From: “Brenda Lange”
Subject: Blog Aug. 20, 2011
EXTREME MAKEOVER HAS NOTHING ON US!
Monday, Aug. 15th, Social Services notified us of a nationwide inspection of all orphanages. Friday, Aug. 19th was our inspection date.
A “friendly bird” told us about the new regulations that had not been published. My brick layers and carpenters kicked it into high gear and we made the necessary bathroom and kitchen improvements in 4 days!
With 20 men working all out for 10 hours a day, we just made it with a few hours to spare on Friday!
With prayers flying heavenward, we waited for the inspection team yesterday (state lawyer of criminal justice, as well as 2 Social Service inspectors).
Word was they had closed 3 orphanages in our state for lack of compliance.
WE PASSED the inspection, and this team were very happy that we were in compliance with the new regulations!
BUT, ALL ORPHANAGES now have to re-register by submitting 12 different complex documents. (no one is in compliance with this at the moment as it’s a new thing.)
I’m driving to Pemba tomorrow with my State Pastor and Office Administrator to obtain copies of the documents we must fill out.
We are only being given a few weeks to comply, so you know what this Bunny will be doing for the next fortnight.
Hope you enjoyed the photos in the latest Bush Beat.
The 3 new churches we just started are small on membership, but have hungry hearts for learning about our Lord Jesus.
It is fun to watch their eyes light up as they receive new revelation from the Word of God.
The 30 Kwe Kwe members showed up at 4a.m. last Sunday morning to clear the land for their new church.
They wanted to finish in time to bathe before the 9a.m. service. Now THAT is what I call enthusiasm!
ELEPHANT VILLAGE WATER WELL COMPLETED!
An auto accident prevented the water well “pump team” from completing the well this week. No one was seriously hurt, but it did put the truck out of commission.
Their boss was in Maputo yesterday to buy a new truck.
He hopes to have the team complete the Meluco wells next week, and follow immediately with the Balama wells the following week.
OUR FOOD TEAM made its 3rd food drop to the Elephant Village yesterday.
So that’s the latest news from our side of the planet.
While the USA suffers extreme heat, we are suffering extreme COLD here in northern Moz.
Eric says that Johannesburg had snow and hail last week.
Normally by Aug. 15th, the temperatures are quite warm in Balama.
It seems to me that the Lord Jesus is shaking and moving the planet so that normal weather no longer exists.
Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama team