From: Bush Bunny Brenda Lange October 26, 2013
ALL IS QUIET AT THE MOMENT, PRAISE THE LORD!
After our little scare earlier this week, we are glad for the present peace, even though it may not last. Seems everyone is re-grouping at the moment, so I want you to know we need your continued prayers for our safety, as it is hard to determine what is really going on “behind the scenes in the bush”. Larry Friend from AWANA is safely back in the USA as of today, and we are so thankful for the program he left with us.
THE KIDS ARE BEGGING to get started with the AWANA Program, so I have ATOOMANY, our master seamstress, busy making bean bags in the 4 needed colors. Eric bought plastic pipe that we can paint and cut to make the relay batons. All is in progress and we hope to organize the first Awana Club meetings once we jump into November. Our kids are just finishing their school finals this week, so that clears the way for new things to happen.
At first we will be setting up 4 teams as the BBC (Bush Bikers for Christ) will be taking modified games that can be played without a games court and the scripture lessons to 15 villages. This will take some organization, but once all the kinks are worked out, the program will benefit the 1000+ children they minister to each week.
Our 50 mother goats are about to BINGO, and we expect a busy November/December birthing season. I just got in from the barns as our 35 youngsters needed to be dewormed to keep them healthy. It looks like the rains will come earlier than the Nov. 15th date, so it is time to buy the new breeders with the funds given to us by several different donors. With 50 new ones on the way, our barns are going to literally be “hopping” with little ones. Nothing cuter than a baby goat as they bounce around on their springy little legs, super excited as they play and butt each other.
Nilza, organizing children’s clothing for over 2000 orphans. A big job and a super blessing to see the smiles on the children’s faces when they receive their packet.
Keep your prayers coming. I’m off to Pemba tomorrow for a needed supply trip. I’ll be returning with 3 “teachers” from Social Service who will hold a 3 day “REQUIRED” seminar on proper child care for our foster mothers. So back to the classroom for most of my staff this week.
Blessings, Bush Bunny Brenda Eric Dry Melissa Olmesdahl