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Lesotho


Lesotho

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

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Background

The Kingdom of Lesotho, is completely surrounded by its only neighboring country, South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru.

Religion

90% Christian. Protestants 45% (Evangelicals 26%, and Anglican and other Protestant groups an additional 19%), and Roman Catholics 45%.

Stone-Campbell Presence

George Raseleso began a Church of Christ in Teyateyaneng in the early 1960’s. Today there are also congregations in Maseru and Lilong Maseru. International Churches of Christ have a congregation in Maseru, planted by the Johannesburg Church of Christ in 1998 by a group of missionaries.  Its current membership stands at 10 disciples.

The Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partners with Christian Council of Lesotho, Christian Health Association of Lesotho, and the Lesotho Evangelical Church.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 9, 2013

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