|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
CHILD-HEADED HOUSEHOLD NEEDS OUR HELP
MEET THE COUSINS WHO BECAME A FAMILY: (L‑R) Celina-12, Fernando-13, Maniho-16, Nionelda-14, Deanha-17. Eleven years ago, 2 sisters died within a week of each other. One died in childbirth and the other for unknown reasons. Each sister had 5 small children who went to live with their Grandmother, (10 kids in all). Needless to say, Granny needed food and clothing help, so that is how these children came to be in our orphan food program.
The Fantastic Five, youngest to oldest, happily wearing their new outfits.
Their Grandmother passed away a year ago, so her oldest daughter came to live with the remaining 5 children. This Aunt passed away from cancer 3 weeks ago, leaving the 5 young teenagers with no adult in the household. In tears, the oldest girl, Deanha, came to ask our help, as their mud hut is very old, and not in great condition.
Our staff decided the best thing to do was to buy a house near our mission so our Children’s Director, Anna, could be close by to assist and guide them. Our head brick layer knew of a mud hut for sale just 3 houses away from our Children’s Director’s home, which places it within 100 yards/meters of our Orphanage Water Well. The location of this home couldn’t have been any better! I consider it a Blessing from the Lord!
Two of our Life Skills students building the bamboo fence in front of new orphans home.
The house needed a new roof, and basic upgrades like a cement floor, an outdoor bathroom, a kitchen and a shaded outdoor eating area as there is no shade at all around this house. All this was easily built during this last month by our brick layers and carpenters.
The Fantastic Five’s new home, still under construction.
The photo shows the house TODAY in the final construction stages, as we plan to move the children into it next week, once final painting is done.
THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT, THESE CHILDREN WILL BE SAFE UNDER OUR CARE, AND BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION WITH OUR HELP.
SPONSORS ARE NEEDED to help them with their basic needs.
A TOTAL GIFT OF $60/MONTH PROVIDES ALL 5 CHILDREN WITH THEIR BASIC NEEDS (clothes, shoes, school uniforms/materials, and a weekly allowance to buy meat, fish, and vegetables). Their basic food is provided through our orphan
Please email me if you would like to provide all or any part of this Love Gift to these brave young teens.
CONSTRUCTION RESUMES ON ORPHAN HOUSE #7!
With restrictions easing nationwide, our team was given permission to complete Orphan House #7. This is much needed since other 6 orphan homes are nearly full.
ORPHAN HOME #7 with ring beam in place.
The ring beam is going up as I write, so as soon as the walls are
completed, the roof should be built within the next 3 weeks. We are expecting the rainy season EARLY in November, so it is essential to
the completion of the house that the roof be on before those rains
begin. The rest of the work can be done as long as the roof is on.
This is cutting it close, but NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD!
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE DONORS OF HOUSE #7 FOR THEIR PATIENCE DURING THIS UNEXPECTED 6 MONTH DELAY.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF