Amos came by this morning, and Daddy asked him if he was ready to help again with things in the church. He said that he is. He also wanted to know if I could teach Bonita again. I told him I would help her part time, but I could not do it full time.
I collated and stapled the three “Sios I Gat Glori” books that I printed out last night. Ikwenayo came this evening and got his copy. Then I cut, collated, and stapled the little booklets on Islam to give out during New Year’s meetings. In the file, I had four book pages to one page of paper so I could get 40 books from 10 sheets per page. However, I didn’t have the right hand side moved over far enough to the right so there wasn’t room to staple them on the left after they were cut. So we have 20 books left side stapled (English style) and 20 books right side stapled (Arabic style). Later in the morning, I sent the e-mails that we wrote last night. Then I prepared a potful of onions, greens, kaukau, Singapore (a type of root vegetable), and tanera for the workers before fixing up and warming up our dinner — leftover greens, and leftover mashed potato-Singapores with onions, eggs, and tuna added (new and improved taste). :-)
After nap, and after finishing the Islam booklets, I made orange-coconut cookies for Daddy.
“Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.” John 11:5
December 9. The Lord sent us an abundance of rain again last night. There must have been a landslide into the dam because the water was like mud this morning. Then the water stopped running, except for drip, drip now and then. David and Bosip went up and cleaned out the dam, but the water has still just been coming in drips. At least it is clean now. We are thankful that Daddy keeps extra buckets filled with water so we had enough water for the day. We are letting it drip, drip, drip into the tub, and gradually a good amount of water is building up. Today we have had a mixture of clouds and sun.
Eron came and cut more grass this morning. Then when Justin came, he and Eron finished the cupboard in the laundry room. It just needs a pitpit “wall” on one side, and Wenke will do that. Wamara and Puki worked more on the pantry cupboard until we ran out of ooqdi. Matyu has been working all day on a door for the generator shed. Amos made the other little section of wall for the back porch. Wenke brought another bundle of pitpit.
This morning, with Daddy’s help, I put up the little knickknack shelf in the bathroom, and also the hook rack to hang our towels on. Then I put the yellow clock in there. After that, I started washing the last wall in the kitchen, until time to start dinner. Cooked a pot of rice, lentils, and tuna for us, plus a pot of pumpkin; and a pot of rice and fish for the workers, plus a pot of greens.
After dinner, I finished washing the wall I had started. Now all the kitchen walls are done. It was 2:00 before I got to nap. Then it was Daddy’s turn after all the workers had left. While he was napping, I swept the laundry room and kitchen floors and washed the cupboard shelves in the laundry room. Then worked on e-mails until almost supper time. Apekio came when I was ready to send the e-mails, and she stayed and visited a while.
Daddy called CRMF to confirm our bookings. While he was waiting for Christy to get back to him, he talked with Michael Wakefield about the Codan radio. Michael said they have brought the license fee down from K500 to K50. Now they are working on being able to handle the paper work in a better way. So maybe we will get to use the radio after all.
“24Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” John 12:24-26