BIG SNAKE CAUSES BBC MOTORBIKE TO HIT THE DITCH!
On Friday, one of our BBC motorbike teams was approaching a bridge just 4 miles (7 km) from our base when the lead bike spotted a long, dark colored snake stretched c‑o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l‑y across the road. The driver told us he could not see its head nor its tail, meaning it was over 3 meters (10 ft.) long. There are only 2 snakes in this area that grow that long, the deadly MAMBA and the PYTHON.
The driver swerved into the right ditch to avoid hitting the snake. Instead he ended up hitting a hole, bringing the motorbike and the riders to an abrupt halt. ANGELS WERE ON DUTY, for the startled snake hit the water with lightning speed on the left side of the bridge. This pretty much confirms it was a mamba. Pythons are slow movers.
The 2 men on the bikes, Daniel and Ignasio, only suffered minor abrasions on their right side, as they were already slowing down for the bridge crossing. Being an RN (full Sister), Bush Bunny had them fixed up in no time. They stated they are sore all over, but happy that the snake fled instead of attacked!
Daniel (left) and Ignacio showing off their skinned arms and knees after their snake scare.
When the team is prayed for each morning before they leave, we always pray for their safety from obstacles on the road, such as people, bicycles, motorbikes, and cars/trucks. All of us are grateful that the Angels watching over the team saved them even though we didn’t think of snakes.
ZITO NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS
As your read in my special Thursday Blog, Zito’s hip infection is getting worse despite everyone’s best efforts with 4 different types of antibiotics. (IV and oral).
Zito has a consult with an orthopedic doctor in Nampula on Monday. We must wait for the results of this consult, but 2 other doctors have told us that the cause of the infection needs to be identified and eliminated, suggesting surgery.
16-year-old Zito still only weighs 40kg (88 lbs). But he is stronger and better prepared for surgery than he has ever been, thanks to 3 solid meals a day and proper medical care since last December.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO THAT ZITO CAN GET THE CARE HE NEEDS NEXT WEEK. I will update you as soon as we know what the doctor decides.
I firmly believe that Zito was in a “preparation stage” these last 6 months that strengthen his body for just such a time as this. If surgery had been suggested 6 months ago, his weak body would not have been able to withstand it. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SOURCE TO BE FOUND, REMOVED, AND FOR A RAPID HEALING.
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