Bush Beat Blog FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: June 11, 2016 220 TONS NOW IN CORN BARN IN EIGHT DAYS our 92 man team “did their thing”, even in an unexpected rain storm, giving us all the corn needed to feed 2,500 orphans through December. Each year, Capena, our office manager, organizes the purchase of the corn from 31 village Co-ops that he helped
Bush Beat Blog FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: June 5, 2016 BUSH BASHING BUNNY CREW REAPING THE HARVEST THIS WEEK June 1st found our 92 man crew hopping through the Balama bush fetching over 600 sacks of corn. Thursday through Saturday we worked long hours getting 2200 sacks processed for storage. As of Saturday this week, we have only need 865 more sacks to feed the
THE BUNNY IS BACK ON THE INTERNET Eric Dry in RSA was able to help Andy Gonzalez in Balama to get my computer up and going again. I was a victim of the Windows 10 TAKE OVER where it upgrades without your permission. This caused many problem that E and A were able to resolve with about 2 hours of hard work. I am most grateful
TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH COMPUTER Am tapping this out from my tablet, as my computer needs some first aid before I can use it. Hope to be back to normal by next weekend as Andy and Eric are working on it. FRIDAY, BUNNY IN PEMBA TO FETCH ANDY AND ASHLEE (THE A TEAM) They arrived on time, and are now in Balama with Dave and I. I finished our Pemba
FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: May 21, 2016 CORN BUYING–HIGHEST PRIORITY With only 10 days to go, Capena, my office manager and head of food organization, is busy contacting village leaders to find out which Village Co-ops have corn to sell. Price agreements are the major point of the negotiations. MY PART: Getting the processing chutes and other equipment, (including the
Bush Beat Blog FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: May1, 2016 1 PAW BUNNY BACK IN BALAMA WITH 2 MAN MISSIONARY TEAM Hand healing well, and I feel your prayers working for a rapid healing. Thank you very much! 2 hand typing not possible, so this will be short. PASTOR PAUL FROM SOUTH AFRICA, AND DAVE DE BOER FROM USA. Dave Deboer and Pastor
Bush Beat Blog FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“DATE: APRIL 3, 2016 CHILD HEADED ORPHAN FAMILY HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION Carpenters hammering on the side shields for the eves of the roof. Next step is for the bricklayers to fill the walls with mud! On January 31st we rescued a family of 5 orphans after their mud hut collapsed in a massive rain storm. Emelia, age 19, has been
Bush Beat Blog FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“DATE: MARCH 19, 2016 FURTHER DETAILS: $25,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE Yesterday, you received a special blog notification that a TEXAS businessman is challenging all of O. U.’s friends to help us make new friends who want to help our orphans. He will MATCH donations made to Orphans Unlimited from new individuals, churches, or businessmen up to a total of $25,000. This is open to
FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: MARCH 12, 2016 ADDITIONAL 75 ORPHANS SINCE OCTOBER DEPLETES OUR FOOD STORE In the 17 years I’ve been in Balama, I’ve never had to admit so many moderately malnourished children into our Thursday food program. Since last October, the numbers have been slowly creeping upwards until it has now reached 75 new admissions needing food each week.
Bush Beat BlogF FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: FEBRUARY 6, 2016 MUD HUT COLLAPSES DURING MASSIVE RAINS LAST SATURDAY NIGHT—ALL CHILDREN SAFE Last week, on Saturday, I told you that the Provincial (State) Social Service Director had notified us of the 5 member “Child Headed Household” who needed full support from our program as their mud hut was in poor condition.