Subject: Blog, Sept. 15, 2012
JESUS FEEDS THE MULTITUDES
And the Balama Team now knows how tired the 12 disciples were afterwards!
NEW RECORD SET FOR TONS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED IN 4 DAYS (6 locations)
(Afterwards it was drop and flop time for the entire team!)
It took both trucks (6 ton and 7 ton), 2 Land Cruisers, and the tractor to
accomplish all this as on Thursday and Friday we were in 2 distant
locations both days.
The Balama to Namuno "dirt bush track" (they call it a road) is rough
going for large trucks.
Reduced weight loads were required to prevent damage to the trucks, as the
32 mile trek took over 2 hours each way. Only 1 village could be served
each day due to the distance involved.
Remember, all our loading and unloading is done by a team of 16 very
No fork lifts needed!
NAMUNO DISTRICT (county): (Tues., Wed., Thurs.)
18 TONS OF CORN (300 sacks at 120 lbs. (60kg) each)
4 TONS OF BEANS (57 sacks at 140 lbs. (70kg) each)
979 kids in 300 families at 3 large villages destroyed by the tornados.
On Monday (Sept. 17), the Namuno county distribution will conclude with 2
192 children and 50 parents will be blessed with 3 TONS of corn and 1 TON
BALAMA COUNTY: (Thurs. and Friday)
10.6 TONS OF CORN
2.5 TONS OF BEANS
Thursday: 300+ orphans and widows were served at our base in Balama.
FRIDAY: 658 orphans and widows served in 2 locations in the Kwe Kwe area
MY FRIENDS, YOUR LOVE GIFTS ARE HARD AT WORK!
EVANGELISM AND CHURCH PLANTING TO BEGIN IN ALL 5 NAMUNO VILLAGES
The Lord has blessed us with 2 Pastors in Namuno who were each given
bicycles and back packs with soccer balls and pumps, Bibles, and tracts on
Thursday this week. Both are graduates of Bible School.
Pastor Annife (Ah-nah-fee) who lives in the remote Shamweely village, will
work in 2 villages. He's already been working 3 weeks and has a small
group of beleivers attending his shade tree Bible studies.
Pastor Ali, young man with lots of energy, will "break ground" in the 3
larger villages by playing games and having short soccer practices for the
children as they regain their strength. These 3 villages have no idea who
Jesus is. True pioneering work that will take some time and much energy.
Pray for these men as they both have much work ahead to reveal Jesus to
ERIC ON 5 DAY DRIVE FROM SOUTH AFRICA
(About 1,000 miles (3,000km) on dirt and tar roads with more than a few
Scheduled to arrive on Monday, Sept. 17, Eric and his Pastor Francois, are
pulling a large trailer filled with 8 suitcases of donations to the
children, plus many supplies impossible to buy in Mozambique.
A busy week ahead as we continue to distribute food and unload, sort, and
organize all that Eric brings us.
PREVENTING MORE ORPHANS IS OUR GOAL
We greatly appreciate ALL the love gifts that have come in so far to help
us to rescue the 1,447 children and the parent caring for them.
Plans are in progress to buy the corn this coming week.
Food drops are being organized for Oct. and Nov. (giving seed) so these
350 families can plant their fields and once again be independent farmers.
Our rainy season (planting time) begins in late November.
THANK YOU for your generous Jesus hearts!
Todate, we've received love gifts sufficient to buy and distribute another
1000 sacks of corn to these kids. Pray for our strength and safety as we
"hit the bush" to weigh, load, and haul it in this week. We have an
accident free record and we want to keep it that way!
LOVE AND HUGS,
Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama Team