April 11. People were out early this morning working on Amos’s roof. They almost finished, but ran out of kunai. The kids were here just a few minutes after 8:00 for class. We started learning John 3:16 this morning. Sounded like several of them had already started learning it and were ready to say it, but our time was short so I asked them to wait until tomorrow.
The morning was sunny and nice after the fog lifted. The Lord sent us a little bit of rain this afternoon. Amos and Mata fixed a mumu for all those who helped work on their house.
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” John 14:21
April 12. It is raining this evening, a soft steady rain. This is the first good amount of rain we’ve had in several days. Men are here this evening for Bible school.
Only three of the students came on time for school today - Bonita, Sosthenes, and Phinehas. Each of them was ready to say John 3:16. The others arrived too late to say their verse this morning. We were ready to start our reading in Exodus when the others arrived. Steve didn’t get here until we were ready to continue our Bible lesson we’ve been studying this week. We finished the story of the rich man and Lazaras and then sang for the last 20 minutes of class. Practiced “Ami Bilong Bikpela” (The Lord’s Army) which they will sing at the anniversary meetings, and started learning “Jisas Kraist I Lavim Mi.” (Jesus Christ Loves Me)
I was thankful not to have a lot of papers to correct today. Dallas and Phinehas came for their keyboard lesson this afternoon, but didn’t come until 4:30. There were new things to learn besides letting them play their pieces that they practiced this past week so we didn’t get done until 6:00. Then I got supper on, and we ate. Had our big meal at noon and just sandwiches this evening so it didn’t take long to get things ready. I was thankful there were just a few dishes too.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 14:23