LITTLE ONES GROWING UP FAST!
I am fascinated by how fast our babies are growing up. As a proud “Mama” to these children, I wanted to share their latest fun photos with you.
Armando learning to walk with the help of ‘big sister’ Felimina.
7 month old Victoria with Foster Father Raul.Orphaned at 3 days and weighing only 2kg (4.4lbs.), Victoria has blossomed weighing in at 6kg.(13.2lbs.) this week!
Adeline with ‘sister’ Angelica is now in pre-school!
Your Love Gifts are a blessing beyond words. THANKS TO YOU, THEY HAVE A BRIGHT, HEALTHY FUTURE!
TEXAS DONOR CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH OUR STAFF
One of our Texas donors, David, wanted an International Birthday Party, so we made it happen! On March 29th, our BBC teams (18 men), the 15 Balama and Namuno District Pastors, and our ENTIRE STAFF, including the 12 man construction team and our 5 carpenters, gathered together for a great time of fellowship and feasting. David’s gift provided 2 goats, and all the “fixins” as we Texas folks call it.
Pastors being served at the International Birthday Party!
Since many feasts are provided for our children and Foster Mothers, David decided that the “backbone workers”, who make this program possible, should be honored. I totally agreed, and we made the most of it.
Everyone left with smiles on their faces and full tummies, totally blessed by the love shown them through this party.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID, AND THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH US!
CYCLONE RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE BECAUSE YOU CARE!
I felt the best way to say ‘Thank You’ is to tell you exactly what we are doing with your gifts.
1. $15,000 is being sent to Mercy Air for fuel for the 2 helicopters.
2. The balance is being used to assist Mercy Air with the Water Purification Packets they so desperately need.
3. Eric, an O.U. Board Member and South African Liaison, is still coordinating efforts with Mercy Air in RSA to get these water purification packets to the cyclone victims.
I am very thankful he no longer has to drive the difficult route through Zimbabwe (4 border crossings) to get these packets to the Mercy Air base in the cyclone area.
Mercy Air’s cargo plane is now transporting TONS of donated materials TWICE A WEEK directly to their Mozambique distribution site.
Mercy Air staff planning next load to cyclone victims.
Fuel and a pick-up (bakkie) have been donated for Eric’s use, so he will now travel only 4 hours each way to get these packets to Mercy Air’s RSA (South Africa) base. This allows us MORE FUNDS to buy water purification packets vs. travel costs. Please know we are stretching your gifts to help the multitudes have clean water.
TOGETHER, WE ARE SAVING LIVES!
BLESSINGS AND MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP US, TO HELP OTHERS.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF