ROLLIN’, ROLLIN’, ROLLIN’. KEEP THOSE TRUCKS A’ ROLLIN’
That‘s our “theme song” for the 4 weeks of September, as we attempted to feed each orphan with not only 1 hand out this month, but 2!
Why? It is national election time for Mozambique in mid-October, meaning all distributions must be done in September. DOUBLE DUTY THIS MONTH, for it takes 2 weeks to distribute to all the orphans in Balama District. That means 4 weeks of go, go, go!
GOOD THING GOD MADE THE BUNNY AN EARLY MORNING PERSON!
7-ton rolling out at 4 a.m. for Meluco orphanage.
IN THREE LOOONG DAYS this week, (4:30 a.m. pull out time), our 8-man team distributed September’s life-saving food in 14 villages to 396 orphans and the 201 widows who care for them.
Using only our 6-ton truck, Capena and his faithful team loaded and unloaded 10.2 TONS of CORN and 2.1 TONS OF BEANS throughout the western part of Balama District. It’s a lot of work with those sacks weighing 132 lbs. (60 kg) each!
Corn bags weigh 132lbs or 60kg. Grannies divide it up so orphans can carry smaller amounts.
Orphans and grannies. The reason Jesus sent us here.
Loading up for Balama hand-outs
Grannies and Aunties line up to receive beans.
7-TON TRUCK WITH 3-MAN TEAM BUSY HAULING LIFE SAVING CORN TO THE 515 MELUCO ORPHANS
Pulling out at 4 a.m. means the 7-TON TRUCK arrives at the Meluco Food Warehouse by 1pm the same day. Six local men assist with the unloading which completes their long day. Supper and a good sleep finds our 3-man team on the road EARLY the next morning, returning to Balama by 1pm with a load of orphan supplies they fetch on their return in a little town called Montepuez. Our motto is to ‘make each trip count going and coming’ to stretch your love gifts as far as we can.
Sharing Jesus with widows and orphans
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BUSH BUNNY TIDBIT FOR THOSE WITNESSING TO NON-BELIEVERS
God is like Air. You can’t see it, but it is essential for life. You’re dead without it.
BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF