|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: July 1, 2023
REGGIE IS STANDING!!!
Reggie standing with chair support and almost taking a step towards Capena
After a very long 2 years of treatments, Reggie finally won the fight against the very rare disease of Bone Tuberculosis and a broken femur due to fragile bones. Her tiny 7.7kg/19lb. body has struggled to gain weight and strength.
On Thursday, June 29th, Reggie showed all of us that things are changing in her life! PRAISE THE LORD! She can now stand if she can hold onto a stable object. Capena, our office manager, even got her to reach out and take a step towards him, for she loves having him hold her. God is surely doing a great miracle in this little girl’s life, and for that we are truly grateful. Keep your prayers coming for her, as she has a long way to go and is very, very far behind on her age/weight gain chart. This girl needs to GROW and get STRONG!
ALFERES IS HIRED TO TEACH SCHOOL IN HIS HOME VILLAGE!
Alferes proudly shows off his work document for teaching school
Proudly displaying his work certificate, Alferes presented himself at our office early Thursday to tell us he had been hired to teach! The fact that it is in his home village where his extended family lives, gives him great emotional and practical food and housing support until he gets on his feet.
We wish him well in his new life, and are very proud of his great achievements. Alferes is the 2nd young adult from our program to achieve his teachers degree and be hired by the Balama School District.
FRUIT FROM YOUR LOVE GIFTS! BLANKETS FOR OUR CHILDREN
Blankets for all the kids. Most are in school in the mornings
Jesuino, 3, was super happy with his new blanket
Toddlers weren’t sure what all the fuss was about. House 6, The Zebras!
House 7, more toddlers unsure of what is going on
The 54 children living with us were truly surprised this week to receive the new very warm blankets we were able to obtain for them. With early morning temperatures now dropping to 13C/51F, the blankets were a beautiful blessing to all. Keeping our kids healthy and warm is a high priority. We thank all of you, as it was YOUR LOVE GIFTS that made this possible!
CORN AND RICE BUYING BEGINS NEXT WEEK!
Loading first 70 sacks that are now inside the Meluco warehouse for distribution to the Orphans in that area
Our 7‑TON-TRUCK TEAM just returned from Meluco, as they took the first load of life-saving BEANS to the 400+ orphans and widows we serve in that area. This area struggles to grow high protein foods, so these beans are essential.
MUCH LOVE AND MANY BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU FOR HELPING US TO HELP THESE CHILDREN.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF