Marulaon Woman's Daybook

 
 
Just for today...Monday, April 18  
   
Outside my window...rain. Last night in church, the atmosphere was so very hot and humid. We were drenched with sweat by the end of the service. So I wasn't surprised to wake up to a big line of wind and rain around 4 o'clock this morning. So lovely and cool!
 
From the learning rooms...we're in the homestretch! Week 29 brings us the next to last chemistry test for Sarah and Benjamin and world history in the 1980's; Katherine is studying about Alexander the Great and the human body; and Olivia is learning about Christopher Columbus as well as powers and roots in pre-algebra.
 

 
From the kitchen...we ate our last loaf of banana bread this morning for breakfast. Cooking ahead in Honiara made our transition to Marulaon just a little bit easier.
 
On my bookshelf...I finished reading Boys in the Boat just before we left Honiara. One of our orchestra teacher colleagues suggested this book about the rowing team that won 1936 Olympic gold medal. Great book!
 
I am hearing...our friend, Leonard, working underneath our house. He is measuring and sawing away so we can have a new staircase to replace the rotted one that currently leads up to our front door.
 
Pondering these words... “The consecration which meets God's demands and which he accepts is to be full, compete, with no mental reservation, with nothing withheld....It involves our whole being, all we have and all that we are. Everything is definitely and voluntarily placed in God's hands for his supreme use.” ~E.M. Bounds
 
 
I am thankful for...the Lavukal translators. Ezekiel brought a rough draft of Matthew 5-8 over to Aaron this afternoon. Ezekiel and his village just keep on supporting the Lavukal translation, even if nobody else around them does.
 
A few plans for the rest of the week...we get to attend our first Lavukal wedding on Friday, and we are super excited! We'll be headed over to Karumalun early Friday morning to celebrate. Saturday, the Lavukal translation committee will be meeting here in Marulaon. It's the last meeting of this current committee, and we'll be saying thank you to the men who have served during the last term.

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