|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: OCTOBER 22, 2022
HIGH WINDS DAMAGE CHURCH ROOF
Removing the securing bricks and broken beams from church roof.
Last Saturday morning, our team of carpenters and brick layers had their hands full repairing 5 tin sheets and 3 broken wooden beams damaged by high winds on Friday afternoon. We are grateful that none of the tin sheets came completely loose from the roof as they become flying razor blades when pushed by high winds. The damage was repaired in 4 hours, as the brick layers and carpenters worked together to complete the work in record time. We are grateful it was ready for service on Sunday, and that the damage was minor. High winds plague this area and rip off many roofs during the hot and dry season that lasts until December.
BBC MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF MANY
Our BBC (Bush Bikers for Christ) teams are gathering larger crowds this week as the word is out that they are back with games and great picture books.
Dropping bean bags and other assundry confusion as new kids learn relay racing.
You can see from the photos and video that the crowds are much larger, yet many kids aren’t staying for devotions.
Devotions and Bible stories after Bawana Games.
I worked with the teams to “tweek” their program so that everyone hears the Word of God if they come to the games. So they are now starting a Bible story and leaving it as a “cliff hanger” with the ending only given in devotions. IT IS WORKING!
Carlitos, leader of the BBC team, stated that it worked very well today as they double the number of children in devotions.
Raising hands to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior!
Some children just need a spiritual push to get them interested in knowing who Lord Jesus really is.
LEARNING THE VALUE OF MONEY WHILE HELPING A WIDOW
Since we represent the parents of the 58 children who live with us, it is our responsibility to teach them good morals as well as financial responsibility. When the school year begins in February, each child receives shoes and a school uniform. If their shoes wear out, or become too small, it is then their responsibility to report it to our staff so they can earn a new pair.
Clearing a farming field for a blind widow earns a pair of shoe as payment.
The teens in our boy’s dorm are now busy working for new shoes, and at the same time helping a blind widow who lives in one of our improved mud hut homes. This is a win-win for both parties, as the widow gets her field prepared for planting, and the boys get a new pair of shoes. I call it LEARNING BY GIVING A HELPING HAND.
MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO HELP US TO HELP OTHERS.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF