AND THE LAME SHALL WALK!
Rabia (Rah-bee-ah) is 8 years old and had not walked for 5 years due to some kind of illness that affected both her legs. Severely malnourished and very frail, both her lower legs were covered with open, infected ulcers. Rabia and her grandmother came to our church last week for the first time. We prayed for her complete healing and commanded life back into her legs. I treated her ulcers with Melaleuca oil (which has 5 times the healing power of the Alavera cactus) and gave her antibiotics as well as a week’s worth of the high protein cereal, Hypo Pop, for malnourished children.
TODAY, RABIA SHOCKED ALL OF US BY WALKING TO THE CHURCH AND SHOWING EVERYONE THAT JESUS HAD HEALED HER!!!!!
It was amazing to see her WALKING on legs that were no more than toothpicks with skin covering them. The smile on her face said much more than words ever could. Her grandmother said that 5 days after we prayed for her, she just got up and started walking. Before this, Rabia had to be carried everywhere.
BACKPACK CLINIC BRINGING MANY TO CHRIST
I spent over an hour treating the sick after church today, as many are coming to seek prayer and medical help from the “backpack clinic” that I hold right after the Namara church service. A teenage boy brought his little 4 year old brother because his mother had neglected the little boys’ severely injured foot for 7 days. A metal rod had punctured the top of his left foot, causing an open wound that was badly infected. How the little one tolerated the pain, was amazing to me. The mother couldn’t be found, so the aunt agreed to come with us so the child could be attended at the Balama hospital. The little one needs 7 days of Penicillin injections and frequent bandage changes, so he will be living with his friend Veronica (the woman who was healed of the severely burnt foot). These 2 families know each other well, and Veronica was glad to have them stay with her while the little one gets the proper treatment.
My Christmas Wish List includes medicines for my “BACKPACK CLINIC”. This clinic is saving many lives each week with medicines that costs pennies per treatment. A child’s life can be saved for ONE DOLLAR. That is all it cost to treat a child with an infected wound, diarhea, respiratory infection, or an ear ache. $60 buys 1000 tablets of antibiotics that can save the lives of 65 children.
ROCKET STOVES BLASTING A REPUTATION IN BALAMA
FIVE HOUSES received the Rocket Stoves last week and more will be built this week. As you read this, Engineer Michael Lowe, will be landing in Atlanta, after working with our brick layers for the last 3 weeks to determine the best stoves for our needs. He built 2 different types: large stove for the huge pots needed for large groups, and the smaller household stove for families.
Rocket stoves use less firewood and put out very little smoke in comparison to normal open fire cooking (which is all we could do before learning to build the Rocket Stoves). The mothers LOVE THE STOVES as the food cooks so much faster, making it easier to prepare and eat a meal without having to wait 2 hours for the beans to cook.
THANK YOU MICHAEL LOWE FOR YOUR HELPING HAND IN BRINGING EFFICIENT COOKING TO OUR WIDOW’S HOMES.
We’d also like to thank our Texas donor who blessed Michael with the funds for this trip. God used Michael in many ways. He told me before he left that he really learned a lot from us too. It was a great learning experience for all of us.
Food Distributions are now completed for 2012 and it has rained 2 days this last week. We are hustling to complete all the construction as oil paint doesn’t dry well in damp weather. More to come next week, so stay tuned to the Bush Bunny Blog for further development.
FYI: due to a slightly faster internet service now in our area, I can now download Facebook. I have reactivated my personal page, so look me up if you want to be friends. Search for brendasuelange and you will find me.
PRAY FOR SAMANTHA BARNHART, as she will fly out this Wed. and be back in Butler, PA by Friday. SAM has been an awesome helper over the last 90 days as she assisted in the Sept. corn buying as well as coordinated the loading of all the truck loads of food that was distributed in the last 3 months. Sam assisted Leona with the woman’s programs, and helped with many children’s and sports evangelism programs. We wish her well, and hope God will call her back to us very soon.
Blessings, Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama gang
P.S. Personal thanks and blessings to all our readers who have sent get well messages and prayer support for me while I have been mending from my altercation with the rogue vacuum cleaner. The road to healing continues and God is faithful teaching us new things daily. Continued prayers are appreciated.