|MAF Plane In Beautiful Lesotho |
(Photo courtesy of MAF)
All of our training sessions culminated yesterday in an assignment to MAF's Lesotho program. The Kingdom of Lesotho (pronounced li-SOO-too), is a small, mountainous country located entirely within South Africa. Lesotho is the only country in the world that lies entirely above 3,281 feet in elevation. While beautiful, this small African nation is crippled by poverty, famine, and HIV/AIDS. We look forward to learning from the local people and sharing in their struggles and joys.
In Lethoso, MAF serves 12 rural mountain health posts from 22 dirt airstrips carved into the nation’s rugged mountains. Since 1980, MAF has provided safe, efficient air transportation for the Lesotho Flying Doctor Service (LFDS). We look forward to serving the people there alongside MAF's existing staff.
We will be sharing more about Lesotho and what we will be doing there soon. For the next month, we are continuing training here in Nampa. Your prayers and encouragement are much appreciated!
|Basotho Children (Photo courtesy of MAF)|