|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: MARCH 5, 2022
BABY # 14 JOINS THE FAMILY!
TEN MONTH OLD AMBROSIO, orphaned in September 2021, has been cared for by his 2 teenage Aunts in their village, the only women left in this family. He has been in our milk program since last August, when his mother became ill and stopped making breast milk. The father was not to be found.
Baby Ambrosio with 13 year old Aunt, waiting for admission to House #6
These 2 teenagers tried their best, but Ambrosio has had an upper respiratory infection for the last 2 weeks that has caused almost a 1 lb./400 gm weight loss. Without intervention, he was showing signs that he might not survive.
Social Services was notified that we needed to bring this little boy into our family. They agreed and a 4 hour search for his adult Uncle was finally successful. Ambrosio’s birth was never recorded, so an adult family member’s testimony was needed so we could organize a birth certificate. On Friday 2 Uncles organized the birth certificate, and Social Services finalized his documents.
Ambrosio with Foster Mother, Zainabo. He isn’t feeling well, as his face tells it all.
Ambrosio is recovering well under the watchful eye of our newest foster mother, Zainabo, at house #6. With a high protein diet and all the formula he desires, Ambrosio should regain his weight loss within 2 weeks.
PRIMARY SCHOOLERS RECEIVE TUTORING
Tuesday gave me a good workout as I had to visit each home to make sure the foster mothers were aware of our tutoring schedule for each grade. Setting up the classroom and materials was easy compared to rounding up 25 first to seventh graders! It was the 6th and 7th graders who resisted the most, “duh”, but they all showed up for class these last 4 days.
Pastor Jose and Teacher Pedro with the 2nd and 3rd graders in the afternoon session.
The younger students tell me they really like Mr. Pedro, the teacher. Pedro completed his evaluation of the children on Friday, so will begin proper classes on Monday.
Teacher Pedro writing a lesson on the white board for the 6th and 7th graders in the morning session.
High school tutors are in the works, as it will take at least 2 teachers to cover their 10 subjects.
HELDER HIRED BY BALAMA EDUCATION DEPARTMENT!
We don’t know where he will be “student teaching” yet, but pray for a place close to Balama, so he can stay close to us (his family).
More details when I have them.
Happy Helder can hardly contain his joy!
PTL FOR OUR FAMILY IS GROWING UP AND BECOMING PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS WHO WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF