Last night was super moon night. The skies were clear, and the moon was bright. But we woke up to a very cccccold morning - only 50º. It was mid-morning before the day began to warm up. This afternoon, it cooled down quickly, however, and the chilly winds blew.
Praise the Lord that school went well today after the students’ being gone for a week. Peninnah, Thania, and Mike were excited to get their new English Bibles which a friend had sent. One Bible also went to Matthew, and Betty came and got hers this afternoon. There are some for several of the other young people, plus a few extras. We praise the Lord for the provision of these nice Bibles.
NTM brought two of their mechanics in early this morning. The two men worked most of the day, getting the engine out of the plane and getting a few other parts off the plane. They brought a portable lift of some kind in to use to put the engine on the plane to go back to Goroka. But the lift didn’t work so a number of Owena men put their strength together and helped lift the engine into the plane.
Most of the community met the workers at the airstrip and presented them with gifts of bilums and arrows to express their sorrow over the wrecked plane and their appreciation for NTM’s help with flights. They decided to do that rather than give money.
MAF also came in today to bring school supplies.
For Daddy’s birthday supper, I made a peach coffee cake, but it didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped. We had it with custard sauce on top. It was very filling, and that’s all we ate for supper; and we are still full.
“9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel….” II Timothy 1:9,10
August 12. Not as cold this morning, but damp, foggy, and drizzly. The Lord sent us a little sunshine this afternoon.
This morning the students finished the third part of the lesson on the woman of Samaria. It was a good lesson and had lots of good applications, especially for knowing how to witness to others.
This morning, Amos came and bought everything the school students had for sale, and bought them at the school price. The students were happy about the sale. They now have some money on hand to use for gifts for their parents at the end of the school year and to use for school uniforms.
Only one workbook to grade and record today, so I used some of my afternoon time to start writing their grades on their report cards. A few grades will need to be filled in after classes tomorrow and Thursday.
“1Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus…. 3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” II Timothy 2:1,3