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1 Mark Behle, Global Ministries missionary in Lesotho, serves the Lesotho Evangelical Church. He is a math teacher at Masitise High School.

2 A few words to know: The country is called Lesotho. The country is called Lesotho. The people are called Basotho. One person is called a Mosotho. The people are called Basotho. One person is called a Mosotho. The Basotho people speak a language called Sesotho. The Basotho people speak a language called Sesotho.

3 Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa.

4 Only about 10% of Lesothos land is suitable for agriculture. Only about 10% of Lesothos land is suitable for agriculture.

5 Lesotho has the highest low point of any country in the world. Lesotho has the highest low point of any country in the world.

6 The Maletsunyane River and Falls The Maletsunyane River and Falls

7 The inspiration for the design of the Basotho hat. The inspiration for the design of the Basotho hat.

8 The Basotho blanket is part of the national dress. The Basotho blanket is part of the national dress.

9 Yes Yes, this is Lesotho! Yes, this is Lesotho!

10 Maseru, the capital city, has about 300,000 people. The country as a whole has less than 2 million people. Maseru, the capital city, has about 300,000 people. The country as a whole has less than 2 million people.

11 Traditional homes are built out of stone Traditional homes are built out of stone

12 Animals are a daily presence in Lesotho. Animals are a daily presence in Lesotho.

13 A herdsman and his sheep. Herd boys relaxing in the mountains. Herd boys relaxing in the mountains.

14 The Lesotho Evangelical Church (LEC) celebrated 175 years in The Lesotho Evangelical Church (LEC) celebrated 175 years in 2008.

15 Masitise Cave House

16 Masitise LEC

17 A painting showing Jesus healing the Basotho. A painting showing Jesus healing the Basotho.

18 Rev. Zacharias Ramonotsi & family Rev. Elsie Mohlatsane Rev. Elsie Mohlatsane

19 An LEC Service of Ordination

20 Outdoor worship at one of the out-stations. Sunday morning worship at Masitise LEC Sunday morning worship at Masitise LEC

21 Receiving the offering is a time of celebration and joy. Receiving the offering is a time of celebration and joy.

22 Masitise LEC Youth Choir Masitise LEC Youth Choir

23 Womens Fellowship groups. Womens Fellowship groups.

24 The Mens Fellowship group leading a chorus. The Mens Fellowship group leading a chorus.

25 The campus of Masitise High School. The campus of Masitise High School.

26 Snowcapped mountains are not unusual during the winter months at Masitise. Snowcapped mountains are not unusual during the winter months at Masitise.

27 Day students arriving at school. Day students arriving at school.

28 Morning assembly begins each school day. Mr. Monareng, Headmaster of Masitise High School. Mr. Monareng, Headmaster of Masitise High School.

29 A cold classroom! Helping students during a math lesson. Helping students during a math lesson.

30 Part of a very overly-crowded classroom of 80 students! Part of a very overly-crowded classroom of 80 students!

31 A stack of exercise books to be marked for one class. A stack of exercise books to be marked for one class.

32 A chemistry lesson in the science lab. Computer classes are very popular. Computer classes are very popular.

33 Basic Handcrafts class. Home Economics class. Home Economics class.

34 One of the dormitory areas on campus. Inside one of the dorm rooms. Inside one of the dorm rooms.

35 A basketball game held at Masitise. A basketball game held at Masitise.

36 A Sunday afternoon gathering of the Scripture Union group. A Sunday afternoon gathering of the Scripture Union group.

37 Bible study is done in small groups. Bible study is done in small groups.

38 Scripture Union student leaders. Scripture Union student leaders.

39 A Scripture Union rally Hiking up a mountain Hiking up a mountain

40 Summer camp Bible study

41 Canoeing on one of the dams in Maseru. Enjoying watermelon! Enjoying watermelon!

42 Supper at Masitise is simple: bread & tea. Supper at Masitise is simple: bread & tea.

43 Enjoying a lunch of papa, cabbage & sausage. Enjoying a lunch of papa, cabbage & sausage.

44 One of the cooks in the kitchen stirring the papa A meal of papa and beans

45 Attending church on Sunday mornings Attending church on Sunday mornings

46 Staff houses at Masitise. Staff houses at Masitise.

47 A line house outside the school campus. A line house outside the school campus.

48 Lebelang with his parents outside their home. Lebelang with his parents outside their home.

49 The kitchen and living room in Lebelangs house. The kitchen and living room in Lebelangs house.

50 Sebabatso lives with his brother at his grandmothers home. Sebabatso lives with his brother at his grandmothers home.

51 The kitchen where Sebabatso cooks. The kitchen where Sebabatso cooks.

52 The living room inside Keneuoes home. The living room inside Keneuoes home.

53 Collecting water is a daily chore for most people in Lesotho. Collecting water is a daily chore for most people in Lesotho.

54 Four former students from my first group of students. Four former students from my first group of students. Lemohang Liketso Mothepu Liekelitsoe Lemohang Liketso Mothepu Liekelitsoe

55 A beautiful summer scene in the valley where Masitise is located. A beautiful summer scene in the valley where Masitise is located.

56 A rainbow of hope for Lesothos future. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

57 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 Churchs Wider Mission (OCWM). Thank you for sharing the story!


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