July 21. Another all-day chilly, cloudy, rainy day, with the wood fire still going, but the firewood is running low. Will see if some of the school students will chop some for us tomorrow.
Today was the beginning of the 11th school week. Two more weeks after this before the end of the term. Last night after writing in the journal, I started planning some games for fun day.
“1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Epehsians 5:1,2
July 22. 9:00 p.m. Just finished dishes. It has been a busy day. And another cold, wet day too. The wood stove has been going all day again. The fog hung around until late morning. MAF tried to get in, and finally managed to get in here late this afternoon. They came to get Rose and a load of coffee. The pilot said that Wabo, the other side of Karimui, has not had any sunshine for two months. I think we are trying to catch up to them. I guess the people who predicted a drought for PNG for this year didn’t have any inside information from the Creator and Controller of the universe.
Both Bethuel and Esau were late for school this morning. All the students were ready to say their new Bible verse today. It was a short one and pretty simple - Psalm 66:18. They are moving ahead pretty quickly in their phonics and reading now, but having quite a hard time grasping all the new concepts they are learning about fractions in math class.
Was hoping to get some computer work done this afternoon; but after I finished the grading, I tried to think of some other things I could have the students do to help them learn their fractions better. Then I got some things put on the chalkboard before going to the kitchen to make pizza for supper.
As soon as Daddy turned on the generator this evening, I had my bath before the house got too cold. Even with the wood stove going, the house cools down quickly in the evening. After that, I made up a social studies worksheet with questions about rivers and lakes in PNG and Australia. The lesson in the book teaches on rivers and lakes in North America, but thought it would be more profitable and more interesting for them to learn about their own area of the world. Also scanned a map of Australia so I could print out copies for the students. Had printed out PNG maps earlier so put the Australia maps on the backs.
After that I did the dishes and then got my snack.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Ephesians 6:10