No ladies’ meeting last evening, but Tomas and Repeka came down, and we checked through the Owena translation of the Bridge of God tract which Tomas had translated. That didn’t take too long, and it was nice to have them come visit for a while.
.9” rain in the rain gauge this morning. We were thankful it turned out to be a nice sunny morning, as today was wash day.
Tried again today to install the printer in the other computer, but it will not install. So used the flash drive and printed out Rom 15 for checking next when the translation checkers come. Printed out II Timothy and Titus for Matyu to work on while he is laid up with his injured foot. He is nearly done with I Timothy. Made the corrections for the tract that we checked last night. Other than that, I didn’t do any work on the computer today. Needed a break after all the computer work I have done all week.
When Daddy went out to turn off the generator, he didn’t come back for a long time. So I crocheted until he got back. Then asked him if we could work on a project together today. He was agreeable to that, so we got the other piece of plywood cut (we were short on plywood when we made the closet and shelves in Connie’s room) and put up by Connie’s closet. Then we worked some on the little bathroom cupboard.
Pilemon and a couple other guys cut firewood all morning. Later in the morning, Devit came and finished putting Matyu 4 in the computer. And when Wan came by, Daddy sent him up onto the roof. When Serah was working this morning, water started dripping into the kitchen in front of the wood stove. It apparently had run down from the living room where it had come in yesterday. So Wan had some more hydrosealing to do.
We had a late lunch as Daddy was working with Wan, and then a late nap as we waited for everyone (Pilemon, Devit, and Wan) to finish their jobs. Must have slept more than I thought, as it was a little after three when I woke up, and even later when Daddy got up. Did a bit of crocheting this afternoon and played keyboard. Then cleaned the bathroom and got supper.
Gave picture Bible verse cards today to Neomi’s mother and Tuanke’s wife when they brought food. All the cards have the same verse on them — Romans 10:9. I read the verse to Tuanke’s wife. Then when I gave one to Neomi’s mother, she wanted me to read the verse to her. I was delighted to hear Tuanke’s wife mouthing each word after me as I read it to Neomi’s mother. How I pray for people like Tuanke’s wife to be saved. Later I gave one to Roda when she came by with Lotus. She brought peanuts, but we didn’t need them. But I wanted to give her some more Scripture. She said that Karumpi can read the tokples. I read the Pidgin to Roda, although she is able to read herself.
Big rain during the night — total 1”. I got up around 11:00 to check for leaks. We thought maybe they were all taken care of after Wan’s big patch-up job yesterday. But not so. The rain was dripping into the washing machine. I put a rag inside to sop up what had started dripping in, then closed the lid and put a towel and bucket on top. There were two or three inches of water in the bucket this morning. Walked around the house, but couldn’t see or hear other leaks anywhere. But by morning, there was definite evidence that there were leaks. Either I couldn’t hear them, and couldn’t see them with the flashlight, or they didn’t start until after I got back in bed. It started raining a lot harder after I got back in bed. Took me a while to get back to sleep. Mostly cloudy all day today with some bits of sunshine. It was raining when we went out to call the girls (Christy and Connie) at 9:00. We were glad for some time to talk with them — about a half hour.
Daddy and I studied more of II John this morning, verses 3-6. It was a blessing to contemplate on those verses.
By the time we finished dinner, it was already time for second lotu. I went up, but had to come back because of tummy rumblings. Lay down on the bed and fell asleep. Was really tired, I guess. Daddy came in not too much later. I went back to sleep after he lay down for nap. Slept until around 3:15. Then I cut Daddy’s hair. Worked on putting some songs in the song file. Got supper — bread is all gone, but had some potato left from dinner. Mixed some onions and tuna with that, and also made some banana lemon pudding.
No rain last night. We were thankful for that as we were waiting for Wan to be able to do more patching up on the roof today. It has been a dry day so far.
This morning, Daddy and I checked more of Mark 10. There were some interruptions, and then Daddy had to go to the radio by 9:00 to make bookings for our next trip to town (two weeks from today). So we only got nine verses done. We didn’t work on it this afternoon as Daddy was outside working with the men on the house. Poqo, and Ari are helping Wan and Gibson. They worked until they ran out of long poles. Need a few more long poles to put across the foundation posts. Then they’ll be ready to start building on the foundation.
Today I worked on getting songs into the song book file. Need 13 more songs and will have 100 songs for a song book. Have a couple more started somewhere that I need to find and get typed in. Then I’ll have to translate a few more.
Jokapet came this morning, and I gave her the job of typing Nandana’s letter. It was her first work project.
Serah’s work didn’t take long so we had a good amount of time for Bible study. We talked more about Christ’s death — His sinlessness, the importance of the shed blood, His Father’s forsaking of Him during the three hours of darkness, the finished work for our salvation, the veil of the temple being torn in two.
After Serah left, I started rice for dinner, and got the bread made up.
Wanted to go for a walk this afternoon, but Daddy’s legs were hurting after working outside with the men for a long time. So I took the shovel and went outside around the yard and garden. Pulled out some of the marigolds and other flowers that multiply too much. Cut down one of the popo trees in the garden that was growing to close to another. Picked a tomato. Looked at the pineapples. Some of the plants are getting pretty big, but not growing pineapples yet. Played keyboard for a while when I came back in. Then got supper. Played keyboard some more after supper until it got dark. Then washed up.
Daddy turned on the generator a few minutes so I could print out Nandana’s letter. Now some of the men are here for translation time.