From: “Brenda Lange”
Subject: Blog May 10, 2012
Date: May 10, 2012 9:02:25 PM CDT
BBB PICKING UP VISITORS IN PEMBA NEXT 2 WEEKENDS
So my blogs will be sent during the week till after May 20th.
This week, I’ll be picking up Don Hitsman, MI, and Kaylan Vollmering, TX. Both are coming to help with the food buying and processing so we can feed the 1,700 orphans in our care.
GOAT BARN CORRALS COMPLETED AND ROOF GOING UP
Due to a construction delay in completing the dorm kitchen, and a surprise delivery of 4x4 roofing beams, my carpenters were freed up to roof the goat barn this week. The corrals were completed last Saturday. On Monday, the carpenters loaded the 6 ton truck with roofing materials and de Bunny drove them to Rovuma village, 4 miles away. A women driving a big truck is unheard of in this country, so many heads turned, as Mama Brenda hasn’t been in the big rig for some months.
With Manuel, our truck driver, on the road with Eric to fetch the new rig, there was no one left but me. The carpenters hope to have the barn completed by this Saturday. Once finished, we can begin buying the remainder of the 70+ goats that were donated earlier this year.
We added 6 young females last week, when a teacher was transferred to another county, and needed to sell his herd quickly.
Present herd numbers 37.
BEAN BUYING IN FULL SWING
With Capena and his team buying in remote locations, and Leona supervising the Balama buying at our barn, we have brought in 58 TONS in 10 days. 110 tons is needed to complete the job.
ERIC’S TEAM ON THE WAY HOME
Eric reports that all is well on his 2nd day of their return. A missionary friend who helps us “network” in Maputo gave him a load to take to Chimoio, at their halfway point in return for paying the FUEL for the first 500 miles of our journey. THAT is a big blessing as big trucks get very thirsty. They delivered the load last night and will be crossing the mighty Zambezi River Bridge today (over 1 mile wide). I am very happy the bridge is finished as the ferry that use to be the ONLY crossing has been known to sink. Not nice.
Water Well Drilling Team is back in action and hopes to drill our Nacacca well this Monday.
I’m on my way to Pemba in an hour, so have to close.
Blessings from Bush Bunny Brenda and all the Balama Team!