September 5. After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I did a little cleaning before checking over Luke chapter 16. Then, after snack, I went up to the house site with Daddy to see who was working and how things were going. We took the lower trail today to see if it were any better than the other one. But there is lots of loose ground on it too. On the way up, we saw Kaipo and her daughter Sara. Sara had married a Chimbu man and gone to live there, but they said her husband abused her so now she has come back to be with her parents. She said the child or children she gave birth to didn’t live. She is pregnant now and the birth day is not far away.
There were five men who worked today — Puki, Jastin, Andreas, Eric, and Emos. Praise the Lord for these men. When we came back down, I got rice and cabbage and onions on to cook in one pot for the workers, and pumpkin in another pot. Made myself some green tea to mix with the bottled Jasmine Tea I got in town to make it less sweet. Then warmed up our dinner.
After nap this afternoon, I washed my hair. Later I worked on finding verses for reading when visiting or when people come here. Then I sang some of the Pidgin songs to see if any need corrections. Some of them I will need to look up the tunes.
“2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:1-8
September 6. Nice clear skies this morning, and a huge bank of fog down in the valley. The fog never lifted, however. It just gradually dissipated.
Never saw the fog do that before. This afternoon, the skies turned dark, and we got quite a downpour — 1/2” rain. The first good rain we’ve had in a week or so. It was refreshing.
This morning, I checked over chapter 17 of Luke. Then looked up verses for special meetings. Walked around outside in the sunshine for a while. Then started fixing a fish cake for dinner, using the leftover rice, the other yeipina egg, and a few other added ingredients.
While I was reading, Jerin and Anselina came to carry water. However, when they went to get water, the water was brown. The rain had stirred it up. They said they could go to the stream down below that comes out of the rocks. It is always clean, they said. So off they went. They each carried four buckets from the stream. The dirt had cleared out of the other water by then so they got the last three buckets-full at the tap. We gave them a little extra today since it was a lot farther to carry water from the stream.
While they were carrying water, I worked on some birthday and anniversary cards. About 5:00, just as I was going to get supper on, Apekio came by with some greens. She stayed about a half hour so we had a late supper tonight. We talked a while, and then I read her a few verses from John chapter five.
After she left, I was about to get supper, and Maura came, wanting a few little things in town. After that, I was able to get supper on. I think it was close to 6:00 before we finally sat down to eat.
“1My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5