|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2022
REGINALDA IS HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL!
THANKS TO YOUR PRAYERS, Reginalda began showing improvement last Sunday. Her fever was gone during the day on Sunday, and only returned late afternoon. By Monday, she was fever free!
Reginalda and Foster Mom very glad to be home!
The Dr. wanted to keep her until Thursday to be sure her infection was gone. BY WEDNESDAY, she was in such good health, I was told we could take her home! REGINALDA loves the outdoors, so she was very happy to sit in her Foster Mother’s lap upon arriving home.
THANK YOU, JESUS for answering our prayers so quickly!
TECHNICAL SCHOOL CHOOSES 2 OF OUR TEENS
The Graphite Mine (Twigg), opened a technical school just 2 miles down the road from us. Its purpose is to assist young men in learning either mechanical or electrical skills in a 90-day beginner’s course.
Elusio and Ali were chosen to attend the Graffite Mine School to learn Mechanics (blue) or Electricity (orange).
At the 2021 Christmas Party, when the Twigg and CIS groups blessed our children with many nice foods, I was told our young graduates could register for the April class, as the January group was full.
Twigg and CIS gifts to our children at Christmas.
The School Director called Capena, our office manager, in late January requesting 2 young men to report immediately to the school, as they had 2 slots open up.
ELISIO AND ALI were hoping to attend in April, so they jumped at the chance to get in now! The mechanics school wears blue uniforms while electricity wears orange.
We are very grateful for this wonderful opportunity for them, as it will take them 1 step closer to developing a much-needed job skill as the Balama area continues to grow.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I’m always telling you stories of abandoned infants, so here’s one for all you animal lovers!
An abused female dog was brought to my home by Toto, my “romeo” guard dog. I could count every bone in her body, so BONES became her name. Sharing Toto’s food, Bones quickly gained weight and finally conceived with one of Toto’s sons, Rocky, who also eats occasionally at my house. Bones grew to trust me, but is still terrified of anyone’s hands to this day, including mine.
Bones had her puppies well hidden in the woods behind my house, but sadly, the very heavy rains caused all but 1 to perish. I noticed her milk had dried up, and figured all the puppies were dead. Then February 1st, I heard the cry of a puppy in the grass near my front porch. Following the sound, I found the cutest little 3‑week-old male puppy, badly in need of milk.
4 week old SOCKS! Future guard dog for mission station.
It seems that Bones had carried him to where she knew I would find him, hoping I would save him as I had saved her life.
I quickly taught him to suck milk from a syringe, and had him drinking from a bowl on the 3rd day. SOCKS is now 4 weeks old. (All 4 feet are marked with white “socks”.) Bones stays nearby, but is content to let me raise her baby boy.
Toto is now 9 years old, (ancient for a Mozambican dog), so his grandson, Socks, will be raised as my next guard dog for the mission station.
GOD PROVIDES ALL OUR NEEDS AS WE NEED THEM.
For that, I am truly grateful!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF