FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: MAY 3, 2014
7 KID FAMILY STRUGGLING
The 7 remaining children in the “Child Headed Household” of Nacala Village came to church last Sunday with the 15 year old in tears. She told us it was too much to handle, as she could not manage the 6 younger children on her own. Her older sister, Marcelina, who died last week from complicated malaria, was always the one who held the family together. An immediate appeal was put out to find a woman willing to live in and help them out. I prayed for a woman with a true heart for children and God had someone waiting to answer our prayers. The village “jungle vine” sent out a message Sunday afternoon, and experienced foster mother Aliah (A‑lee-ah), came to meet Evangelist Salazar on Monday. Aliah is a very respected widow in the village and is very happy to mother these children in need . For $60, we were able to purchase a house right next door to the children, where Aliah will live. Aliah happily agreed to help out for food, full living needs, and $48/month in spending money. (This is the “normal” rate for any one caring for children in the Balama area.) Thanks to a generous donor, Aliah’s salary has been sponsored through December, 2014. The “yard” will be extended so that both houses will be in the same fence, and a 2nd latrine was added this week to provide for the 8 people now living in this complex. A kitchen is being added on to the main house, as the kids have been cooking outside on the porch, which is dangerous in high winds when you have a grass roof!
DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE.
Jesus did it and we know He expects us to follow His lead. But we couldn’t do it without all of you lending a helping hand. THANKS for helping us rescue this family.
ONE LITTLE BEANY, TWO LITTLE BEANIES…
We are all counting beans in our sleep this week! Our bean buying permit was granted last Friday, so Monday morning, the 2 trucks rolled out to fetch 410 bags of beans! The flow has been constant this week and we now have 87 tons in the barn. Getting them into our barn before the illegal buyers could grab and run with them is our goal this week. Our goal is 97 tons by next Tuesday.
Andy Gonzalez has been a big help this week working as driver, bean bag hauler, and all around “gopher”. Good help is a blessing for sure!
These beans will feed over 2,500 orphans this year who would suffer severe malnutrition without the protein they provide. THANK YOU to our donors who have make the JOSEPH PROJECT possible. (Filling God’s barns in the time of plenty, and distributing it to those in need in the time of hunger.) Blessings to all! Bush Bunny Brenda Lange Eric Dry Andy Gonzalez