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One Blanket

Lesotho

In this area, your blanket is everything. It's your bed at night in the cold climate. It's your covering during the day. When we provide blankets to children and their families, we're also able to share the Gospel with them. One Blanket can make a huge difference in the life of a family.

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  • Project Description:

    You will share the gospel while meeting human needs through the distribution of blankets in villages nestled in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. You will engage villages with the gospel and teaching the Bible. You will travel into valleys and villages, meeting human needs and sharing the gospel with the goal of leading the Basotho to Christ, discipling believers, and planting churches. The weather is very cold in the winter, and can change drastically in a very short time. Many of the villages are accessible only by walking over mountain paths or by riding horses over those same mountain paths. Many of the villages are also a great distance apart, meaning that walking or riding for hours at a time.

  • Cultural Information:

    In Lesotho, different blankets mark the rites of passages in a Basotho person’s life; birth, coming of age, getting married.  The Basotho people traditionally used to dress themselves in animal skin capes. Over time, the capes were replaced by woven blankets which are worn by the Basotho people today. The hand-woven blankets are made from cotton and wool, from local flocks. The blankets are comfortable and colorful, serving as a fashion statement, a status symbol, a coat and, of course, a blanket.

    Western clothing is worn by many of the local men, but most will wear a blanket over their clothes. Women wear wool wraps around their waist and legs.

    Poverty is so severe in some villages that the people cannot afford blankets for clothing or for warmth. OneLife wants to supply the blankets and the Good News to these villages.

  • Geographic Information:

    Lesotho is located in SubSaharan Africa and is a small country completely surrounded by South Africa.  Many of the valleys in the Maluti Mountains reach an altitude of over 8000 feet.  Temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees, and the humidity is very low, but the sun can be very tough at this altitude. Hats and sunscreen are a must. The weather is very cold in the winter, and can change drastically in a very short time. Many villages are accessible only by walking or riding horses over mountain paths.

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  • God’s provisions in Lesotho

    Deep in the mountains of Lesotho as day breaks, Me’ MaTumo rises from her sleep cot that she shares with two ...
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One blanket is $20

One Bible is $10

If total donations exceed the financial needs of this project the funds may be used for similar projects in other areas of the world.

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