|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: APRIL 9, 2022
CARING FOR HIGH RISK INFANTS
FRANCIANO, a tiny 5‑month-old baby boy, was brought to our mission at noon on Friday after losing first his father, then his mother from illness. His grandmother and uncle had tried their best to save him since his mother died 3 weeks ago from dysentery, but he wasn’t responding.
The thin grandmother, not very old herself, had been breastfeeding him as she has an infant of her own. His weight record of only 3kg/6.6lbs. told me he was not growing, and his high fever shouted malaria!
Franciano has a chance, thanks to your love for these innocent ones.
Please pray for this little one, as his blood test at the hospital revealed life threatening anemia as his Hbg (red blood count) was only 4! (12 is normal)
A transfusion was organized by nightfall, so now our 2 foster mothers are giving him plenty of love and baby formula, as we all wait to see how he responds as Saturday dawns.
Caring for these fragile, high risk infants is one reason Jesus sent me here. The Lord arranged specialized training for me in this medical field as I was attending Bible School, and working in PICU AND NICU at St. John’s hospital in Tulsa, OK.
With God’s healing hand, and the ability we have to help the most fragile of orphans, these “innocent ones” are given every possible opportunity to survive and thrive!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!
I will keep you informed on how this little one does this week.
LEARNING IN THE SAND
Our primary school tutor knows how to make learning fun! With a week of dry weather, he had the 6:30 a.m. class outside in the sand doing their math lessons. The kids loved it as their faces beamed with happiness!
Anna shows off her super math skills!
Teacher PEDRO and our 2nd and 3rd graders enjoying “sand math”.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
April 7th is celebrated in Mozambique as a day to honor all women. The hospital Director received a pick up load of food gifts for the women’s day feast, which she happily shared with our mothers. We honored all the foster mothers and female staff with the special “caplana” designed for this occasion. It’s a wraparound skirt that is the traditional dress of women in this country.
8 of our 21 foster mothers show off their Women’s Day caplanas!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF