November 1. It has been a cool, cloudy day with just a wee bit of rain.
Not much going on today. Made pancakes for breakfast. Finished the letter I started yesterday to Mike. While we listened to a sermon this morning (Finish Your Course by Pastor Terry Cruse - a very good message), I took up the hem on the legs of Daddy’s brown trousers. Before dinner, I went through some more CD’s that we had. Threw out a few and kept a few.
Daddy tried to help me find a good picture of a PNG flag on the internet. Am looking for a nice picture to put on the PNG flag tract. Finally found one that is close to what I want, but may end up just taking one myself.
Got a letter written to Matthew this evening. All of Daddy’s work of translating Isaiah got left behind in Owena. Never did get a chance to copy files off the Acer before we left. I feel badly that Daddy did all that work, and now we don’t have access to it.
“7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7,8
November 2. Mostly cool and cloudy again today with rain this afternoon, but a little more sun than yesterday.
Also this morning, Daddy had to take Jeff and Elizabeth and children to the airport. They are taking their little girl to Australia to try to take care of a health problem. While Daddy was out, he got a few things that we needed. I busied myself deciding what would be needed for tomorrow and Wednesday morning and packing things we don’t need. Got a letter written and attached that to an e-mail for Christy and Connie to print and mail for us. Wrote one other short e-mail. When Daddy got back from town with some glue, I finished gluing the rest of the pictures into the sea life scrapbook. When we tried to send e-mails, only two went out, and then it wouldn’t work anymore. It has been such a frustration while we’ve been here. So Daddy took the computer downstairs, and they helped him get the e-mails out.
Prepared October progress report today and have that ready to attach to an e-mail for Pastor O. Finished up a couple letters to put in the box going to Owena, and now that box is all ready to go. Am thankful to have that done.
Later this afternoon, Jenny came for a visit, and her brother Peter was with her.
“….as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17b
November 3. After breakfast this morning, we washed clothes. While we were down washing clothes, David called Daddy to tell him that he is teaching the deacons how to make outlines and is also teaching them how to lead others to salvation through faith in Christ. Praise the Lord that he is taking responsibility and doing things that it is right for him to do.
After the laundry was hung, we came back upstairs. I wrote an e-mail. Daddy proofread the e-mail and sent it off, but had to use the SIM card from his phone because the K5 he put on the modem yesterday was gone. We can’t figure out why the money is disappearing. Daddy has spent K45 this past week so we’d have enough money on our modem to send e-mails; and after sending one or two or three e-mails after each addition, the money is gone. When we were in Owena, K20 would last several weeks and could be used to send and receive lots and lots of e-mails.
After that, I took up the hem on my school jumper because it was a bit too long, and I would often trip on it when getting up out of a chair or when climbing stairs.
About 10:30, Daddy called Jenny to see if she and Peter could be here by 11:30 so we could go ahead up to Papindo and get lunch before it got too crowded. Once the crowds come, it is hard to find a place to sit. When he called, they were already on their way up here. After they arrived, we had them come in for a while, and I showed them some pictures of our farewell day in Owena.
On the way to Papindo, we stopped by the post office. Daddy checked the mailbox one last time (nothing there) and then turned in the key to the workers. He called me in to say good-bye to Joann, but all the workers came over to say good-bye.
When we came out of Papindo, Wilson was there and went along with us to the next place. Jenny wanted to go to a photo place to have a picture made of her with Daddy and me. They made an 8x10 of the three of us and also a 4x6 of the four of us. After that, Jenny sent Peter to get some money from the ATM machine, and we wandered around Bintangor a bit while we waited. The system was down so they couldn’t get money from the machine so they went into Bintangor and bought something and were able to use their bank card to get money when they paid for their purchases. Jenny gave us K100 gift.
After that, we dropped off Jenny, Peter, and Wilson at the corner of the street that goes down to market. Then Daddy dropped me off at the house. I got a drink and then went down to bring in the clothes. Carried the hang-up clothes upstairs first. Then went down to get the basket. It was too heavy for me to carry up all those stairs so I kept moving it and setting it down two steps ahead of me until I reached the top of the stairs. After that, I lay down for nap.
Daddy went from here to MAF to take a box that is going back to Owena with some things for Sunday school, some letters, and a few other items we didn’t have weight room for in our suitcases. MAF is making a school charter flight into Owena tomorrow so will take the box in on that flight.
Not long after Daddy got back, I got up from nap (it was a short nap, but there was lots to do). We packed almost everything into the suitcases that we thought we’d be taking along on our flights so Daddy could check the weight. Too heavy. So then we started going through the suitcases and seeing what else we could get rid of. Then we re-weighed. Okay now it looks like, unless the airline scales weigh heavier than ours like MAF scales do.
By then it was after 4:00, and Daddy was going to go down and burn the trash when we suddenly remembered we had to have the office downstairs print out our boarding passes for our flight to Moresby. Office would be closed at 4:30. Hurry! We tried to get boarding passes for the on-going flight to Brisbane too, but they weren’t available.
While he was down there, Christie called to say good-bye to me. I told her I would come downstairs and say good-bye so I did that.
Afterward, Daddy burned the trash, and then I fixed supper.
Right after supper, I wrote names and addresses on the name tags we had bought and put the name tags on the suitcases.