ELEPHANT VILLAGE FOOD DROP A GREAT SUCCESS!
Our truck driver and 2-man team pulled out at 2:30am on Monday, (17th) for it is an 8-hour drive to the Elephant Village. They were fully loaded with 4 TONS of corn and 0.6 TONS of beans, as well as 4 cases of soap and 2 large bags of salt for the children. I was very happy that the other villagers respected the team’s distribution to the orphans. Our team reported that many mud huts with grass roofs were badly damaged or destroyed, but that much rebuilding is in progress.
Happy families receiving food at Elephant Village.
We are VERY happy that all the orphans are healthy although a bit under-weight. With your love gifts, they should look even better when we drop food there later in July.
We hope to have clothing ready for them by that time also.
Your love gifts were a big surprise. Normal is 1st gift end of July.
Many wait patiently for their time to receive.
JUKO AND MONTEGA BEANS IN THE BARN!
It was a great surprise when 2 trucks loaded with 110 sacks of Juko (white) beans drove up to our gates on Monday morning. A 2nd truck rolled in just behind them with the 30 sacks (1.8 TONS) of Montega (pinto) beans that we needed. None of us were expecting these items so soon, but were happy they were here!
Two farmers in foreground brought in 50 sacks of Juko beans. Helping local farmers support their families is 1 of our top priorities.
Juko beans grow underground in a shell like a peanut, so they can be kept freshest by storing them that way. Those 110 sacks were weighed and place directly into our storehouse. The Montega bean must be checked for quality and re-sacked, so our team whipped out a sacking chute and went to work. With their expertise, 30 sacks were processed and stacked in the barn within an hour’s time.
No challenge there, since they are used to moving 36 TONS/day. (That is 720 sacks in 5 hours).
BUSH BUNNY’S CHOPPERS NEED CHECKING
For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been bothered by a molar that made eating carrots a bit tricky. So this Bunny is taking advantage of our “down time” before July food buying, and will go to South Africa for a dental check-up on Monday.
I’ll be “back in Balama” by Wednesday next week. Please keep us all in prayer as Capena does double duty handling my “chores” while I’m away.
TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE IN 1000’S OF CHILDREN’S LIVES.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE FABULOUS BALAMA STAFF