June 25. This morning, shortly before school started, Eric and Esau came and we talked about school. Esau said he is not going back to Goroka and would like to be in class with the others. So this morning, he joined the other five for classes. Now we have five boys and still just one girl. Esau has not learned Owena language before so will only take Bible, math, and English classes. It will probably take him a little while to catch onto the methods of learning that are used here. His spelling is poor, but his reading is okay. So, Lord willing, a new way of learning will help him to get a good hold of some of those things.
After school this morning, Sosthenes stayed and read his primer. He did good as it was a difficult primer, and fairly long. This evening, just before dark, Bethuel came and read. I only had him read the first half of the primer as he hadn’t been here for the first three primers and had to jump right into the hardest one. His dad helped him practice, and I was very pleased with his performance. He is improving in all his classes and is beginning to work a bit faster too. The Lord is answering prayer on his behalf.
Most of the afternoon was spent grading papers, recording grades, and getting everything together for tomorrow. After supper and dishes, there was printing to do, and I had to find some textbooks for Esau.
“14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16
June 26. I was thankful for a little bit of time to walk after breakfast and quiet time this morning. Then I started getting corrections put in Colossians so I can get some ready to print before Sunday. Daddy will start preaching through Colossians next.
Kelly arrived about mid-morning amidst the cheers and shouts of the villagers, welcoming him back to Owena. There was singsinging too, and it was a bit disturbing during class time as the dancers were on the airstrip for a while. I was thankful that they went on down to Ahninyautapeq where we cannot hear them up here.
“And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.” Hebrews 5:9