|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2022
BBC TEAMS UP AND RUNNING!
We received permission to return to normal church activities including our Bush Biker for Christ (BBC) Teams using both bicycles and motorbikes.
The lack of fuel is still a challenge for the motorbike team, but we managed to buy enough stock for 1 month for 2 bikes, and hope to expand that to 4 bikes in the near future. At present the 2 motorbikes with a 4 man team will visit each village they previously went to over a 2 week period versus a 1 week period.
ALL TEAMS were met with GREAT JUBILATION as the village children have been begging them to come play games, and tell the Bible stories for several months now.
And the games are on! The children love the competition.
Bible story time attracts all ages in large numbers!
This was their first week in the field, but the children responded well with more than a 100 per village hearing God’s Word at the devotion time that follows the Bawana Team Games. As word spreads that “THEY ARE BACK”, the groups will grow. Before 2020, our teams had a following of over 21,000 children per week!
Keep these teams in your prayers, as they are the FRONT LINES in bringing children and teens to Christ.
DAVE DEBOER IS BACK IN TIME FOR FIRST FOOD HANDOUTS OF 2022
Our Food Distribution Team targeted 4 major villages this week, handing out 14.46 TONS of corn and beans, along with 15 cases of bar soap, and 12 sacks (240kg/109lbs.) of salt. A total of 776 orphans and widows were served this week.
Dave Deboer handed out 1 portion of soap for each family member that we serve, so he got to meet a lot of orphans and grannies.
Dave Deboer handing out soap to the widows who care for village Orphans.
The give outs will continue next week as we visit the final 2 locations where 469 widows and orphans from multiple villages come to receive a helping hand from all of you who truly love them.
Older Orphans help granny to carry their food gift back to their mud hut.
DAVE DEBOER is an Orphans Unlimited Board Member who has now been here 7 DIFFERENT YEARS to assist me in either food buying or food give out. His ministry gift is HELPS, and that is surely valued around here! Dave will stay until September 28th, when he must return to the USA.
I GREATLY APPRECIATE HIS DEVOTION TO THE LORD AND TO ORPHANS UNLIMITED!
A SAD FAREWELL TO SISTER LIGUA, AN ANGEL IN DISGUISE!
Catholic Sister Ligua (Lisha) has been a precious friend to me, and a helping hand to our children for the last 8 years. No matter what time of night we called her, she was always willing to get out of bed to assist us. Ligua has many talents, and is excellent with starting IV’s in critically ill super small infants. That is a gift that has saved many a baby’s life here in Balama. We love her lots, but she has been transferred back to Ecuador, her home country, for the next 2 years. At that time, God willing, we hope she will be able to return to Balama as she desires to do so.
Sister Ligua, an Angel in disguise!
God’s Blessings upon her as she is flying this entire weekend (5 separate flights) in order to return to Ecuador at midnight on Sunday.
Please keep her in your prayers for travel mercies.
BABY FRANCIANO IS HOME!
BABY FRANCIANO was released from the hospital on Monday, and is eating and gaining weight, PTL! Thank you for your prayers for him.
Foster Mother Estivania and a perky Franciano happy to be home!
BLESSINGS FROM BALAMA,
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF