November 22. No rain again. It is nice to have some dry days in between the rainy days. It is very hot today though, and humid. This afternoon, it has been dark and cloudy so there is probably rain coming.
We thank the Lord for several answers to prayer today. Since Daddy’s doctor appointment was postponed until Thursday, we washed clothes after breakfast. (Someone called from the clinic yesterday afternoon to tell Daddy that Dr. Morton would be going to Australia today to accompany a medi-vac. So they rescheduled him for Thursday to have blood tests and whatever else, Daddy can’t remember.) Had to hang the clothes down on the outside clothesline since there were already clothes hanging on the back porch.
When I came back up, Sharon (in the flat next door) was at the doorway so stopped and talked with her for a while. She and her husband Bill are with a medical mission from Canada. They worked in PNG a number of years ago, but now are regional directors for Southeast Asia. They travel back and forth from Canada several months out of the year and usually stay here at CRMF when they are here. Bill is a doctor and Sharon is a teacher. They are the ones who helped trained Kelly so they are a little bit familiar with Owena. They are from Calgary, Alberta, and her husband has relatives in Red Deer.
While I was talking to Sharon, John Gray called and talked to Daddy. That was one answer to prayer today. He said that Mary is not doing well at all. Has to have a blood transfusion every week.
After that, we went out to do a bit of shopping — Papindo, Remington, Bintangor, SVS, pharmacy, and Papindo West. At the pharmacy, Daddy got some bandages to redress his leg where the biopsy was done. At Remington we looked at the computer Karen had shown to Daddy the other day. We hadn’t taken the money with us so Karen set the computer aside for us. Then we asked about printers. They have a Brother laser printer on sale for about 60% the regular price, a little less than the cost of ink which we need, and almost half the price of a new image drum which we will soon need. (The printer is already showing signs that the image drum is going bad. Karen said that the image drum is usually good for about 12,000 pages, and we have printed at least that many with the HP laser printer.) So we had her put the printer aside too.
Came home and had leftover spaghetti and veggies for dinner. Right after we got back, we had a call from Meridian Life. We had sent them an e-mail yesterday. Her last offer was a K1000 package (about $400US). We told her to send all the details by e-mail, which she did immediately so looks like we will order that. Then, if need be, we can always order more later. The K1000 packet has three boxes of crypto and two of cleanse. She said Daddy should start noticing a difference within a week. So this was an answer to prayer too for her to call back so quickly.
Hadn’t heard from Jenny yet so wondered if she were going to come. After dinner, Jenny called to say she was on her way here, and was at Daulo Pass at that moment. I lay down for a nap so I could get a little shut-eye before she got here. About the time I woke up, Jenny called to say they were at the market and would get a PMV to come here. Then Daddy reminded me that there were clothes on the line, so I went out to get those while he waited for Jenny to call again and say they were here. We waited and waited, but it was quite a while before they got here — about 2:00. The drivers they got didn’t know where CRMF was.
While we were waiting, Norm came out and talked to Daddy about helping us by making a fuel tank for the generator. Praise the Lord! That was another answer to prayer. We had just decided today that the most economical thing for us to do would be to get a new fuel tank instead of buying a generator at this time.
Jenny finally arrived with her husband Ane. They spent about two hours with us — from 2:00 to 4:00. Jenny said she led Ane to the Lord. They have been married a little over two years. They live at Kudjip. Apparently they are quite active in the Nazarene church. Ane was eager to meet us as Jenny had told him a lot about us. In spite of the fact that they have not had a lot of teaching and Ane is young in the Lord, they do seem to have some discernment about what is right and wrong. They had several questions they wanted to ask us about spiritual things. We gave them some Scriputres to help answer their questions.
They also brought some of their products to show us. The Lord has blessed them with their own business — Ane Hebs Marasin. And they are faithful to give their tithe and more to the Lord. Right now they are saving to build a church in Jenny’s village and bring a man there to preach the gospel. They do a lot of traveling, getting herbs for their products and marketing their products. One of the products they produce and sell is Noni oil. Ane rubbed some on Lew’s sores while he and Jenny were here. They said it will help with joint pains and many other external and internal problems too. Said it can even be used on the eyes for eye problems. They said Daddy should see the sores start drying up in a couple days so we will see.
You can put a little in the water when cooking greens or other food too. Let the water boil off, they said. They also had Noni soap, Noni juice, and a couple other juices from other plants. We did buy the Noni oil which cost K100, but should last a long time. Then they turned around and gave us K100 gift. Also got a bar of the Noni soap which was K5, but they gave the K5 back. She said that soap is available in some of the stores. The juices were K25 each bottle — coke-size bottles. These trees grow in the Obura-Wonenara district according to them and the labels on the bottles. Prayed with them before they left and took them to the market to get a PMV to where they will be staying. They will be in Goroka a few days so Ane can renew his driver’s license. They do not have a vehicle of their own right now, but are praying about one as they do a lot of running around to market their products. Apparently they have seen much success with healing of various illnesses. They had some testimonials that people had written. We thank the Lord for bringing Jenny and Ane along.
If the Lord will use the Noni oil and Meridian Life products to help Lewis heal, we will be most grateful. And if not, we will still be thankful.
So the Lord has answered a number of prayers today, including showing us the wisest way to use the finances He has given us. Why should the Lord bestow such favors upon his children? Unworthy we are to be so blessed. Such love cannot be explained. We can only bow our heads and thank Him, which seems like so little a return for all the benefits He bestows upon us.
“1Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.” Psalm 112:1,2
The Meridian Life products are a blessing as well. Below are 2 files that explain what these products are and how they are designed to work. These products were developed in Taiwan and studied under the approval of the Taiwanese government. The files are in Microsoft Word format. For some reason, the first file has a hard time downloading. I just keep pressing "OK," and it eventually downloads.
(Because this information comes from another country, there is no FDA disclaimer on it. Use at your own discretion and risk.)
Thank the Lord for providing this product for Dad. We pray it will be of help to him and speed the healing of his condition.