|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: OCTOBER 15, 2022
LOCAL NUTRITIONIST MAKING WEEKLY VISITS
Dr. Mariano weighs and examines each infant in our baby formula program.
Dr. Mariano of the Balama Health Center is now visiting our malnourished infants in our Baby Formula Program each Thursday.
Each infant is weighed, then given a physical exam. Any infant found ill is taken back to the Balama hospital for treatment. He also does nutritional counseling with the care taker of those infants not gaining weight like they should be on our high protein milk and cereals.
WE GREATLY APPRECIATE HIS HELPING HAND with all our infants and younger children.
FOOD HANDOUTS COMPLETED FOR OCTOBER
Each food distribution begins with devotions and a short Bible story.
For the last 2 weeks we spent much of our time loading and distributing the 20.5 TONS of corn and 3.78 TONS of beans it takes to supplement the diets of the 1,144 orphans and widows in our Village Food Assistance Program For Orphans.
3 orphan girls divide the food to help their Aunt get it to their mud hut.
Granny and orphaned Grandson will divide their bag of corn before carting it home. Weight is 60 kg. or 132 lbs.
Older child teaching the younger ones how to carry food on their heads.
It’s a great day for us once we know they all have food to help sustain them throughout the next 30 days. THANK YOU for give them a helping hand during these hot and dry months when nothing wants to grow.
2 BALAMA PASTORS TRAVELING TO TETE PROVINCE
As I write, our Pastors Gito and Ramadan are traveling 3 days by bus to a teaching conference in Tete City. Our National Bishop, Zalira, selected them for a promotion to REVERAND when he was visiting our mission in May of this year. The AGUAS VIVAS CHURCH, which is our spiritual covering here in Mozambique, has 3 levels that a church leader may achieve according to his training and accomplishments.
First is Pastor, then Reverend, with BISHOP being the highest level. Reverend is for leaders who have excelled in planting churches and evangelizing their areas.
Pastor Gito has planted 5 churches in 5 villages, and has BAWANA GAMES programs going in each of these areas.
Pastor Ramadan has planted 2 churches and assisted a less experienced Pastor in planting 2 additional churches in remote villages. Ramadan has BAWANA GAMES programs in 3 locations in his very large village.
These 2 men are the first to be chosen from Balama for this honorable advancement, so we are super happy for them.
BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF