From: “Brenda Lange”
Date: May 12, 2011 10:15:32 PM CDT
EMERGENCY FOOD DROP SENT YESTERDAY
I thank all of you for your wonderful prayers to help us stop the elephant invasion in northern Meluco county.
When I read your letters, I laughed as I imagined those huge beasts running for cover from sword wielding angels!
The e‑mails are too many to respond too personally, so please forgive my inability to do so. With Eric in RSA, and food buying season in full swing, my work load ranges from 12 to 14 hours a day. If it were not for Linda Stanley caring for the children and making sure I eat well, I’d be in real trouble. Linda can really cook! J
Yesterday, our 6 ton truck left Balama for our Meluco mission station filled with corn and this year’s “just purchased” beans. The county Administrator told us that our truck cannot get into the area due to bad road conditions. The food is being unloaded at our Meluco base, and a smaller truck with the ability to get into the area, will deliver the food. The health team will be visiting again today to further evaluate the problem.
Will keep you updated, as I receive information.