Mission Aviation Fellowship Faces Unique Ministry Challenges in Lesotho

Photo courtesy of MAF Lesotho

At first glance, the small nation of Lesotho seems like a place already saturated with a Gospel witness. After all, around 92% of the population claims Christianity.

But Lesotho’s spiritual landscape is much more complicated than that.

Mission Aviation Fellowship works in Lesotho, flying to remote and isolated regions with medical, physical, and spiritual aid. Their ministry is all about sharing Christ’s love through aviation!

Joe Adams, a pilot with MAF, says ministry in Lesotho has some unique challenges. “There’s a thin veneer of Christianity. There’s a cultural Christianity where people view themselves as born Christian. And that actually is really an obstacle to the Gospel. There are a lot of people who claim to be Christian – even use the words like ‘born again’ – but there’s not much change in their lifestyle.”

Christianity in Lesotho is also often paired with folk traditions like witch doctors and ancestor worship.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh


  • Pray for more faithful Christians to engage Lesotho for the Gospel.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the futility of ancestor worship and witch doctors to the Basotho.
  • Pray for many more to know Jesus as their Savior.
  • Ask God for encouragement over MAF’s team in Lesotho.