|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: JULY 10, 2021
TEREZINHA HOME AT LAST
This little girl is a fighter, overcoming her gastroenteritis in 7 days so she could return to The Zebra House on Tuesday, July 6th. Eating eagerly she now weighs 3.4 kg/7.4 lbs. as she decreased to 3kg/6.6 lbs. in the hospital.
Born April 1, 2021, Terezinha’s Grandmother decided to change her name officially to TERESA on her birth records. This is the name we must use now.
Our Miracle Mother, Vaneza, was unable to take the emotional strain of her 3rd assigned infant, Teresa, being sick in the hospital. An excellent mother, Vaneza has cared for 2 VERY HIGH RISK INFANTS, who are now in the arms of Jesus.
VANEZA with Teresa before she developed stomach problems.
We offered her several solutions, hoping she would stay, but Vaneza resigned when Teresa had to be hospitalized.
OUR PRAYERS continue for Vaneza as she took these infant’s deaths as a sign that she is not a fit mother. Please pray that Jesus can show her otherwise.
BABY TERESA was cared for in the hospital by Fatima, our Assistant Children’s Director, who herself is an excellent mother.
Salvador and Baby Fatima neck-to-neck to see who will walk first!
Watch video—> https://youtu.be/eOefMKof1C4
JESUS SENDS US FOSTER MOTHER ERNESTINA
The very next day, ERNESTINA came to our office with excellent credentials for a Head Mother. She has work experience in a large pre-school in Nampula, and loves babies! When the virus closed her pre-school last year, she returned to Balama where her extended family lives.
ERNESTINA, new Foster Mom with Baby Teresa.
We are very grateful for God’s provision as ERNESTINA happily received the fragile Teresa into her arms when she was dismissed from the hospital. Remember, in this culture, to smile in a photo means you are not taking your responsibility seriously.
SACK IT AND STACK IT!
Our corn barn is now full after a grueling 5 days of sacking and stacking 187 Tons of super dry corn with a small group of men.
Distribution to village orphans will begin in August. These village orphans grew enough food to last their households until August by planting the seeds YOU provided for them last November.
Last stack of July corn almost complete on Friday.
Note: The July corn was provided by our 11 Village Pastors and a few staff members who are all part of Christ’s family. Our churches are growing!
JUST RECEIVED A TINY 3‑WEEK-OLD GIRL from 20 miles/44 km away. That awesome story will be in next week’s blog.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF