Date: June 19, 2011 1:26:08 AM CDT
Subject: Blog June 19, 2011
WHAT WAS THOUGHT IMPOSSIBLE…
Was completed in 15 days!!!!
Our team of super missionaries and 80 Mozambican men did an amazing
job by moving 30–35 TONS of corn per day!
God sent me the most amazing team of missionary helpers this year, and
I can’t thank them enough for their sweat and determination in making
this happen in record time. Some days they were hard to recognize
under all the dirt stuck to their bodies. Nothing was white except
their mouth and nose which was covered by a dust mask. But nothing
deterred them,and their hard work will feed the multitudes over the
next 12 months.
450 TONS of corn and 104 TONS of dried beans now fill our 3 barns to the brim!
Sylvai, our orphanage administrator in Meluco, says that UNICEF was so
impressed with our assistance of orphans in Meluco County, that they
are taking their assistance to other counties in this state where
Orphans Unlimited doesn’t work. Their words were “you’ve got it
covered”. “We’ll go where you aren’t working.”
That is quite a compliment coming from such a large organization.
DISTRIBUTION STARTS THIS WEEK TO MELUCO COUNTY’S 511 ORPHANS
Drought during the rainy season killed most of the corn and beans in
Meluco where the “Elephant Village” kids and 400 other orphans live.
This Tuesday, our 6 ton truck will begin the first of 12, TWO DAY
trips (9 hours each way) to provide the food needed for the 511
orphans we now assist in Meluco County THANKS TO YOUR LOVE GIFTS.
WATER WELLS DRILLING IN MELUCO COUNTY STARTS THIS WEEK
FOUR WELLS will be drilled in 4 different villages of Meluco county
where water is in short supply.
These people have lived for many years with strict, “county wide”
water rationing due to the lack of working wells.
Thanks to your Love Gifts, O.U.’s water well team repaired 17 wells in
that county last year bringing much relief to those villages.
These 4 new wells are being placed where no water wells exist.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS ARE MAKING A BIG IMPACT ON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.
By showing the Love of Jesus, we know that GOD’S LIVING WATER (His
Word) will follow as these people come to know the one true God who
loves them so.
BUSH BUNNY TIDBIT:
Two days ago, 5 men came to my door. They are members of our Nsewe B
church which we planted last year in the remotest village of our
county. (one of the “ends of the earth places” the Bible talks about)
What was a village “lost in witch craft”, is now “seeing the Light”,
and boasting over 50 church members. These church members formed an
agricultural coop, so we agreed to buy corn from their bountiful
harvest this year.
These church members took their TITHE and bought 5 sacks of cement in
order to cement the pulpit area of their church. They came to me,
asking help to transport the cement the 24 miles to their village.
Dave Deboer gladly delivered it for them.
This act of responsibility in paying their Tithe is VERY RARE in our
churches, and I admit that it brought tears to my eyes.
It usually takes YEARS to get these people to understand tithing.
THE WIDOW’S MITE:
For the second time, the widows of our 23 orphan homes in Balama
brought in their tithe. Last Sunday, these widows, who dedicated
their “retirement years” to caring for orphans, marched in together
with colourful fabric wrapped around cook pans full of corn and beans.
Each year, we give these woman a small area of our 40 acres to farm.
Armed with hoes and machetes, they do a wonderful job of training our
orphans to farm. Their testimony is strong, as all are elderly, some
blind, and others crippled. They abound in determination, and God
honors their “love” each year with a bountiful harvest.
Blessings, my friends!
Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama Staff