|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: JUNE 23, 2023
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR ELISA AND EVA
Elisa, the elderly grandmother to our Cerebral Palsy orphan Eva, had a stroke this week and is in the Balama hospital. You may remember Eva, who enjoyed working to remove the rice hulls.
Eva enjoys pounding the rice to remove the hull
Eva was only 2 when her mother died, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. They are very close. Because Eva is mentally challenged, she is super upset and doesn’t understand why her grandmother can’t get out of bed and go home with her. Elisa is unable to speak, and is paralyzed on her left side. Both Elisa and Eva need your prayers, because the outcome for Elisa is unknown. Eva does have extended family who are at Elisa’s bedside as well, but it is not certain that Eva will accept them as her caretakers. Please keep them both in your prayers, and I will keep you updated.
DONOR PROVIDES FRESH VEGGIES AND FROZEN CHICKENS!
Beautiful are the feet of those who support us, and 8 other African orphanages with high protein food gifts!
Reggie being held by Foster Mother Tina with Bertina by her side. They were super excited to get the Gem Squash
Fat frozen chicken loved by all
With bean buying behind us, it is wonderful to receive high protein perishable foods for the children. Frozen chickens on Saturdays, (so all the kids are home to enjoy it vs. in school over lunch time), and Gem Squash which is a new food to our ever growing family. Gem Squash is not grown in our part of the country, so even I had to ask the donors wife, “How do you cook it?” We briefed the Foster Mothers on the cooking instructions as we passed out 40 Gem Squashes to our 7 Orphan Homes on Wednesday. The children told me that the sweet Gem Squash tasted yummy, and I can vouch that it put smiles on all the kid’s faces. A BIG THANK YOU to our kind donor who provided this delightful treat.
CONSTRUCTION ABOUNDS WHILE WE WAIT FOR JULY FOOD BUYING
The 3‑bedroom construction site for the toddlers is taking shape. The foundation is dug, and the foundational granite rocks were trucked in. The ground was as hard as concrete, so it took our building team several days to dig the required depth.
Foundation being dug while others get rocks moved into the fenced construction area
A chain link fence went up on Monday to secure the construction site. Fencing is required for everyone’s safety as well as for security purposes. We will build at a fast pace until the July food buying begins for corn and rice.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR OUR STAFF AND CHILDREN.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF