July 16. It was very cloudy and foggy and cool this morning. About mid-morning the sun came out. SIL Kodiak made several trips from Aiyura to here with election teams; and the SIL helicopter shuttled the election teams from here to the neighboring tribal areas until mid-afternoon. Voting for councilor and council president is scheduled for the next two days.
The rest of the day was pretty routine with school, meals, grading papers, and getting things ready for classes tomorrow.
“21But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:21-23
July 17. Dry and warm today. The Lord gave us a pretty pink and blue sky early this morning, and then a few sprinkles of rain followed by a lovely rainbow arching across the Western sky.
Just before lotu time this morning, we heard shouting from down in the village. Saw Matthew and Amos and a number of other people go running down toward Ahnyauntapeq. A few people did come for lotu, including the speaker, David. It was a little after 7:30 when the meeting started, and it was a little after 8:00 when it ended. David continued his series on the work of the Holy Spirit, talking about his work in making us become children of God, John chapters 1 and 3.
We started school by 8:15, but only had two classes today because of the voting. Finished phonics class around 9:20, and they had their recess. Just before math class was over, we got word that the voting had started. So as soon as they finished their work, they were dismissed. They had to be there to vote when their name was called or they would miss their chance to vote. They were called by families, starting at the beginning of the alphabet. Daddy went up with the camera and took a number of pictures.
After the students left, I sat and finished up the grading. Then I organized all their just-graded books and worksheets on top of the cupboard, cleaned the chalkboard, cut up some pumpkin to cook for dinner, got it on to cook, and then warmed up the leftover spaghetti. After nap, I got the grades recorded in the record book, made sure everything was ready for tomorrow, and put some work on the chalkboard for class time drill.
Phinehas and Dallas came to practice keyboard, and I put pictures into the Kodak file.
MAF came around mid-morning with a CARE group who will be spending a couple days here to see if there is a good place to build a bridge across the Lamari.
“24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” Rom 3:24-26