January 4. Another day like yesterday, as far as the weather is concerned.
Tanya and Lilian came early this morning to work around the yard. Worked for about two hours.
I worked this morning on getting Romans 6 ready to check. Also cut up attendance certificates that I printed last night, and got all the information on all the certificates. After that, I made the bed, put away all the photos I had sorted over the weekend, and swept the bedroom, kitchen, and living room floors. Sat and relaxed a few minutes until time to get dinner.
Wan and Tony came around noon, and worked on splitting bamboo.
In the afternoon, I worked at computer a while again. Then made cookies — oatmeal for Daddy, and sugar cookies for the translators. However, it started raining around supper time, and rained steadily for four hours or more — not hard rain, but without let-up.
January 5. About 3/4” rain last night. Still cool and cloudy most of the day today with some rain, and some periods of sunshine.
Got rice and greens ready for dinner before youth meeting this morning. Then worked a bit at the computer.
Today we had divided sessions for the youth, speaking to them on the subject “Yu Bilong Husat?” (To Whom Do You Belong?) Daddy spoke to the young men, and the young ladies came here. He said there were 23 boys, and there were probably somewhere around 30 girls. I didn’t count. Devit, Daniel, and Korin were there with the boys. They all met at the church first. About 9:30, the girls came down here. We covered the first part of the lesson, then sent them out for games around 10:10. Epekio said they played the potato race, carrying the potato on a fork. Sounds like they enjoyed the game. At 10:45, they were back here for the second session, which lasted until about 11:45. There were only seven reader-writer girls here today. Mostly younger teens came.
This afternoon, I washed hair. Worked more on Bible school lesson outlines. Played keyboard. Got supper, made granola, did dishes, washed up.
Wan, Gibson, Tony, Poqo, and Junias worked on weaving a wall today. Finished one wall, and started splitting more bamboo for another wall.
January 6. Worked a while on Bible school lesson outlines last evening. Then relaxed a while, talked, and crocheted, read Bible, and went to bed.
Up early this morning. Laundry day. Cool and cloudy and foggy again, but hung the laundry outside anyway. Had about a half hour to work on computer before lotu. Some of the men came early and started working on the second wall.
At 9:00, Daddy went to the radio to make bookings for our flight to town. I went to lotu, and he came later.
After that, Devit came to work at the computer. It was about 11:00. He worked until a little after 1:00 and finished getting Acts 13 in. Since Devit was using the computer, Daddy and I used that hour before dinner to work on checking Romans. The Lord enabled us to check chapters 5 and 6.
This afternoon, I worked on checking Devit’s typing of 2 Timoti 3 in the computer. Was going to work on Acts 13 also, but ended up reorganizing the Acts file with smaller margins. After that, I played the keyboard a while. Then Epekio came, so I helped her know how to do the finishing work on the afghan she had done. Now that is all done. Took her picture with the afghan. It was supper time, but Dady was busy with the men outside, so we talked for a little while.
The men finished the second part of the west wall today; and this afternoon they got both the inner and outer walls up, with the coffee plastic in between. Praise the Lord for one wall finished! They will start on the east wall tomorrow.
After Epekio left, I started supper. Then Ari came in and wanted to talk to me about getting some things for the baby that his daughter Sani will be giving birth to in about a month. So it was going on 6:00 before we finally sat down for supper. After that, there were dishes to do. Then a little sit down rest before the water was hot for washing. Now the generator is on. Not too much printing to do this evening. Just the Bible school report charts for Lewis and Nuanda. And some photo copying of some papers that Nuanda had given us.