|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: JULY 16, 2022
CORN BARN IS FULL TO THE BRIM!
All 5,200 sacks (312 TONS) were weighed and stacked in our corn barn over 7 days by our VERY POWERFUL 106-man team.
Our weighing station at sunrise. 600 sacks weighing 132 lbs/60 kgs went over that scale each day for 7 working days
Starting daily in the dark using our pick up lights at 4:30 a.m., we usually finished our 600-sack daily quota by 11 a.m. and were ready to hit the showers. Corn is very dusty, and the strong sunrise winds that hit daily picked up the loose dirt to add to the dustiness.
Cowboy Jamie has faithfully hand sewn sacks for us since we began buying in 2005
The tall stong men push the last of the “ladder” goes upon the 5200 sacks
And the last sack goes up! HALLELUJAH!!!
NEXT WEEK we move on to buying 90 tons of local RICE straight from the fields. The 90 sacks of PEANUTS IN THE SHELL weighing 40Kg/88lbs PER SACK will also be received, wrapping up our 2022 food buying. HALLELUJAH!
WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL TO OUR FOOD DONORS AND OUR STAFF FOR MAKING THIS ALL POSSIBLE.
EVEN WITH ALL THE WORK THERE IS STILL TIME FOR WEEKEND FUN
Jess and I had fun distributing balloons to the children and squeaky tous for our toddlers during our weekend break from corn buying
JESS RETURNS TO SOUTH AFRICA
Jessica Christie with her beautiful smile and trusty sidekick, her camera
Jess, a true shutter bug, did her best to capture every aspect of our program during the 14 days she stayed at our base. She is dearly loved by our children, as she brought frisbees and jump ropes for the children to play with. She was a super blessing to me by lightening my work load around the mission station. Jess has returned to her home to begin the tedious editing process of all the footage she took. Our goal is to come up with informative videos and photos for Social Media and our website. I will let you know when she begins posting, but please be patient as it is not a simple process and will take some time.
TOGETHER WE ARE SAVING LIVES AND GIVING VULNERABLE CHILDREN A CHANCE AT A FUTURE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND LOVE GIFTS THAT MAKE ALL THIS POSSIBLE.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF