as there were so many people wanting to join us from Rehobothe and Maloseng Churches to take the good news of Jesus to this village.

The journey was great and boy was the mud fun (probably the worst (= most fun) I’ve ever driven through.





It took us about 2 hours to get there and when we arrived the chief declared he had already sent out a message for the people to gather and that we would be allowed to say our bit as part of his meeting. He did a dangerous thing and said that the people were there all day so we could be as long as we wanted, now most of you know how I can talk!!!!

We played net ball while we waited for the villagers to gather, which was great fun for us all.

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Once all were gathered we then chatted to the crowd and I shared the gospel. It was wonderful to see the response from 15 people to the gospel and we really feel God has opened a door for us to go back there in the future and see great things come out of this first meeting, God is good!!