Mission to Lesotho
SHREVEPORT, LA. – Eleven young adults from throughout the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference, accompanied by Associate Youth Director Fernando Villegas, participated in a mission trip to Lesotho, a country in southern Africa, during the month of July.
The trip was organized in conjunction with ShareHim, an Adventist ministry whose goal is to empower and mobilize lay men and women to be active in a lifestyle of evangelism.
All 12 participants preached a nine-sermon evangelistic series in different locations around Hlotse, Lesotho. The locations ranged from church buildings to outdoor tents and private homes. A special convocation was held on the final Sabbath, as people from all 12 sites gathered together to worship and witness over 60 people being baptized.
One of those baptized was Daniel Hilliard, an electrician from the South Church in Shreveport, La. He was one of the preachers, and the Spirit so moved in him and his meetings that he made a decision to be re-baptized himself.
Following the meetings, the young adults had the opportunity to spend a couple of days of sightseeing in South Africa before returning to the United States. The Lord greatly blessed the preaching of His Word, and we look forward to seeing again our brothers and sisters in Christ from Africa; if not in this age, at the soon return of Jesus!
By Fernando Villegas, Associate Youth Director