From: “Brenda Lange“
Date: July 19, 2011 8:25:33 AM CDT
Subject: Blog July 19, 2011
INTRODUCING THE CHILI/DUNG BOMB!
The World Wildlife Federation set up a program last year just south of our “Elephant Village” to provide farmers a line of defence against elephants raiding their fields.
Their solution is a dry concoction of elephant manure and the powder from the local Peri-Peri chiles. These chiles when dried and pounded into a powder provide a dust that burns the eyes and lungs when inhaled. Someone put some in a bag of corn we received this year (thinking it would prevent bugs), so my whole work crew experienced how powerful it can be! Coughing, sneezing, and burning eyes, were experienced by all in the area. Everyone quickly left the area for about 20 minutes until the wind blew it away. There is no doubt that an elephant would run from this too!
So Bush Bunny’s gardener has just planted over 50 peri peri trees.
Our plan is to raise tons of chillies to distribute to the Elephant Village farmers so they will be well prepared for the elephant raids that will surely come in March, 2012. God made the Elephants and the Chilies and the 2 don’t mix. So Elephants be forewarned!
Stay in the game reserve and eat your trees, or suffer the consequences of the Chili Bomb!
WATER WELLS IN MELUCO
Two drilled and 2 to go!
The first 2 water wells flowed freely with clean “sweet” water at a depth of 52 meters or (167 ft.) deep.
Third stop was the Elephant village. The drill hit a type of underground soil formation it couldn’t handle, so a special machine is being brought in this week to complete the well. The 4th well has not been attempted, as the geologists still have not found water near our mission station. They are supposed to return next week to check out another area just north of our mission, which would serve many of our orphans and possibly the mission station also.
Keep those prayers coming! There has to be water out there, we just need God to guide them to it.
MICHIGAN TEAM FLYING IN JULY 23rd
Six short term missionaries from the Muskegon area will fly to Pemba this Saturday.
Coming to teach, preach, and show the Jesus Film, they will help plant a church in a village that has never known the love of Jesus Chris.
Five of the 6 will experience Africa for the first time.
Led by Sally Dykema and Dale Meindertsma, it should be a whirlwind week.
Stay tuned for the “rest of the story”. J
Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama team