FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: OCTOBER 12, 2014
SHEER WIND TAKES OFF ROOF AT CHILDREN’S CENTER
While hitting send on the articles below, I heard that horrible screeching sound of a roof being ripped off a building. Racing down to the Children’s Center, I found the back half of the Pre-school roof sitting on the front half.
A large piece of the roof had been torn off the baby weighing room, and hit the ground right in front of the swing set fence.
PTL that the children playing on the swings were not hurt! This building hosts our pre-school, as well as the rooms for weighing babies and storing the weekly food given out on Thursdays.
I am very grateful that this happened on a SUNDAY afternoon, as there were very few people around. I don’t even want to think about what could have occurred on a weekday when the pre-school was in session and the playground full of children.
The front half of the roof seems intact, but the solar panel that charged the battery for the Basketball Court is under all that torn up roofing and presumed to be crushed. But, as everyone knows, material things can be rebuilt/replaced. But little lives are a precious gift that only God can restore.
Again, we PTL that no one was hurt.
Our truck team spent this entire week transporting more than 35,000 donated mosquito nets from the WHO (World Health Org.) to over 30 remote villages in coordination with the Balama Health Department.
No vaccines can stop malaria as of yet, and not all people have easy access to the 3 day treatment that cures it. Prevention is the best, and the #1 item that prevents mosquitos from biting while you sleep is the good ole mosquito net. Supplies were limited, but the majority of our orphan households living in remote villages were blessed with new nets.
The objective was to provide nets to the most vulnerable mothers and children who had no way to afford them. We are most grateful for being able to help with this great project, and seeing how it blessed the multitudes.
NAMUNO DISTRICT TRULY HUNGRY FOR JESUS!
Evangelist Alberto preached in the remote village of Njanjawey (N-john-ja-whey) this week where the Gospel has never been heard. The Holy Spirit is moving in a powerful way, as 125 FAMILIES as well as children too numerous to count, made a decision to follow Jesus.
This week, these new converts were busy building a large grass covered shade area for their church meetings. Our Hineston sponsors donated the poles and bamboos, and the church members are doing the work. Alberto is super excited as the harvest of souls flows in from unexpected places. No greater decision will ever be made in anyone’s life than the one to follow Jesus.
BUSH BUNNY TIDBITS
1. Super slide section 3 is being painted and will be mounted this week. The first Monkey Bars are now completed and our teens verified that they are just right!
2. President of the country visited this last Thursday. Was quite a thrill with 2 helicopters flying over our town. We only rarely see a small plane, so this really brought the children into the streets.
3. Elections this Wed., Oct. 8th. We’ll be staying close to home as the multitudes fill the Balama area in order to vote. No computer voting here! Simple paper ballots, so long lines are expected.
4. Please keep us in prayer for a peaceful voting day between the 3 parties.
Blessings, Bush Bunny Brenda Balama Blazers: Katie Polcyn Ashlynn Grabill