|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: JANUARY 7, 2023
HAPPY 2023 FEAST FOR THE CHILDREN
Rain and more rain was last weekend’s scenario for Balama. Plan B was a fat frozen chicken for each children’s home along with all the “fixins”. Mud may have canceled the group party, but the children enjoyed their cookies, candy, and balloons, so all was fine with them.
All 7 homes received a feast and goodies on New Year’s Eve Day.
THANK YOU to all who provided the Love Gifts that made this possible.
Pray for our safety as cyclone season is here and the weather service predicts a possible 5 cyclones ( hurricanes) could bring serious trouble to this country.
PLANTING TIME FOR OUR TEENS
Our dorm boys managed to get their bean field planted just days before Christmas, when the heavy rains hit. Every teenager in our program must learn Agricultural Skills, as their survival once they leave us will depend on it. No matter what your paid job might be, farming is an essential part of everyone’s life in this part of Mozambique if you want to have nutritious food like corn and beans.
Beans planted just 1 day before the rains began. Timing is everything in farming.
EARNING TO LEARN
A main objective for our high school students is to teach the value of money. These 3 teenagers, Neto, Maninho, and Eralio, are in our orphan food program. They live with a family member who hasn’t the means to pay their high school fees. They requested assistance which we gave in exchange for a few hours of work. Working for school fees teaches them to earn what they need, and not to expect a hand out.
Working to earn school fees teaches invaluable Life Skills.
The teenagers in our orphanage do the same, giving 2 hours a week to help others as a community service. Raising children carries many responsibilities in preparing them to survive on their own. Our staff is doing a great job in teaching these youth what children’s parents teach them in everyday life.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING EDUCATION POSSIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF ORPHANS.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE AND THE BALAMA STAFF