Living among and proclaiming Christ to Lesotho’s most marginalized people
The shepherds of Lesotho may grow up illiterate, impoverished, and completely separated from mainstream life and culture. Yet, they are meeting Christ in their own way.
In the fall of 2014, Africa Inland Mission launched an outreach initiative among Lesotho’s highland shepherds, a largely marginalized subculture who spend most of their days in isolation tending large flocks of sheep and goats. The team of four men live and work alongside their new shepherd friends and are introducing scripture-based stories to share the Good News. “Pray for the shepherds,” writes team member Mark Eekhoff, “that they might have open hearts to the Gospel.”
The third episode in a series of short videos highlighting young men who have chosen missions. Will you be one of them?
A missionary serving on a TIMO team among the highland shepherd community in Lesotho shares some candid answers to our questions.
Glimpses of TIMO life in the mountains of Lesotho
The men of the Lesotho Shepherds Extreme TIMO Team reflect on one year in the mountains.
Members of an “extreme team” of young men arrive to work among the highland shepherds of Lesotho. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” video series
Lesotho scouting trip for the future shepherd’s Extreme Team. Part of the TIMO “Embedded” series