October 5. Slept in until a couple minutes after 6:00 this morning when I heard the lotu bell ringing down in the village. It must have rained most of the night as I heard rain whenever I woke up. It hasn’t been cold though, and I thank the Lord for some sunshine this morning. The afternoon has been quite cool and cloudy but no rain so far.
After talking with Daddy, I mixed up a little pancake dough so I could have pancakes for breakfast and a few left over for tomorrow. While the pancakes were cooking, I decided to do some walking out in the meeting room. As I was walking back to the kitchen, out of the corner of my eye I spied a gray object with a long tail under the "king’s chair" in the school area. I went and got a couple plastic bags and came back to pick it up. I was thankful that it didn’t move. It was either already dead or close enough to death not to be able to move. I grabbed it up into the plastic bags and tied them up. Put it out on the back porch until later in the morning when I would go outside. Then it was dumped down the garbage hole.
After breakfast and quiet time, the rest of the morning until lotu time was spent getting Bible lessons and math lessons into folders and gluing paste-overs in the nine math books. After that I had my vitamin drink and did a little crocheting until lotu started, about 15 minutes late.
Matthew finished up II Corinthians 13 in the two meetings today.
This afternoon, I worked mostly on the PNG History/Geography book that I hope to have ready for the next school year.
After supper, I did up the dishes right away and then played keyboard for a little while before coming here to write in the journal.
October 6. Lots more rain again last night. Early this morning, it looked like we might have at least a sunny morning. But the sunshine was soon gone, and the day stayed very cool, was mostly cloudy, breezy, and damp.
In Bible class today, we only practiced one song for the students to teach the church congregation—”At Calvary.” Then we practiced the first song in our program booklet—”Standing on the Promises.” After that we started re-learning the books of the Old Testament. Some of them still remembered them fairly well from last year, but not perfectly. Three of the students were not here to learn them last year. We went through them all and then concentrated on the first five books. Also sang the “Books of the Old Testament” song. By then it was already 8:40, but that was time enough to read through the verses in our new Bible lesson and for the students to answer the questions on the verses.
In phonics/reading class, they started learning the Ten Commandments in English. They had learned them last year in Bible class in their own language. Oral English was review of the things they had learned through the year, and they will have a week to study for their final exam. The rest of the year, we will use that time slot to work on the drama.
This afternoon, I only had time to finish grading today’s work and get things ready for tomorrow before I started fixing supper. Decided to make some little onion pies in the muffin tins. Added some little tomatoes, some creamed corn (canned, of course :-( ), and some herbs and spices to the onions for the filling. While they were baking, I ate the leftover greens and washed out the pressure cooker so I could use it to store the leftover pies. Right after supper, I did up the dishes and then had my bath.
“10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 12And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” Revelation 14:10-13