March 7. We were up early and ready for lotu, but nobody came, and nobody came. After breakfast and quiet time and getting the bed made, I got the greens sorted and washed, along with some onions. Also got the Sios I Gat Glori booklets stapled that I had printed and collated last night for some of the new church members. Also got the trash ready to be taken out and burned. Finally about 8:00, a few people came. There were only about a dozen here all together. Then we found out that most of the rest of the people had taken coffee to Okapa.
SIL came in with the Kodiak three times today to do coffee shuttles. Also brought in building supplies for the health center. And Kathryn came on the second flight to inspect the health center area, and left on the third flight.
Daddy started the section on tithes and offerings in the Sios I Gat Glori booklet. After lotu, we had English class and math class. It was nice to have a short school day. We were able to have dinner earlier and nap earlier, and more time in the afternoon to get other things done. After classes were over, I cut up the onions and greens and put them on to cook in the pressure cooker. Then warmed up the leftover potatoes with some eggs, and also some leftover pumpkin. Our nap got shortened by a pesky fly.
Most of the afternoon was spent getting things ready for school tomorrow. Made a little picture story book for the kids to color to tell the story of Abraham’s test in Genesis 22.
After supper and dishes, the dish water was still nice and warm and soapy. So I put the dish water into the metal bucket and washed the kitchen and office floors. By then it was time for the generator so got papers printed and photo-copied for some of the classes tomorrow before getting snack and getting here to the journal.
“ But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” II Corinthians 9:6
March 8. Lots of laundry to do this morning since it had been six days since last time. It was a beautiful morning for hanging them out — a nice soft, summer breeze and warm sunshine. Cooked rice cereal while the clothes were washing. Time to read Bible while I was eating in between wash and rinse loads. Was thankful to still have some time for prayer before school.
Learned the letter “t” in English class today. It wasn’t too hard for them since there is “t” in both Owena and Pidgin. The difficult thing was getting the aspiration in English.
Matthew (he has started spelling his name the English way now) was telling Daddy about the Aziana man who is staying with him. He apparently was a member of a "church" over there and was getting to heaven, he thought, by all the works they had taught him to do. Matthew has had great opportunity to plant seed and help the man see that he is lost. The man will be staying there a while yet so perhaps the man will get saved before he leaves.
Had leftover spaghetti for dinner, with greens today. Daddy got the clothes in while I was warming up dinner. After nap, I got school things organized for tomorrow. Then made lemon sugar cookies for Daddy. I hope he likes them. They are nice and lemony. Got supper and ate. Did dishes. Did some printing for school. Now I need to work on some lessons for other ministries.
Daddy tried to get e-mails today, but couldn’t get a connection. Reception has not been very good lately.
“3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5