From: “Brenda Lange”
Date: June 4, 2011 10:29:46 PM CDT
Subject: Blog, June 5, 2011
HI FROM BUSH BUNNY’S TEAM OF AWESOME MISSIONARIES IN MOZAMBIQUE!
June 1st was a record setting day, as we received 60 TONS, that’s 132,000 pounds of corn in 7 HOURS!
Our team of 80 Mozambican men and 9 missionaries processed a RECORD 37 TONS on Thursday and 43 TONS, on Friday. Never in the history of this mission did I think these numbers were possible!!!!
(previous record was 25 tons/day.)
This team has really taken the load off my shoulders, and I am very thankful to the Lord for sending them our way.
Eric is driving our 6 ton truck, and Manuel, our Moz. tractor driver, is pulling a trailer that carries 6 tons/load.
We have 2 “weighing teams” going from village to village to buy the corn. It’s then picked up by the truck or tractor and unloaded at one of our 3 barns.
Dave, Don and the 4 young women (Deb, Micki, Becca,and Steph), work the corn chutes where we spray the corn to kill the eggs of the “corn bug” that will soon hatch to eat the corn kernels. Without this process, the corn would be eaten by these bugs while in storage until only dust remains in the sack. The 350+ tons we will purchase will feed our 1,711 orphans for one year.
Both last weekend and this weekend, our visiting missionaries will give Bible teaching dramas at 2 different bush churches in our area.
I am very proud of our 6 visiting missionaries who have risen to the task at hand.
June is the most stressful month we have each year, and the most physically challenging as we work from 5:30a.m. till the day’s work is done (sometimes getting in the last load at dark).
All of the team is really enjoying the challenge as they know they are saving lives by helping to store the food provided by YOU, God’s generous donors.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU BEING PART OF THIS TEAM, OUR STAFF ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE GOD’S WORK TO RESCUE AND SAVE THE LOST!
Blessings from Bush Bunny Brenda
Linda Stanley (famous cook who keeps us all smiling with her healthy version of “Happy Goat Meals”. J
And the Balama Super 6 short term missionaries from the USA.