EASTER, A CELEBRATION OF LIFE!
YOU ARE THE REASON, FOR THE ENTIRE O.U. FAMILY WALKS “HAND IN HAND” TO HELP THE INNOCENT. And no one is more innocent than a newborn infant like baby Santos. Born on Good Friday 2018, he now celebrates 1 year of life!
Santos and grandmother, 10 days after birth.
With a birth weight of 2.8 Kg (6 lbs.), this tiny little boy survived against all odds. His mother died the same night he was born. He never received immunity building liquids from his mother’s breast, and his family had no way to feed him. This little fighter drank NOTHING for the first 36 hours of his life!
DESPERATE FOR HELP, the family took him to our nearest church. The Pastor immediately brought the infant and grandmother to our mission via motorbike, as he lived in a remote area without reliable cell service.
With severe dehydration and a seriously infected umbilical cord, his survival chances looked grim, but for Jesus! Lots of prayers bombarded heaven, and Jesus answered, for the tiny body responded, with no sign of tetanus, a common killer of home born infants. Nursing Sister Ligia refused to give up, and dribbled glucose water into his mouth for an hour before she managed to started an IV on him.
TEN DAYS later, stable but still very fragile, he was released into our care. Under the care of 3 foster mothers, Santos (named for the Sacred Day on which he was born), has continued to grow at an amazing rate!
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR OUR LORD JESUS, AND SANTOS IS LIVING PROOF!
Look at baby Santos today!
Two of Santos’ “OU brothers”, baby Armando and 2‑year-old Mildo.
BLESS THE LITTLE CHILDREN, FOR THEY ARE THE HEART OF GOD!
The Balama Administrator stunned us by doing “3 firsts” on his initial visit to our children’s homes this last Wednesday. First, he entered our mission by greeting each child with a gentle touch on the head.
Administrator greets our children.
He then prayed for our children, following with a very eye opening story about “thou shall not steal” for Jesus is always watching! The children were totally focused on him, for this man is a born story teller!
Administrator and orphanage manager, Capena, inside the boys’ room at Victory House.
His visit was a great blessing to all of us as he toured our homes, followed by a TOTALLY POSITIVE REVIEW. This man’s love for Jesus and our children was beyond doubt, and for that we are most grateful!
HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY TO ALL OF YOU! MAY IT BE A TIME OF MANY “NEW BEGINNINGS” BETWEEN YOU AND JESUS. HIS RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS VERY SOON!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF