Our Missionary in Lesotho

As a church we support Jill Kinsey, who became a Christian at IECA. She founded an orphanage for around 90 AIDS affected children at Pulane, Lesotho, a small kingdom encircled by South Africa, and is now semi-retired, working with Grant Strugnell, Director, and his wife Emily.

Jill initially worked as a missionary in Mozambique and subsequently moved to Lesotho, where she set up the Semonkong Children’s Centre, helped by her daughter Tara and her family. Then in 2008 she moved to Pulane to set up the Pulane Children’s Centre in an abandoned Canadian agricultural project, leaving her daughter in charge at Semonkong. Jill, who had a stroke in 2014 which left her with a weak leg, runs the centre with a team of local staff, while various churches and groups visit to minister and assist in practical ways, such as building play equipment. She recently published a book about her life in Mozambique, details below; profits go to the work at Pulane.










A team of 6 from IECA went out in February 2015 and spent 3 weeks helping out, which gave us a real insight into the orphanage.  The children attend local schools, and integrate as much as possible with their Sotho culture; they seem very happy and healthy, each having their set tasks and with the older ones helping the smaller ones.

We have a mission table each week after church, selling cakes and jams to raise funds to support this vital work. If you would like to be included on the cake rota, which entails providing a (preferably home-baked) cake a maximum of once in three months, please conatct Sue on 00351 289103873 or 00351 932099588.













“Our goal is not to change the Basotho Children. In fact, if they can stay in their village, that is ideal. But often there is no option other than taking the child into care, and ensuring they are safe, clothed, fed and happy. That’s our aim.”


More details can be found at http://www.pulanechildren.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pulanechildren

"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit."


Ephesians 2:19-22 

The International Evangelical Church of the Algarve

Igreja Evangélica Internacional do Algarve (Igreja de Vale Judeu)

Location address (Not suitable for post)

Várzea da Mão 

Estrada da Estação

Vale Judeu

8100-333 Loulé 


Email addresses:

Pastor Mark Loney


Pastor Barry Henry iecapt@hotmail.com

Youth Pastor Glenn Bowden- Bowden_glenn@hotmail.com


Pastor Mark Loney - 289328635

Judith Loney - 910913087

Portuguese Pastor Barry Henry - 969015091

Youth Pastor Glenn Bowden - 966964073


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