GOD KEEPING BBB FIT FOR DUTY
No matter how many years pass by, I am VERY GRATEFUL TO JESUS for keeping me fit and healthy to do the work HE sent me to do in Mozambique. (28 years and counting!)
Rescuing and evangelizing orphans is a privilege that I would not trade for anything else life could offer. In Texas we say: “Wild horses could not drag me out of here!” For those of you who know how much I love horses, that is truly a heavy statement. I love the Lord Jesus, and I love these children as if they were my own.
All these girls except the oldest came to us as orphaned infants. “Jesus saves” is more than words to them.
Sweet Dixon came to us at 4 months of age weighing only 4.4 lbs. (2kg.)
Dixon is now 6 and in his final preschool year.
THANKS TO YOUR LOVE FOR THESE CHILDREN, our rescue program has grown beyond anything I could ever imagine.
So on this day, many years ago, BBB was born. Family and friends described her as an independent, self-willed child, with a competitive streak a mile long. Her persistence, perseverance, and flexibility helped her excel in anything she put her mind too.
Throughout her first 32 years, JESUS MOLDED those traits in her until she was ready to “hear his call” and become a pioneer missionary in a remote area of the world. This totally caught her by surprise, for she had no idea that all she had learned in life was about to be challenged and stretched beyond her imagination. Becoming a missionary was NOT on her bucket list! BUT JESUS WON HER HEART, and you know the “rest of the story”.
FOR THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO BE THAN IN GOD’S WILL, UNLESS IT IS IN HIS PRESENCE.
JOSEPH PROJECT ABOUT TO LAUNCH
The Balama village co-ops are ready for our arrival, as June 1st is the official first day for food buying throughout this nation. During our food buying time, over 1,600 FIFTY KG (110 lb.) FEED SACKS will be distributed for beans and 5,600+ for corn.
The objective: To provide food during the “time of hunger” for over 1,900 orphans and the 500+ widows who raise them.
Meeting with our 90 man team who will move this mountain of food so that orphans and widows will not go hungry.
In July, we follow with the super dry corn, plus rice and peanuts “in the hull” for better storage. The Biblical story of Joseph tells us how he did this same type project at the Lord’s request while ruling in Egypt. Jesus gave me a similar vision when I arrived in Balama, and provided the means for us to move up to 30 tons of food/day with our 2 trucks. IT IS A MASSIVE JOB, and impossible to do without all our Pastors and staff helping out.
I am privileged to have Dave Deboer arriving May 30th from Michigan,USA, to lend a hand in supervising all that needs doing during June.
Keep us in your prayers and forgive me if the June blogs are a bit short on words. Photos are worth a 1000 words, so I will let them do the talking while we are busy filling our barns.
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange
And the Balama Staff
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDA from your US Staff!