The Morija Presbytery held its annual meeting at the Matsieng Parish from 4th – 8th March 2015. The Presbytery Moderator is Rev. Fusi Sekulisa. The Matsieng Parish is led by Rev. Jeremiah Sematlane. The closing worship service on Sunday the 8th was held outside on the grounds of the Matsieng Parish.
The service was led by the Evangelist Mrs. ‘Makhotso Phalima of the Morija Parish and the sermon was preached by Rev. Eric Thabiso Mona of the Matelile Parish. The text of Rev. Mona’s sermon came from Proverbs 21:19 (“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”).
Matsieng is where Lesotho’s Royal Family resides and the Sunday service was blessed with the attendance of Their Royal Majesties King Letsie III and Queen ‘Masenate. Although the Royal Family are members of the Catholic church, the connection of the LECSA with them remains strong and dates back to 1833 when King Letsie III’s ancestor, King Moshoeshoe I, invited and welcomed the French Protestant missionaries who established the mission church which eventually became the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa.
The King’s brother, The Principal Chief of Matsieng Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso, in particular, has a strong affinity for the LECSA’s men’s fellowship group Banna le Bahlankana. At special LECSA events when he is in attendance, Prince Seeiso often leads hymn singing and shares a personal message from the Word of God. During the presbytery worship service he received a membership pin from them in recognition of his support.
Next year’s meeting will be held at the Khubetsoana Parish where the pastor is Rev. Mrs. J. M. Tale.