|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: JUNE 25, 2022
INFANT ELSA JOINS OUR FAMILY
Elsa was admitted to our baby formula program shortly after her birth on April 9th, as her mother died of postpartum problems. She presented with malaria a month ago and a bloodless lower eye lid, which told me she was very, very anemic.
Baby Elsa joins our family.
Her grandmother agreed to admit her to the hospital if we would organize the blood she needed. Elsa received that blood, and was gaining weight when released from the hospital last week. This week was the first we saw Elsa and her grandmother since her hospital release. Sadly, Elsa had lost 200 grams which is a critical weight loss for a 3.5 month old who only weighs 3.1kg/6.8 lbs.!
Her grandmother just wasn’t capable of caring for such a fragile infant. Thankfully, the family agreed yesterday to release Elsa into our care which Social Services approved.
Please pray for Elsa as this little one at 3.5 months is just 300 grams above her birth weight!
108 TONS OF BEANS IN THE BARN!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR BEAN DONOR for making this possible! If it wasn’t for special businessmen who love the Lord, our food program would not be possible for the 1,500 orphans and the 700 widows who care for them.
Our well experienced, hand-picked team of 112 men moved 600 sacks per day, each weighing 132 lbs./60kg, to complete the storage task in 3 days. It was amazing to watch, as they moved like a well-oiled machine!
108 TONS OF BEANS in the barn! The team is busy loading the 7‑ton-truck for Meluco.
MELUCO HERE WE COME!
On Thursday at 5 a.m., a small team of our best men weighed and processed the 28 sacks of the very expensive Montega (Pinto) bean, and put it into the bean barn.
5 a.m. devotions, then the work begins as the day is dawning. Our 2 pickups and flashlights give us the light we need
Once done, these same men loaded up the processing chute onto our 7 ton truck which was secured by ropes as well as 40 sacks of the “Koote” bean (black eyed pea). Meluco’s terrain only produces a small amount of corn and only a few beans. Therefore, the Meluco orphans depend on the Balama team to transport beans to them.
Loading the sacking chute onto our 7 ton truck.
Back at the missions office, the final items were loaded onto the truck so that our 3‑man-team could leave for Meluco at 4 a.m. on Friday, June 24th. They arrived safely and today found them processing the 500 sacks of corn purchased in remote Meluco villages.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS ARE SAVING MANY LIVES!
THANK YOU FOR BEING GOD’S HELPING HANDS IN MOZAMBIQUE.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA FAMILY