September 12. The day started out rainy, cool and cloudy but later turned out to be a nice day.
We wondered if anyone would come to lotu since it was raining. We didn’t think they would come up from the river in the rain. But apparently there were a number of folks that didn’t go to the river, and there were a good number here for lotu — more than we expected.
People expect to be down at the river for the next couple weeks, preparing ground and planting peanuts. Some of them are having to build new garden houses down there too since it has been quite a few years since they have done any planting down there.
Dallas was scheduled to lead the singing this morning, but he was late. It was already 7:40 when Mike started the singing. Daddy started a series of messages this morning on “What We Have in Christ.” Then Mike led the prayer time. There were quite a few prayer requests. Matthew said that quite a bit of food is being stolen from his gardens.
All the students knew their new English Bible verse already today — Romans 12:9b. We continued working on the “th” sounds and they did their timed reading. It will take some of them a while yet to get the sound where they can say it well.
I was thankful for a small amount of dishes this evening and then a little time to walk before the generator was turned on. Seems like my walking time has been getting interrupted lately, and my back is really feeling it.
There is no Bible school this evening since half of the men are down at the river. It will take them a couple weeks to finish their work down there. Then Daddy will help them make up the time by having Bible school two nights a week.
“22And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Jude 22,23
September 13. Praise the Lord for a nice morning when we got up! It was wash day. I enjoyed hanging the clothes out in the sunshine. This afternoon, the skies turned cloudy again, and it has been raining most of the evening.
Two planes were in today. NTM brought in a Tainaraba man who had been at the haus sik for treatment for an arrow wound. MAF brought in more medical supplies.
School went okay today, but I am becoming more concerned about Steve and Bethuel, especially Bethuel right now. He is becoming very lazy in his attitude, actions, speech, and writing, and acts like he doesn’t really care about school. So I need wisdom in talking to him to see if I can find out what he is thinking.
Besides getting ready for school this afternoon, there was baking to do — chocolate chip cookies for Daddy, and granola too.
“24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 24,25