After that hard rain last night, the Lord gave us a beautiful day today. I was afraid it would be too slippery for me to go to lotu; but when the boys came for our chairs, they said it wasn’t too bad. So I decided to try. The winds had already been blowing softly so maybe between the sun and the winds, it was dry enough for me to go. There were a couple slippery spots, but praise the Lord I didn’t fall. By the time the first meeting was over, it was mostly dry. I was thankful to be able to get out and be with God’s people in lotu today.
Amos read the Scripture — the rest of Matthew chapter 1. Tomas led the singing. Matyu translated. And David did the preaching for the first meeting today. In the second meeting, Daddy preached from Romans 10:9-15 — believing and speaking. It was 2:00 before we got home and had dinner. Then we enjoyed a nice nap.
After breakfast this morning, I checked the first half of Luke chapter 22. Then worked on youth lessons until time to leave for church.
“9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. 10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Proverbs 9:9,10
September 12. No rain last night, but a bit of rain early this afternoon. Then the clouds cleared away again. Full moon this evening. We were thankful for a nice sunny morning for the clothes to dry. They smelled nice and sunshiny clean when we brought them in.
Today the people worked on the airstrip — cutting grass, filling in holes, getting it smoothed out as they had been instructed by SIL. While they were working, SIL came in with EBC passengers. They took out a load of coffee and the school teacher. Other people talked about going out today, but nobody did from what we heard.
We had quite a busy day answering the door. Before we could even eat this morning, they started coming. I was trying to do laundry. All day long, people came and went, came and went for one thing or another.
Daddy spent a lot of time making calls and trying to get something worked out for us to get to town. MAF said they may be able to get us Wednesday or Thursday.
I finished checking Luke 22 this morning. Then got the last two chapters set up for checking. Most of the rest of the morning, I spent packing, when I wasn’t answering the door. This afternoon, I washed my hair and did more packing. Then sat down for a while and finished up the youth lesson I had worked on yesterday. Jerin and Anselina came and carried water. Just about supper time, Neomi and her group came to tell me what colors of yarn they wanted in town; and the three younger girls want a basketball. After they left, Apekio came to the door, and then Taro. They sat and talked a while so it was going on 6:00 before we got to have supper. Before we finished, Wan came by. Then Memedyi, Nuka, and Ewaro (now called Tatutu) came to let us know what they want in exchange for bamboo. David came for Bible school this evening.
“24There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. 25The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” Proverbs 11:24, 25