|SURPRISE! IT’S TRIPLETS!
Wednesday, a mother was brought to us on a bicycle with a baby girl on her back. Nothing unusual, as that happens all the time.
But her document from Social Services said THREE-DAY-OLD TRIPLETS! I asked where are the other 2 babies? She told us they were “on the way” with 2 other women, as her 40 year old legs couldn’t handle the walk (we thought she was the grandmother). Sure enough, 10 minutes later in walk 2 women with 2 baby boys.
Triplets with mother on far right. Our Staff was amazed that A 40-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, whom we thought was the grandmother, was actually THE MOTHER of these triplets! The 2 boys each weighed 2.4 Kg (5.28 lbs), but the tiny little girl, only 1.7 Kg (3.74 lbs.) What a weight this woman had carried while pregnant!
We fixed them up with 3 bottles and baby formula combined with full instructions on how to care for them. We pray the little girl makes it, as she is quite small and fragile. Please pray for them all, as I have only known 1 set of triplets where all 3 made it to their 1st birthday.
LIFE SKILLS CENTER NOW HAS A WATER WELL!
The “pump team” drove in last Wednesday, and immediately began organizing the water well base. It is interesting how they put it all together in only 3 days, so I thought I’d share my photo series with you.
Metal rings make up concrete forms for water well pump.
Water well pump mounted and final cement work in progress
Life Skills Water Well is finished. A super blessing.
Our team will mark the building this coming week, and begin digging the foundation. All moving at a fast rate, which makes me very happy. If you want to see the well in action, we’ve posted a quick video. https://youtu.be/CfA8GHXYpx0 WALLS UP AT HOUSE #7 – AWAITING RING BEAM & ROOF
With 4 brick-layers, and lots of helpers, the 4‑bedroom house for this complex has gone up in record time.
ORPHAN HOUSE #7 at 2 meter mark, (6.2 ft)
OUR CHILDREN RELEASED FROM SCHOOL FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS
Like many countries facing the current health challenge, Mozambique is working hard to prevent this sickness from entering the country. Since the children have tons of time for the next 30 days, they are learning “yard work” 101, which includes chopping the grass to keep our living area clean. Extra sports and other fun activities are being added to their daily schedule to help keep them busy.
Yard work 101 for our primary school children.
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR HEALTH, AND WE HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OURS.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF