|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
LIFE SKILLS LEADS TO EMPLOYMENT
Widnes (Wit-ness), an orphan who grew up in the early years of our program, is now 27 and a trained carpenter’s assistant on his way to becoming a master carpenter. When he graduated high school in 2011, he requested to apprentice under our mission station’s master carpenter. This was 9 years ago, long before a life skills training center was needed because most of our orphans were very young.
Widnes using a carpenter’s hand plane to make a window frame.
As I write, Widnes and our carpenter are out replacing a damaged door frame in one of our widow’s homes. The video link shows Widnes hand planing a window frame, the same as Jesus did. Carpentry in our area is still done “the Jesus way”, (all with hand tools) because electricity was not available here until recently, and then only in the central areas of town. Our homes are just outside that area.
Click here for video – -> https://youtu.be/97AKDdZE44s
Life Skills Training leads to Jobs Skills Training, a proven method to help teenagers become productive, skilled workers and leaders in their communities.
BABY FORMULA, ORPHANED INFANTS, AND YOUR LOVE…
Baby formula is such a simple, taken-for-granted item in most countries. Yet it is the difference between life and death to a newborn who loses their mother just after birth.
Thanks to your Love Gifts, our baby formula program is still able to help every infant sent to us by Social Services during their “milk dependent” days.
Such is the case for the fragile 8‑day-old THABO, who lost his mother a week after his birth on September 2nd. His granny, along with the father and aunt, brought him to our mission station on September 10th, with a Social Services letter requesting formula to save their 2.8kg (6 lb.)baby boy.
Baby Thabo with Granny and Aunt as they prepare him a bottle.
Thabo will be cared for in his infant year by his granny, who will bring him weekly to our food center to be weighed and receive baby formula. As he grows, he will be given baby cereal to supplement his diet until he’s about 9 months old. At that time he will be eating well, and able to thrive on baby food prepared by the family.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE GIFTS.
THEY ARE A LIFE LINE TO INFANTS WHO HAVE NO MOTHER.
As I walked through the village near our children’s homes, I came across a brother and sister using their combined force to pump the local water well your love gifts provided 10 years ago. Kids are smart, and will find a way to “make things happen ” using team work. The video I took tells the whole story.
This well is 35 meters/105 ft. deep, and it does take some muscle power to pump it, especially as fast as these 2 are doing it.
Kid power, filling a bucket at top speed
Click for video – -> https://youtu.be/QxujwbfUtLc
God’s Blessings to all of you!
Have a great week walking with Jesus.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF