ORPHANS GET FRESH START THANKS TO LOCAL WIDOWS “IT TAKES A VILLAGE” to care for a child who has lost their parents. That phrase is taken literally around here. OUR JESUS-LOVING VILLAGE is made up of widowed grannies and aunts who desire to “make a difference” in the lives of these orphans. Disabled or elderly makes no difference. It is their love for Jesus and His children that counts! Our children dearly love their foster mothers.
The Wonderful Widows raising our 105 orphans. I greatly appreciate these women, and want to honor them for their faithful, ongoing service to the 105 children living in our 21 orphan homes. Please continue to pray for all of us as we continue our daily service to these innocent ones. BREAKFAST, THEN OFF TO SCHOOL It was great fun being part of the Victory house breakfast time this week. The kids look super sharp in their new school uniforms with backpacks loaded for school.
Victory House children looking really beautiful in their school uniforms. Monica, 8, who suffers from a genetic heart condition, is happiest of all the children. Her health improved so well in 2019 that she now has the strength to attend 1st grade. Her foster father, Esteven, provides her a ride on his bicycle to and from school daily (400 yards/meters). That much walking would decrease Monica’s chances for a successful school year. Tough and determined is how our staff describes this highly intelligent youngster. Please pray for Monica’s strength, as going to school has been her lifelong dream. She has begged us for the last 2 years to let her attend, so we are very happy for her.
Mighty Monica thrilled to finally be in school.INFANT PROGRAM SAVING LITTLE LIVES THANKS TO YOUR LOVING HEARTS, any infant in a desperate situation is able to receive help 24/7 at our mission station. With February being the height of the “time of hunger” (1 month before corn/bean harvest), we are receiving desperate mothers begging for milk for their starving infants. A malnourished mother cannot produce breast milk, and thus the vicious cycle begins.
Malnourished Laurinda, 20 months old, 4.6 kg (10 lbs) receives your love through special foods.. TWINS are another group needing our help. Orphans or not, twin infants at 3 to 4 weeks put too much demand on a mother’s milk producing ability, even if she is well nourished.
Tiny twins, 2 weeks old, enter baby program. Their mother has no breast milk. Please forgive the markkup arrows on the photograph… this is the twins with their mother and father. BECAUSE YOU CARE, THESE LITTLE ONES GET A CHANCE TO GROW UP. KEEP YOUR PRAYERS FLOWING HEAVENWARD. WHAT’S A DUCK BUNNY? The photo says it all, as Bush Bunny Brenda pulls on her rubber boots, grabs her umbrella, and splashes out into the rainy weather to visit the children. On this day last week, not even our 4‑wheel-drive trucks could manage the deep mud.
t’s a DUCK BUNNY loose in the rain! We eagerly await March as the rains should decrease, provided a cyclone (hurricane) doesn’t stir up trouble. A Cyclone can easily extend the rainy season into April. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND EVERPRESENT LOVE FOR GOD’S “INNOCENT ONES “.BLESSINGS, BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE (DUCK BUNNY)AND THE BALAMA STAFF