Matyu’s group checked through verse 18 of Romans 16. Should finish Romans next time. Then it will need one more proofreading.
The day started out looking sunny, but soon the clouds came. Rained this afternoon. Serah had another long morning. Didn’t finish until 12:30. Jokapet came and put some more songs in the file. Only Wan and Tony worked on the house today.
After supper, there was a huge, beautiful rainbow. It stretched all the way from the dip in the Marivo mountain, across the river to the mountain on the other side of Meqauna. It went way up into the sky. We couldn’t even see the top of it. I grabbed up the camera and went out to get some pictures. The colors were extra bright in the Marivo dip, but, for some reason, it would not show up in any of the pictures I took. The less bright parts showed up okay. The rainbow lasted a long time. Then it was swallowed up by a glowing sunset sky. The whole sky was on fire, and the Meqauna end of the rainbow turned red in the sunset. I took more pictures of the sunset in the western sky. Praise to our God for His beautiful creation! (See above for pictures of the rainbow and sunset)
December 12. Epekio was the first one here last night. She came right about 7:00. I gave her the letter Marge sent her. Shortly Tema came, and after a while, a few more came. By 7:30, there were only seven people, three young ones, a couple teens, and the two ladies.
We were just talking about waiting until next week when a few more came in. So we decided to go ahead with the few that were here. We were about to sing a song when even more came. So I moved down below to about mid-kitchen. I asked Mairin if she would lead us in some songs, and she did. We didn’t sing a whole lot because it was already late. Then I did the lesson, just the first part on The Giver of Life. There were probably more young girls here than ladies, and a number of teens too. The ladies were very attentive to the teaching. Everyone enjoyed the pictures of the different stages of baby growth in the womb. No Marivo ladies came. I guess the trails were too wet after the afternoon rains. Afterward I asked them if they would like to meet on the 25th, which is two weeks away, or if they would like to wait. At first they said to wait three weeks, but when they realized that was New Year’s Day, they decided they would like to come on the 25th. They want to sing specials and give testimonies. I thought that was a good idea so we are planning for two weeks from last night.
Cool cloudy morning today. When Daddy started the fire in the wood stove, billows of smoke came pouring out for some reason. The whole house started filling up with smoke so we had to open windows and doors. We were thankful that it died down quickly.
Serah didn’t come to work until 8:45. It didn’t look like a very good morning for hanging out clothes anyway. By the time she finished washing clothes, it was looking a bit brighter out although there was still quite a bit of cloud cover and low clouds. But we hung the clothes out anyway, and most of them were dry by the time we had finished our dinner. We thank the Lord for His blessings.
Tony and Iso worked a while on the addition this morning, putting braces on the rest of the walls that didn’t get done yesterday.
After supper, I went out for a while around the yard. Tied the tomatoes up again.
Picked one tomato and had to throw away one nice looking tomato as something had started having it for lunch.
Saw that the garden needs weeding. Pulled out a bunch of popo seedlings. There must have been about 100 of them.
Daddy’s cold is going down into his chest so he did not go out today except for a few minutes when it was warm to help Tony figure out how to do the braces.
Running the generator again this evening as the battery on this computer (the Acer) goes down really fast now.