FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: MAY 10, 2014
MIGHTY MUSCLE MACHINE MOVES A MOUNTAIN OF BEANS
On Monday, the 92 tons of beans received last week, had our barn bulging at the seams when Manuel drove in with the final 6 tons on our 7 ton truck.
On Tuesday, 77 specially chosen men reported at sun-up to help prepare and stack those beans for storage.
I t’s a once a year job that must be done with both beans and corn if our children are to have the proper foods for a healthy body.
This year we treated, sacked, sewed, and moved those 1,400 sacks on the heads of this team in a record 4 days!
Each sack weighs in at an average of 154 lbs. or 70kg.
Not an easy task, but these men are so powerful, they make it look easy. Friday this week saw the last 300 sacks stacked in our bean barn. That put a BIG SMILE on this Bunny’s face!
THE VISION BECOMES REALITY
SEVEN CHURCH CO-OPS (bush churches in remote areas), provided 1,100 of the 1,400 sacks needed for our children. Now THAT is a miracle! Constant church growth in our bush churches is the reason behind this great harvest.
Happy, doesn’t come close to describing my JOY, as this has been an “unspoken” goal that has taken 14 years to bear fruit. When God sent me to Balama to “rescue and evangelize in 1999”, the vision of having enough church members willing to plant beans for our children was only a dream. To me, it’s a WIN-WIN situation for the orphans are provided with the protein they need to grow up healthy AND the church members are able to support their families with new clothes, foods, and necessary items that have to be bought like cooking oil, soap, and salt. Your LOVE GIFTS are now circulating through the Christian community. Christians blessing the Christians in a foreign land. A beautiful site to see!
This is not large scale commercial farming, but many, many hands each with a hoe, planting, weeding, and bringing in the harvest BY HAND, one bean pod at a time. The average harvest is 3–10 sacks per household, and believe me that’s a lot of work for a once a year income.
So be blessed, for your Love Gifts have blessed more than 250 church families.
STATE INSPECTORS COMING NEXT WEEK!
Folks we need your prayers for favor on Wed. night (Thursday morning our time) for this is the FINAL inspection that decides if we get our permanent orphanage licensing or not.
OUR GOD MOVES MOUNTAINS, and we expect Him to shove this one right into the sea!
Blessings, Bush Bunny Brenda Eric Dry Andy Gonzales