Here are some more excerpts from Mom's journal during the time she and Dad were in town.
April 19, 2011
We weren’t sure if we were going to get to send an e-mail tonight. The power was out for a while, but finally came back on a few minutes ago. We thank the Lord that it is on again.
We forgot to bring the CD messages out with us this time. But we found that with our new computer, we can get the Ambassador messages up and listen to them. We listened to one on discouragement yesterday. It was by an evangelist, but I can’t remember his name now. It was a good message.
It is not quite 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. The power just went out a little bit ago, and we are working now by candle power. This is the first time the power has been out in the evening since we have been in town.
Up early this morning so we could wash clothes. Then Daddy took the Smiths over to the hangar. We thank the Lord for answered prayer and a dry day today.
When Daddy came back from taking the Smiths to the hangar, we went out to the second hand store. It is so hard to find things, especially for boys. There aren’t very many clothes for boys in the second hand stores. Then we looked around the other West stores since it wasn’t too crowded today. I finally got to give away one of my children’s tracts today. There haven’t been as many children around as usual for some reason. Today a young boy (maybe 10) kept patting me on the arm. So I gave him a tract. He seemed happy with that. Went to Papindo West and got onions and a couple other things. Garlic was too expensive — the price has gone way up. Later we got minced garlic in a bottle at SVS for just as cheap. (See picture of children's tracts above)
Came back to the house for a pit stop. Then went up town. First stop was Gouna center, only to find out that the iron gate was shut and all the stores in the center were closed. There was a man sitting there with some boys. He said that one of the store owners or managers had had an accident Saturday evening (said the man was drunk). People came and tried to loot his car so he took his gun and shot a boy. In turn the people shot him. Both the boy and the Asian man died. This afternoon, Daddy read in the Post Courier that there was rioting and looting of the Asian operated stores uptown on Sunday. So the police came and closed all the Asian stores, except for a couple that weren’t in danger. Stores in the Gouna center will be closed all this week. All the other stores opened back up. So we weren’t able to get the things we wanted at Gouna Center.
After that, we went to SVS and got more yarn (there isn’t much yarn in town at all, especially the basic colors), mayo, the garlic, and kerosene pumps. Philemon met us there and wanted us to take some things to the hangar that he was buying for his Dad. He had to be back to school by 1:30. We went over to the new Green Fern after that, and Daddy got a couple more pair of Dunlop shoes for the teen boys who are getting trees for us. And Philemon got a box of pens for his dad. Then we went to Chemica and got a roll of linoleum.
Back to the house after that. Had lunch. Then Daddy took more stuff over to the hangar. I got some of the clothes in. Started my nap. Slept a long time. Have had a bad headache the past couple days. Took some Para Factors tonight. Will start on the ParaHerbs when we get home. Got the rest of the clothes in after nap. When Daddy got back from the hangar, he took a nap too.
Worked on some e-mails. Cooked up the napa cabbage for supper. Had leftover mashed potatoes.
“6But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. 7So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. 8When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 9Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul…. 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?... 13When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.” Ezekiel 33:6-9,11,13
“30Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD. 31And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. 32And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not. 33And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.” Ezekiel 33:30-33
I guess this is it for tonight. I’m going to take an eye break and have a snack.
April 20. A relatively quiet day. Not too much going on. Power was off a while again this morning. We didn’t go uptown until about mid-morning. Picked up a little bit of meat (beef sausages was all we could find), some fresh veggies, and bread. Daddy’s cookies weren’t ready so he had to go back and get them this afternoon.
The rest of the day, I did packing and wrote e-mails. However, they have been working on the internet most of the day so the e-mails are still all in the outbox. They said things should be back and running this evening. We hope so, or none of those e-mails will go out until next trip to town.
We are pretty much packed up and ready to go early in the morning. Can’t really think of any other news tonight. Next time we come to town will be May 31.