From: “Brenda Lange”
Subject: Blog, August 3, 2012
Date: August 3, 2012 8:15:50 AM CDT
BULLY BILLY BLUDGEONS BALAMA BABY
BABY GOAT CRUNCHED BY BIG BAD BULLY GOAT
Little “Calca” (“CAL-SA”means pants in Portuguese) is now 4 months old. He loves people and has been a friendly “nibbler” on anyone’s pants who enters our corral.
Thus His name: Calca. Yesterday, I was called to attend to his FRACTURED left back leg. The little guy was drinking milk from his Mom when our HUGE 90 lb. (45kg) Billy Goat decided HE wanted to mate with the Mom who was in heat. The Billy rammed the baby with his horns, knocking him down, as the mother ran, and then crunched his little leg with his huge horns, breaking it clean through on the lower leg. He laid quietly while I splinted it. I even offered him by skirt to “nibble on” but he wasn’t interested. He’ll be fine, as he hops well on 3 legs, and will be carried out daily by one of our 3 goat herders, so he can be with the herd while they graze. I’m sure the simple break will mend since he is so young. BIG BAD BILLY GOAT will be sold ASAP. He’s getting very aggressive as a 3 year old, and it’s time he finds a home with someone in the bush.
MANGO TREE CHURCH IN MAVALA HOSTS 1st 2012 FOOD DISTRUTION
FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR Orphans and Widows from infants to grandmothers, converged on the Mango Tree Church today to receive life-saving corn and beans as well as soap and Iodized salt to assist them in living healthier lives. It was reunion time with many that I haven’t seen since last December. All looked healthy except the 75 newcomers just added to the group. The gospel was preached and the physical needs met.
THIS is “love in action”.
That is what Jesus is all about!
FIVE NEW BABIES RECEIVED THIS WEEK
2 sets of twins and 1 single birth baby were all admitted to our baby rescue program on Tuesday afternoon.
Thanks to your love gifts, these babies will not perish from lack of baby formula.
Capena, my office manager, spent Wednesday searching the town of Montepuez for baby formula. His hard work reaped 122 cans of formula.
Presently we have 10 babies under 3 months of age and 13 ages 3–6 months who are dependent on formula.
THANK YOU for helping us save the lives of these innocent ones.
Eric is now in RSA enjoying his grandkids.
I’ll be doing the Airport shuffle on Wed. this week, as:
Linda Stanley flies out to the USA.
Leona Phillips from RSA will return to us the same day to submit her documents for residency.
Leona and I will “hold down the fort” till middle of Sept. when Eric returns.
Bush Bunny Brenda and Linda in Balama