November 7. .8” rain all together last night. Raining again this evening. Thank you, Lord.
Daddy started giving some of the Baptist history, starting with the time of Christ. He will preach more on that next Sunday. Tomas translated for the second meeting.
Had a late dinner and long nap.
“1To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. 2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. 3Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 4O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. 5Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 6Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. 7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.” Psalm 67
November 8. 3/4” rain all together last night. The Lord gave us sunshine to enjoy today and is sending us more rain this evening.
No generator on tonight. The freezer is empty. We don’t want to run it any more than we have to anyway. The fuel tank is leaking pretty badly. We will really need to get another generator.
Opo and Ruth came this morning to talk about the school. Ruth has taken CIS (Christian Integrated Schools) training in Madang, has had her practical experience in Aziana, and now is going to Lae to complete her CIS training. If there are enough students here whose parents want to put them in school, and they want to build a school building, CIS will put her here to work and send other teachers to work with her. I will be happy to turn the work over to her as there are many other things that I can be doing. If there is not enough interest here, CIS will send her somewhere else. Karimui has CIS schools, and Hollands say it is a good program.
Max came for Bible school this morning, and Devit and Luke came after he did.
Devit and carriers left this afternoon to take more coffee to Aivonti. He had bought more coffee from the Tainarova people.
Matusa’s wife had a baby boy yesterday. He came today for some clothes and a blanket and a box for the baby. This is their fifth child. The other four children were with him when he came.
Erisapet’s mother came this afternoon with a couple pumpkins. She said she has lots of pumpkins in her garden. I was thankful for the pumpkins. She saw the Pidgin picture books on the shelf in the living room and wanted to know what they were. So I sat down with her and we looked through all the books together. Oh, how I wish I knew how to translate all those Bible verses! I wanted so much to give her all those verses in her own language. I was able to translate parts of some of them, but not as my heart desired. How wonderful it would be to see her get saved!
Somebody also brought us a couple popos today. We were thankful for those. We had been praying for some fruit. Thanks to God for those extra special blessings.
A lot of people were over in Marivo today. One of Kuraqo’s children died a couple days ago from typhoid. He was about Judy’s age, just a little tot. There was also a pig market over there today.
This afternoon, after a walk around the schoolroom, I worked on the new Bible verse — visual, and tune for singing. After supper and dishes, I made sure everything was ready for all the classes tomorrow. When I got to English class today, I discovered I didn’t even have a lesson plan made. Oops! The Lord helped to know which direction to take for the class. I was thankful for His help for that, as well as throughout the whole morning.
"As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord." Colossians 2:6 Salvation may be described as the blind receiving sight, the deaf receiving hearing, the dead receiving life; but we have not only received these blessings, we have received CHRIST JESUS Himself. It is true that He gave us life from the dead. He gave us pardon of sin; He gave us imputed righteousness. These are all precious things, but we are not content with them; we have received Christ Himself. The Son of God has been poured into us, and we have received Him, and appropriated Him. What a heartful Jesus must be, for heaven itself cannot contain Him! —Morning...
What an honour to entertain the Son of God! The heaven of heavens cannot contain Him, and yet He condescends to find a house within our hearts! We are not worthy that He should come under our roof, but what an unutterable privilege when He condescends to enter! for then He makes a feast, and causes us to feast with Him upon royal dainties, we sit at a banquet where the viands are immortal, and give immortality to those who feed thereon. Blessed among the sons of Adam is he who entertains the angels' Lord. —...and Evening
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“3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. 4Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him…. 19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. 20He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death…. 33To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice. 34Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds. 35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.” Psalm 68:3,4, 19,20, 33-35
November 9. A little less than .7” rain last night. Just a light rain so far this evening.
Went out for a little walk around the yard this afternoon to get some sunshine and a little exercise.
“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” Psalm 69:30