Bush Beat Blog
|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA”
DATE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
|EVIL LOSES TO PRAYERS OF FAITH
At 2 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, thieves broke into Manuel’s home. Manuel is our long distance truck driver, and he was in Meluco District on an overnight run to deliver food to the 520 orphans in that area. Manuel’s wife totally depends on that motorbike for her job as she teaches school in a village 15 km from Balama. We are very thankful that the thieves did not harm anyone during the robbery, but the loss of the bike was a horrible blow to this family.
With Manuel gone, the YOUTH GROUP from his church, some of them members of our BBC team, met at his home to pray. They specifically asked the Lord to show them “where the bike was hidden”. Most times, stolen bikes are taken to another town and immediately sold, making them very difficult to recover.
GOD ANSWERED QUICKLY for out of nowhere, a man they didn’t know showed up at Manuel’s gate. He told the Youth group that he saw a man PUSHING a motorbike past his home at 2:15 a.m. The man showed them where he saw the man going, so the men started talking to everyone on that road.
When they got near our construction site for Orphan House #3, the night guard came forward to say that HE SAW A MAN PUSHING A BIKE into a fenced yard not far from where we are building orphan house #3! The Youth members and police went to that house and recovered the bike! Folks, I can tell you that this is a GOD THING for sure! It just doesn’t happen that a stolen bike is recovered so easily and in only 6 hours!
TALK ABOUT A FAITH LESSON! All of us were super encouraged, and it showed our many “doubting Thomas” staff members that God truly answers prayer. It was the talk of the whole community that day, making both the saved and unsaved “take notice” of God’s power to answer prayer!
PROVENTIAL DIRECTOR OF HEALTH VISITS BALAMA
IT WAS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH.
Senhora Directora Anastancia Lidimba toured the Balama health facilities on Friday. She requested to personally meet with me for she wanted to know who this “Brenda” is who helps the Balama hospital. We assist in many little ways, and will be providing a Land Cruiser and driver this next week to help distribute deworming medicine to all the children in Balama District. For the hospital staff to accomplish this massive feat in 30+ villages in 5 days (over 50,000 children in the target group), the Balama Hospital Director calls on everyone with transport who lives or works in the District to help transport the medical teams to the villages.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting this joyful and very powerful woman, who has the responsibility of overseeing every medical facility in Cabo Delgado’s 17 districts.
BUSH BUNNY TIDBITS
HANDING OUT SALT TO WIDOWS WHO CARE FOR ORPHANS.
1. Capena, office manager and my very versatile “right hand man” along with the Balama food distribution team spent the week gifting over 25 tons of corn and beans to 577 orphans in 15 remote villages.
ORPHANS AND WIDOWS, HEADING HOME FROM FOOD DISTRIBUTION.
2. Manuel made 2 trips to Meluco District (9 hour drive each way) to provide the corn and beans needed to support these children through the fast approaching rainy season (Nov.) He will make another 3 loads this coming week, to complete the amount of food needed until May, 2018.
WHY THE RUSH? A main bridge is out on the only road leading to our Meluco mission station. To get there, Manuel drives through a deep river bed on a temporary road of large rocks that provides trucks a dry season crossing. Once the rains begin, that option will literally be under water. This large bridge has been repaired twice after the last 2 rainy seasons, but each rainy season this river receives even larger amounts of fast moving water that damages it again.
To say the least, it has been a hectic but rewarding week. Keep your prayers coming.
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange
And the Balama staff
NOTE: REMEMBER OUR NEW ADDRESS:
ORPHANS UNLIMITED, INC
562 S. HWY 123, BYPASS, #301
SEGUIN, TX 78155