From: "Brenda Lange"
Subject: Blog October 28, 2012
Date: October 28, 2012 6:09:37 AM CDT
150+ NAMARA CHURCH MEMBERS GET FAITH BOOSTER TODAY
A woman came to the church for the first time today with an injured leg that had been swollen and very painful for over a year. After church members prayed for her, EVERYONE watched as the swelling went away and she was able to walk without pain! This was a real faith booster because THEY prayed and Jesus answered. Because I had prayed when other miracles had happened, some of the members were thinking that Jesus would only answer my prayers, even though we told them repeatedly that THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY as believers to ask in Jesus name and EXPECT the answer. This was a super valuable faith lesson for all of them today. PRAISE THE LORD for His mercy and grace!
FAITH IN JESUS CAN MOVE ANY MOUNTAIN IN OUR PATH, BUT WE MUST BELIEVE!
Here’s one to put up on your wall.
FAITH-sees the invisible
BELIEVES the incredible and
RECEIVES the impossible
2013 SPEAKING TOUR OPEN FOR INVITATIONS
Due to commitments in Mozambique, my 2013 USA tour will be from Feb. 1st to March 31st. Invitations are already flowing in, and there are only a few Sundays to work with.
If your church would like to hear our story first hand, please contact me immediately so we can work out a visit date. I always look forward to seeing as many people as possible when I’m stateside.
Eric Dry, Associate Director in Balama, and our Master Movie Maker, is hard at work putting together a DVD on all we have accomplished in 2012. Your love and prayers mean a lot to us and the kids.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
FYI: OUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST IS ABOUT TO BE RELEASED.
This is your opportunity to give a special gift to a family member or friend and help an orphan at the same time.
NAMUNO FOOD HANDOUT COMPLETED LAST FRIDAY!
These malnourished kids and their parents now have food and seed to plant, thanks to your generous donations. Over 49 TONS of CORN, 12 TONS of BEANS, half a ton of salt, and 1,240 BARS of soap were distributed to these hungry families thanks to your love gifts. They will be busy organizing their corn and bean fields this week as the HOPE ONLY JESUS can bring, has put a smile on their face and a new beginning in their hands. AGAIN WE THANK YOU for making this possible.
ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS GOES GREEN
Michael Lowe, from Engineers without Borders, is flying in from the USA next Saturday, Nov. 3rd. His objective during his 3 week visit is to train up members of our staff to build a special type of “rocket stove” that uses very small amounts of fire wood to cook a family’s daily food. Firewood is getting scarce in our area, and our foster mothers use about 40 bundles per week! (20 pieces of firewood/ bundle). There are many “rocket stove” designs, and Michael travels the world teaching locals how to build the one that will work best in their area, depending on what type of materials are available. This will not only benefit our foster mothers, but we hope that our team can begin teaching others in the villages how to build them so they, too, can also cut their firewood usage. Ask any woman around here and she will tell you that finding firewood takes up most of her day. I’ll keep you posted on how this develops.
Both our construction sites are in the final stages of the “detail work”. (slow and tedious) Balbina’s Home, which houses all girls, should be completed in a few weeks so they can hopefully move in by Dec. 1st. The Boy’s Dorm, which houses our Jr. High and High School boys, should open by Christmas.
With all the new national requirements for foster homes, construction has taken longer than expected on all these buildings. We will not be able to complete the final 3 orphan homes this year. It just isn’t physically possible. Construction for those houses has been moved to April 2013, as the rainy season is about to begin, and all construction must come to a halt by Christmas. Pray for favour as we have to report our inability to complete the project in our next government reports which are due at the end of November.
I’ll keep you posted on their response.
Blessings to all of you!
Bush Bunny Brenda
P.S. This is Linda -- I was attacked by a rogue vacuum cleaner and wound up breaking my pelvis last Thursday night. I am blessed to be home to heal. Please pray for a speedy and complete recovery. -Thanks!