October 22. Today was a very slow day. Praise the Lord for lots of opportunity to rest. Wrote a few e-mails. Transferred all the pictures from the last few days to the computer, and then got them all edited and resized. Also got this month’s ministry update written. Had almost forgotten about it.
Instead of eating lunch here at the guest house, we decided to go up to the kai bar and get something. I got 1/4 chicken and chips (fries), and Daddy got a chicken sandwich. The chicken and especially the chips were quite greasy so will try something else tomorrow.
While I was having nap, Daddy went back up to the shipping department and took care of all the paper work and payment for shipping our goods. We are thankful to have that done.
“6Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. 7Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. 8For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.” Isaiah 51:6-8
October 23. More sunshine and much warmer today than yesterday. We thought the plane wouldn’t be coming to get us until late in the afternoon, but around 8:30, MAF called Daddy and said the plane would be there in ten minutes. We were thankful that we had packed almost everything up first thing in the morning and that all the paper work for our shipping had been finished yesterday. We had to call for the P2 Bus to come pick us up. It was a bit longer than ten minutes before the plane actually got there, but we didn’t have to wait long. And we didn’t have to wait for anything to be unloaded from the plane as he had no cargo to unload. All we had to do was load up our four small items of cargo and climb aboard, and we were soon off for Goroka. Arrived in Goroka about 9:45.
After we got to CRMF, I put away the things we had brought with us plus all the food and other items that were in the boxes we had sent out to Goroka ahead of time, while Daddy took Jeff out to Lapilo and brought the car back. Then he walked up to the store to get some bread while I got the table set for lunch.
After nap, Daddy went uptown to get some things for his breakfast, and some apples for me. After I got up from nap, I started rearranging our travel suitcases, trying to even out the weight more and get them better organized.
At 5:00, we started showers. Remi and his wife Tjandra picked us up at 6:00 to take us to the Steakhouse for supper. When we got to the Steakhouse, however, we discovered it was closed. It is SDA owned, and Sabbath had begun. So we went to Pacific Garden Hotel instead. Plenty of good food there, and we enjoyed the time spent getting to know the Van Wermeskerkens. A young man named Andrew, from New Zealand, working with Pacific Helicopter, also joined us at the table. Remi said he gets pretty lonely for fellowship as there are no other ex-pat believers with Pacific. He seemed like a very nice young man, and he was very knowledgeable about many subjects.
“The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” Isaiah 52:10