|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2021
TRIPLETS GRADUATE FROM MILK PROGRAM!
Born January 18, 2021, these 3 husky babies are now 7 months and 3 weeks old. Triplets at this age are a rare sight around here, but this family, who live in a remote village over 15 miles from our mission station, has done an outstanding job in caring for these tiny tots. But, by the looks of Melbio (far right), “Big Tot” is more like it!
In the photo, L to R:
Boy, Meldio, 12.1 lbs/5.5 kgs
Girl, Meldia, 11.7 lbs/5.3 kgs
Boy, Melbio, 14.5 lbs/6.6 kgs
YOUR LOVE GIFTS MADE THIS POSSIBLE!
Marica Triplets graduate from our milk program.
THANK YOU, for the baby formula alone is one of our biggest budget items at over $12,000/year. We currently have 36 infants in the program which sadly continues to increase weekly.
Without our baby formula assistance, there is little hope for these precious little ones who lose their Moms shortly after birth.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS ARE TRUE LIFE SAVERS.
FAMILY OF 5 JOINS FOOD PROGRAM
It’s not just the infants who are left alone when a Mom dies. In this case, the grandfather walked his 5 grandchildren to our mission to ask for help. Four-month-old Ambrosio, and his 4 siblings were orphaned after their mother died of post-malaria complications. Their father died several months ago from an unknown illness.
Baby Ambrosio in arms of grandfather with his 4 grandchildren.
The oldest girl is 12 and will assist her grandparents with the raising of her siblings. Our prayer is that the grandparents’ health will stay strong for many years, or this could become a Child Headed Household.
ELECTRICITY COMING TO OUR AREA
At present, our 6 orphan homes use solar power along with battery powered lanterns for lights at night. This week, our long awaited prayers were answered as the electric lines passed by ALL our children’s homes.
Electricity will soon be a reality for our orphan homes.
Our children all live on the same dirt road, but their homes are in 4 small clusters, each about 100 yards/meters apart with private mud huts in between. This way, the children grow up in a village community, and not in a dorm type setting, separated from their neighbors.
God’s vision given to me in 1992: Build homes the African way, keeping the children IN THEIR CULTURE.
We’ve done just that, with Home #7 soon to open. God’s vision has become a reality thanks to all of you giving a helping hand.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF