PTL, BABY ARMANDO SURVIVES MALARIA!
Baby Armando, 7 weeks old, miraculously overcame his malaria, and was released from the hospital Monday, (Feb. 13th). In addition to the malaria, he was fighting an upper respiratory tract infection.This, too, is now GONE after prayer and antibiotic treatment at home. My thanks to all of you for your prayers for this little guy, and to the 2 foster mothers who alternated staying with him at the hospital, providing excellent 24 hour care.
Baby Armando taking a welcomed nap after leaving the hospital.
PREMATURE BABY CONSTANTINO NEEDS OUR PRAYERS.
Weight: 1.4kg (3 lbs) at 19 days of age, means this little tyke needs to feed and grow. He is totally healthy, just very small since his mother has no breast milk due to a breast abscess. With the Lord’s help, our staff will help these concerned parents to provide all that this little one needs.
Tiny Constantino. Note that the bottle covers more than half his body.
TINY TWIN GIRLS NEED URGENT PRAYER
The twin’s father and his best friend rode 18 km (11 miles) TODAY on a borrowed bicycle from Mavala (The Mango Tree Church Village), to BEG a can of milk for his 6 day old infants. The man’s wife perished during their birth on Jan. 12th, leaving these 2 tiny girls of 1.8 kg (3.8 lb) and and 1.7kg (3.7 lb) in their grandmother’s care. One was born just BEFORE midnight on Jan. 11th in Balama, and the other an hour later in the Montepuez hospital (60 km/36 miles away), due to complications. I gave them a can of formula and a 100mts. ($1.50 or R18) so the grandmother and father could ride the local “chapa” (taxi) on Monday to bring them to Balama. A family member must present the twins at Social Services in the Balama Hospital for proper registration. Once this is done, we will provide these 2 little girls with formula and baby clothes for the father cannot afford the market prices.
NOTE: The father received 2 cans of baby formula and 2 baby bottles from the Montepuez hospital to get them started. We are so happy that this man “did what it takes” to provide for his 2 little girls BEFORE they ran out of milk. So many wait until the milk is gone, causing the baby to suffer greatly.
FACT TO REMEMBER: When an infant cries, it burns lots of calories, and thus, loses weight. Tiny infants cannot afford to cry, for they have no body weight to lose. Keeping them well fed and happy helps them gain weight at a faster rate.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS AT WORK! PROVIDING BABY FORMULA, BOTTLES, AND BABY CLOTHES SAVES MANY INNOCENT LITTLE LIVES.
UNWELCOMED RAT EATER MEETS HIS DEMISE!
This morning our brick layers were walking past our kitchen, when they spotted a 60 cm (2 ft.) ADDER (rattlesnake family) as it tried to cross in front of them. Our worker’s motto is: “the only good snake is a dead snake”. In the blink of an eye, one of the bricklayers grabbed the 12 foot (4 m) bamboo we keep at the kitchen for this very reason, and beat it to death as it tried to climb our sand pile.
Adder meets bamboo rod and loses, even in soft sand.
Adders are not fast moving, but they “strike like lighting” with great accuracy and their fangs full of deadly venom. Never take any snake for granted in Africa for 99.9% of them can spit farther and move faster than you can react. Keeping one’s eyes open, especially at dawn and dusk, can save your life.
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange
And the Balama Staff