Mantlibi’s Story: Strength Beyond Measure to Overcome Suffering

Image courtesy of Mantlibi Mafa.

Life in Lesotho isn’t easy. Nearly 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Plus, Lesotho has the third-lowest life expectancy in the world.

Complications arise when you lose the people you love.

On “December 2, 2018, I lost my husband. My daughter had just turned four months old. And then on December 18, I lost my mom,” says Mantlibi Mafa, an airplane mechanic at Mission Aviation Fellowship in Lesotho.

“A few days after my mom’s death, I got [third-degree burns] on my right leg.”

The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary defines a crucible as “a place or situation in which people or ideas are tested severely, often creating something new or exciting in the process.” Through the crucibles of loss and injury, Mantlibi learned how to depend on the Lord for strength beyond measure.

“Two people I loved had just passed on. I had a four-month-old, and I was a new mom. Now, I was burned, and I was limping. I needed help,” she says.

“God helped me a lot, and I prayed [constantly]. That’s where I got my strength from.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray the Lord will give Mantlibi strength to overcome every challenge – past, present, and future.