Dr. Mathilde Guidimti from Communauté d’Églises en Mission or Community of Churches in Mission (CEVAA) visited LECSA from 21-23 June 2019. Her primary purpose was to see the recently completed Waiting Mother’s Lodge at LECSA’s Scott Hospital in Morija. CEVAA served as one of the major donors for the project.
The beautifully constructed lodge at Scott Hospital has four dormitories and the capacity to house up to 26 women. Many expecting mothers from remote areas come to Scott Hospital for the birth of their babies. The new lodge will significantly contribute to the safety, health and well-being of these women, offering them shelter and a safe place to stay in the time before their babies are born.
Dr. Guidimti’s visit consisted of a meeting with the Scott Hospital management team and key Board Members in Morija. A tour of the hospital grounds followed, including a special visit to the new Waiting Mother’s Lodge. Then, Dr. Guidimti had a private meeting with LECSA’s Moderator, Rev. Tšeliso Simeone Masemene, and LECSA’s Executive Secretary, Rev. Nelson Khethang Posholi, at Casalis house in Maseru. On Sunday morning, 23 June, she attended a special worship service of prayer and celebration at Phomolong LECSA. Dr. Guidimti returned to her home in the Central African Republic on Sunday afternoon.
CEVAA was created in 1971 in Paris, France and is made up of 35 protestant churches in 24 countries including LECSA in Lesotho. It is focused on cultivating Christian community on a global scale and sponsors exchanges, education initiatives and projects among its partner churches. CEVAA is a descendant organization of the Paris Evangelical Mission Society (PEMS). PEMS sent the first missionaries to Lesotho in 1833, who in turn founded LECSA. CEVAA has supported significant LECSA projects over the years including the purchase of new furniture for the church offices at Casalis House, a youth exchange program to Zambia, improvements at KEL Radio and the recent construction of the Scott Hospital Waiting Mother’s Lodge.