From: "Brenda Lange"Date: May 26, 2011 9:48:41 PM
CDTSubject: BBB Blog, May 27, 2011T
HANK YOU FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS!
Yesterday was a record day for bean processing as Dave, Don, and I along with our 50 man crew moved 30.7 TONS in 5 HOURS!
Linda Stanley along with our 4 women interns gave out FOOD AND CLOTHING to over 300 kids yesterday.Needless to say, it was an awesome “God Blessed” day for all of us.
But my day had a few kinks, as we had a worker collapse in the first hour of work with malaria. Rushed him to the hospital where we was given treatment, and recovered nicely after several hours of rest. I picked him up at 4pm and took him home.
I also treated 3 children for malaria yesterday afternoon, and took our visitors to meet the woman who heads up our county, Administrator Elsa. This woman RULES and what she says “goes” with no questions asked. She greeted them all with a welcoming smile, and even used her limited English to ask them all their names.
The team ended the day WITH A PARTY for TWO!!!!
It wasn’t only MY BIRTHDAY, as one of our team members, REBECCA HARRIS from Rock Island, Texas, turned 19 yesterday.So we had a double party with Linda’s homemade enchiladas, and a wonderful cake. Linda even managed to make ICING, (yummy) which is very hard to do out here with limited ingredients. Sad to say there was no ice cream, as that would have taken an act of God (something along the lines of parting the Red Sea).
Well, it’s 4:40 a.m. as I write this and our work day is about to begin.Just 30 tons more and we will have all the beans properly sacked and in the bean barn. (they presently sit in the corn barn)
We got our corn buying permit yesterday, so are set for the June 1st “RACE FOR THE CORN”!We’ve distributed 6,200 feed sacks and our trucks will roll pre-dawn on the 1st to start bringing it in from villages all over Balama county.Keep us in your prayers.Blessings, BBB and the Balama “gang” J
Rebecca is the girl from my daughters bible school who went to Africa for a 3 month mission trip and took along the 28 dresses I made. What fun to spend your birthday in Africa doing God's work.