April 9. No rain, but cloudy most of the day and very cool throughout most of the morning. Amos preached this morning on the first seven verses of Acts 6. Matthew wasn’t here, so David had the oversight of the meeting.
Even though lotu started late, we were able to get an early start in school and get a good amount accomplished.
There was a lot of work to grade and that took most of the afternoon after nap. Then I had to make biscuits for my supper. There was still a little grading left to do after supper. Then Erisapet’s mother came by for a while. After that, I did the dishes, got things ready for tomorrow’s classes, and practiced keyboard so the school students can start practicing songs tomorrow for the special meetings.
“10Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.” James 5:10,11
April 10. Mostly cloudy again today, and it has tried to rain a couple times. Looks like we’ll be getting some more rain in the next few days from the tropical storm southeast of PNG. The cyclone is expected to hit Port Moresby.
Today the students started practicing “Jesus Loves the Little Children” to sing during the anniversary meetings. The students did very well in answering questions in their reading lesson today. I am really pleased with how well they are coming along in English speaking and comprehension. In math, they started learning (or re-learning) about linear measure; and in social studies, they reread the story of “Maria in Europe.”
We got to nap around 1:15 today. About five minutes or so before 2:00, Daddy’s phone rang. He turned it off, and I rolled over, thinking I would get up in a few minutes. I didn’t even realize that I had gone off into a sound sleep; but when I looked at the clock after I got up, it was already ten till three. I was thankful there wasn’t much grading to do. Just a few math lessons left to grade and their social studies lessons. Then I got things together for class tomorrow and practiced keyboard before getting supper.
I was thankful too that there weren’t many dishes to wash this evening so that job was done in no time. After that, Daddy went out to turn on the generator. I sorted out the laundry and got it started as soon as the generator was going. While clothes were washing, I cleaned the bathroom. Laundry is done now, and the shirts and things are hung up in the guest room.
“6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory….” I Peter 1:6-8