April 15 After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I went out for a little walk in the sunshine. The wind was blowing and was still a bit cool so I didn’t want to stay out too long. Came back in and walked around the meeting room for a while. Then got to work at the computer, getting lesson material ready for printing.
The Lord gave us a beautiful morning and a good meeting. Janeth came to church with Kathryn, and Bosip came too. Janeth has been more faithful lately, and we wonder if she is beginning to think about some of the things that she has been hearing. We hope so.
Daddy preached on the last few verses of Romans 13 in the two meetings today — ”Walking Like Christ.”
Didn’t have a very long nap today. It was already late when we went to nap. After nap, I finished up school lessons and started setting up the other ministry update file to be sent to Christy for printing.
After supper and dishes, there was lots of printing and cutting to do. Only a handful of people came for soul-winning class so they decided to postpone it.
“21And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.” Colossians 1:21,22
April 16 The Lord gave us a beautiful day with lots of clear blue sky, and a starry sky again this evening like we had last night. It is the time of year when we can see both the Southern Cross and the Big Dipper in opposite ends of the sky.
[When we had those really cold days], one thing that I noticed that there was not a single bug around during those days – no mosquitoes, no moths or other bugs flying around the lights at night, no grasshoppers or crickets, not even the cicada (or whatever the early morning bug is that comes around and screams when it is time for us to get up). And I am surprised that we have seen hardly any flies around since we moved up here on the mountain.
Pretty much a routine day today. Wamara and Puki came and worked together putting ooqdi trim around the bathroom. It does look a lot nicer.
It was a busy day answering the door too. People brought food — potatoes, popo, greens, pumpkin, cucumbers, eggs. Silvia came to get some yarn to use for her baby bilum she is making. Her baby is due in about two months. Before school was over, I went out on the porch to clean the chalkboard eraser and there was Neomi’s mother. Don’t know how long she had been there, but she waited until the kids left. She had brought me some greens and a kaukau. Then she wanted me to read the Scriptures to her so I took time to do that before having dinner. With all the door answering and the men finishing up their work, we were late getting dinner. Actually I was pretty hungry because I hadn’t had time for a mid-morning snack so I did put food on my plate and start taking bites while other things were going on.
This afternoon, I got things ready for school tomorrow, finished getting the monthly update file ready to go to Christy for printing, wrote an e-mail to Christy and Connie, made chocolate chip cookies, fixed supper, did dishes, washed greens which I will put on to cook shortly. Now I am tired and thankful to sit down a while. I will need to get a bath soon too before the air gets too cool.
“28Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.” Colossians 1:28,29