From: “Brenda Lange” Subject: Blog, Feb. 26, 2013
FLOODING WIPES OUT BRIDGE ON ROAD LEADING OUT OF THE BUSH
Eric wrote this morning that our pick-up which was headed to our Meluco Orphan site had to turn back yesterday. A major bridge that crosses a deep ravine was washed away on Sunday night. This “bridge” was on a temporary bypass as the main bridge never completed this year. Made out of 2 large shipping containers that were welded together, the water pressure became too much and lifted it out of its moorings and shifted it downriver. There is one other route out of our area, and Eric will investigate it on Wed. to see if it is open. High water tends to close that road each year, but with the road repairs they made last year it may be passable with 4 wheel drive.
On Sunday, Pastor Alberto went to one of the 3 Mango Tree Churches to do a Baptism. The river was in such a flood state, that the church members on the far side of the river couldn’t even cross over. Alberto said that the church groups on each side of the river could do nothing but look at each other across the swiftly moving water. So it will be rescheduled in March when the water levels begin to go down.
We had 2 more goats born this week. Set of twins with 1 boy, 1 girl. Mommy goat and both babies are doing well. We are now up to 98 goats!
I’ll keep you posted as Eric sends in more news. Blessings, BBB