Population: 2.2 million (2012)
Official languages: Sotho, English
Major religion: Christianity
IFES movement: Scripture Union Lesotho Tertiary Ministry (SULTAM)
Lesotho is a landlocked country within South Africa. Christianity is regarded as part of the culture and is professed by more than 90% of the people. However biblical faith has been confused with church-going and religious ritual.
- more than 17 tertiary and training institutions
- 12 SULTAM groups, 9 of which are active
- 1 full-time volunteer
SULTAM is a broad ministry encompassing schools, family and associates ministries. It currently faces a challenge due to the absence of a full-time staff worker. To tackle this issue, and since a recent leadership staff consultation, the movement is emphasising the participation of associates, whether campus staff or graduates in various professions, not only for financial support but also for the overall ministry.
SULTAM is grateful to God for how he has guided the ministry in recent years. They are particularly thankful for the increased involvement of associates in all-night prayer and other activities on behalf of the movement.
View from the inside
Dr Lehlohonolo Moeti is National Director of SULTAM. He says, ‘We have seen God’s hand from humble beginnings to ownership and development of property. God has a purpose with SULTM and other ministries and we are yet to witness his mighty power in our midst.’
Lehlohonolo is inspired by Jesus’ words in John 5:17: ‘In his defence Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”’
- for the provision of a staff worker and more volunteers;
- for appropriate space to meet;
- for associates to respond with the holistic ministry reaching out to whole campus;
- that God will use the instability in the country to draw all forms of leadership to himself.