Partnered with Logos Rhema Ministries International (Mantoane Orphanage)

Logos Rhema Ministries

Joy Gaylord Magombedze

Joy is the lead pastor at Logos Rhema Ministries in Lesotho.

The partnership with Feed the Hungry has allowed the ministry to become more relevant, preach and reach out to vulnerable children, and share the Gospel in the community from a different perspective. They are empowered to minister and serve the community with the love of God in a practical and tangible way.

Joy’s long-term goal is to reach more remote areas, see multitudes of young people come to know Christ, and reach out to more vulnerable children with the Gospel and feeding program.

One of the most impactful things in Joy’s ministry is being able to reach communities with the feeding program and the Gospel. They are able to take care of orphans and vulnerable children while watching them grow to be responsible and confident.

Lack of resources and space are the main challenges that Joy and his ministry faces.

If he had the privilege to meet Dr. Lester Sumrall, Joy would express the great impact that Feed the Hungry has brought due to his obedience in God.

If food and God’s word was plentiful, the ministry could reach more than 10,000 children in Lesotho.

About country

Country Statistics

  • Population: 2,210,646 (2023 est.)
  • Below the Poverty Line: 49.7% (2017 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: 59.87 years (2023 est.)
  • Literacy Rate: 79.4% (2015)
  • Human Development Index: 168/191 (2022)
  • Global Climate Risk Index: 61 (2019)

About the Children

  • Under the Age of 14: 32.4% (2023 est.)
  • Children under 5 Underweight: 10.5% (2018)
  • Average Years of Schooling: 6.5 years (2020)

Causes of Death

  • AIDS, Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever.
  • Others include diarrhoeal diseases, water borne diseases, birth complications, and rabies.

Droughts and desertification all threaten the livelihood of Lesotho’s people.

Human trafficking is a major issue. These people are subjected to forced labor in sex work, domestic service, prostitution, mining and agriculture.

Only 36% of the population has access to electricity. (2019)