|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
HOUSE #7 IS FINISHED!
Health Inspectors will check the house on Monday and then we can officially open it to receive children, or more infants if the need arises.
It was a joint effort from 2 donors on different continents.
Thank you to Caleb and Sarah of Inspire International in the USA for your generous gift that built the 4‑bedroom children’s home and the laundry area.
House #7. This 4‑bedroom orphan home is complete.
Laundry area for House #7
Barry and Lynette of Australia, thank you for going the extra mile in sending your gift that built the kitchen/dining area and bathrooms.
Dining room (L) and cooking, food storage rooms on right.
3 bathing areas on front with 4 bucket flush toilets in back.
We are thrilled to have had the materials available to complete this complex, for 2 weeks ago both cement and tin roofing sheets were sold out with store owners saying it could be 30 days or more before they receive a supply. GOD IS ALWAYS “ON TIME” WITH ALL WE NEED!
HOUSE FIRE WIPED OUT ALL THEY HAD
Our Meluco Orphans Manager, Sylvai, sent me this photo of a burned out mud hut on Sunday.
Scorched trees show how fast and hot the roof burned.
A Granny and her 3 orphaned grandchildren were cleaning their farming field when they saw billowing smoke coming from their mud hut. An unknown, obviously very heartless person, had set it on fire. Sylvai found this very hungry family the next morning sitting under a tree near their home. They had nothing but the clothes on their backs.
The Grandmother stated that they had no fire at their hut when they left that morning, so someone had to have started it on purpose. This family has been in our orphan food program for several years, so Sylvai notified me immediately, putting our EMERGENCY RESCUE PLAN into action.
Capena assisted me in sending the equivalent of $150 to Sylvai via phone transfer within 1 hour of Sylvai’s message. He went to the Meluco market with the family and bought them each 2 sets of clothes, new plates and a cooking pan, as well as new school supplies for the 3 children.
Widowed Granny with 3 grandchildren in front of burned out mud hut.
This week Sylvai organized bamboo and 8‑foot bundles of roofing grass so he can replace their roof for an additional $70. (Sent to him yesterday)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE GIFTS LAST MONTH, FOR THOSE GIFTS MADE THIS EMERGENCY RESCUE POSSIBLE.
BALAMA ADMINISTRATOR VISITED ON THURSDAY
On this visit, our Administrator first checked on the children, then asked to see our food warehouses. He is super keen on helping us increase our agricultural yield on the 40 acres/16 hectares of our mission station.
Balama Administrator visits our corn warehouse.
He requested the Director of Agriculture to assist us with a plan before planting time in November.
It’s great to have friends who really care.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF