Bush Beat Blog
|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA”
DATE: OCTOBER 7, 2017
|KEEP OUR STAFF IN YOUR PRAYERS:
OUR TRUCKS KEEP ROLLING!
THE BALAMA TEAM DISTRIBUTED 12 TONS of food in 2 days this week to 315 orphans and the 99 widows who care for them.
LONG DISTANCE DRIVER MANUEL AND HIS 2 MAN TEAM TRANSPORTED another 210 sacks (12.6 TONS) to Meluco this week to completely fill that orphan warehouse for the rainy season. (P.S. Construction has begun to repair the bridge that is out before the rains start. We are very grateful for that!)
DRIVER GENITO helped out the hospital for the whole week by driving vaccination teams to many remote villages. Every child in the county from 5 to 14 years received deworming medicine. We totally support this for my motto is: “We don’t feed worms, we feed kids!”
As you can see from the above list, my week was consumed by loading, loading, and more loading of trucks with the food and other supplies needed to feed all these orphans. My days started at 3a.m. most of this week for the trucks had to roll out by 4 a.m. to get to the distribution sites. Sunrise is now at 4:40 a.m.
Seven Ton and six ton trucks loaded and ready to roll out for Wednesday’s give out. Thinking the trucks were “easy pickings”, a thief jumped our back fence to “sample” the produce!
A thief jumped our back fence on Tuesday for he knew we had trucks loaded with food sitting at my house. He ran when he saw 2 guards moving in on him. Nothing was stolen, but it served as a good reminder to keep alert to our surroundings for the devil’s workers are on the prowl.
The construction crew is working to raise the final ring beam of rebar that secures the windows, doors, and walls of Orphan House #3.
No grass grows under our feet, for October is the last of the dry months. Rainy season due to begin in November.
BUSH BUNNY TO WALK WITH LIONS IN RSA
My friend, Sister Ligia (Lisha) from Equador, and I will travel to RSA on Oct. 11th for it is time for my annual routine medical/dental consults. Ugh.
In the midst of all that, Ligia and I will squeeze in a few days “rest” at a very UNIQUE place called Horseback Africa. They specialize in allowing people ON HORSEBACK to view their game park which hosts only “safe animals”. No big 5 in this place for lions and leopards see horse meat as their CHOCOLATE!
Horseback Africa is also a refuge for raising ORPHANED LIONS. Sister Ligia and I will be allowed to bottle feed baby lions, and take the young teenage lions for an hour’s walk in the bush with guides of course. Needless to say, God has blessed us with a very unique place to go relax for a few days.
I will take lots of photos as we ride among the animals. They have GIRAFFES which are my favorite. My goal is to hopefully walk my horse with the giraffes as they feed in the trees. I was blessed once by getting to drive beside a young male giraffe in the wild as he loped along beside my pick-up on the highway in Zimbabwe. There is nothing more beautiful than being in unison with God’s Creation in the wild, the way HE meant it to be from the beginning.
KEEP OUR STAFF IN YOUR PRAYERS
CANDID CAMERA IN MOZAMBIQUE: Caught a snap shot of our children’s choir as they practice for Sunday’s service.
Office manager, Capena, will be in charge while I’m away for 2 weeks. He and our entire staff are very capable caretakers of the children, but we do need your prayers for protection. The locals do watch our every move and they are well aware when I am away. We add more guards when I’m away, but there is nothing better than God’s Guards as a hedge of protection.
Blessings from Mozambique,
Bush Bunny Brenda
And the Balama Team
NOTE: REMEMBER OUR NEW ADDRESS:
ORPHANS UNLIMITED, INC
562 S. HWY 123, BYPASS, #301
SEGUIN, TX 78155