|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: JUNE 3, 2023
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY PARTY (JUNE 1ST ) WAS LOADS OF FUN!
National Children’s Day is a day set aside to honor and celebrate the children of Mozambique. Everyone except the High School has a school holiday. June 1 is a day of recognition, parties, gift giving and enjoying a special meal. Before sitting down to our feast, the children wanted to share with you the praise songs they sing to Jesus.
Singing “I LOVE YOU JESUS” to a catchy beat!
The whole group singing “I LOVE JESUS AND JESUS LOVES ME” in Makua, Portuguese, and English!
The preschool classes gave a special presentation to honor me. The handmade signs around their necks and the song from their hearts was precious to me. I thank our preschool teacher, Fatima, for organizing this demonstration of love. It is an HONOR to be here serving the Lord.
Preschool class signs say “We love you Mama Brenda. Viva June 1st!”
After the entertainment, it was time for the feast.
The whole family is ready to receive the feast!
This year’s meal consisted of rice with a topping of pinto beans and chicken chunks in a delicious sauce. Kool-Aid was the drink of the day. Note that everyone has their cups ready! Dessert was cookies and candy, always a BIG HIT! The following photos showcase the youngest in our family plus the first-time toddlers.
Our 2‑year-olds enjoying this feast, especially since they were too young to remember last year’s party.
2 years and under from House #6. First time at a feast for all of these children. They were keen to eat!
Our youngest from House #7. Their first feast had them wide-eyed for sure!
I purposely delayed the beginning of our bean buying until Monday, June 5th, so we could have the time to enjoy being with the children on National Children’s Day, June 1st.
Am keeping this blog short, as there is still much to do to kick off the bean weighing/processing next Monday. Thanks for understanding. No beans, means over 1,500 orphans and widows (our family plus those in the food program) would go hungry. God sent us here to save His children, so off we go to the barns to do just that. Our plan is to move over 108 TONS OF BEANS next week. Please keep us in your prayers.
Hugs and Blessing to you all for making this possible!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA
AND THE BALAMA STAFF