Lesotho Workshop. 01/08

Report by Jayne Wilkins in Jan 2008.

Greetings to all at CABSA from Jayne in Lesotho, I was so glad to see that you have received information about the workshop we had in Mokhotlong Lesotho. I was so grateful to God for sending the helpers He did. Ian Rushton, Ntate Thomas Lebiletsa, and John McCartney were the backbone of the workshop. I was so grateful that the participants were able to have most of the workshop presented to them in Sesotho by Ntate Thomas and Ian. It was such a great help to them to be able to understand more thoroughly. We had 17 in attendance, 5 women and 12 men. All the men were in attendance for the entire workshop and were very attentive and participating fully. I am so excited to see how they changed their attitudes and thinking in ways from the beginning on Friday evening to Sunday when we ended. I was so grateful for the comment from one of the mothers that said she learned how important it was to speak to her children about sex and HIV and that she was going back to her village to tell the other mothers and was going to talk to her daughters that very night. She said it was going to be something they had in the open in their home. Many of the participants were anxious to take the information back to their churches to start facing a being involved as a church.

I will be having another follow up day of learning with all the participants to cover some of the things we were not able to get to in the time available and to see where they are in their commitments & in their churches and communities.

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