From: “Brenda Lange”
Subject: Blog, Nov. 18, 2012
Date: November 18, 2012 4:27:19 AM CST
SURPRISE INSPECTION OPENS EYES OF INSPECTORS
Saturday at 9a.m. a pick-up truck drove through our gates with 5 government officials who dropped in to surprise us with an inspection of our ministry and children’s homes. But the surprise was theirs when they say the new girl’s and boys’ dorms that is being painted and almost ready for the children to live in.
THEY WERE AMAZED!
Then we took them down the street to meet the 7 little girls that live with foster mother, Balbina. (girls’s dorm)
Michael Lowe, from Engineers without Borders, was busy supervising one of our master bricklayers, who was building one of the new ROCKET STOVES that uses very little firewood. The inspectors were totally fascinated with the Rocket Stoves as the lead inspector had heard of these stoves but had never seen one. These 5 men and women were so pleased with what they saw at Balbinas, plus the newly constructed houses, that they said they did not need to see any more. They told us to keep up the positive work we were doing, and they left, as they had many other children’s programs to inspect.
We were truly THRILLED at getting such a positive report from them!
Michael’s stoves ARE TRULY WONDERFUL and the women who are cooking on the ones we just built are super happy!
They get more heat from less firewood, meaning that water boils faster, and the food cooks quicker.
ROCKET STOVES WILL BLESS ZITO’S HOME IN NAMARA TOMORROW
Zito’s mother will receive the first Rocket Stove in Namara tomorrow when our truck takes Michael and his stove building team to that village.
We’ve invited several brick layers to attend and learn how to build the stoves TOTALLY from local materials that they have.
Our objective is to train up several men in that area that can build stoves for the many widows of the Namara Church.
FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS COMING TO A CLOSE
Last week we delivered food twice to the orphans and their grandmothers (mostly toddler age orphans) in the Kwe Kwe area.
This gives them seed to plant and food to eat during the rainy season.
This Friday, we will make the last food drop for this year to the orphans in the 7 villages of the Mavala area (Mango Tree Church area).
That will close our 2012 food program for the remote areas, as the rainy season is about to begin.
For those of you not familiar with our area, our roads are clay and sand. Once the rains begin, many roads become too muddy for even 4 wheel drive to negotiate. Many of the remote villages we serve are only accessible by foot or bicycle from January to March.
Not even motorbikes can get through this sticky mud.
That’s about it from this side for this week.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA.
Enjoy your Turkey Day! We hope to find a big fat chicken that wants to be our guest of honor.
Blessings, Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama gang