The night was warm, and the Lord gave us a lovely morning too. Nuanda came after breakfast to have Daddy pray with him. Tema is still pretty sick.
We were glad for the blessing of being able to call Christy and Connie and talk with them a little bit before lotu this morning, but then we lost reception.
Daddy preached the second meeting today, teaching from 1 John 5:1-5 - overcoming the world by faith. Emos translated for him. Daniel said that Epekio is sick with fever and body pains. I wondered if she were sick since she didn’t come to ladies’ meeting Friday evening. If she doesn’t come, she usually has a good reason. She is very faithful.
After nap today, I finished Emerald Rainbow afghan. I was happy to finally get that done. It will go to Jonaten and Miriam for their baby, along with a little dress and hat. Now I need to decide what color afghan to work on next.
Also had a little time to play keyboard before supper, and that was refreshing. Daddy sang “How Great Thou Art” (one of my favorite songs) with me after supper while I was waiting for my washup water to heat.
God’s Word to my heart today was from Mark 13:37: “Watch!” I need to keep my focus on Christ’s coming, and be busy about His business, working and not sleeping.
And then "I am the Lord, I change not." Malachi 3:6
Another warm night. A little rain this afternoon.
After listening to one of Bro. Schwanke’s sermons last night, we played a game of dominoes together. It was good to relax and do something different.
This morning after breakfast, Daddy and I worked on notes from John 5 for a while, as I will be teaching on that next in ladies’ meetings. Then we worked on checking Mark 9. Finished the first 10 verses. This afternoon, we went back to chapter 3 which had gotten lost in the old computer. Finished translating verses 13 - the end.
Serah wasn’t feeling well this morning, but she worked anyway. There wasn’t a whole lot to do — just fold
clothes, do dishes, and sweep. She finished in about 1 1/2 hours. Then we did Bible study. Spent a bit more time in Bible study this morning, as we were doing the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, and it was fairly long. Then we talked for a little while after that. But I didn’t have to hurry and fix anything for lunch today, as we had leftovers. Said she is making hats and selling them for K7. Said that Stiven has been quite sick with boils — on the bottom of his foot, and on his leg. He has missed a lot of classes, but his teachers come and help him with his lessons. Erisa’s mother, with Josua’s little girl, came by with corn while Serah and I were studying Bible. We didn’t need corn, but we let her have some cooking oil, and she will have someone bring firewood later.
Roda and Lotus came by this afternoon with some potatoes. Roda’s sister Trisa was with her. Trisa also is married here to someone named Kenedi. Gave Trisa one of the Bridge of God tracts.
Worked this morning on some lessons for Sunday school. This afternoon, I worked on questions for youth lesson 7, the big race on the first six lessons. After supper and washup, I relaxed at the keyboard a while before finishing up lesson 7. Now the men are here working on translation.
Last night, Matyu’s group finished checking Romans 12. Daniel’s group and Erik’s group worked on translating. At the end, we paid them for last month.
It was fairly warm again last night, and got quite warm during the daytime today. It is sprinkling now. The Lord helped us to check Pidgin Mark through 9:37 today, part of it in the morning and more in the afternoon.
Jokapet came and practiced computer this morning. I worked on visuals for ladies’ meeting while she was practicing. Serah had an easy work day again, and we had a little time for Bible study afterward. Read the stories in Mark about the little children coming to Jesus, and about the rich man who turned away sorrowful. Thought about how much more difficult it is for an older person to come to Christ, because they are already caught up in the things of the world. I guess that’s why Christ told the people that they need to come to him as a little child in order to enter the kingdom of God.
Senka came early this morning with the lawn mower and mowed the rest of our lawn. Enos came and finished cutting the firewood his family had brought. Then Daddy paid him. Magaret came and raked the yard and pulled out the weeds in the stone walkway. Wan’s boys came this afternoon and got K4 each for looking after our cargo that came in ahead of us.
After our Mark checking time this afternoon, I put last night’s corrections in the computer, and the corrections from Mark as well.
Maria came today with her new baby girl, born this past Saturday. I gave her a few things for the baby. Maria is Soram’s wife.