From: “Brenda Lange”
Subject: Blog, Sunday, August 12, 2012
ANGELIC MESSENGER SAVES PASTOR JOSE’S FAMILY
Last night, Pastor Jose, his wife and new baby were sound asleep in their double bed inside their mud hut.
Jose was suddenly awakened without reason, and heard a message in his head that said: “Get up and tell your wife to take the baby and get out of bed.”
He had no idea WHY they were to get up, but he obediently did what the “ unseen messenger” said.
Jose turned on his flashlight and a 2 foot (50cm) black mamba was curled up on their blanket at the foot of the bed!
It was totally AMAZING that the snake didn’t strike when they got out of the bed. He said he immediately grabbed his machete and chopped it into 3 pieces!
ANGELS watching over him and his family is the ONLY logical assumption.
I’ve been in a similar situation when an angel actually grabbed my shoulder and SHOOK ME awake, so that I would discover a 2 ft. black mamba sitting on my shoes, not 1 foot away (30cm). You’ll find this story in my faith building book, AFRICAN ADVENTURES which you can order from my office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The lesson to remember is this: When the Holy Spirit or an Angel sends you a clear message, DON’T ARGUE, OBEY!!!!
Around here, hesitation or disputing a clear order from the Lord can get you killed.
DOLLAR’S PARENTS REJECT HELP
On Friday, I told you about Dollar, the 6 year old boy whose mother was in the hospital with 2nd and 3rd degree burns, and whose father abandoned him on Friday when the mother was transferred for more extensive care at the Regional Hospital 36 miles (60 km) away. Yesterday, the mother and father surprised all of us by showing up on my doorstep just before dark! They had run away from the Regional Hospital when told she would be transferred to the burn unit in Pemba. The woman is very weak, and the husband had been drinking and couldn’t be reasoned with. The father didn’t even ask about Dollar.
I took them back to the Balama hospital, and was told they ran away from their last night. No one has seen them sense, and the hospital staff stated that they might be going to seek out a witch doctor. It appears that Dollar may become a permanent resident here. He went to church today, and seems totally happy and content in his new home. There is no doubt that he appreciates 3 meals a day and a stable, loving, family atmosphere. Leona told me that he was smiling and playing well with the other children at Sunday School.
PTL that children are flexible and resilient!
It’s doubtful that the mother will live long without proper treatment.
What will happen to the 2 year old brother? Only time will tell, as he is with the parents.
I’ll keep you informed.
NAMUNO CHURCH AND FEEDING PROGRAM TO OPEN SOON
On my last USA tour, I spoke of the Lord’s next assignment for us.
To open a NEW ORPHAN RESCUE PROGRAM by planting a CHURCH in NAMUNO COUNTY, 20 miles south of Balama.
Yesterday, Pastor Alberto met with an experienced Pastor with store management experience, who LIVES in the exact village where the program is most needed!
That is NO coincidence! Our GOD is at work, big time! The Pastor who manages this project MUST be trustworthy and be able to organize the food distributions as well as lead the church.
An extensive interview will take place this Thursday, but this man comes highly recommended by 3 government officials working in that area.
SHAMWHEELY (Sham-Wheely) is the name of the village.
It’s a huge village with many malnourished and orphaned children due to a tornado levelling the village last October.
The local village officials are ECSTATIC that we want to come help them.
The next step is to get government permission to start a church and feeding program there, which shouldn’t be difficult since the County Administrator knows me. He was the Administrator in Balama when I came here 13 years ago.
Our pioneer work is just beginning, as this county has 180,000+ residents and less than a 500 have ever heard the story of Jesus.
This Thursday and Friday, we will be involved in a major food distribution to the 9 remote villages in the Kwe Kwe area. We will move forward in Namuno county as quickly as is possible.
The new truck driver will be a BIG help with this as we will need BOTH TRUCKS and 2 Land Cruisers to move 14 TONS of food this week.
Bush Bunny Brenda
And Leona Phillips of South Africa
P.S. Leona has given a year of her life to help us, and will go to Pemba tomorrow with Capena, our office Administrator, to file for her residency permit.
Keep us all in prayer as this week will be a busy one for sure!