|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: MAY 20, 2023
BABIES ANCHA AND ELSA:
On Thursday this week I visited House # 7 to find baby ANCHA starting to walk! The video shows Ancha in the act along with baby Elsa who has been walking for several weeks now. Baby Elsa is 1 day YOUNGER than Baby Ancha. Read on and you will realize why all of us are so excited that Ancha is walking.
Baby Ancha, Elsa in the red jacket
ANCHA’S STORY: BABY ANCHA, born March 6, 2022, had a really rough start in life. Hospitalized in August 2022 with 4 diseases that would kill most babies, and weighing only 3.6kg/8 lbs., 5‑month-old Ancha was in critical condition. WE WEREN’T SURE SHE WOULD LIVE, AND NOW WE PRAISE THE LORD THAT SHE IS WALKING AT 14.5 MONTHS! With such a rough start, Ancha showed all of us how important prayer, tons of love and care, and a high protein diet opens the door so the Lord’s healing touch can work overtime!
TO CLARIFY, HERE’S THE FACTS:
Ancha is 1 day older than Elsa. Ancha was still at her birth weight when she was 5 months old, and had to overcome 4 diseases to survive. TODAY’S WEIGHT: 7.7kg/17 lbs.! Elsa was orphaned at 12 days, but was never malnourished. She was born at 3.3kg/7.2 lbs. and TODAY’S WEIGHT: 7.4 kg/16.24 lbs. ANCHA IS AN OVERCOMER!
FIRST SWEET POTATOES FOR THE TODDLERS!
Chebany and Julho, both 3 years old, came over to show me their boiled sweet potatoes!
Chebany (L) and Julho, in the green shirt, show off their sweet potato breakfast
The 2023 sweet potato harvest was just completed, which excites all the children who knows what they taste like. Sweet potatoes are eaten here as a breakfast food, for it is power packed with energy that stays with you for several hours. Great for those children who have to eat and run off to school at 6 a.m.!
Franciano, who is 18 months old, doesn’t understand what all the excitement is about, as he has never tasted sweet potatoes.
Franciano wondering what all the fuss is about!
I couldn’t hang around today, but am sure his foster mother gave him a taste when their potatoes came off the fire.
It is a privilege to get to open the eyes of a child to the blessings the Lord provides!
YOUR LOVE GIFTS ARE LIFE TO THESE CHILDREN.
OUR STAFF CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALLOWING US TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.
IT IS AN HONOR THAT BLESSES ALL OF US, FOR WE GET TO SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS WITH HIS LITTLE ONES AS THEY GROW.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE AND THE BALAMA STAFF