June 17. Wow! It’s almost bedtime already! I’d better get busy here and finish up business for tonight.
Today was another cool, cloudy day. Maybe yesterday’s lovely morning weather was the eye of the storm. That means we have a few more days of rainy weather ahead. Had a big rain again this afternoon. Power was out for a while, but it was during office hours so they had the generator running. We were thankful to have power this evening.
It was a blessing to have an e-mail from Connie this morning with Psalm 23 at the end. Such a comforting Psalm!
Went out early this morning so we could shop before the Friday crowds filled the town. Went to New Century first and got a couple things. Then to Papindo, Bintangor, and SVS. Couldn’t find much for fresh veggies so guess we’re stuck with carrots for the weekend. Was happy to find some roasted pumpkin seeds, and watermelon seeds at Papindo (both with just salt as the other ingredient). They also had lentils. It is the first time we have seen lentils there. We used to get them at Bintangor, but they went way up in price. So we quit getting them.
Before going into Bintangor, we hopped across the road to the Bird (a hotel) to use their facilities, and Daddy checked on their car rental costs – much less than the place next door where we checked the other day – about 1/3 the cost. So looks like that could be a possibility if nothing else is available. While at the Bird, we bumped into an AOG lady who said that they have prayed for us. Apparently they have Bible study and prayer meetings with MAF people and other people that we are acquainted with in town. Her name was Kathy, and she was really nice. Had her teenage son with her who just graduated from high school so they’ll be going back to the states soon to get him settled there. Then they’ll be going to work in Sicily. They are from Boston, but are Sicilian background.
We also found a modem today, at Bintangor, for only K150. Dan Perrett helped to get it working in the computer so we can connect to the internet.
When the shopping was done, we stopped by NTM to see what they have available for flights next week. Looks like we won’t be able to get back to Owena until Wednesday or Thursday next week at the earliest. Both MAF and NTM are backed up because of the bad weather that’s been hanging around the country, and also because of shortage of pilots.
We thank the Lord that the truck worked fine today.
This afternoon, we didn’t go anywhere. I spent most of the time this afternoon and evening working on the song file Connie had sent — trying to make corrections and changes in it. I am seeing what a big job it is to set up a new song book and get it accurate for printing.
Baked chicken and potatoes for supper. Carrots was our only choice for veggie, but they were good anyway. We are thankful for whatever the Lord provides for us.
“9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture…. 11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep…. 14I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” John 10:9,11,14
He Is Just The Same Today
There are times when we grow weary
Of the burdens of the day,
When we long to have them lightened,
Or be lifted quite away.
Then a sweet voice seems to whisper,
“All the load upon me lay.
When on earth I bore men’s burdens –
I am just the same today!”
He is just the same to-day,
Yes, He’s just the same to-day,
Our blessed Lord and Saviour,
He is just the same to-day.
All our burdens and our sorrows
Will be lifted quite away,
If we only trust in Jesus,
For He’s just the same today.
Oh, the thought is full of comfort
To the heart that’s weary grown.
He who knew and bore men’s sorrows,
Leaves us not to walk alone.
His great heart is touched with pity,
And He wipes our tears away;
Oh, this Christ who wept with Mary –
He is just the same today!
Heart of mine, what are thy burdens
To the burden of the Cross?
Canst thou not be stronger braver? –
Better bear earth’s pain and loss?
Oh, remember and take courage,
He is never far away
Whom they called the friend of sinners –
He is just the same today!
From hymnal “Pentecostal Hymns: One and Two Combined,” (c) 1894,