ZITO OUT OF HOSPITAL, BUT BATTLES RAGES ON
After 3 weeks of 4 very strong antibiotics, Zito’s doctor released him with prescriptions to cover the next 14 days with strong oral antibiotics. After arriving home Tuesday night, (3 days post closure of his knee incision), Zito spiked a high fever, and his leg began to swell near his knee where the worst of the infection was located.
Our Balama doctor doesn’t normally make house calls, but he didn’t want Zito anywhere near other sick people since he is very vulnerable right now. Zito has had 2 visits by the Balama doctor in the last 48 hours, and will be taken personally by him, and our staff to see another surgeon at the Regional Medical Center in Montepuez on Monday (30 miles/60km away). Will post his progress after the Monday consultation.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR HEALING PRAYERS COMING, FOR THE BATTLE IS NOT OVER YET!
Zito glad to be home and outside, even though cool weather still hangs around.
A BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE GIVEN SO GENEROUSLY TO HELP ZITO IN THIS VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS PRESENTLY TOTAL $9,820.
HIS HOSPITAL BILL WAS $11,600 UPON DISCHARGE, SO WE ARE CLOSE TO GETTING IT COVERED.
My staff and I met with Zito yesterday, and explained the seriousness of the situation. We gave him a crash course in how to pray specifically against any new infection, AND GIVE THANKS TO JESUS FOR HIS HEALING! We then laid hands on him with specific prayer against any infection trying to raise its head up again. I firmly believe that Jesus may be the only healer who can resolve this problem permanently, since man’s ways are not working as well as expected.
TUANE FOOD GIVE OUT A BIG SUCCESS
Now that the Bible Conference is over, it is full steam ahead with the food distributions. HAPPY GRANNIES and AUNTS raising over 200 orphans converged with force on Tuane Village yesterday to receive their first gifts of 2019.
Grateful Grannies and Aunts awaiting food hand out for orphans.
Older orphans help out their Grandmothers by fetching the beans.
Older orphans come with village women because their grandmothers can’t make the long walk.
Number of pieces of soap tells us this happy Granny cares for four orphans.
ERIC DRY RESCUES THE BALAMA TEAM
Eric, nicknamed the BUSH BEAR by his children, lived here as a full-time technical support missionary for 10 years before returning to RSA. I can do the major building projects, but it took Eric to do all the fine construction work, as well as get us running smoothly during those initial years.
SEVEN YEARS LATER HE RETURNS TO RESCUE US! Bringing parts unavailable in Moz. he analyzed and repaired our long-distance Land Cruiser that is having bearing problems in the 4 X 4 transmission. His 9‑day stay is very welcome, as he happily helps us rectify computer problems, changes out old solar panels, and many other “odd” jobs that are beyond our staff’s capabilities.
Eric Dry returns to fix whatever needs fixing.
We asked, and God answered by sending the one and only BUSH BEAR TO BALAMA! His birthday was August 23rd, his first day here, so God gave him a treat by giving him a trip to see us!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF