October 14. About .15” rain yesterday afternoon. Then the skies cleared up in the evening. It was already 57º by the time we went to bed, and was a coooold 52º when we got up this morning. That’s the coldest we’ve seen it in a long time. The sun came out bright and warm, and it didn’t take long for the world to warm up. I enjoyed being out in the sunshine to hang out the clothes. By noon it was in the upper 80’s again. When I got up from nap, however, the skies were clouded over, and we got high winds, some thunder and lightning, and a few sprinkles of rain. The temperature dropped quickly to the upper 60’s. Now the skies have cleared again, and the winds are still blowing so we wonder if it will be another cold night.
This morning, after hanging clothes, I did some more packing and stacking, getting boxes ready to go up the hill. Then I sat down for a while. Had prayer time. Fixed up a section in the Sios I Gat Glori book, and fixed up David’s certificate because I happened to think that the previous one was under Owena Baptist. So changed the name to Glory Independent Baptist Bible School. Later in the morning, I cooked a couple pots of rice and fish for the workers. Daddy had gone and bought some rice from Kelly.
While I was busy in the house, Daddy was back and forth to Kelly’s house, getting things for the workers to take up to the new house — the wood stove, cupboards, sinks, plumbing, lumber, bathtub, etc. At noon the workers sat down out here and had their rice and fish. Then took their last load up the hill. A couple girls (Susi and Franseska) also took a load up, and one of Eric’s boys did as well. In the afternoon, Daddy went up and did some work. Amos finished the septic hole today so they can now hook up the toilet drain pipes. Severah cooked a pot of kaukau for the men again so they had plenty to eat today.
Two planes came in today — SIL and MAF. Not sure what they came in for. Not sure if they brought in medical supplies or not. Kelly said that Katrin was going to take medical supplies over to MAF. Ekwentsi went out on MAF accompanied by his son Tom to take Ekwentsi to the Goroka hospital. He has not been very well at all.
Daddy got the e-mails sent this evening after supper, while I was doing dishes. Praise the Lord they sent today. He spent a lot of time last night trying to send them. He tried again later sending the other two (the two newsletters), but they refused to go. So we were thankful they sent this evening.
“18Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 20But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.” Isaiah 1:18-20
October 15. David was here for Bible school last night. He is in his last course now — Muic for God’s Glory. He seems to be enjoying it and wants us to teach about music some time in the church.
Just before we went to bed, we saw a fire in the house cook across the way. We wondered who was in there. They must have seen us looking as a lady came out and said that Saina was close to delivering a baby and Janet had told them to stay there. There were too many people in the ward.
No measurable rain last night. Not quite so cold too — 58º this morning. After making pancakes, eating breakfast, and having quiet time (which got interrupted a couple times), I tried to do some packing. Didn’t really get anything done though before we called Christy and Connie, actually nothing all morning along that line.
Erisapet came while I was cooking breakfast and got matches and soap. She was going off to the kunai (tall grass) to start digging peanut gardens. Before I even got to start eating breakfast, Rachel and Bonita came to carry water. Not long after breakfast, Wan came and got matches, soap and salt. He headed off kunai direction too. Shortly thereafter, David came. After Kelly left, it was time to call Christy and Connie. They were at Bethany and Jonathan’s wedding.
When we got done talking, I had a snack and then sorted, washed, and prepared greens to cook for dinner. Then washed and cut up potatoes to make soup for dinner. After nap this afternoon, I did finally get to do some packing.
“34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38