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                    LESOTHO




TO KNOW GOD AND
           TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
Dear Missionary,


We greet you in the precious name of Jesus Christ! After much prayer and
preparation, God has led you to embark on an amazing adventure to join him in
His work in Lesotho, Africa. The next few weeks have the potential to transform
your heart, your global perspective, and even your life.

As we join together here in serving the Lord as co-laborers, you will be exposed
to a variety of new cultures and experiences. This is one of the great joys of
going cross-cultural! It also means that, out of love for our brothers and sisters,
you may need to adapt and do things in ways which may not be according to
your own preferences. We don‟t want to give you a lot of rules, just some
information and guidelines to assist you as you prepare to come on outreach.

On behalf of YWAM Lesotho staff, we welcome you to the mission field and we
look forward to serving along side you as we work together to truly make God
known among the nations.


In Christ‟s love,

Nathan and Nicole Keisler
Outreach Coordinators
YWAM Lesotho
   SHORT – TERM MISSION TRIP NECESSSITIES
                Please allow this list to help you in your packing.


___ 1. Personal Identification (Passport and Driver‟s License)
___ 2. Bible & Personal Journal
___ 3. Small Backpack (school size, no frame) (for daily use)
___ 4. Bring lots of smiles
___ 5. Hand wipes (Wet Ones)
___ 6. Towel & Washcloths (sandals for washing in)
___ 7. Sleeping bag & small pillow
___ 8. General Toiletries (light makeup or none at all)
___ 9. Medicine (for headaches, stomach problems, colds, etc)
___ 10. Flashlight & Batteries
___ 11. Sunglasses
___ 12. Sunscreen/Sunblock
___ 13. Soap (body-no laundry will be done)
___ 14. Alarm Clock
___ 15. Travel Mirror (pocket size)
___ 16. Camera
___ 17. Water bottle, Nalgene, or canteen
___ 18. Rain poncho
___ 19. Hat
___ 20. Closed toe comfy shoes for walking in
___ 21. 3 to 4 changes of warm clothes will be enough
___ 22. Winter coat or jacket (warm but not gigantic!)
___ 23. Ladies: Longs skirts (at least to knees)
___ 24. Tops (Ladies, no low cut or sleeveless)
___ 25. Comfy pants or jeans
___ 26. One piece of luggage for you (20 kg limit each)
___ 27. One carry-on (fit under seat, 21x14x7-pilot bag)
___ 28. Giveaways/gifts for host family/friends
___ 29. Personal snacks
___ 30. A servant‟s heart
___ 31. A flexible personality
___ 32. A passion for bringing Glory to God
___ 33. Please recruit Two Prayer Partners for the trip
   YOUR PERSONAL WHAT NOT TO BRING LIST
 Perhaps a what-to-bring list helps, but also a what-NOT-to-bring list may better
              assist you in the art of packing for a mission trip.


DON‟T BRING more than ONE large suitcase. You may be responsible for
carrying everything you bring on your person.

DON‟T BRING I-pods, MP3 players (and the like), laptops or electrical
appliances. Ladies, hair dryer/straightener will be available IF NEEDED.
(Our expectation is for you to be totally immersed into the lifestyle here and these
things can take you away from experiencing all that you can while in Lesotho.)

DON‟T BRING enough shampoo, make -up, etc. to last 3 months. A few sample
items should do it. Use small containers.

DON‟T BRING every book or magazine that falls into the “been waiting a long
time to read and now I‟m finally getting around to it” category. You‟ll be so busy
ministering and enjoying fellowship with the team that your Bible, your journal,
and a pen will do.

DON‟T BRING enough underwear, socks, and outfits for the new school year!
This is not a fashion show. Four or Five sets of mix-match skirts/tops plus one
pair of casual pants or jeans (for free-time) will be enough. Just fyi, Kelly from
Regis & Kelly recently said on the TV show that whe n she goes on vacation she
brings one bag with one pair of shorts and three tops. If a secular superstar can
have one bag than we can too!

DON‟T BRING half the pantry of food with you. The snacks will get squashed in
between your clothes- plus you don‟t want to miss out on the exotic food you
consumed while out of the states.

DON‟T BRING one of those wind-up alarms that people want to throw out the
window when it goes off.
         LESOTHO: THE KINGDOM IN THE SKY

                        Lesotho (le SOO too) is known as “The Kingdom in the
                        Sky” and “The Switzerland of Africa.” You will find the
                        mountainous terrain of the highlands with deep valleys,
                        gushing waterfalls, and mighty rivers spectacular. The
                        spiral aloe is the national flower of Lesotho. It is often
                        found on the slopes of the Maluti Mountains.

THE GEOGRAPHY AND THE PEOPLE

Lesotho‟s geography is unique.
    It has the highest low point in the world of over 1000 meters above sea
      level.
    It has the highest single-drop waterfall in southern Africa
    It has the highest mountain peak in southern Africa.
    It‟s one of three countries in the world to be completely surrounded by
      another country.
    It is free from any tropical diseases.

Lesotho has about only 2 million inhabitants with a minority of expatriate
European and Asians. Maseru is the capital city and serves both as an
administrative and commercial hub of Lesotho. Lesotho, with a land of area of
only 30,350 km2 or (11,718 sq mi), is completely land-locked and entirely
surrounded by the Republic of South Africa.

Many Basotho live and work outside the country but they still have a strong
attachment to their local village and culture. The family is still the dominant unit,
and respect for the older generation is important. Basotho culture is largely
centred on village life and the seasons of the year. Friendliness, good
neighborliness and respect together complete "botho”, a symbol of humanity.
Clad with their patterned and brightly coloured blankets or journeying through
mountain villages with their renowned Basotho pony, you will hear them greeting
each other “khotso” or “peace” most of the time.

B ASOTHO CULTURE

Lesotho belongs to the Basotho people who speak Sesotho. However,
wherever a Mosotho maybe found, be sure to enjoy a tolerant individual.
Beautiful colored and patterned Basotho blankets are still worn by a large
number of people, as well as their conical shaped woven straw hats. Horses and
ponies are much prized by the people of Lesotho, providing a convenient form of
transport in mountainous terrain. Even though there is much poverty, visitors will
be inspired by the sense of hospitality and generosity that permeates the
Basotho Culture; however, due to socio-economic decline, people have become
apathetic and can sometimes reflect fatalistic tendencies and lack of motivation.

H ISTORY

Lesotho is relatively a small nation which officially came into being in early 1820‟s
under the able leadership of its founder, Moshoeshoe I. He skilfully managed to
gather scattered and fleeing tribes from the Zulu incursion in Natal, South Africa
and built up a nation that later withstood many attempts by the Boers and the
British to conquer and destroy – thanks to the king‟s diplomacy and role of the
missionaries that eventually put Lesotho under the British protection and later
gained independence in 1966.

R ELIGION

The first protestant missionaries arrived in 1833. Most people are at least
nominally Christian, however traditional beliefs are still strong in rural areas and
seem to coexist with Christianity. They believe in a supreme being but place a
great deal of emphasis on ancestors (balimo) who act as intermediaries between
people and the forces of nature. Evil is also an ever present danger caused by
witchcraft (can be either male or female).

GREETINGS

Basotho are generally extremely polite in social interaction and their language
can be very respectful too. Terms for father/mother are used when addressing
those who are older than you, married, or as a sign of respect. Shaking hands
profusely is a common meeting practice. By and large they are a non-kissing
society, a ritual that‟s better reserved to intimate relations and in the privacy of
home where concerned. A greeting can include an inquiry about your total well
being including your relations, work, family etc. Sesotho is also an official
language in South Africa and is very closely related to Setswana (Botswana).
Learning a few basics will prove important and open many doors for you. The
following are some few examples:
              Good morning/day/afternoon                   Lumela/ Khotso
              How are you?                                 U phela joang?
              I‟m fine                                    Ke phela hantle
              What‟s your name?                   Labitso la hao, u mang?
              Yes:                                      Ee (as in (ei)ght.)
              No:                                      Che, (as in “chair”.)
              Please                                             Kea kopa
              God                                                  Molimo
God loves the Basotho people     Molimo O rata Basotho
Jesus                                             Jesu
I love Jesus                Ke rata Morena Jesu haholo
Thank you                                  Kea leboha
My name is…                           Lebitso laka ke…
I come from …                               Ke tsoa …
I stay at …                                  Ke lula …
Where is …..                                 Ke kae …
the telephone?                                   Fono?
the church?                                 Kerekeng?
the bus stop?                               Setopong?
the shop?                                 Lebenkeleng?
the police station?                       Mapoleseng?
the Post Office?                              Posong?
the toilet?                                 Ntloaneng?
I am happy                                   Ke thabile
I am sick                                     Kea kula
I am cold                                   Ke hatsetse
I am hungry                                   Ke lapile
I am tired                                Ke khathetse
How much?                                    Ke bokae?
Go well                                  Tsamaea hantle
(when someone else is leaving and you are staying)
Stay well                                   Sala hantle
(When you are leaving a place)
Father (also for Mr)                              Ntate
Mother (Mrs.)                                      „Me
Group of women                                  Bo-„Me
Group of men                                  Bo-Ntate
Pastor                                           Moruti
Boy                                               Abuti
Girl                                              Ausi
Friend                                        Motsoalle
               PRACTICAL THINGS TO KNOW
TIME
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 2 hours, all year round. It is advised to set
your watch to Lesotho time after boarding the plane to begin adjusting.

VISAS
For many countries, there is no fee charged to get a normal 2 week or even 30
day visa. However, there are some exceptions. Some visitors from certain
countries need a letter provided by their host to be able to enter. That is why it is
vital for YWAM Lesotho to know all the origins of the passports to be sure of
no problems when entering Lesotho.

VACCINATIONS
Consult your personal physician regarding precautions and vaccinations for
travel to Lesotho. Generally speaking, diseases such as malaria are not as
prevalent in Lesotho as in many other African countries. It is recommended that
you use caution when handling animals in Lesotho such as dogs and cats as
rabies is prevalent in Africa.

SAFETY
For a capital city, Maseru is fairly safe. However, caution must be exercised. It
is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times and avoid vulnerable
situations. Do not bring expensive jewelry and keep money and valuables out of
sight. Use caution and good judgment especially when traveling on local
transportation. It is not advisable for a Westerner to go to the market without a
local to accompany them. The last Friday of the month is generally payday; be
especially aware during this time. When drawing money from ATMs, avoid going
alone and be aware of your surroundings. If possible, it is better to walk around
in pairs. Exercise extreme caution when out after dark. The village situation is far
different, safer and relaxed.

FOOD AND WATER
If coming from a Western country, it is recommended that you filter or boil tap
water before drinking, or you can purchase bottled water. Before eating raw fruit
or vegetables, make sure to clean them properly (with clean water as listed
above). Food will be basic but based on our previous experiences we have tried
to create a palatable menu. Please remember that this is a mission trip and you
will soon enough be home enjoying your favorite meals. Please be sensitive to
local people who offer to feed you. It is a generous act of hospitality. If possible
at least try what they offer. You might find you actually like it!

TRANSPORTATION
When arriving in Lesotho it is most convenient to take a flight directly into the
Maseru Airport. These flights are only from Johannesburg.
Mini bus taxis are available from Maseru to almost any location. Private taxis are
also available but it is not advisable to travel in a private taxi alone after dark. It
is recommended to use only reliable companies when traveling alone or after
dark.

C URRENCY AND C REDIT CARDS
It is recommended that you exchange currency i n South Africa at the airport.
The South African rand can be used inter-changeably with Lesotho‟s currency.
Master Card, Visa, and American Express are accepted in some locations in
Maseru including most importantly, at Shoprite, the local grocery store.

ELECTRICITY/VOLTAGE
All electric power operates on the 220/240 volt AC system with mainly three
prong round hole wall plugs. Converters are necessary if you have an item
requiring 110 volt current. Be aware that many countries in Africa have different
outlets so you must be careful to buy the right one. Having an adapter does not
guarantee that your appliances will operate properly or that it is adaptor
compatible. It is recommended that you leave your electric belongings at home if
possible.

GIFTS AND HANDOUTS
While you are here you will encounter adults and children who will approach you
for money, sweets (candy), and/or food. Please, we strongly encourage you
NOT to give out money or sweets. If you feel God leading you to show
compassion towards these individuals we encourage team members to rather
buy bread or an equivalent that will benefit them much more than short term
pleasures. If individuals or teams coming to serve want to bring gifts from home
to use on outreach, please contact your outreach coordinator to see what will be
of most benefit to bring.

H EALTH C ARE
Questions may arise (whether from you or parents) about medical emergencies.
There local private hospitals as well as adequate medical facilities across the
border in South Africa. In extreme cases, people on outreach can be evacuated
from rural locations by MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) to the nearest hospital.

INSURANCE
YWAM Lesotho does not provide missionary insurance. While the choice is
yours, we recommend that you obtain medical coverage and evacuation
insurance for the duration of your stay in Lesotho. Check online for one of the
many companies that offer short-term policies for teams on outreach:
www.missionaryhealth.net;          health@health.net;     info@talent-trust.com;
www.internationalhealthins.com;      Adams      &     Assoc.,  aai@aaintl.com,
www.aaintl.com. YWAM Lesotho does not endorse any particular company nor
vouch for their policies and coverage.
                       TEAMWORK FACTOR

Teachable- Creates an environment in which learning and sharing come
naturally. Gives everyone the freedom to make mistakes as they learn.

Encouraging- Look for ways to build each other up through words and actions.
Be a Barnabas.

Appreciative- Be appreciative for the opportunity to share Christ, for your team,
and for all God‟s blessing.

Motivated- Take the initiative! Go for It! “Do all things as unto the Lord.” (Col.
3:17,23)

Willing- Each team member should be willing to use all their talents and take on
all obstacles and opportunities.

Open- Be open to what God is trying to teach you through what you are
experiencing, feeling, seeing and thinking.

Refreshing- Times may be tough, -heat, cold, sickness, stress, etc.- Let God use
you to refresh others.

Kindred Spirit- True Biblical fellowship comes from mutual experience and faith.
Let God unite our hearts.

Fluid- A fluid team member accepts the unexpected. They go with the flow and
can‟t be broken.

Agreeable- Close quarters, crowded bathrooms, severe traffic, require everyone
to be gracious at all times.

Cooperative- Good Team members are quick to cooperate when the team
leaders call on them.

Thoughtful- Question, What can you do to make a teammate‟s day a little easier?

Obedient- There will be times when the team leader has to “pull-rank” and make
an unpopular decision. A team player respects the leader‟s authority and
encourages others to do the same.

Relational- Get to know your team members. You will find you may just make
some lifetime friends.
            COMING IN THE OUTREACH SPIRIT

Remember that during the Outreach you are both an Ambassador for Christ and
for the country you represent. Your attitudes and responses will color people‟s
images of Christians, and you will need to guard your attitudes and the wa y you
respond to the different situations you will face during the Outreach.
You will need …

FLEXIBILITY
- Prepare yourself to fit in and for last minute changes. It may mean a change of
expectations. It may mean not doing what you had hoped to do.

AVAILABILITY
- Prepare to serve. It may mean doing something you hate (e.g. cleaning
toilets/scrubbing pots). Give your best in everything that you are asked to do.
- Prepare yourself to give. This might mean doing something you have never
done before (e.g. giving a testimony in church). Volunteer to be available.
Remember, if you back out, you may lose out! Prepare to be a blessing and you
will be blessed.

SENSITIVITY
- Outreach is a fun time but can sometimes be a stressful time when your routine
is disrupted and patience and tolerance levels rapidly decrease. Prepare to care
for others.
- Be sensitive and remember that you are a part of a group which is made up of
many different age groups, from different backgrounds and with different ideas.
- Especially remember … culture/language
                         personalities/ages
                         tolerance/energy levels

B ROKENNESS
- 1 John 1:7 teaches us to walk in the light of God with each other. This will result
in effective teamwork. There may be misunderstanding, hurts, and offenses, but
brokenness will bring about fellowship as we walk in the light. Be quick to listen. -
- Be sensitive and use proper manners. Ask questions if you are not sure of
anything. Be quick to say “I‟m sorry”.
-Without brokenness, humility and repenta nce, missionary work is ineffective.
Theology, education and knowledge won‟t win people to Jesus. Being a humble,
broken servant of Jesus, willing to take the hard road of humility (without
understanding it sometimes) will see people won to Him.

This outreach will change you. It is your decision as to how it will change you ….
For better or for worse? A lot of it will depend on your attitude and how you
choose to respond to what you encounter.
               MAXIMIZING YOUR OUTREACH

1.      EXPERIENCE
        …the culture of another people group. “Culture shock” is actually “people
shock!” You tend to hanker after the things of home, instead of concentrating on
loving the people you have come to minister to. Don‟t withdraw from people of
the host culture; plan to get to know some of them well. You‟ll sometimes be
frustrated by the language barrier (that‟s missions!), but friendships can be
formed other than speech. To experience culture, you must experience
relationships. Anyone can be a tourist, but God has a special purpose that only
you can fulfill for this outreach, which includes divine appointments and building
relationships. Try to relate to as broad a section of people as possible, including
non-Christians. Go to the poor and to the rich. Your perspectives of people and
your life in general will change. Somehow God‟s glory for a world of people takes
over in our priorities. The outreach will help put people above things, and you
begin to value friendships above your own frustrations. You begin to put your
plan for your life in God‟s hands.

2.     EXTEND
       …the work of the Gospel. Any short term outreach will encourage you to
experience culture and explore a missionary career. But you need to decide
yourself to step out of your comfort zone and evangelize during you brief stay.
Just remember, you won‟t be able to change the whole country in a few weeks.
Get involved in the jobs you‟re there for, but make an effort to evangelize.

3.    EXCHANGE
      …insights, strengths, and love with national Christians. Listen! Don‟t talk
too much, but do tell some of your own stories. Pray with the nationals, and
watch them minister to their own people. Prepare yourself with Paul‟s attitude.
(Rom. 1: 11-12)

4.      EXPOSE
        …others to what God is doing. When you return, tell those at home what
God is doing world-wide. Don‟t just leave your experiences in your journal;
people want and need to hear about them. Emphasize opportunities for others to
go on short term outreaches. Be a visionary and persist with humility and love,
praying for countries in your meetings. Keep up correspondence with those you
visited and with whom you served.
       TWELVE WAYS TO RUIN AN OUTREACH!

Believe it or not, it is possible to have a bad short-term experience. This has little
to do with the situation or organization, but a lot to do with the short-term
attitudes and expectations. To make your short-term experience the best it can
be, here‟s a checklist of what NOT to do:

1. Go it alone! Beware of joining any organization, It could really hamper your
style. Pick a country that interests you, find out who the missionaries are, just
show up. They‟ll love the surprise. Someone with your gifts and talents can
usually be used right away.

2. Remember that your purpose is spiritual: you want to win the country to Christ.
Go with the highest expectations. Refuse to let menial work such as working on
buildings, cleaning bathrooms or serving your team members distract you from
your task.

3. Abandon daily prayer and Bible study. Time will go by so fast you really won‟t
have time for stuff like that besides there will be plenty of time when you get back
home. You‟ll probably get all you need from group devotions anyway.

4. Be organized. Set goals before you go. Plan out your schedule ahead of time
and stick to it. Delays, last minute changes, and impromptu visits and invitations
are obstacles to be avoided at all costs. Otherwise, you won‟t get anything done
for God.

5. Help the missionaries by pointing out their mistakes. Bring them up-to-date
with the latest missiological trends. Sometimes they can be stubborn, so be sure
to win support among the nationals for your views about how the mission should
be run.

6. A short-term trip is a perfect time to get involved in a romantic relationship. It
may distract you slightly from the work, but it„s a good way to expose the native
people to progressive dating patterns in the rest of the world.

7. Don‟t embarrass yourself by trying to pick up the local language. After all,
English is the number one language spoken all over the world. You‟ll be actually
helping them by only communicating in English.

8. Be sure to point out all the faults of your team members right away. Time is
short, and it may be difficult for people to make the necessary changes in their
lives if you don‟t help them from the start. Especially focus criticism on the
leadership.
9. Take care not to get dirty or eat the local food. You may miss a few friendly
opportunities with the “natives”, but you‟ll avoid any chance of getting sick.

10. Watch out for team members who couldn‟t raise their full support. They‟ll try
to mooch off you. It will build their faith more if you let them sweat it out.

11. When you report home, castigate your congregation and friends for their lack
of commitment, prayer, and giving to missions. This is one of the few times you
will have their differential respect, so make the most of it.

12. After it‟s all over, remember that you now have an “honorable discharge” that
protects you from attempts to draft you into more mission work. Resist the urge
to go long term. A person like you is probably most valuable at home giving
lectures on overseas missions.




SPIRITUAL WARFARE (Some DO’S and DON’TS)

Your short term mission trip may push you beyond your comfort zone to the edge
of a spiritual cliff where you face a dilemma: Do I go deeper with Christ in this
experience? Or do I withdraw into the protective shell of familiar attitudes that
feel safe? If you choose to fly with Holy Spirit wings, these do‟s and don‟ts of
spiritual warfare may help you.

THE DO’S OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE

1. Do apply your faith. Most spiritual warfare comes down to a simple act of
faith. Trust Jesus in the unfamiliar and dare to believe promises from the
Scripture that have been little more than doctrinal truths until now. Cling to
specific verses and ask friends to pray with you as you wait for Jesus Christ to
win the victory.

2. Do confront your sin. Lessons of faith go slowly when we aren‟t honest with
ourselves. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you areas of personal failure. Then do the
work of personal restoration to Christ. A new environment and the challenges of
a different culture can free you to see your need of the Lord‟s forgiveness more
clearly.

3. Do accept Spiritual changes. On a short term mission trip, this often involves
deciding to leave familiar notions of your own culture behind – recognizing that
many values you hold to originate in your society, not in the Bible. It‟s not easy to
leave this emotional security. But if you understand it as spiritual warfare, you
can lean on the Word and on others for help.
4. Do enter the Battle on behalf of others. Look for ways to help others
maximize their own stretching experiences – encouraging, serving, and enabling
them. This requires you to shift your focus away from small personal issues that
may obscure the deeper work of Christ. Some call this leadership. Others call it
servanthood.

5. Do pray against evil. Many traditions in the church teach about this aspect of
spiritual warfare. Some simply ask for the Lord‟s protection. Others tell the devil
to flee. Yet others claim specific territories for Jesus, praying against territorial
spirits. Be diligent – whatever your training in prayer – and build personal and
team prayer into your schedule.


THE DON’TS OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE

1. Don‟t adopt a Rambo complex. Spiritual warfare isn‟t human warfare. You
don‟t bomb villages, overcome the weak, take prisoners, demand submission,
and hold “peace talks” once the damage is done. It‟s easy to run over others in
the name of spiritual work. But as a short term missionary, you aren‟t called into
an area to be a personal hero. Your chief warrior is Jesus Christ and he died for
his enemies – you included. Now you are called to this same tactic, to lose your
life for others.

2. Don‟t blame it all on Satan. It‟s too easy to hide our own weaknesses and
failures behind “attacks from the evil one”. If you aren‟t getting on well with a
team mate, it‟s probably because you both need to practice humility and
servanthood. If a national leader decides to change your plans, leave your ego
behind and learn something. Don‟t blame the devil. When things go wrong don‟t
spend your time cursing the darkness. Rather ask the Holy Spirit for switches to
turn on the light.

3. Don‟t blame “Wicked” cultures. When we enter a new culture, certain things
feel “wrong” because we‟ve already assigned negative values to them in our own
society. Perhaps you‟ve been taught that “tardiness” or “uncleanliness” is next to
ungodliness. Or that dancing is cursed. Or drums. Your training may tempt you to
rebuke theses things as evil. But take care. Don‟t equate spiritual righteousness
with your own cultural preferences and training. Don‟t inflate a false sense of
spiritual pride and obscure what the Lord is really doing.

Note: This art icle is reproduced, with permission, fro m page 84 of “The Short -Term M ission Handbook”
published by Berry Publishing Services.
                 BEFORE YOU RETURN HOME

After all the months of fundraising, praying, learning about Lesotho, now you‟re
heading home. What will happen when you get back home? How will friends and
family respond? How will you be able to tell them all the incredible, life-changing
things that happened to you? How can you translate these experiences, these
God-Breathed moments into your “normal life”?

C ULTURE SHOCK
Believe it or not, just as you went through culture shock when you entered
Lesotho, you will experience this same culture shock when you return. Certainly
you will see the normal things: McDonalds, work, school, etc. They will still be
there, same as they always were. Yet to you, there will be something different
about life…

Life hasn‟t changed. You have! You‟ve just had a life-changing experience few
people have had. It‟s important to recognize this before you go back home, to
avoid difficulties that may be experienced returning home.
Here are some examples:
     Shifting from the spiritual emphasis of the outreach to the practical
       emphasis of “normal” life
     Experiencing seemingly overwhelming wealth after seeing places of
       poverty
     Noting apparent “apathy” in your local church

WHEN YOU RETURN
Soon after you return, there will be the tendency to start going about “normal” life.
Your life-changing experience in Lesotho may begin to feel like a memory. “A trip
you once took…” Remember what the Lord had done through YOU in the lives of
so many people in Lesotho.

To this end, it is a good idea to get together with others on the team and share
some of the same feelings and emotions that you may be experiencing. Please
keep a journal while on the trip, so that you can reflect on it in the coming
months.
The NEXT STEP…

Don’t Let the Fire die…Go!!!
Okay, you‟ve done your mission trip. It‟s over right? You can check that off your
list of things to do as a Christian. Right? Wrong. Hopefully you‟ve experienced
something that you‟ll have to do again and again and again. This is not to say
that you have to return to Lesotho. But you need to go again. The important thing
is that you continue in your mission-to reach the lost with the Gospel, wherever
they are…

This has been the Lord‟s heart from the beginning, to have an intimate
relationship with all people. It doesn‟t matter whether you go to Africa, or Central
America, or to the streets right outside your church. WHAT MATTERS IS THAT
YOU GO!

Look around the world and see how you can reach out to those around you. Ask
Him how He wants you to continue in HIS vision.

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has
been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”
Matt 28:18-19
ADDRESS BOOK FOR NEW FRIENDS

       Stay in touch. Please contact your teammates,
           to check up on, pray for or just talk to!!


Name                        Phone                       E-mail
CONTACT AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION:
 Please share this information with your family or friends!

  The contact information for the YWAM Lesotho base is:

          YWAM Lesotho# (266) 22-327-377
       Email address: ywamlesotho@gmail.com
       Located at: #7 Arrival Centre, Maseru 100

                  Mailing address:
                Youth With A Mission
   P.O. Box 13763         or       P.O. Box 339
   Maseru 100                      Ladybrand 9745
   LESOTHO                         SOUTH AFRICA


  For additional need or for questions regarding the trip:
   Nathan and Nicole Keisler (Outreach Coordinators)
                Phone # (266) 58-460-711
              Email: nnkeisler@yahoo.com




          Portions of this manual were adapted from:
                   Previous YWAM Manuals
            Good News Church Outreach Manual

				
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