Yesterday evening, I worked on setting up the Romans file for Nuanda with Pidgin, and both his and Matyu’s work in Owena. I was trying to do a three-column setup, but the Microsoft 2007 really messes things up. It wastes so much of my time, moving things up and down so I have to keep moving them back. It was 9:30 when I quit work on that. Then read the Word a bit to relax my mind before going to bed. By the time I went to bed, my throat and ears were hurting. I was afraid they would, after sitting in the wind in church yesterday morning. Should have known better. Did not sleep well last night. Have been feeling quite lousy today.
Not as much rain last night, and drier so far today. Praise the Lord for that! The weather was still cool though, with cool winds. We were going to go out for a walk after nap, and I was going to try to plant the corn in the garden, but the wind was too strong. Daddy went out and planted one pack of seeds, but there were too many mosquitoes so the other pack didn’t get planted.
After breakfast we started working on Romans again and finished rechecking chapters 14 and 15. Serah came around 8:00 this morning. Had lots of dishes to do, and food to prepare. Took her about 2 1/2 hours. She brought her baby afghan with her so after she was done working, I helped her know how to do the border. While she was working on that, Daddy and I rechecked Romans 16. So Romans is all rechecked now. Praise the Lord!
Shortly after we finished that, I started dinner cooking while Serah kept busy on the afghan. Made fish patties to go with our veggies. When Serah was done, I took her picture with her afghan. She is going to give it to Susen and Kasa from Waisara.
Daniel came while I was getting dinner. Wanted to get some coins for buying coffee.
After nap, I did the finishing work on the happy picture. Finished that up and took a picture of it. Now the sides of the closet, that join with the desk, need to be painted.
Had a banana-sunflower seed snack. Then worked more on the Romans file for Nuanda. Finished through chapter 8 before getting supper. Praise the Lord for his help with that!
After supper, I relaxed at the keyboard for a while.
There has been a big tackle rugby/football game going on today over at Ahninyauntapeq. People here from Tainarava villages and Pinata villages.
It has been a very cool, overcast day. I was thankful for a little bit better sleep last night, after taking Ibuprofen. Was feeling rather miserable yesterday evening. Did not go out at all today. Daddy went for a walk this afternoon. Went up and looked at the airstrip. Said it doesn’t look too bad, but someone needs to finish cutting the grass, and lots of ruts need to be filled in. It needs some sunshine, too, to dry it up.
After breakfast this morning, Daddy and I read a couple Psalms together — Psalms 64 and 65. “By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.” (65:5)
Serah came at 8:00 again this morning. She did dishes, ground rice and corn, swept floors, and looked after the fire and door. I was already working at the computer when she came. Thank the Lord for His help in finishing the Rom file for Nuanda, and also in getting a Matyu file ready for Daddy and me to recheck. Will print those tomorrow morning or Sunday evening.
When I got done at the computer, I got the bread made, and granola ready to bake. Then Daddy and I talked a while before I got lunch. We started to pray, but Wan came to the door so had to wait until later. Probably this evening.
After nap, I put notes in the computer for talking to the youth leaders on Sunday. Then I had a snack of bananas and sunflower seeds. Played the keyboard a little bit before supper.
After supper, I did dishes, played the keyboard a little more, and then washed up.
Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort and there I am blest.
Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide for ever.
—William O. Cushing