|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2022
ANCHA AND FRANCIANO IN HOSPITAL
Wednesday morning is food distribution day for our 7 orphan homes, but we were met with an early morning surprise when 6 month old Baby Ancha wouldn’t stop crying, and Baby Franciano was looking weak. Both were rushed to the hospital, and as suspected, Ancha’s malaria had rebounded. Since she is just under 5kg/11 lbs, she was unable to take the follow up medications after her first malaria case. This made her vulnerable for a 2nd case after 2 weeks time. An infant MUST BE over 5kg to take an oral malaria medication or it will damage their liver. Franciano was dehydrated as he had sores in his mouth, and had a diarrhea stool at the hospital. IV’s were started on both and appropriate medicines given. Ancha must stay at least 5 days for IV medications since that is the required stay for this malaria treatment.
Thankfully, Franciano’s lab tests returned negative for any infection, so he was rehydrated with an IV solution and released later that afternoon. Both are recuperating well, and we THANK YOU for continuing to hold them up in prayer. Both these little ones are still in the “danger” zone as they are very underweight for their age.
Ancha looking bright eyed after 2 days of malaria treatments
Franciano home from the hospital
MORE INFANTS NEEDING FORMULA
We have admitted 1 single birth and a set of twins into the Infant Formula Program this week. Our Infant Formula Program has 34 malnourished village infants at this time, so the local Doctor in charge of the Balama Nutritional Program came to see them at our mission this Thursday. Three were taken to the hospital by the Dr. for further medications, as they were sick, but NONE needed hospitalization. The remainder were deemed in improving condition and allowed to go back to their village homes. PTL!
Please keep all these precious little ones in your prayers.
Children’s Director teaching new mother with no breast milk how to bottle feed
EVANGELISTIC TEAMS CAN RESUME TEACHING VILLAGE CHILDREN!
JUMPING FOR JOY!, the VILLAGE PASTORS AND THE BBC BICYCLE TEAMS will begin circulating in the villages next week if all goes as planned.
Happy Pastors as they can now continue their bawana games Bible teaching to 100’s of village children
BBC MOTORBIKE TEAMS will make a slower start as NO GASOLINE is available in the Balama pumps. The price has jumped to $5.90 per gallon due to the shortage. The BBC’s normal daily consumption is 4 liters/bike/day. Using 4 bikes over a 5 day program = 80 liters or 20 gallons/week. Know that we are praying for a solution as the pumps in the next town over (Montepuez) have a limited supply of gasoline. Many pump owners are not allowing customers to buy in bulk. It is a 60 mile/120 km round trip drive to Montepuez.
GOD CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS, so join with us in finding someone who will SPONSOR THE PRICE OF THE FUEL, AND FOR A FUEL STATION THAT WILL ALLOW US TO FILL AT LEAST EIGHT, 5 GALLON CONTAINERS at one time. (2 weeks fuel for the team). The PERFECT SOLUTION would be if our Balama fuel station received fuel, but as of now, there is no fuel at the Nacala Port where the fuel is off loaded. UGH!
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO BY KEEPING OUR CHILDREN AND PASTORS IN YOUR PRAYERS!
BLESSINGS FROM BALAMA,
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF