|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2021
FINAL FOOD AND SEED GIVE OUT
Our area had a freak rain storm on Tuesday night that left water standing in low spots. OCTOBER has always been hot and dry, so this Godly warning told us all that the rains are coming early, get your fields ready for planting!
This week marked our final food give outs to the 1,144 orphans and widows we assist in Balama District. Corn and bean seeds were included in this give out so all can plant their fields.
Final 2021 give out provides corn and bean seeds as well as food.
Grannies and Aunts helping one another to transport food and seeds to their homes.
Double balancing a load takes great talent which this 12-year-old seems to have.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND LOVE GIFTS THAT MAKE THIS ASSISTANCE POSSIBLE.
COOKING PAN PROJECT BEGINS
In October, 3 grannies with newly orphaned grandchildren have joined our weekly Balama food give out. All 3 came independently, but asked the same question. “How can I cook for so many with my small pans?”
Each of these elderly women now have 4 or more grandchildren living with them, but lack the means to cook for all at the same time. The Grandmother with the 4 grandchildren in the photo is a prime example. This grandmother left her home in Pemba to come care for 1 of her daughters 2 orphaned children (not shown).
Newly orphaned children with Grandmother are 1st recipients of our cooking pan give out.
Then her 2nd daughter died just last week leaving her with 4 MORE ORPHANED grandchildren, including a 9‑month-old infant! Now she is in crisis, but thanks to the Balama food assistance program AND a VERY GENEROUS Love Gift from friends in New Jersey, we were able to resolve her food and cooking pan problem immediately!
JESUS provided these 3 women’s needs just as the problem arose. HE is our provider, and the care taker of the innocent.
KEEP YOUR PRAYERS COMING, FOR THE TIME OF HUNGER IS UPON US AS WE ENTER THE RAINY SEASON.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF