September 8. Cold this morning - only 50º. We were thankful for sunshine and also thankful for the wood stove.
After making our pancake breakfasts and having quiet time, I worked on a school lesson for Independence Day which will be a week from today. The lesson will be for this coming Friday, as there will be no school the following Monday.
People came early for lotu. David and family were here about twenty minutes early. David had gone to Aivonti yesterday morning to sell coffee and had run ahead of the others to get here in time for lotu. He said he was ready to preach the second meeting. “My legs pain, but my mouth doesn’t pain, so I can preach.” The others who had gone didn’t even come to the meetings. They just went home and went to bed.
Mike was sick today so Tomas took his place leading the singing. Amos took Mike’s place in translating for David during the second meeting.
It was after 3:00 before we had our nap. Afterward, I spent more time on the Independence Day lesson and finished it this evening. Made a student copy with blanks for them to fill out. Last year they had the lesson in Pidgin. This year it will be in English. It includes a section on using the PNG flag to present the Gospel. Also printed out a copy of the next soul-winning lesson for Daddy to proofread, a couple of the “Tanim Bel” tracts, and a copy of the Independence Day Lesson for me to proofread.
Almost all the young people who are planning to go to camp were here for soul-winning class this evening. We appreciate their attitude and desire to prepare their hearts before going to camp. They want to be a good testimony while they are there. There are 21 youth signed up for camp, and over half of them are saved. Praise God! We pray that others will be saved while at camp. David and Matthew will accompany them.
“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” I Corinthians 2:2
September 9. A very cool morning, but warmed up quite a bit this afternoon, in the house anyway. Lots of wind outside. Not much sun again today. The plane came in twice - brought more medical supplies and Kelly and a couple others. We were thankful that they brought us a couple dozen eggs. We boiled up the last of our eggs this morning to make egg salad for sandwiches.
Most of the students said Romans 10:9-13 this morning. I had forgotten that Sosthenes and Steve said them last Friday. I gave them each one of the lollipops that the Venters had brought. They couldn’t get over how big the lollies were. I told them that South Africa has big animals and big lollipops. :-)
After school, Phinehas and Bethuel and Steve cut firewood.
Wenera brought a big load of firewood this morning and Wiru brought a big load this afternoon.
After finishing grading and recording of grades this afternoon and getting things ready for school tomorrow, it was already going on 5:00. I had to hurry and get supper. Daddy cut up the rest of that nice pumpkin for me, and I peeled it and cut it into smaller pieces to cook for supper. Made spaghetti this evening too and used up the rest of the meat in the sauce.
After doing dishes, I started practicing keyboard; but, after several interruptions, the keyboard went “crazy” so I shut it down. Started water heating so I can get a bath before the evening gets too chilly.
“9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” I Corinthians 2:9,10