From: “Brenda Lange”
Subject: Blog, Oct. 7, 2012
Date: October 7, 2012 7:25:23 AM CDT
BUSH BUNNY BUGGY MAKING THE ROUNDS
8 NEW BABY GOATS THIS WEEK!
Sam and I, as well as Pastor Fred and our guard, Monsur, made it back safely from Pemba yesterday. But the Bunny Buggy (as I call my Toyota Land Cruiser) is a mobile medical clinic for both man and animals. As we sat down to supper, my cell phone rang. Pastor Joaquin, our goat herd manager, reported that one of the Butler Methodist goats with TWINS was showing weakness and refusing to eat. So a quick bite of food, grab the night guard, and off I go at dusk to the goat barns in Rovuma village, 4 miles away. Got there just as the sun was setting, so pulled out my powerful flashlight and went to work. This new “Mommy goat” was in distress due to postpartum anemia provoked by stomach worms. Giving birth triggers a response causing any stomach worms present in her tummy to multiply rapidly, thus sucking all the goats blood, leaving her weak and unable to function.
A few cc’s of de-wormer liquid, and a Vit. B injection has her looking right perky today. Had a great time looking over all the goats today as we have 8 NEW BABIES this week (6 boys and 2 girls with TWO SETS OF TWINS). I got photos of most of them, as they are all part of the new herd that belongs to the Butler, PA, FUMC Sunday School Children. All the Mommy goats are very close to having their babies, so it is going to be a busy month for De Bunny and her Bunny Buggy!
The Bunny Buggy also helps out sick kids and the widows that care for them. Today in Namara, we helped over 100 kids get rid of their tummy worms by giving them one simple little tablet costing only a few cents. I visited Zito who has a tooth ache and a new boil over his ribs which is very painful. I gave him some medicine to help decrease his pain, and we’ll get him in to see the doctor first thing this week. He loves playing with the new RED MUSTANG HOTWHEELS CAR we gave him for learning to walk with his crutches. Keep your prayers coming, as he still needs to gain strength, but these sicknesses are draining his energy.
ANOTHER HEALING BEGINS IN NAMARA CHURCH
Clarification: “Healings” happen over a period of time (same as a wound heals) while “miracles” are completed instantly.
Today, we had over 150 people attend the church service including 2 of the 3 village leaders. A grandmother came with her 5 year old orphaned granddaughter, Christina. Christina had cerebral malaria about a year ago, and is now mentally slow because of it. She lost her ability to stand, walk, or speak after the malaria attack. Today, she received prayer, and immediately began to STAND with only minor help. She was so excited that she couldn’t stop giggling, and even tried to dance in place. She did manage 2 steps forward before her laughter became contagious and had everyone laughing with her! Two of our orphan teenagers were with me today, and they shared EVA’s testimony to encourage the grandmother. Twelve year old EVA, a cerebral palsy child who has lived with us since she was 2, was much worse than Christina is now. When she came to us, Eva had 6 epileptic attacks a day, could not eat without help, and didn’t walk or talk.
WITH JESUS, nothing is impossible and after prayer, Eva started getting better. After 6 months on medication and with much prayer, Eva was suddenly cured of her epilepsy and NO LONGER NEEDED MEDICATIONS. EVA, now 12 years old, dances down the aisle of our Balama church SINGING as she leads in the children’s choir each Sunday. She speaks in broken Portuguese AND Makua, and can help with simple choirs around the house. This really encouraged Christina’s grandmother, as Christina is a hand full, since she is never still. Keep your prayers coming for Christina and her grandmother, as we expect many wonderful reports on her progress in the coming weeks.
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THESE PEOPLE’S LIVES.
The 2 village chiefs are so, so happy at how we pray and help the people with what we have. This is YOUR LOVE GIFTS in action.
Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama gang