|CHILDREN’S DAY PARTY A DELICIOUS HIT!|
Our children and foster mothers who live together also get to party together! We kept them in small groups as required, but it didn’t slow them down.
The big hit of the day for me was watching Quiston STAND INDEPENDENTLY for the 1st time. He’s a bit behind the norm, but growing fast for having such a rough start.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS MADE THIS PARTY POSSIBLE! THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT THE BALAMA MISSION STATION.
Quiston thinking: I know I can do this! Yep, just give me time!
Little Quiston has been trying so hard to stand with out holding on to any thing, that we had to applaud his persistence as he stands independently at the Children’s Day Celebration!
Maezinha and Jesuino have the same sponsor. She asked permission to send a tiny gift to them. DAVE, our visitor, hand carried a t‑shirt for each of them when he came last week.
Jesuino was confused by the wrapping paper since he’d never received a “hidden gift” before. Carlitos Jorge helped him open it, explaining there was a surprise inside. The look on his face when he saw the shirt was precious! Like a light going on inside his head!
Maezinha is too young to understand so we opened hers for her. Her gift is a bit big, but she will quickly grow into it.
3‑year-old Jesuino gets a package from donor. His thoughts: What do I do with this? It’s all wrapped up on paper?”
“OK, I get it! The good stuff is inside!”
Maezinha, 14 months, gets a package too!
1 WEEK DONE, 1 TO GO.
Five days of bean counting and the bean barn is full! PTL! A cold front brought heavy rains last Sunday and Monday making it a sloppy, slippery mess trying to get large trucks to our mission’s warehouse.
Roads from the villages are all dirt. Mavala, the Mango Tree Church area, had their road closed for 2 days making it impossible for them to get here Monday morning. They finally made it about 2pm Monday afternoon by taking a longer, alternative route. Just after they unloaded, the 2nd wave of rains hit!
It was so slippery near our warehouse after the 2nd rain that Joanna, who makes our team’s breakfast, fell in the mud breaking her right wrist! I took her to the hospital for a cast, and she and her children never missed making food for us. An Amazing woman for sure!
JOANNA. Best bagia (fried bean patty) maker in Balama!
Another busy week awaits us on Monday.
Keep your prayers coming as we need to complete this program so our team can go to Meluco to help them with their corn buying.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF