|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: APRIL 30, 2022
DOING WHAT JESUS WOULD DO
Pastor Carlos lives in a large village about 30km/18 miles from our base, and has churches in 2 areas. While making his rounds, he met a 47-year-old grandmother who was going hut to hut begging food for the 7 children now living with her.
When she told Carlos her story, and that she urgently needed milk for a newborn, he immediately “did what Jesus would do”.
A swift ride to Balama on his motorbike with grandmother and baby brought him ALMOST to our our mission station, as he blew a tire when within walking distance. We quickly provided emergency milk for the tiny 2.9kg/6.3lb. infant boy named Jessi.
After hearing the WHOLE STORY about Jessi’s 4 orphaned siblings (under 9 years) and Gracinda’s 3 children (under 10), it was obvious this widowed Granny couldn’t cope without help! Because of the distance, and the fact that there was no other family to help, Carlos eagerly agreed to bring Gracinda and baby Jessi in every 2 weeks on his motorbike for milk and food assistance. There was no way she could handle 2 weeks-worth of corn flour and beans for 7 people (24kg/52lbs.), and the infant without a man’s help.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS HELPED RESCUE THIS FAMILY FROM A VERY BAD SITUATION.
Not only did your gifts provide life-saving baby formula and food, but also the fuel (and a new bike tire), so that Gracinda and the 8 children could stay in the program. Going the “extra mile” means we do whatever it takes to save children in a desperate situation. We are grateful to Pastor Carlos for going “those extra miles” with us.
The relief I saw in Gracinda’s face today, tells me our help took a great burden off her shoulders. Baby Jessi is thriving, as he now weighs 3.2kg/7lbs! Gracinda truly loves the children dropped at her door and is doing a great job with raising Jessi.
CLEAN WATER = LIFE!
Manel and helpers worked for 4 hours to retrieve a broken water well rod and other debris that left a big part of 5,000 families without water for 2 days. When our Naccaca Pastor called us for help, it was pouring barrels of rain!
Tlhe next day, cloudy skies prevailed, but the rain had stopped, allowing our team and the villagers to make the repairs.
Water well team and villagers work together to repair the main village well.
Water at last! Everyone is happy, and the non stop pumping begins!
YOUR LOVE GIFTS AT WORK!
CLEAN WATER IS ESSENTIAL FOR GOOD HEALTH.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF