|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: MARCH 20, 2021
BACK TO SCHOOL, HOORAY!
On Tuesday this week, the announcement was made that all schools would open on Monday, March 22nd. Children 12 and up are required to wear a mask in the classroom.
Our children’s school uniforms were ready, as we had prepared for this in February.
Giving out school supplies on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, excitement was in the air as school supplies were handed out to 92 of our resident children. The children are THRILLED to go back to school, see their friends, and once again have regular activities.
HAPPY FEET HEADED TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, THANKS TO YOUR LOVE GIFTS!
ORPHANS RAISING ORPHANS
Aunt Joneta, an orphan herself, lived in our first foster home when we opened our Balama program in 2002. Fifteen years later, she herself is a foster mother to 4 orphaned children whose parents were distant relatives.
Aunt Joneta and the 4 orphans she fosters in her home.
These children are supported with food, clothes, school uniforms, shoes, and school supplies through your Love Gifts.
PAYING IT FORWARD takes on a whole new meaning when someone sacrifices by giving their full time love and devotion to others because someone cared when they themself needed a helping hand.
VISITORS FROM AFAR
Thursday, a group of 4 leaders from Social Services toured our 6 children’s homes. Their purpose was to inform us of new living standards due to the CV 19 problems.
Social Services visitors from National and State offices.
We were already in compliance with all except the distance of 1.5 meters (5 feet) between the children’s beds. By changing our single beds to all metal bunk beds in several of our older bedrooms, we will be in total compliance in the next several weeks.
BUSH BUNNY TIDBITS
1. Alferes, Helder, and Ali took the 4 hour college entrance exam on Wednesday. They felt confident they did well on the Portuguese test, but said the math was much more difficult. With 1,050+ applicants taking the exam, we hope they will announce the results next week.
2. Christiano remains in the hospital, as lab work showed he has an infection that his meds hadn’t defeated. His doctor told us he may not be able to fight it off in his malnourished state. Daily fervent prayer has resulted in steady improvement that no one can explain.
PLZ KEEP PRAYING FOR CHRISTIANO’S FULL RECOVERY.
AS I TOLD THE STAFF WHEN GIVEN THIS GRIM PROGNOSIS, “It’s not over until God says it’s time to go home”. PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE.
Blessings to you all!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF