WE DID IT!!! 110 TONS OF BEANS AND 180 TONS OF CORN IN OUR BARN WITHIN A RECORD 13 DAYS!
A lot of prayer preceeded this endeavor and God blessed us with a smooth journey.The food flowed in like a river in flood!
DAVE DEBOER, my right hand man for this process, began his 3-day journey this morning back to the USA. Keep him in prayer, for he was a key factor in helping our team accomplish this great feat.
Final sacks of corn being stacked to await distribution.
Now for the 2nd phase. Starting next week, we will receive 2.5 tons of Montega (pinto) beans, and a 100 sacks of Juko (white) beans.
Following that will be 1 TON OF PEANUTS, 40 TONS OF RICE, and the 2nd phase of SUPER DRY CORN (100+ tons). So you can see, the Bunny Team will be hopping till end of July!
EMERGENCY FOOD DROP TO ELEPHANT VILLAGE
Meluco District was hard hit by Cyclone Kenneth, and I was moved to tears when I read of all your special love gifts so that we can help the children in this area.
The 115 orphans in the Elephant Village are already suffering from hunger due to their crops being destroyed in the storm. I imagine the elephants and Baboons are a bit put out as well!
Our truck will leave Monday (17th) to take them an emergency food drop. Manuel, our driver and his crew will basically live in that truck, making 2 trips/week to Meluco between now and when the 2nd corn buying begins. Meluco’s main orphan population was secured this week when we were able to get additional corn and beans to them. Without your love gifts, the extra food and trips would not be possible.
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY PARTY
Games and good food made for a great fun time for the Balama children on June 1st, National Children’s Day. Our Balama family has grown much since last year, so it took 3 goats from our herd, and 176 lbs. (80 kg) of rice to feed the 150+ children who attended.
Goat and rice feast a great success!
With much laughter, the children lined up for their “lollipop, balloon, and cookie” treats as they exited for their homes. My heart goes out to the Meluco orphans who did not get a feast, so I hope to plan a special day for them in July, when things are a bit more settled.
4-year-olds playing game toss on Children’s Day.
Our family has grown for God named us Orphans Unlimited for a reason.
AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR WALKING HAND IN HAND WITH THE LEAST OF THESE, FOR YOUR LOVE IS SAVING MANY LIVES.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF