From: "Brenda Lange"
Subject: Blog, July 25, 2012
Date: July 25, 2012 5:36:24 AM CDT
JESUS FILM RESULTS IN 16 NEW SALVATIONS!!!!
The film was completed Sunday night after a Saturday night power failure. After the film was over, 16 teenagers came forward from all parts of the crowd to receive Jesus. Our pastors are following up this week.
URGENT NEED for TRUCK DRIVER from Sept. to November.
Don was our backup driver for these months, but he was called home in July due to family obligations. We have a hole that needs to be filled.
I found out last week that I can’t handle the big rig for multiple trips as the steering is causing too much shoulder and back pain afterwards. Truck driving in these rough conditions requires a strong back and shoulders, so we need someone to give us a hand.
We have to move 200+ TONS of corn and beans in Balama county alone for the food hand outs that begin next week so that our 1,200 Balama orphans living in remote villages won’t go hungry.
16 trips are needed to haul 108 TONS of corn and beans to Meluco where 515 orphans live. Manuel, our only truck driver, will be kept running just to do that as each trip takes 2 days (18 hours of driving).
That leaves most of the Balama driving to DE BUNNY since Eric will be gone till the end of Sept. (cause there isn’t anyone else who can do it).
We also realize now that more bricks will have to be made during these months, as the government is requiring lunch rooms to be built for both the children’s complexes currently under construction. These 2 lunch rooms will require an additional 10,000 bricks to be made.
YOU GIVE YOUR TIME, AND WE’LL PRAY IN YOUR TICKET!
Anyone qualified to drive a 6 ton truck, who can give 3 months, should contact me immediately.
You must have a passport in hand as there is no time to wait for one.
THERE’S NO WORM LIKE A DEAD WORM!
Thanks to the help of Dale, David, and our 8 man goat herder team, de Bunny was able to deworm all 70 goats at 6a.m. today. Worms are the LEADING CAUSE of death in goats, and with the ever increasing numbers of our herd, we are seeing more worm problems even with open range grazing. It was a fun time as only 2 goats spit in my face! Nothing like slimy, half chewed greens to make your day! Before we do this again, I plan to build a chute leading to a low table so that the goats and I can “see eye to eye” on this matter. This squatting down 70+ times to give each of them an oral drench is not conducive to old bunny muscles. Ugh!
BUNNY HAS TO TAKE WRITTEN DRIVER’S TEST IN PORTUGUESE THIS FRIDAY
Got a call today saying be there or be dumped off the list for the driving test. I’ve studied, but doing this in Portuguese will be a real challenge. Could use a few angels to whisper the meaning of words into my ear when I get stumped by a question. I know the information, but it’s trying to figure out what they are asking that is the challenge. No English/Portuguese dictionaries allowed. Prayers would be appreciated that I can pass this on the first try.
Eric and all the visitors bug out this weekend. I’ll be in Pemba all weekend taking visitors to the airport, so no more blogs till next week.
Eric goes to South Africa for our annual supply trip for things we can’t get in Moz.
Dale and David fly to the USA on Saturday.
Dale has had a blast teaching and giving object lessons with everything from oranges to sponges soaking up water.
David now counts bricks in his sleep as he has moved over 5000 this week alone. (360 bricks per truck load) It keeps him busy.
WATER WELL REPAIR TEAM OFF TO MELUCO
Your water well funds are hard at work as the Administrator of Meluco County called me personally on Monday to BEG help. SEVEN WATER WELLS were down with broken parts. Most can be repaired for $100.
We used the last of our water well repair funds to buy parts 2 weeks ago. Our fund is now empty.
Know that all of us LOVE and APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU!
Your prayers help us through all our challenges.
Stay tuned till next week, when the Bush Bunny will once again blog away!
Love and Hugs,