From: "Brenda Lange"
Date: December 18, 2012, 7:53:07 PM CST
Subject: Blog, Dec. 18, 2012
VICTORY after 6 months of hard work! Today we completed the building of our first all cement brick orphan complex and assisted 6 orphan girls and their foster parents to move in. For the first time they have solar lights, and a real sink with drain to an outside septic. This is real uptown living in the bush of Mozambique. We PTL and all our supporters for making this a reality. The inspectors are happy and our girl's lives are now secure from having to return to the village of their birth.
It was a fast paced day as we had to move all their personal items, get the beds set up complete with 9 mosquito nets that had to be hung from the rafters, dig post holes and put up the 25 yard long chain link fence section we took down for construction purposes, hang the fire extinguisher on the wall, and teach the foster mother how to use her new solar lights, kitchen sink, and hand washing facilities. Helping people step into a world of modern living THAT THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN is not an easy path to change.
Will be a fun time watching them all get used to a whole new way of life.
THANKS to ALL OF YOU for helping us to bring this vision into reality with your prayers and love gifts.
For me, it’s one done and one to go for this year!
We are hard at work, rushing to complete the window screens and paint job on the Boy’s dorm so they can move in my Jan. 4th.
I have to slop through the mud to Pemba this Saturday for supplies (11 hour drive usually), so you may not hear from me again until after Christmas.
(not to worry, I’m taking 3 men with me in case of mud problems)
Sorry there isn’t a photo of the new family and their new home, but Eric is in RSA and de Bunny is a bit “photo challenged” when it comes to downloading onto a computer.
We promise one as soon as Eric gets back!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU, FROM OUR O.U. STAFF IN MOZAMBIQUE AND THE USA!
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange
Linda Ferguson, (USA)
And all the Balama orphanage staff