FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA”
DATE: DECEMBER 15, 2018
CAST FREE AFTER 11.5 MONTHS!!!
PASTOR FRED FROM ROVUMA is now walking without his cast for the first time in 11.5 months!
For our new readers, on December 24th, 2017 the BBC TEAM motorbike carrying Carlitos Jorge and Pastor Fred was rammed in the right side by another motorbike. The impact was so forceful it BENT THE BIKE FRAME and broke Fred’s right lower leg in 3 pieces. This required 2 steel rods to repair it.
Thanks to a VERY generous donor, the surgery was possible, but it was still a difficult journey, for the bones refused to knit together by July when the cast was due to come off. With improved nutrition, high doses of vitamins and calcium, and NO weight bearing, those bones finally calcified at each of the 3 breaks during the last 4 months.
Pastor Fred is cast-free!!
Fred is a very happy man now that he can walk again. However, Fred faces surgical removal of those 2 rods in July 2019. THANK YOU to all who have prayed for his recovery. Those prayers have been answered, PTL!
60+ PLATES & CUPS GIFTED FOR STREET CHILDREN ON CHRISTMAS EVE!
Thanks to several very generous donors, we were able to buy more than 60 plates/cups! The few extra are just in case new little faces show up at our Christmas Eve Children’s Party on December 24th. Some of the extra funds were used to buy 200 large lollipops for all who come. (A real treat for they are hard to find.) The remaining dollars will be used to buy some of the school supplies we are missing for the start of school on February 4th.
Plates and cups gifted to street children.
A BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO GAVE SO THAT THE VILLAGE CHILDREN CAN HAVE A DAILY REMINDER THAT SAYS JESUS KNOWS THEIR NAME. It is the first time for us to do this, so it will truly be a BIG SURPRISE TO ALL THESE CHILDREN.
BART THE BAT RESCUED BY DE BUNNY
On Thursday, I noticed a bat hanging from the wooden door frame where the motorbikes are kept. Fruit bats are a GOOD THING as they eat bugs as well as fruit, so I decided to move him before one of my guards noticed him.
Taking a shovel from the store room, I gently lifted “Bart the Bat”, hoping he would climb on. At first he resisted by covering his eyes with his wings. I’m sure he was hoping I would go away, sort of like an ostrich burying it’s head in the sand. If you can’t see it, it can’t see you!
When I urged him the 2nd time, he grudgingly grabbed onto the shovel. Bart rode gracefully to the nearest Mango Tree where he quickly grabbed onto a branch. Within seconds he was hanging upside down and drifting off to sleep. After all, it is daylight, and his time to snore.
Bart the bat hanging out in our Mango Tree.
I know I have acted like Bart, hoping the problem would go away.
Jesus says “ASK IN MY NAME”, and I will show you the solution.
Make JESUS the first one you call on when in trouble.
JESUS TELLS US TO LOVE ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL (except the snakes, right?)
“Snake Season” has reared its head, for the intense rains this week have driven them out of the rat tunnels to higher ground (our homes and barns). This is keeping our Mongoose family very busy indeed!
The night guards killed a very long spitting cobra at our corn barn this week, while the guards at my home dealt with a large ADDER (rattlesnake) near my kitchen, just last night. So we are on “high alert” at night, and all our guards have rubber boots to protect against any strikes.
As if to prove my point, I walked out of the office just now and encountered a turtle sitting against the wall. My guard and I both jumped as it moved when we walked by. Just glad it wasn’t a snake!
Ted the turtle crawls in just 20 minutes after I passed through this door.
With heart pounding from the Turtle scare, I realized it was a Holy Spirit “nudge” to tell me: KEEP YOURSELF COVERED IN PRAYER 24 hours a day for the enemy waits in the shadows.I believe God gave me this experience so that all of us are reminded to stay alert during the holidays.
MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO YOU
The Holy Spirit is JESUS without human limitations. He gives us INFORMATION so we can gain REVELATION which leads us and others into TRANSFORMATION. (Not a Bunny original, but wanted to pass it on as my “gift” to all of you!)
OBEYING the Holy Spirit is what keeps this Bunny out of many “traps”, and has saved me from death more times than I can remember.
PLEASE SHARE, for the Holy Spirit is a life saver!
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF