|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“DATE: MARCH 8, 2015|
|SAYING GOODBYE TO FAITHFUL SERVANTS IS NEVER EASY
Katie and Ashlynn busy sorting clothes for our kids.
Saturday, the Balama Blazers, Katie and Ashlynn, and I will leave Balama for the 4 hour drive to Pemba. They can catch a plane and begin their 40+ hour journey to the USA.
When Jesus sends you to one of the “ends of the earth” spots He talks about in the Bible, it takes a while to get out of there.
Katie Polcyn and Ashlynn Grabill went the “extra mile” by giving a year of their lives to help keep our orphans provided with love, as well meeting their physical and emotional needs that are essential to raising up great children.
Many tears have been shed by staff and children over their leaving, as they are dearly loved, and will be greatly missed.
But the Lord has other assignments for them, so they must say good bye.
From all of us in Balama, our Orphans Unlimited Board and USA Staff, we say THANK YOU MY FRIENDS for blessing us with your presence and helpful hearts.
You were both a joy to have here, and a blessing in all you did to help make my load a bit lighter.
You endured the hardships and many crowns will await you in heaven for all you gave to save lives in Mozambique.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING TO THE LORD!
See you again in heaven, if not before.
TREE SNAKE DECIDES TO RAID OUR CHILDREN’S SEWING CENTER
Atoomany, the master pedal power sewing expert who makes all our children’s clothing, was joined by a 3 foot tree snake in his place of work.
He told me he was sewing along on his pedal powered Singer sewing machine, when he heard a loud PLOP, right outside the window next to him.
He went out to investigate, and that move kept him from being cornered by this nasty critter. For this 3 foot tree snake, in a very bad mood from falling out of our kitchen’s mango tree, zipped at high speed through a small hole in his shop’s window screen. (The screen had been chewed open by a rat).
Plenty of workers were nearby, so his call for help was answered by 6 men. The snake never stood a chance.
One of the men grabbed our 12 foot (4 meter) snake killing bamboo, shoved it through the Y joint of a small tree, and snapped it off in the middle. The 2 pieces were then taken by 2 men into the sewing room, ready for action. The snake was hiding, so some quick moves by 2 men had to be made to get the snake out of hiding. Once the snake was forced into the open area, the WHACK WHACK, told me that the danger was over and the snake was history.
Ashlynn helped Atoomany sew a piece of screen over the hole, so prevent further visitors. All’s well that ends well!
OFF TO PEMBA IN A FEW HOURS, so I need to close.
Blessings and Much thanks to all of you for your prayers and faithful support.
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange