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Lesotho
In February 2008, Erik and Jos went to Lesotho. Here’s Jos’ report : 

We departed from SchipholAirport to Johannesburg via Egypt.
There we were picked up by pastors Schalk and June of Power of Hope Ministries, who drove us the final 450 km to Pongola, northern KwaZulu Natal.  Summer in Africa can be very hot.
A few days later we drove another 400 km south to Durban where we met with Pastor Dave Robb of One Heart International Mission. The next day we gathered at the home of Steve Livingston.
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From here we departed for Lesotho, driving through the SaniPass – one of the most notorious passes in Africa. It’s a pass of 10 km long that takes one hour to get over. The road is unpaved and rough.
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We enter Lesotho at the SaniPass and arrive at the mission home by late afternoon.
The next day we leave and head to the end of the valley. It’s only 15 kilometres but this road is so bad that it takes us about 4 hours.
Here we setup our tents in the late afternoon.
That evening we screen the “Jesus film” in the open air.
This is an area without electricity so a movie has a great impact and the whole village comes to watch it. There are about 80 people. After the movie we offer an invitation accept Jesus  as Lord of their life & future and EVERYONE responds!
We give them something  to eat and then go to bed tired.
The next day we head back toward the mission home but halfway there we do an outreach in the village of Mokhotlong. Here Pastor Schalk preaches and we give the people something to eat again.
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We feed about 300 people for only € 7.50!
We visit the place where we intend to build a church.
The land is given by the government and we donate the money for the materials.
The people will construct the building themselves.
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We overnight at the mission home again and the next day we head back to Durban.
We had a very successful trip: An entire village coming to Jesus, that will change the region!
One Heart International Mission  has the slogan: “Every village”.
They intend to  reach each village with the Gospel.
For reaching such remote areas, a Land Rover is indispensable and perhaps they’ll even do the last part of the journey by horse or donkey.
In short,  pray for Lesotho.