FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: JULY 5, 2014
BLIND WIDOW MEETS JESUS BUT HER 4 ORPHANS ARE TAKEN IN BY SISTER WITH 7 OF HER OWN!
God made some women to thrive on caring for children. Juliana is one such woman and I take my hat off to her.
Ali is the tall boy to the far right in the picture above. The three little girls in front of him are his orphaned sisters.
When her sister died July 1st, leaving Ali 15, and his 3 sisters (Rominda 10, Nulumile 8, and Tomasia 5) orphaned, Juliana did “what Jesus would do”, and took them into her fold. Having little herself didn’t’ matter. But JESUS KNEW and we were notified, as they are members of the Rovuma church. Pastor Joaguim called me early last Sunday a.m., setting Katie and Hanna into motion helping me gather food, blankets, grass mats, and larger cooking pans, which we delivered to her Sunday Noon. Her mud hut is little more than a store room with a bed in it, and I was told that her 7 children sleep huddled together on the dirt floor as they had no grass mats, beds, or blankets. At the moment, there is no place for beds in her small mud hut, so a 2nd mud hut is desperately needed. Cost $500. That will give them enough room to have beds, and get them off the cold, hard packed dirt floors. I’ve stepped out in faith and have 2 men making the 1000 mud bricks which are needed to build a house. They will be ready in 3 weeks. If God leads you to sponsor a house or one of these orphans, please drop me a line, as these children truly need a better place to sleep. At the moment, they are all crammed into 2 small rooms, sleeping on the floor like sardines in a can.
WICHITA COMPANY PROVIDES NEW BLANKETS FOR 88 ORPHANS LIVING AT OUR MISSION STATION
THANKS to a VERY generous gift, we were able to purchase the best blankets available in our area.
BALAMA is suffering the coldest “winter” in the history of it’s being, according to the “old timers” in this area. Since we have no heat in our homes, my house is a brisk 51 degrees F. (13 C.) INSIDE EACH MORNING with a 10 mph wind blowing through the screened windows! The people of this area have only thin cotton clothing, and are used to 90 degree F. (31 C.) or higher temps. Respiratory illnesses and burns (from being too close to a fire trying to get warm) are the most common medical problems we see in June and July. The blankets allow our children to sleep warm, which helps to keep them healthy.
GOATS ON GRAIN KEEPS OUR KIDS WELL FED
Goats relish supplimental feeding of grain from “split tire” troughs.
Goats are at a premium since we now have 1 of only 2 herds in this district. Since our grazing land is having to support more goats (since last year’s babies now eat), I researched how to SAFELY give then ground corn in the dry months when forage is limited. Our men did a great job of cutting up some old nylon tires (with an 8 inch hand held knife and water to help the knife slide better). The goats each get only a small amount of grain sprinkled with salt. Benefits, are healthier goats that gain weight quickly, and produce a more tender meat.
ROCKS IN BUNNY’S FOOD, BREAKS A FILING I’ll be heading to South Africa for a quick dentist appointment on Monday, July 7th. Will return with a suitcase full of essential goodies and YES, I will do my best to eat all the ice cream I can manage. Tee Hee. It is peak winter in the mile high city of Johannesburg where I will be, so this bunny is scrambling to borrow warm clothes since Bush Bunnies don’t come with thick fur coats!
God’s Many Blessings to all of you, and MUCH THANKS for your FAITHFUL LOVE GIFTS that are so essential to the continuation of our child rescue and evangelism work.
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange Katie Polcyn Hannah Gilman