From: “Brenda Lange” Subject: Today’s bean and orphan report Date: May 9, 2013
THE BEAN BUYING RACE IS ON
Our miracle village netted 162 bags (11.3 tons) today and have another 140 (9.8 tons) coming next week.
THE NEWEST FAMILY TO JOIN OUR HOUSING PROGRAM (GREAT GRANDMA NOT PICTURED).
The family who’s photo we used 2 weeks ago, and again above, had to be admitted to our housing program today. So we just gained 6 orphans (2 are the babies in very bad condition), plus grandma and HER mother (great grandma to the orphans). PTL I had a house available that would hold them. It’s my last empty house, actually.
Get this, Eric took Nilza, and 2 of our staff pastors to help bring in the family and the few things we gave them 2 weeks ago. Eric drove into their remote village (3 miles from the main road) and then the team had to WALK 45 minutes into pure bush country to find their house. So it took over 4 hours just to fetch them. The babies are in very bad shape, and vomit every time they eat anything. I’ve put them on rice cereal only till we can see if that settles their little stomachs. With them here, the babies have a chance to survive. It will still be a big challenge and I’ll be writing more about them this Saturday.