From: “Brenda Lange” Subject: Blog, July 13, 2013
MAVALA BAPTISM SEES 23 DIPPED IN COOOLD WATER!
The photo shows Pastor Alberto (in the rubber boots) using our newly made invention by Eric Dry, O.U.’s Associate Director in Mozambique. His portable Baptismal tank provides us a way to do Baptisms throughout the dry season. Eric puts one of our 750 liter water storage tanks on the back of our 1 ton Land Cruiser, fills it with water, and away they go. This smaller, 500 liter tank with the top cut (reinforced with a rebar ring at the top) provides the dipping station. Before this, we were restricted to having baptisms ONLY at the end of the rainy season while water still existed in the local rivers. Eric’s invention now makes it possible all year round. THANKS ERIC for your Bush Engineering!
SOCCER PLAYING ORPHANS GET FIRST UNIFORMS
Our teenage orphans have had a great soccer team for 2 years, but we never had uniforms before. Thanks to the MCMI STAFF in San Antonio, our kids are now outfitted in proper soccer uniforms! I just drove them to their first game as they proudly wore their new uniforms. It’s a BIG THING in this town to have a uniform, as the only others who have them are the city’s men’s team. They are playing the Sunday School children from our Rovuma church, just 5 km from our base. I’ll let you know the outcome in next week’s blog. THANKS MCMI STAFF!SECOND CORN BUYING STARTS MONDAY, JULY 15TH
For the rainy season, we need super dry corn that can handle the damper weather. Our final 105 TONS will be trucked in this week, processed, and sacked for long term storage. So back to the corn chutes we go! If we can move 20+ tons a day, we’ll be finished by Friday, PTL!
THE NEW MOZAMBICAN FAMILY TRANSPORT
If you count closely, you will see EIGHT people on this 50 cc motorbike. This photo has NOT been photo-shopped. We commonly see up to 5 people on motorbikes around our area, but this one beats all!
Last week, someone asked me if the goat photo had been photo-shopped. NOPE, that was the real thing. Goats are normally carried tied up in a large basket on the back of a bicycle, so the Goat BAAACK PACK was a first for all of us!
Keep those prayers coming! We show the Jesus Film in 2 different villages next weekend and old “Smutty Face”, the devil is going to be a bit riled over that. We pray many will see the truth and come to Christ.
Blessings from the Balama Gang,
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange
Danielle Van Zyl