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Operation UP
Operation Up is an indigenous Mission Organization registered in Lesotho under Society’s act as a non-profit making organisation. This page has been created to help Operation Up get the word out about their work. GAP Ministries, the owner of this website, are not involved with the work of Operation Up but are supportive of it, and would like to see that others support it too. 

Its main purpose is to mobilise both the church and individuals for missions. Its programs include, among others, organizing short-term Missions outreaches both in Lesotho and in other countries; annual missions conferences, missions training through its Missions Training School, Eugene Casalis Missions Training Centre, etc.. Since its inception in the early 90s many people have been introduced to Missions, some of whom have gone through its Missions training programs and into full-time Christian ministry in a number of churches. Churches have been planted among the least-reached people of the mountains of Lesotho.
Operation UP team 
The ministry of Operation UP is sustained and run on the daily basis by the following dedicated people who are constantly in need of our prayers for God’s protection and provision in their lives.
Lerato 
Ndaga: Our pre-school teacher in Semonkong and a single mum with two sons, is doing fine with both of her boys leaving in Semonkong. Operation UP will be handing over the pre-school to Salt and Light Christian community from 2017, so Ndaga will be moving over with it. The graduations at the pre-school will be on 26 Nov. 2016. Marethabile  Makepe: Our outreaches Co-ordinator leaves here in Maseru with her two sons also. They are doing very well, and we thank God for her and her commitment to the work of Operation UP.
Ntai and Mabakoena: They too are doing just fine. Suping, their third and last of their three sons will be getting married on the 3rd December 2016.  

Newsletters
March 2017
On the 14 April 2017, we shall be officially Opening and dedicating our Salt and Light Christian Community church building in Maseru. This also marks the 10th Anniversary of the existence of SLCC as a registered denomination. The going has not been easy, 10 years ago, in 2007 the church started in our dining room with just a handful of people, the dedication and commitment of those few individuals.
March 2016 
Lesotho is not spared the El Nino weather pattern which has ravaged many countries in the sub-Saharan region. It has caused a lot of problems for our country and individuals through drought and extreme temperatures in the early months of this year, which prompted the government to declare a state of emergency on food security. Worst affected are people living in the mountains who rely mainly on subsistence farming for their livelihood. It is estimated that one-third of the population faces severe starvation and needs assistance, and the majority of these are people in the rural areas.  

September 2016
"Our promotion for a GAP year is still continuing, and while no applications have been received back we have given out a few forms to aspiring candidates. And we are hopeful that there will be good responses; However Whether we get candidates or not I have resolved that I will be going on my own, or maybe with ‘Mabakoena. This is a very difficult decision to make, yet I feel it is the way GOD is calling me for. Please do lift Mabakoena and me before the throne of God in prayer."

December 2015
2015 has been the year for preparations for our envisaged GAP Year program, hence my trip/training in Thailand in April-June 2015 and Marethabile’s in Sep. - Nov. It was during my stay in Thailand that I felt the Lord confirming in many different ways our need to proceed with the GAP year program; what was unusual and unexpected though was when He challenged me about doing it in THAILAND. The Lord reminded me of one of our foundational scriptures as Operation UP, which is Ps. 2:8  

 Newsletter Archives
  December 2014 
October 2014
 March 2014 

 
Volunteers involved with Operation Up
 
Objective
  • To challenge and mobilise both the individual and the church in Lesotho into Missions.
  • To promote and encourage participation of individuals and churches in cross-cultural ministries.
  • To promote and facilitate reaching the unreached people of the world with the gospel starting with the Maluti Mountain people of Lesotho.
  • To promote networking of churches and leaders in Lesotho for the fulfilment of the Great Commission
Strategy
  • We organise and facilitate short-term outreaches(about 10 days) to the unreached Maluti Mountain people and elsewhere.
  • We recruit, train and send people who can give seven months of their time or more for Evangelism and church planting in the mountains
  • We maintain an oversight of newly planted churches in the mountains till the time when they could stand on their own
  • We endeavour to raise prayer, moral and financial support for the missionaries.
  • We organise missions conferences on an annual basis for all interested leaders and churches
  • We visit churches for the purpose of sharing the vision and challenging and mobilising such churches into missions.
  • We conduct discipleship courses in churches where requested to do so
  • We partner with other leaders ministries and churches for the fulfilment of the Great Commission.
Children's Ministry at Semonkong
Children’s ministry has formed an important part of Operation UP ministry, subsequent to a very successful children’s conference organised by Operation UP in December 2012. It was resolved to visit those children who have committed themselves to follow Christ on a monthly basis.
 
Collecting and Transporting Sand
Our project of building a shepherd boys school and Operation UP Centre in Semonkong is continuing. We are left with plastering the walls, painting, ceiling, water tank outside and solar lighting. Here sand is being collected in preparation for plastering.

 

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Contact Details Operation UP
O. Box 1532, Maseru, Lesotho
Phone: +266 28324778 Cell : +266 58857271
Email:operationup@leo.co.ls

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