January 6. Another very cool, cloudy, damp day. A little bit of rain this afternoon. I was thankful to be feeling a wee bit better today. This weather, however, does not help at all in getting well. And Daddy feels like his cold is coming back again. A lot of people around the village have bad colds like this. It must be some type of flu.
Today was laundry day. It was so nice to be able to hang the clothes outside for the first time in almost three months.
After laundry, I cleaned the washing machine filter. I had noticed lint on some of the clothes when I hung them up so figured the filter needed to be cleaned out. Then I scrubbed the pitpit wall on the side of the laundry room cupboard and put up some nails for hanging the shovel, rake, mop, and brooms. After that, I worked on the outreach notes for a while, and was late getting dinner started. Made mashed potatoes/Singapore (similar to white yualita) for the two of us. Had leftover pumpkin and greens for veggies. Cooked up the corn Erisapet’s mother had brought the other day. It was supposedly soft corn, and I was hoping to have a piece, but none of them were soft. So the corn went to the workers for lunch, along with some cookies.
Wamara went and got more ooqdi this morning. He and Justin bordered more walls in the house. Daniel and Puki bordered the outside of Connie’s windows. Wan made a raised bed in the generator shed so we can store some things out there that are just cluttering up the house.
After dinner, I went out and took down the clothes. Daddy went for his nap. He hadn’t gotten a nap the past few days and was getting tired out. I was working on folding clothes when Daddy got up. Then it was my turn for nap. After nap, I finished up the outreach lesson and got it ready for printing. Don’t know if I’ll get a chance to print things tonight, but can do that tomorrow night. Will probably do the teacher’s copy, at least, so Daddy will have time to study before Sunday night.
Then it was time to get supper, eat, and do dishes.
Daddy got the light in Connie’s room wired up this afternoon so there is light in there now; and this evening, we laid the linoleum in her room. Just got finished with that about a half hour ago.
“But the word of God grew and multiplied.” Acts 12:24
January 7. The weather turned quite cold last night, and I wondered if we would see clear skies when we got up this morning. We did. The skies were perfectly clear. The only clouds we saw was thick fog down in the valley. The temperature outside was 54º, the coldest it has been in some time. By noon, however, the skies had become almost completely cloudy, with some blue patches here and there. Then the sun came out more again later in the afternoon, and this evening there was pink and purple sunset among the gray clouds — very beautiful.
Early morning lotu. Not too many here. A lot of people are sick. Erisapet’s mother was here again, however. She has been coming to most of the meetings and knows that we have been praying for her to be saved. The men had planned after the meeting to finish taking down the temporary shelter they had built for the special meetings, but they just weren’t feeling up to it.
After lotu, I started taking canned goods, jars, and vitamins out of boxes and organizing them on the shelves in the storage room. I am happy not to have to search through boxes now to find things. Then I hung the curtains in the storage room doorway.
Erisapet and Repeka came and washed the walls in Connie’s bedroom. The next step will be to build a closet, desk, and shelves, finish installing the toilet in her bathroom, and put in the sink cupboard.
At 11:00, we called Christy and Connie and enjoyed a little chat with them. Erisapet was excited that she got to say hello to Connie.
After that, I fixed fish patties and uxai with onions for our dinner. Daddy took boxes of ooqdi chips out to the generator shed to store out there. I went out for a look and took one small box out. Wan had done a nice job on the raised bed he made.
We had a fairly long nap which we both needed. After nap, I cut up a popo and washed my hair. Then I wrote announcements for tomorrow and started writing up a ministry update. Swept Connie’s bedroom, and Daddy and I moved the bed into its place.
After supper, I used the dish water to wash the kitchen floor. Then put the mattress on Connie’s bed before getting to the computer and finishing up the ministry update.
“And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD…. For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.” Jeremiah 31:14,25 These verses were a special comfort today.
Below are a few pictures of generator shed in building
Now it is time to build the door.
All ready for the generator now.