THE RAINY SEASON HAS HIT US!
As I write, lightning is flashing and thunder is rolling, as rain drops tap on my tin roof. It’s a nice sound as long as one is safely INDOORS when all this happens. The cooler weather that hits while it is raining is a welcome relief from the hot temps and high humidity. Great thing about our rains is that is mostly rains in the afternoons or at night, giving us the mornings to tend to our work load.
The BBC motorbike team is completely outfitted with rain jackets and pants for they usually go out in the early morning dry, but sometimes get back when it is already raining. So DE BUNNY and her marvelous staff and Pastors will keep doing the Lord’s work as weather permits.
KIDS AND NOISE GO TOGETHER, AS OUR YOUTH PUMP WATER, MAKE JOKES, AND HAVE A GREAT TIME AT OUR WATER WELL.
GENONO (JEN-NO-NO), THE OLDEST OF OUR CHURCH MEMBERS, WALKED 3 MILES TO BRING ME 4 NEW BASKETS HE’D MADE.
I was so surprised when I looked up from my work at our corn barn to see Genono slowly walking towards me. This jolly old timer has no idea how old he is, but he loves Jesus with all his heart!
When he could not walk at all, and everyone thought he would surely die, JESUS RAISED HIM UP! I was there when Genono was carried by friends to our first church meeting under a tree in Rovuma village. (Sound a bit like the lame man lowered through the roof by friends so Jesus could lay hands on him?) GENONO HEARD AND BELIEVED what we told him about JESUS THE HEALER, and by the time church was over, Genono was DANCING TO THE LORD! The group of men who attended, all non-believers, left IN SHOCK!!!! It was a great healing miracle and this “young” old man is still shuffling along today (10 years later).
Genono is still an active farmer, but his hoe was completely worn out. Just a nub of metal on a stick, as he carried it with him today to show me.
He makes his living in the “off season” of farming by making these beautiful baskets that our foster mothers dearly love. I expect he planned to buy a new hoe with the money from his baskets. When I fetched him a new hoe from our stock, along with payment for his baskets, he began to clap and tears were running down his face. A big Genono hug, which he is famous for, was my reward. Seeing his JOY was all it took to “make my day”.
Our pick-up truck took him home as my driver was fetching our brick layers who were repairing the Pastor’s house in his village.
This man is a walking miracle who loves the Lord with all his heart.
FRUIT HARVESTED FROM THE LOVE YOU SEND SO WE CAN SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF
Our address for Love Gifts:
562 S. Hwy 123 Bypass, # 301
SEGUIN, TX 78155