Mark Behle,
Global Ministries
missionary in Lesotho,
serves the Lesotho
Evangelical Church.
He is a math teacher at
Masitise High School.
A few words to know:
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The country is called Lesotho.
The people are called Basotho. One person is
called a Mosotho.
The Basotho people speak a language called
Sesotho.
Lesotho is
completely
surrounded
by South
Africa.
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Only about
10% of
Lesotho’s
land is
suitable for
agriculture.
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Lesotho has the
highest “low
point” of any
country in the
world.
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The Maletsunyane
River and Falls
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The inspiration for
the design of the
Basotho hat.
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The Basotho
blanket is part
of the national
dress.
Yes
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Yes, this is
Lesotho!
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Maseru, the capital
city, has about
300,000 people. The
country as a whole
has less than 2
million people.
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Traditional
homes are
built out of
stone
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Animals are
a daily
presence in
Lesotho.
A herdsman and
his sheep.
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Herd boys
relaxing in the
mountains.
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The Lesotho Evangelical Church (LEC)
celebrated 175 years in 2008.
Masitise Cave
House
Masitise LEC
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A painting
showing
Jesus
healing the
Basotho.
Rev. Zacharias
Ramonotsi & family
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Rev. Elsie
Mohlatsane
An LEC Service of Ordination
Outdoor
worship at
one of the
out-stations.
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Sunday morning
worship at
Masitise LEC
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Receiving the offering is a
time of celebration and joy.
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Masitise LEC Youth Choir
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Women’s
Fellowship
groups.
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The Men’s Fellowship group leading a
chorus.
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The campus of
Masitise High
School.
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Snowcapped
mountains are
not unusual
during the
winter months
at Masitise.
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Day students
arriving at
school.
Morning
assembly begins
each school day.
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Mr. Monareng,
Headmaster of
Masitise High
School.
A cold classroom!
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Helping students
during a math
lesson.
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Part of a very overly-crowded classroom of
80 students!
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A stack of exercise books to be marked for
one class.
A chemistry
lesson in the
science lab.
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Computer
classes are
very popular.
Basic Handcrafts
class.
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Home Economics
class.
One of the
dormitory
areas on
campus.
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Inside one of the dorm
rooms.
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A basketball game held at Masitise.
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A Sunday afternoon
gathering of the
Scripture Union
group.
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Bible study is done in small groups.
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Scripture Union
student leaders.
A Scripture
Union rally
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Hiking up a
mountain
Summer camp Bible study
Canoeing on one of
the dams in
Maseru.
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Enjoying
watermelon!
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Supper at Masitise is simple: bread & tea.
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Enjoying a lunch of papa, cabbage &
sausage.
One of the cooks in the
kitchen stirring the papa
A meal of papa and beans
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Attending
church on
Sunday
mornings
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Staff houses at Masitise.
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A “line house” outside the
school campus.
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Lebelang with his parents outside their
home.
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The kitchen and
living room in
Lebelang’s house.
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Sebabatso lives with
his brother at his
grandmother’s
home.
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The kitchen
where
Sebabatso
cooks.
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The living room inside Keneuoe’s home.
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Collecting water is a
daily chore for most
people in Lesotho.
Lemohang
Lemohang
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Liketso
Liketso
Mothepu
Mothepu
Liekelitsoe
Liekelitsoe
Four former students from my first group
of students.
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A beautiful summer scene
in the valley where
Masitise is located.
A rainbow of hope
for Lesotho’s
future.
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“I am the Way, the
Truth and the Life.”
Global Ministries is able to
send missionaries, like Mark
Behle, on behalf of Disciples
and UCC because of your
generous support of Disciples
Mission Fund (DMF) and
Our Church’s Wider Mission
(OCWM). Thank you for
sharing the story!
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Mark Behle, Missionary in Lesotho Powerpoint January 2010