|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
RICE AND BEANS, A GREAT TREAT!
This week found our food distribution team in 3 different village areas giving out TONS of dried rice and beans, along with soap, and salt to the many orphans we serve. Rice cannot be grown in many parts of our District, so it is a real treat for these children.
The photos will give you a better insight into what happens, than I can describe in words.
Devotions with orphans before the food give-out
Orphans waiting with their Aunt to receive their beans and rice
Orphans helping their Granny who lost her fingers from Leprosy
A super strong Granny as that sack of rice weighs 50 kg or 110 lbs. Glad she didn’t live too far away!
The food give-outs continue next week, as we complete our September “helping hand” to the orphans and widows living in remote areas. Our objective is to assist them to grow their own food with the seeds that our team will give out in November which is the beginning of our rainy/food growing season.
RESCUING BABIES IN CRITICAL NEED
Infants in severe need of help are not always orphans. The infant shown in the photo was sent to our milk formula program because the mother is ill and has no breastmilk. This tiny little boy is
2 months old and very emaciated. The mother’s illness had the mother bedridden, and sadly the family delayed getting him the care he so desperately needed.
A really hungry 2‑month-old baby boy who is very underweight (2.7 kg‑6 lb), but has a ravishing appetite
When Children’s Director Anna gave him his first bottle, he literally inhaled it, and wouldn’t let go of the bottle when it was empty! I’ve never seen a 2‑month-old grasp something so hard! Starving infants are a sad sight that breaks my heart, but this is a big part of the reason Jesus sent us to this area. Helping the helpless find the love of Jesus!
HANGING OUT IN THE AFTERNOON SHADE
When the days washing and cleaning is done, the Foster Mothers enjoy some time to relax in the hot afternoons and play with the toddlers. Sitting under the massive Mango Tree at House #7 is a great way to cool off!
Foster Mothers and toddlers relaxing under the big Mango Tree at House # 7
I love visiting in the mid-afternoon, as it helps me to get to know the mothers a bit better than when they are super busy in the mornings. The toddlers are always up to something new and are a joy to play with.
7‑month-old Orlencia in front with 6‑month-old Madelina behind her
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF