ZITO FINALLY IMPROVING AFTER JESUS STEPPED IN
LAST WEEK I told you about Zito’s enormous left thigh swelling which began on Thursday. I was very concerned by Friday, calling in the doctor, who feared the infection had restarted and his sutures might burst under the increased pressure. The Balama doctor said a consult with a surgeon was not possible until Monday, so my staff and I took it to the next level.
We laid hands on Zito and prayed fervently and specifically, demanding the swelling, heat, and any infection to leave Zito’s leg. No immediate change was seen, but we kept thanking Jesus for his healing powers, and went home.
SUNDAY at dawn, I went immediately to check on Zito, and found that Jesus had taken care of it! HIS LEG WAS TOTALLY NORMAL in size and no heat was present. His fever was gone, and so was his pain!!! I WAS OVERJOYED AND DID A LITTLE DANCE AS I THANKED JESUS FOR HIS MIRACLE POWERS.
I was so, so grateful for Zito’s healing that I called the doctor on Sunday, and he came out to see it for himself. He was AMAZED, and stated: “Looks like we don’t need the surgical consult after all!”
I told him about our prayer meeting for Zito and he just smiled as he left.
Zito today. Pain free and healing quickly.
‘THANK YOU JESUS’ SEEMS LIKE SO LITTLE TO SAY, BUT OUR HEARTS ARE BURSTING WITH JOY AS I WRITE THIS! Zito has continued to improve throughout this week.
FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS KEEP US ALL HOPPING BUT EVERY CHILD ON OUR LIST NOW HAS FOOD!
MONDAY found our team leaving pre-dawn for Kwe Kwe Village, serving 166 orphans and widows, over 32km (16 miles) from Balama. It is a program that takes 7 hours as the going is tough even though the roads are better than last year.
Orphaned girl comes personally to receive for her siblings. Granny too old to walk the several miles to distribution point.
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY we prepped for 3 big food give-outs that would serve 702 orphans and widows in 3 locations on Thursday and Friday.
Elderly widows receive food at Mango Tree church
The widows raising orphaned grandchildren now depending on the grandchildren for their age is showing.
OVER 13 TONS OF FOOD were distributed during this week, bringing smiles of JOY to the 868 orphans and widow who received our assistance for the first time this year.
Hard work, but well worth it. TOGETHER, YOUR LOVE GIFTS AND OUR TEAM ARE KEEPING CHILDREN HEALTHY AND HAPPY.
ERIC HEADS HOME AS I WRITE
It’s been a very prosperous week with my long list of “TO DO ITEMS” for Eric now fully erased.
It was a wonderful 9 days with him working on computers, doing BBC program filming, repairing our broken truck, (including a training session for our mechanics), and too many “odd jobs” to mention.
Super talented Eric Dry flew to RSA today. His gift is “helps” in many different ways.
Eric is a “jack of all trades” and was essential in helping us build this mission station. Now he helps us keep it maintained when the job is too big for us to handle.
His talents are much sought after, as he had other missionaries waiting for his help this coming week.
THANK YOU ERIC AND THANK YOU JESUS FOR ALLOWING HIM TO GIVE US ANOTHER HELPING HAND.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF