Lesotho

In Lesotho, Presbyterian World Mission partners with the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa.

The PC(USA) has currently has no mission co-workers based in Lesotho, but mission co-worker Douglas Tilton works with partners in Lesotho.

Doug Tilton serves as Regional Liaison for Southern Africa from his base in South Africa. He helps to maintain and build the PC(USA)’s relationship with Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa, to resource mission networks and partnerships, and to assist with administrative tasks.

For more on Doug’s ministry, please visit his profile page, which you can find here.

Presbyterian World Mission works in partnership with the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa. One of the oldest protestant churches in Africa, the Lesotho church traces its origins to the establishment of a mission station at Morija in 1833 by the Paris Evangelical Mission Society. Today, the church has more than 100 parishes and hundreds of preaching points organized into 12 presbyteries. The town of Morija remains the church’s spiritual heart, and it is home to Morija Theological Seminary, a Bible school, Scott Hospital (one of three Lesotho Evangelical-run health facilities), a college of nursing, the church’s radio station, printing press and bookstore, a museum and the church archives. The church also retains a role in administering close to 600 primary and secondary schools, former church schools now financed and operated primarily by the government of Lesotho.

Doug Tilton, regional liaison, Southern Africa, douglas.tilton@pcusa.org

Support Doug Tilton’s ministry by making a gift to ECO account E200416. Congregations can designate gifts for Doug’s Directed Mission Support to account D507200.

Make your mission global! Consider developing a partnership with a LECSA congregation that shares the interests of your congregation. Experience transformation as you learn from each other and pray for each other.  The World Mission resource, Called to Mission: Finding Our Place in God’s Mission, contains ideas and tools to help you discern how God might be calling you to partnership in mission.  Contact Ellen Sherby for more information about mission partnerships or Doug Tilton for more information about LECSA and Lesotho.

Join the South Africa and Lesotho Mission Network, one of more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies. Contact the network’s Interim Convener, Bob Schminkey, or Doug Tilton for more details.

Make a gift to the Lesotho Evangelical Church General Support account, E864119