Kingdom of Lesotho

Population: 2 million



  • Total area:  30,355 sq km, about the size of Belgium
  • A mountainous country completely surrounded by South Africa; only 11% is arable

Religious Diversity

  • 89.31% Christian
  • 9.5% Ethnoreligionist
  • 0.80% Baha’i
  • 0.25% Non-religious
  • 1.10% Hindu
  • 0.04% Muslim


2prayClaim this scriptural promise Psalm 138:3 as you pray for Lesotho.

Praise and prayer requests:

  • Praise and thank the LORD for the way several churches are partnering with us as Athletes In Action (AIA) is getting set up to begin sharing Christ with athletic teams in the country.
  • Pray for good turnouts and positive responses to the gospel.
  • Pray God will be glorified and this will provide more opportunities for people to trust Jesus and be discipled.
  • Pray God will create a hunger for biblical truth in the people of Lesotho.
  • Ask the LORD of the harvest to send more workers into His harvest: staff members, volunteers and associates.
  • Pray for the staff team to comfort and encourage the family in the death of a close friend and employee.  

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Prayers: 959

  • There has been freedom of religion.  The people of Lesotho have been largely Christian for generations but traditionalism and nominalism are widespread both in the Catholic Church and the Lesotho Evangelical Church.  The rapid increase in the number of newer churches with evangelistic zeal has challenged the mainline Churches to become more spiritually vital and relevant.  A nation-wide prayer movement has brought a new dynamism to the witness of believers, but this vision needs to be maintained.
  • The JESUS film is being widely used in English and Sotho and is effective in
    planting new churches.  The newer, evangelical, Pentecostal and charismatic denominations and agencies have seen growth.  The mainline, Catholic and
    Pentecostal churches in Lesotho have been under local leadership for many
    years, but a new level of leadership is emerging in the charismatic churches.