Subject: Blog, July 25, 2010
TWINS AND THEIR FAMILY OF 10
On July 21st, the twins I told you about last week had to be taken back to the hospital late in the afternoon.
Both had developed severe nasal blockages and were struggling to breath.
The hospital refused to admit them, so I was told to pick them up and start them on liquid antibiotics.
By 8pm that night, Pastor Fred and I finally had the babies and grandmother settled into their mud hut and the new drugs administered.
We got on our knees and prayed for God to spare the lives of these little ones.
Without a miracle, I felt the little girl would not live the night.
The next morning I found BOTH TWINS looking much better and breathing normally!
I KNEW GOD HAD ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS and was ECSTATIC!
Both twins are doing well at this time and the whole family of 10 kids, grandmother, and foster mother (all muslims) were presented to the church this morning.
They saw the miracle our God did and wanted to know more about Him. PTL!
BALAMA MAMA says help! It’s raining babies!
In the last 7 days we received the family of 10 orphans (two of them newborn twins weighing only 4 lbs each).
On Friday, July 23rd, I sent Eric out to pick up a family of 5 orphans which included a 16 YEAR OLD orphan with her OWN TWINS!
They came to our mission on Thursday afternoon, with a letter from Social Services saying they needed urgent help.
I guess so, since the 16 year old, very thin and anemic mother, was carrying two month old twins boys.
Agirina (Ah-jeh-ree-nah) told us her 8 year old sister and two brothers, ages 4 and 3 were at their mud hut.
We gave her immediate food and sent her home in one of our trucks with all she needed.
I needed a day to get a house ready, so Eric and our ministry team picked her up the next day.
Their hut is in sad condition.
The mother of these children died 3 years ago. Father died in 2008, so they went to live with an aunt who died in 2009.
A man married Agirina and she became pregnant in Sept. 2009.
Her husband refused to help her plant a field of corn and beans which is absolutely necessary for any family to survive in Moz.
He abandoned her in December. She had the twins ALONE in May, 2010. Quite a feat for any woman, much less a 16 year old.
With only minimum help from neighbors and her uncle, she has been the sole caretaker for her twin sons, as well as her sister and brother.
They had only starvation foods, so the entire family is anemic and bloated.
Now in a home we had just purchased and renovated, this little mother has the help of a live in foster mother from medications online our church.
She looked so relieved to no longer be the only provider for her family.
Sponsors are needed for this family, as Agirina’s anemia and poor health, means her breast milk cannot support the twins.
They boys, Pedrito (Peh-dree-two) 1 and Petrito 2 need milk formula to supplement their Mom’s breast milk.
Since the twins only need 1 can of baby formula every 5 days ($6/can), a sponsorship of $30/month will support both the twin boys at this time.
The little brothers also need sponsors at $30/month/child.
Their photos will be featured in the next Bush Beat.
Construction and Rehabilitation is going full speed ahead with 5 work crews of brick layers and carpenters on the job.
The road crew are expected to condemn our orphan houses this coming week, so there is no time to lose in getting housing ready for the orphans to move into.
I greatly appreciate ALL OF YOUR PRAYERS and support as we go through this difficult time of change.
Blessings, Bush Bunny Brenda
Now known as the Balama Mama!