FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA” DATE: JUNE 14, 2014
URGENT PRAYER NEEDED AS MOTHER FORCES RELEASE OF CHILDREN REMOVED FROM HER HOME
On Friday afternoon, we received word that the mentally deficient mother of the 2 little boys, Lindo and Caneto, showed up at the orphanage in Pemba with her brother, demanding the children. Since they are not orphans, the boys could not be held if the family wanted to care for them. Once the boys were released to the brother, no one knows where they were taken, nor has anyone seen them since. ONLY GOD can protect and get those boys released from this situation. We ask that everyone KEEP THEM COVERED IN PRAYER, joining us in a prayer of agreement to get them into a loving environment. Both boys were coming from the hospital for treatment for their anemia problems just before their release was demanded. The family was very clear that they didn’t want to care for the children when we spoke to them in Balama. So we know the mother is deciding how they will be treated. Both boys are still anemic and needing proper nutrition, vs only “cookies” that they were constantly fed while in their mother’s care. Our God can move mountains, and NOTHING is too big for Him to deal with. I don’t know how God will do it, but I know that He dearly loves those 2 little boys, and wants them set free from the way they are being forced to live. Please join us daily in praying for them to be located and released. My heart’s desire is to raise the boys here if given the chance. You only have to know them for a few moments before falling in love with their precious “Jewels of Jesus”.
CORN BUYING COMPLETE AND BEING DISTRIBUTED TO THE HUNGRY
On Wed. we completed the corn buying/processing for JUNE with 190 TONS stacked into our largest barn. The following day, the first ton of the new corn was distributed to over 200 orphans and widows in our Thursday give out here in Balama. We now prepare the barns for receiving the RICE, PEANUTS, and SUPER DRY CORN that comes in July. This will complete our yearly food buying, so that the massive distributions to over 2,500 orphans can begin in August.
BRIDGE TO MELUCO ORPHANAGE TO BE REPLACED
During the rainy season, the 80 yard/meter long bridge over a major fast flowing river in Meluco District had its support pillars badly damaged from high water, causing the bridge to lean badly to one side. This blocked ALL TRUCK TRAFFIC to this District forcing everyone to use the “back road” through the game reserve, which is a narrow dirt path and included several deep river crossings where no bridges exist. In May these rivers begin to dry up. Only strong 4 wheel drive trucks like our Land Cruisers could get through. Our orphanage manager in Meluco was able to buy about 40 tons of corn in that area to help keep the orphans in food, but there were NO BEANS. Manuel, our most experienced driver, was able to get through using a Land Cruiser pulling a small, “bush tough” trailer through this road in order to haul in the 17 sacks of beans they needed for 1st of June. He’s preparing to leave with another load this Monday, June 16th. Officials tell us the major bridge will hopefully be repaired by August. The orphans have enough corn to last them till November, and our Land Cruiser will continue to make a monthly drop to keep them in beans until that time.
Caring for kids is not always easy, but we are certainly happy that our FATHER always MAKES A WAY!
Blessings, Bush Bunny Brenda Lange and the wonderful volunteers who make this work possible. Eric Dry George Barkes Katie Polcyn Hanna Gilman