The e mail system in Mozambique continues to be unreliable. Brenda was able to
send one short message today before loosing contact.
The Bush Bunny asked me to share with you the good news that the three year old from Paquaria who was brought to the church by his distraught parents is out
of the hospital. For lack of 22 cents this baby was denied care and was near death
from extreme Anemia when Brenda first saw him.
After a week in hospital and a transfusion the baby is home. Brenda will follow up
with worm meds and a nutrition program. This very sick child should make a full,
if not quick, recovery.
Jacinto, the young mute boy who was healed has been talking up a storm. He has become a real chatterbox, to the delight of all.
Brenda was able to jot down her Christmas Wish List before the e mail system failed.
Please read below:
Date: December 3, 2011 8:34:14 PM CST
Subject: WISH LIST Dec. 2011
WISH LIST FOR ORPHANS IN BALAMA
Below are the items we most need for 2012.
Thank you for showing your love for Jesus by giving a gift to our orphans.
LIVE ANIMAL GIFTS:
Goat: $60 each (a 2 for one gift, as this price is for a pregnant female)
Your gift will help an orphan start his own herd and thus give him an income.
Goat meat is in high demand in Mozambique, making this a profitable
venture for the teenage orphans.
Duck: $8 each (a duck project is being started for eggs and meat for the
Chickens in Moz. are poor quality and offer few eggs and little meat.
HOUSEHOLD GIFTS FOR THE 115 ORPHANS LIVING WITH US IN BALAMA
DISH SET: 6 metal plates, cups and spoons, $18. (23 sets needed)
BED SHEETS: (we buy the material and make our own) $12/set of 2 sheets
(115 sets needed)
BLANKETS: $12 each (115 needed)
SOCCER BALLS: $20 each (as many as we can get)
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT NEEDED for 2 different playgrounds
6 rope swings with wooden seats: ($12 each)
2 slides: $100 each
One Playhouse: $500
BUILD THE WALLS PROJECT, 2012.
5 BRICK ORPHAN HOUSES MUST BE BUILT BY DEC. 2012 or 22 of our orphans who
have no family will be sent back to their home villages.
This is due to new orphan housing regulations initiated in Sept. 2011.
The 30,000 bricks to “BUILD THE WALLS” have been made, but help is needed
to cover the building cost (estimated $5,000/house at current prices).
There is a “piece of a house” in every price range below.
10 SOLID WOOD DOORS: $75 each or $750 for 5 houses
20 Wooden Shuttered windows with mosquito screen $40 each. ($800 for all
Rock for house foundation: $200 ($1,000 for all 5 houses)
Cement for house foundation: $210 each ($1,050 for 5 houses)
Tin Roof: $750 each house ($3,750 for 5 houses)
Concrete floor: $400 each house ($2,000 for 5 houses)
Rebar for ring beam at top of house: $150 each house ($750 for 5 houses)
ONE WALL: $745 (cement and labor to put the bricks together).
4 WALLS : $2, 980.
COMPLETE HOUSE: $5,000
COMPLETE WATER WELL FOR A MOZAMBICAN VILLAGE $10,000
(supplies water for over 700 families (2,800 people) and is a gift that
lasts a lifetime)
WATER WELL PUMP $2000
DRILL THE WELL $8,000
Brenda and the Balama Staff