FROM "BUSH BUNNY BRENDA"
DATE: OCTOBER 10, 2015
425 CHILDREN ATTEND AWANA IN N-QUIDE VILLAGE
Youth Leaders Carlitos and Ambrosio returning from N-Quide Village. Set a new record today with 425 children in attendance today. (3 meetings over 4 hour time span).
Carlitos Jorge and his assistant, Ambrosio, (one of our orphans all grown up now), have set up THREE AWANA GAMES sites in the remote, but very large village of NQUIDE (N-Qwee-dee).
Traveling on Carlitos’ old but faithful motorbike, these 2 young men hold 3 complete programs each Saturday morning in 3 different areas of this large village of over 2,500 people. Many adults attend also, as the children are tough competitors making the games very exciting and LOUD!
Devotions with a Bible Lesson follows each competition, and many are starting to understand who Jesus is. Nquide is an “unreached” village, so it takes some time to get everyone to know who is God, and why He sent Jesus to be our Saviour.
Pastoral training with Carlitos George using a dramatized story to illustrate to our Balama County Pastors what he learned at the AWANA Conference in Mozambique earlier this month.
Carlitos is a very “animated” teacher who uses object lessons and dramas to help everyone understand the lessons.
Thanks to your prayer and love gifts, Carlitos and the other 26 AWANA leaders are now spreading God’s Word in a very real way to over 3,000 people each week in THREE COUNTIES.
NEW CHURCH STARTED TODAY IN N-TELE VILLAGE
Pastor Gito has been busy evangelizing in N-Tele (N-Tell-y) Village for almost 6 months now. He announced at our Sept. 30thPastor’s meeting that the church members had completed their grass roofed church area. Gito invited our youth team to come dance and sing at the inauguration to help them officially open the church today, Oct. 10th. So off they went with their keyboard, speakers, and battery set up to praise the Lord over another village coming to Christ.
Balama Youth Team off to the inauguration of the new church in N-Tele Village.
FOOD GIVE OUTS SPREADING GOD’S LOVE TO MANY HUNGRY PEOPLE
September to December are the hot, dry months here in northern Mozambique, which is also known as the “time of hunger”. Most of our orphans can raise enough food to last up to 6 months of the year, but need help from August to January when their newly planted seeds begin to produce food. During these months, we spend many hours loading and unloading our 6 and 7 ton trucks at food give outs in 2 counties. This coming Monday to Friday, we will load and distribute over 30 TONS of dried corn and beans to more than 1,500 orphans and widows in 17 villages in 2 counties. This means many long hours for our staff, drivers, and distribution teams.
Orphan boy helping his granny carry their food allotment to his village.
A widowed Granny carrying her food allotment for herself and the one little orphan she cares for.
ORPHANS UNLIMITED IS DEDICATED TO THE “HANDS ON” WORK IT TAKES TO FEED CHILDREN BOTH SPIRITUALLY AND PHYSICALLY.
BUT WE CAN ONLY DO THIS BECAUSE YOUR LOVE FOR THESE PEOPLE MAKES IT POSSIBLE.
THANKS FOR HELPING US MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN.
They are bearing fruit, as more and more of them come to Christ, and help lead other children to know Him also.
LAYLA SILVA JUMPS IN WITH BOTH FEET!
Layla has a big heart for serving Jesus. She has learned more Portuguese in this 7 day period than I thought possible, and also started teaching English to our school age and pre-school students this last Tuesday. She’s wonderful to work with, and a joy to be around, as she loves to laugh and sing.
A merry heart does good like a medicine! I am very grateful that Jesus “spoke to her spirit”, telling her this is where He wanted her to serve.
Keep her in your prayers, as she has an intense learning/orientation period ahead in these next 3 months.
Bush Bunny Brenda Lange