|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“DATE: JUNE 21, 2015|
|HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL FATHERS OUT THERE!May your day be blessed with love and fun with your family.
BABY SOZINHO CONTINUES TO DEFY THE ODDS!
Our little “fighter” gained over 1 POUND as of Wed. this week! Nothing like a little food to get the body going.
The mother completely abandoned him at the hospital after 1 day, so it looks like he may stay permanently in our care.
OK BY US! No child should be subjected to starvation by their own mother.
He is still in the hospital, but Doctor Fumo says he should be released into our care by this Wed. (June 24th).
He is still running a bit of a fever from his respiratory infection, and is receiving IV antibiotics to squash that infection.
I got him a baby rattle in Pemba this week, as he now has the energy to begin grabbing things and holding on.
Will keep you posted as he progresses.
Baby Daniel with his newest rattle toy. Now WALKING at 1 year with help to balance.
PASTORS FRED AND ALBERTO RECEIVE NEW MOTORBIKES (thanks to generous donors)
Pastors Fred and Alberto with their 2 new Off Road Bikes.
Their old bikes were literally being held together by wire, glue, and rubber cords, after 3 years of hard riding as they took the gospel to the multitudes in 2 districts.
These new bikes are still 50cc motors, but the frames are made of much stronger materials with better shocks. THANK YOU to the many people who gave generously so that the gospel could go forth this year. Without new bikes it would not have been possible.
PASTOR ALBERTO TAKING THE GOSPEL TO 6 VILLAGES IN THE NAMUNO BUSH
Alberto with his bike, traveling to Namuno to spread the gospel in 6 very remote villages who are totally UNREACHED.
Our top evangelist, Alberto wasted no time getting started!
He left WED. with his new “Bush Bashing Off Road Motorbike”, for Chimweely (Shim-wheel-ee) Village where he will be hosted by our Pastor Anife for the next 4 weeks. Pastor Anife is the largest of the 4 Aguas Vivas churches in Namuno District with over 150 members.
Together, they will be evangelizing and church planting until December (end of the dry season). They will also be interviewing young men to serve as AWANA leaders for these 6 villages. Once these 2 men are located, then AWANA Leader Carlitos Jorge will train them up and help organize the new Awana Clubs for Namuno.
36 TONS AND WHAT DO YOU GET?
A lot of happy, healthy kids of course!
Meluco’s corn is now in the barn.
7 ton truck loaded for Meluco trip. Work to include a complete overhaul on the neighborhood well near our mission AND processing 35 TONS of corn for long term storage.
Sylvai, our Meluco District Orphanage Manager and his crew of 2 men have been living in the bush for the last 3 weeks. Their goal: weigh, buy, and transport 36 TONS of corn to our Meluco warehouse for the 515 orphans living there.
Our 7 ton truck, loaded with a 4 man team from Balama, as well as 4 TONS of beans and all that is needed to process this corn, will leave super early Monday morning for a 4 day stay in Meluco. THE WATER WELL that serves the mission station is broken, so this team has their work cut out for them. They will arrive midafternoon on Monday, unload, and then work on the water well. For without water, over 1000 people with suffer since the only other well is a long distance away.
Corn processing will begin early Tuesday morning.
Note: Beans do not grow in the Meluco area, so each year, Balama provides the 13 TONS needed to give the children the protein needed to maintain healthy bodies.
DAWN HORGER HAS BEEN SICK SINCE LAST MONDAY with what we thought was malaria (her 2nd case in 6 weeks, which is not good).
She is still weak, but improving slowly. I will be taking her to see a Doctor in Pemba on Monday for a complete blood work up to make sure she is healthy enough to continue serving with us in Balama.
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange