SOLARISGOD’S POWER, THEPOWERTHATKEEPSONGIVING!A Kansas sponsor is partnering with our Pastors in 3 Districts so they can afford solar lights and 12 VOLT phone rechargers in their homes.
Balama and Meluco towns have electricity (sometimes), but it costs over $235 (R2,585) minimum to hook up. That is way out of most people’s budget.
Our mission station is totally solar as God’s power is never ending around here, since we live in a very sunny area.
Most of our Pastors of our 22 churches live very remote, where no power sources exists, and solar is the only answer.
The solar kits purchased locally cost $128 (R1,408).
They include a 20 watt solar panel, medium size battery, with one 12 volt light and a phone recharger. (other lights can be added).
Pastor Frederico with his new solor kit.
This program has the Pastors buzzing with excitement. Many told me they have been saving for months, and had little hope of getting a kit any time soon.
THANKYOUVERYMUCH to our sponsor and to the Lord for making lights possible for our Pastors and their families.
On Wed., at 5 a.m., I got a call from our Namara Pastor, telling me that ZITO, our miracle boy from Namara village, was very ill and needed immediate transport to the Balama hospital. I threw a mattress in the back of our Land Cruiser pick-up and by 5:30a.m., Capena, our office manager, was on his way to fetch him. Zito was diagnosed with Sepsis, and had once again broken out in large sores on his back and shoulders. He is doing better after 24 hours of treatment, but will remain in the hospital for IV Antibiotics until Monday. (And yes, he is still walking well!) Quite amazing indeed!
Thursday, an 11 month old, severely malnourished infant was brought in by the family after the mother died from a long illness. This little girl weighs only (3.5kg) or 7.7 lbs at 11 months of age, as her mother’s ill body produced little nourishment for her. We rushed her to the hospital, and she is presently fighting for her little life. One of our foster mothers is staying with her, as her father, who is the only living adult family she has, is not allowed to stay with her in pediatrics (women only).
Will keep you posted on her progress, as I fully expect this little one will need to live with us for a while after she is discharged.
Her father has his hands full with 4 other children, and without lots of TLC, her future might be cut short.
Needless to say, we have had our hands full this week, with both medical emergencies and unexpected deliveries of much needed supplies.
On Tuesday the 1.5 TONS of Montega beans arrived from Niassa, Mozambican state to our West, 2 weeks ahead of schedule!
We are required to feed 2 kinds of beans in the children’s diets, and this PINTOBEANTYPE is the only other bean available in quantity.
These beans required immediate sacking and storing, so our well trained bean team went to work and had them fully processed in 2 hours on Wed. morning.
Just as we finished stacking these beans, our roofing beams (4x4’s) arrived (for roofing 2 Pastor’s houses in a remote village). All 200 of them! Weren’t expecting them so soon either.
So needless to say, Wednesday was a hectic, but blessed day!
I have no idea what God is doing with all these early deliveries, so I just THANKYOU, LORD, and appreciate knowing we have what is needed.
ON A PERSONALNOTE:
MYMOMANDDADBOTHRECOVEREDANDAREDOINGWELL, thanks to your fervent prayers, and great care at the Eagle Lake, TX hospital. Mom was discharged from the hospital on Monday, and is doing much better. Dad has almost whipped his Respiratory problem, and has his voice back.
DAWNHORGER, New Assistant Director, NOWHASRESIDENCY! Yeah!!!! She is on her way back from Pemba as I write this, as she had to spend the day at Immigration to achieve this status
Friday is my turn, as I have to put in for a renewal on my 5 year residency status. After you have been here 10 years under one organization, you are eligible to apply for a 5 year renewal status vs. the 1 year that all others have to comply with. I just completed my first 5 year renewal period