Tuesday, April 30
Three -year-old Motlatsi had been taken in by relatives of his father after the deaths of his parents, but he was an extra mouth to feed and not really “theirs.” When he was brought to the attention of the chief of his village, he weighed 15 lbs. and was seriously depressed. He was sent to an orphanage in the capital city and later transferred from there to the care of Mamonyane Mohale at Ministry of Hope Lesotho, which is related to our partner, Lesotho Evangelical Church.
Mamonyane, a public health nurse and faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, had quit her job two years earlier and stepped out in faith to establish a ministry of hope for extra-needy, nutritionally compromised children and their stressed parents.
After seven months of love, attention, and plenty of full-cream milk and peanut butter on everything (!), Motlatsi is a happy, active little boy. He will be proposed for adoption at the next matching meeting of the government social welfare department.
Motlatsi is one of 12 nutritionally compromised children that Mamonyane has fed and nursed back to health. Mamonyane has also been instrumental in helping to research and place 43 children into new, loving adoptive homes, and she has supported four mothers through six months of exclusive breastfeeding, including a mother of twins! The gift of her time, skills, and passion continues to be multiplied many times over in the lives of needy children in Lesotho, to the glory of God.
—Nancy Dimmock, PC(USA) mission co-worker, Maseru, Lesotho
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) People in Mission
Dr. Frank Dimmock, Africa health liaison, World Mission, Nancy Dimmock, children’s and families’ administrative advisor
Lesotho Evangelical Church: Rev. T. S. Masemene, moderator, Rev. Letlafuoa Ramatlapeng, executive secretary • Christian Council of Lesotho: Mr. Johane Mahao, general secretary • Morija Theological Seminary: Rev. Mojaki Kometsi, director • Kopano Ke Matla
Presbytery Partnership: Presbytery of Los Ranchos, with Kopano Ke Matla, through Joining Hands
Let us pray
Here I am, Lord, so incredibly blessed. Please help me to realize that I am blessed to be a blessing and to offer all that I am and have to be used in your service. Amen.