|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“DATE: MAY 16, 2020|
3RD SET OF TRIPLETS GRACE OUR DOOR!
PRAYERS NEEDED, for these three tiny tots (1.5kg / 3.3lbs each) are showing just how tough they can be. The three (1 boy and 2 girls) were born May 9th and we received them on the 12th, for the mother’s milk was not sufficient for all of them.
Triplets, 1 boy and 2 girls, 3.3 lbs/1.5kg each.
When admitted, they had no names yet, but we encouraged the parents to take that step, for we declared they would live in Jesus’ name. Many here refuse to name their newborns if they think they are not going to make it.
Quickly weighing one of the new triplets at midday. Warmth is a high priority.
AMAZED that they had the strength to suckle, we immediately got them wrapped in warm, infant-sized blankets that I cut from a large blanket. It was 55ºF (15ºC) in my house this a.m. as our winter is upon us. Keeping all infants, especially preemies, warm is a high priority, for they lose body heat very fast. We also contributed two adult blankets for the mother and granny to use at night to keep all of them warm.
TWO DAYS LATER, at our weekly “weigh in” for babies, all 3 were doing fine and showed an amazing increase in weight of 250 gms each. We encouraged the family for they are doing a great job.Keep them in your prayers, for they are far from “out of the woods” at this time, especially with winter upon us. Will keep you updated on how they are doing.
OUR KIDS DOING FANTASTIC!
Art class, Rummikub, BAWANA games, playground, and now school homework are keeping all our children exercised both in mind and body. The photos say it all. Even the teachers are having a ball in art class and learning Rummikub as well.
3 yr. Old Armando working hard at art “like the big boys”.
Edna and Sandra enjoy the swings at our playground.
Art class helpers join in the fun.
Video Links below: Bawana games help keep our kids healthy and fit.https://vimeo.com/419346097orhttps://youtu.be/AGyLDlwZMR4
TERMITES IN THE KITCHEN DRAIN SYSTEM?
For the first time since building the dorm’s kitchen drain in 2007, we had to open it as TERMITES had taken it over—COMPLETELY!
They built a solid mud house inside the septic box, and completely blocked the drainage and airvent pipes with mud.
Digging termite “house” out of kitchen drainage tank.
Termites are called the “underground mafia” around here, for they definitely try to control the underground. We surmise that they did most of their construction while the boys were on the first 30 day break during the lockdown, for they went home.
Seems they managed to complete the pipe construction even with small amounts of water being poured down it during dish washing.
Never a dull moment around here. We hopefully deterred them from returning by layering the bottom of the box with rock salt. It burns their bodies, so they try to avoid salty areas.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT IN PRAYER AND LOVE GIFTS DURING THESE DIFFICULT DAYS.
OUR STAFF IS PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU.
BLESSINGS IN JESUS’ NAME AS THE WORLD REOPENS.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF