|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: MAY 29, 2021
DAVE ARRIVES AFTER GRUELING 3 DAYS IN THE AIR
Dave, 1 of our 7 board members, arrived safely in Pemba this week, stating he thought international travel was tough 2 years ago (when he had a direct flight to S. Africa). To get here now, one must fly through Europe to RSA, with documents in hand to apply for a Visa at our airport, which was a stressful 2‑hour wait. Dave said you now have to jump through twice as many “hoops” as before.
He will stay 27 days visiting me and the children before leaving to do it all over again.
Dave and BBBRENDA in Balama
I greatly appreciate having him do all this, as he is our only visitor since 2019.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA GIVEN SURPRISE PARTY!
It was an exhausting day yesterday as we continued preparing for the June 1st food buying as well as paying our staff, and meeting with our 12 Bush Pastors from 2 counties/districts.
At 3:30pm, I heard singing outside my door.
Most of the executive staff and house mothers were doing their best to dance to my door holding a beautiful cake and singing Happy Birthday in ENGLISH! Only 3 in this group speak English, so the others must have worked hard to learn that song! See video at this link —> https://youtu.be/gEkqtRhjOfU .
Balama staff greet me with surprise party!
I greatly appreciated their loving effort as the cake said “HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA BRENDA, 66”. It had to be specially made in the next town, 30 miles/55km away, for that town has the only bakery within a 4‑hour-drive of Balama!
We had a great party, as there was enough cake for everyone. A great way to end the week.
Birthday cake enough for all.
Even the pup is in on the party.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR MY MOZAMBICAN FAMILY, AND ALL MY INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS WHO SENT BIRTHDAY GREETINGS!
It really touches my heart to receive your love, thoughts, and prayers.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE AND STAFF HOPPING FAST BECAUSE YOU CARE THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL BE FED.
BLESSINGS FROM DE BIRTHDAY BUNNY!