|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: JUNE 20, 2020
GOD DOING SOMETHING WONDERFUL IN ZITO
No one can explain it, but no one denies it is a good thing. Zito
continues to THRIVE even with the odds against him.
Zito is energetic, plays Rummikub with the boys, loves art class, and continues to wheel himself long distances in his adult tri-cycle without anyone helping him. He still requires a tiny dressing change on his hip each day, as the fistula found by the last surgeon is still active.
Zito and his ever faithful wheels.
HOWEVER, it doesn’t phase him one bit. If you didn’t know he has a pseudomonas infection in his left femur, you would never suspect it. OUR STAFF, and the hospital staff are happy to see him doing so well.
I have no idea how God will answer our prayers, but in no way is this nasty infection in control of his body anymore. I will keep you posted as time goes on, but know that many months have passed with ONLY POSITIVE changes seen in Zito’s health. PRAISE THE LORD, for He is the God of wonderful miracles.
Here’s another quick video of our kids having fun and celebrating. Who’s your friend? Jesus!
SPECIALTY TEAM PROVIDES A HELPING HAND.
Our specialty processing team of Manel, Carlitos, and Monsur left
Tuesday morning with a loaded 7‑ton-truck for our Meluco mission.
Preparing them for the trip took 2 full days as it is similar to sending your family on a 3 day camping trip in the bush. They needed everything from pots and pans to bedding, as well as a corn chute and all the small equipment to do the job. They also took 60 sacks of this year’s beans for the orphans.
Lifting a 400 lb./182kg corn chute onto our truck takes 10 men.
The Meluco mission is the main storage facility for the orphans’ food distribution program that supports 515 orphans and the widows who care for them. They needed help to properly sack, sew, and stack the 600 sacks of newly harvested corn that was now in their barn.
Using a small team of men, the team completed the dusty job in 2 days, PTL, and were back in Balama early on the 3rd evening. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL, FOR THIS TEAM’S WORK MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR THESE CHILDREN TO RECEIVE FOOD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
PREPARING CORN FOR MILLING INTO FLOUR
In order to make corn flour, it must be sifted to take out any dust and husk particles present when sacked in the fields. This “clean corn” is then re-sacked and stored for a few days until it needs to be milled.
Sifting the corn so it’s ready to mill into corn flour.
Click on the link below to see a short video of how it’s done in our huge 3‑foot-sifters.
Life in Balama takes a bit more “preparation” than most realize. It is the locals who taught me how to do this. I just built the sifter a bit bigger than what they use.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING ALL THIS POSSIBLE VIA YOUR LOVE GIFTS. TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF