According to the local papers and some of the Basotho we have talked to, there was an attempt on the life of the Prime Minister at his house (in the middle of Maseru town). There was also unrest near two of the military barracks. The one barracks is at the airfield that MAF and the military share. Good news is that the Prime Minister is fine, and as far as we can tell, only a few were killed. According to the 'word on the street', the opposition party is still not happy about some things that were decided in 2007 and decided to take matters in their own hands.
I car pool with some of the MAF team to work in the mornings and we drove past the PM's compound and saw bullet holes in the gated area and lots of soldiers with weapons visible. There were several police/military check points on the road, but things were calm. By midday things seemed to be back to 'normal' for Maseru.
Not to worry about things here as we place our trust in the Lord who is sovereign. We have placed our lives in His hands and trust him for our safety. We do continue to pray for this nation that the people would repent and turn to God to experience 'life abundantly' as the Gospel writer John records. That 'abundant life' is the kind of life that God intends for all people that choose to follow him. The root word is descriptive of 'a god-designed life that is full' not so much 'biological life.' And so we continue to place our faith in Jesus Christ and follow his ways (I like to call it the Jesus-agenda) seeking the abundant life. As you have a few minutes, take time to pray for God's peace for the Basotho and for the country of Lesotho.
Daily by His grace...