Tuesday afternoon, I got a call from Balama Social Services saying a blind man had walked 27 miles (45 km) to come ask us for food.
SIMON, THE BLIND MAN, AND DAUDE, WHO IS HOSTING HIM POSE WITH MAMA BRENDA.
My staff and I went to hear his story and ended up bringing him home with us as it was now late afternoon, and the man had been without food all day. Nilza opened our children’s store house and found him some clothes, as he was wearing filthy rags. We immediately fed him and then everyone gathered around to hear his story. Simon said:
His mother was his caretaker. She died last year, so he’s been begging for food since in his town of Namuno. Someone told him about us helping people, so he packed his rice sack with his few belongings, found the only road that come to Balama from Namuno, and started walking with only his walking stick to direct him. Seems people all along the road walked with him, giving him guidance during his travels. We are giving him refuge for a week as there were elections on Wed. and much unrest in the area. It was not safe to travel anywhere and the track to Namuno is TOTAL BUSH. Simon will have to return to Namuno, but we will make sure that he has food when he leaves us, and Social Services in Namuno has been notified and will help get him “settled” somewhere in that area.
Desperation drives people to do what seems impossible. Simon did not cross our path by mistake. We are making sure he doesn’t leave here without knowing who Jesus is. That is the greatest gift we can give anyone who crosses our threshold.
THIS NEW KID IS NAMED "SPOTTY"..... WITH 50 NEW BABIES COMING HOW WILL WE NAME THEM ALL? ANY IDEAS?
Our 50 females are hard at work making 50 NEW babies with some looking big enough to have twins!!!! We’ve had 3 single births this week with only 47 to go. ALL the Momma Goats are due by end of December, so realize that Bush Bunny is going to be hopping down the bush trail to Rovuma quite often these next 5 weeks. I’m sincerely hoping that the “girls” will get it together and have birthing parties! I’m all for conservation of fuel and time, so that I don’t have to go out so often.
I managed a photo of “Spotty” a little female, who looks like she was splattered with black paint. Her Mom is totally white, but our male goat is black and white. She got the mix and is as cute and cuddly as can be.
AFRICAN STYLE “SHOPPER’S SPECIAL” This photo tells it all as these happy shoppers head home after a day at the local market.
We’ve shown you photos of up to 8 PEOPLE on a motorbike, so here’s the “shopper’s special”.
That’s all for this week. Keep us in your prayers, as we are taking 1 day at a time, not knowing what will cross our path next.