Sunday morning church in Morija. The church grounds are swarming with children from the Boarding School – church is obligatory. At least this Sunday. Actually, the whole country is swarming with school children, whenever, wherever you go. Lesotho may be one of the poorest, if not the poorest country in the world but has one of the highest literacy rates of them all.
Chief Moshoeshoe I (1786-1870) founder of the Basotho Nation, was happy to receive the missionaries Thomas Arbousset (1810-87), Eugène Casalis and their assistant Constant Gosselin of the Paris Evangelical Mission Society (PEMS) and as such founded a tradition of learning in Lesotho.
The new church buildings of the Lesotho Evangelical Church, after a tornado had destroyed the old church structures in the 50’s.
Intense discussions about remnants of the past not immediately accessible any longer.
With love from
Colleen & Walter
Betty’s Bay, Tuesday, March 13, 2012