|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: JANUARY 9, 2021
SOW AND YOU SHALL REAP
Our 12 high school boys know very well the Bible story of sowing and reaping. After a short morning rain, Zito and Alferes quickly shelled their much loved Juko Beans which our 11 teens then planted.
Teenage boys planting Juko Beans.
Juko grows underground in a shell like a peanut. Can be eaten raw or cooked, and has a nutty flavour. It’s very rich, so a little bit on top of rice is enough for most.
Juko Beans, in and out of the shell.
Your Love Gifts have provided these young men with the advantages of higher education, yet they are humble, knowing that no matter the future, ALL must learn the art of good farming in order to live well.
RAINY SEASON ACTIVITIES
From managing the food barns to hand made carpentry items, our well-trained teams help us to provide the needs of over 1,700 vulnerable children in 2 counties/districts. Each corn sack weighs 132 lbs./60kg. Getting a sack down from the tall stacks must be done with caution and with strong men.
Food Team moving corn sacks for distribution.
Working with only hand tools, I watch (see video, below) the carpenters use the same simple tools that Jesus used. These young men, under the supervision of a Master Carpenter, learn as they work. All the doors and windows for our children’s homes, and almost all the children’s furniture is custom made by this 4‑man-team. Widnes (Witness), on the left, is an orphan who grew up in our program. He became an intern upon graduating 12th grade, and is now 2nd only to our Master Carpenter in talent.
Video Link —> https://youtu.be/Oo9kpAgnmbM
Carpenters making a door with hand tools.
FOOD FESTIVAL DELAYED AGAIN
Our head cook for the festival had a death in his family on Tuesday this week. Because it is a big job to cook food for such a large family, our staff decided to delay till next week. No matter, for these rainy day photos were taken 5a.m. Friday morning.
Friday is our most “free” day as we have food give-out preparation and distribution on Tuesdays through Thursday each week.
January and February are our wettest months, so we will keep trying.
6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8th. “Duck Day”, because only the ducks are happy.
The road from our food barns to church and Children’s Center on Friday.
QUISTON’S SMILE WINS MANY HEARTS
No matter what challenges you face in 2021, keep your eyes on Jesus.
Let NO ONE steal your joy, for it is our strength in times of trouble.
Keep this cute little boy’s smile in mind when times get tough. May his innocence bring joy to your heart, put a smile on your lips, and a twinkle in your eyes.
Baby Quiston and Foster Mother, Angelina.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF