Halfway done!

We finished up our first half of school this past week, and now are on a one-week break. Even though we don’t have the four seasons here, the students still had spring fever and were quite ready for a break… and so was the teacher! We “made it” through the last push of finishing papers and cramming for (or in my case, writing and then grading) tests, and we’re DONE. It’s such a good feeling, which I guess you can probably tell. 🙂 I have a huge list of things to do but am especially looking forward to hopefully spending lots of time with Kiari ladies and picking up a good bit of culture and tok ples (the village language). Please pray for the Lord to give good opportunities and understanding, and that I would be able to be a blessing and have some good ministry opportunities with these ladies.

We are in the midst of a four-week ladies’ Bible study, and I’d appreciate your prayers for that as well. It had to be canceled last week because of a haus krai (which I’ll explain in a minute), so will last three more Fridays. Mrs. Smith and Karen Hall are each taking a week, and Belinda Richter is coming from Aibai to teach a week. Many ladies will come to these Bible studies who wouldn’t come to church. Please pray for believers to grow and unbelievers to come to Christ.

A haus krai (house cry) is a time of mourning after someone dies. People rub mud on their faces and wail. It seems to be a particularly big deal when someone dies in another place. Recently a couple of Kiari-related people died in other places, and their bodies were just brought back yesterday. Please pray that people will think of eternity and turn to Christ.

Have a great week!

Elizabeth

“O use me, Lord, use even me, Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where….” -Frances Ridley Havergal

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