|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
PUZZLES AND ENGLISH, A GREAT MIX!
This world map puzzle fascinated our school age girls, grades 4 to 7. Not only does it help to increase their abstract thinking, but when the girls finished it, our teacher, Sergio, used it to teach the English names of the animals on the puzzle.
Saturday class mixes it up with boys playing Rummikub and girls putting a puzzle together
The boys were more interested in using their Math time to have fun playing Rummikub. This Saturday program is meant to make math and English fun, and Sergio was amazed at how much fun they all had.
Now on to more difficult puzzles in the next round!
Teacher Sergio and class after puzzle is finished
GOING THE EXTRA MILE
Rescuing abandoned babies always sparks a search for the family. This little girl was abandoned after her Wednesday night birth. A hospital nurse alerted Social Services to the abandonment, and we were asked to receive her the next morning when she was less than a day old. In the meanwhile, the investigation went on in earnest to find a family member.
Dulce, Social Services, with tiny infant girl we hosted for 5 days
At 1.8 kg/4 lbs. this little one was slightly premature and very fragile, but could she eat! She consumed only an ounce (30 ml) at a time, but did it every 2 to 3 hours. It was great to see her with such a good appetite. Keeping her body temperature at normal was a bit more challenging, but by wrapping her in a warm flannel blanket and doing frequent temperature checks over the first 3 days, she finally stabilized.
Within 1 day, a tip was given that led Social Services to the grandmother, who lives in a city 60km/30 miles away. The Grandmother eagerly traveled to Balama to claim the baby. With paperwork delays, it was Monday morning before the Grandmother and her 5‑day-old grandchild could leave our facility for the Grandmother’s home. FYI, the Grandmother lives near the Regional Hospital in this city. This makes me very happy, as it means the needed medical care is on hand if she gets ill.
Serving as an emergency rescue center is part of what God wants us to do. It was a lot of hard work to stabilize this little one, but thanks to my NICU knowledge from the USA, we managed with what we had on hand to use.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSTANT PRAYERS THAT KEEP US COVERED WHEN UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES ARISE.
THE ROOF IS COMPLETE!
3‑bedroom Toddler house with roof completed
After 3 days of hard work and 150 tin sheets later, the roof for the 3 bedroom toddler house is now complete. There is much cement work still to be done, plus making and mounting the many windows and 3 doors. Know that our brick team is going at it at top speed.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF