BUSH BUNNY TIDBITS:
Returning to Mozambique is always a slight culture shock with the sudden changes to 3rd world “sights, sounds & HOT, humid temperatures”. I usually arrive home to a “hornets nest” full of problems that need resolving. However, this time, the Lord had several surprises for me.
I can tell you that in my 19 years in Moz., I have NEVER seen problems resolved as fast as things happened this week!
In no way was I expecting God to give us the answers to multiple prayers in the first 5 days I was in Moz.
We can now go forth with the bean buying & water wells without delays.
Here’s the story in a nut shell.
1. NEED for a water well license has been a GREAT prayer request for over a year!
Monday, April 20th, I met with 4 water well drilling companies in Pemba, but none would allow us to drill under their license. (Licensing is SO complex in this country that even commercial companies find it hard to comply with all the regulations.)
Ali, my office manager, hears of a Christian brother who has a drilling license, & locates him on Monday afternoon.
Ali phones Monday night saying that “Salvador” (meaning Savior in Portuguese), is willing to meet with me on Tuesday if I provide him with 20 liters of diesel to make the trip to Balama. Within 30 minutes of his arrival the agreement was a “done deal”, & Salvador has taught us the “government process” for requesting to drill.
He’s coming out this week to help us file the proper documents after we locate areas that are good prospects for water wells.
ONE BIG MOUNTAIN–GONE!
2. Water Well Pumps are in! It usually takes at least a month to get water well pumps sent the 1,000 miles from Maputo in southern Moz. to Pemba in the north.
The five pumps arrived within 1 week! Eric picked them up yesterday, & we off loaded them into our warehouse online prescription drugs this morning. All materials are now on site so that water well drilling can begin as soon as the documents are approved.
3. BEAN BUYING to go full steam ahead (a month early).
Due to illegal buyers in the area, we have been granted permission to begin buying beans on Monday, April 27th.
Funds are still needed to complete the task, as we need 50 tons of beans to feed our kids for the next year. Other businessmen are already buying them at 20 cents/lb for resale in other countries, so we cannot delay. Still need funding for at least 750 kids.
Beans for 1 child COST ONLY $30 FOR THE YEAR!
If you want to help, then please send your love gift to:
ORPHANS UNLIMITED, INC.
11152 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042
God’s Blessings to you all.
I’ll try to update this blog each weekend. Stay tuned for the “rest of God’s story in Balama”.
Bush Bunny Brenda