|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2020
ORPHAN HOUSE #7—ROOFING IN PROGRESS!
It’s a big job putting a roof on a house that is 71 feet/22 meters long. On Monday, Oct. 12th, I took video footage of the brick-layer team helping the 6 carpenters lift up the 6 (SIX!!) 200 lb./90 kg trusses onto the walls for proper positioning. The carpenters spent the next 4 days securing the cross beams into place which will support the tin roofing sheets. Monday, Oct. 19th, the carpenters begin nailing the 140 tin sheets into place. After that is done, we are secure to complete this house even if the rains begin early.
Roof truss going up on House #7
Putting the roof truss into its proper place.
NOVEMBER FOOD GIVE OUTS 75% DONE
It’s been a super busy week with our days starting at 3 a.m. so that the loaded food trucks could roll out before sunrise to the remote villages where the orphans live. Four major food give outs were completed this week as well as the 2 Balama distributions on Wednesday and Thursday. Our days were full of loading and unloading trucks so that orphans would not go hungry, and have the seeds they need to plant their fields. Nine more villages to go next week, and our 2020 food program for the villages will be complete.
Grannies with orphans, socially distanced, listening to God’s Word.
Our helpers carrying food/seeds for the widows.
Orphans helping Grannies get food divided into smaller packages for easy transport.
BUSH BUNNY TIDBITS:
1. THE FABULOUS FIVE wasted no time getting their field cleaned and ready for planting this week. They were well trained by their Grandmother before she passed. The photo shows them in the far distance with Dinha, the oldest, pushing the group to get the job done. I took the photo of them working without them knowing it, as I wanted to show you how much area 5 teenagers can clean by hand with 5 hoes in a few hours. They have almost 1.5 acres for food raising. Goes to prove that Teenagers are a mighty force when they put their mind to accomplishing a goal.
THE FABULOUS FIVE hard at work, preparing their farming field for planting.
2. ANGELINA (Angel), our youngest orphan, will be 1 year old on Oct. 19th. She is just beginning to walk independently, but wasn’t interested in walking for our photo, as she was “busy” with her toy. How time flies, for it seems like just yesterday when we had 9 babies in diapers running around here. Now all 9 are WALKING!
Baby Angelina (Angel) celebrates 1 year on Monday, Oct. 19!
3. MONICA NEEDS PRAYER. HEALTH DIMINISHING.
Monica has a birth defect (non-operable hole in her heart). She is now 8 and weighs only 11kgs/24 lbs. Last week she became sick with a cough/respiratory infection which the hospital treated. But her strength is diminishing. Please keep her in prayer.
Monica today. Pray for increased strength.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE, FOR NONE OF THESE CHILDREN HAD A CHANCE TO GROW UP HEALTHY WITHOUT THE HELP THAT YOU PROVIDE. THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF