George Muller was really on to something……
As you may have read last week we were all surprised to receive an unexpected gift of meat for lunch after quoting George Muller “let`s see what God will provide for us today”. Since then we have had a huge beautiful lobster,fish of all kinds, including a Giant Trevally that fed all of us for 3 meals as well as giving some away and loads of ‘Cumi Cumi’(squid) which we all love!
One day this week we were drawn down to the beach after seeing & hearing more than the usual numbers of excited children… they seemed to have found something interesting…. What else would you find on a beach but a monkey of course!! It was obviously a new ‘pet’ (kind of felt sorry for it) but it gave the kids hours of fun and entertainment as you can imagine!
It also turns out that the lady we have been giving some English lessons to happens to be the local Sunday school teacher…
we didn’t even know there was Sunday school! So today was our first day in ‘kids church’…and what fun! Chi had mentioned that she would teach in Indonesian and that I could teach in English (wasn’t sure how that would work considering my Indonesian is still extremely limited!)…She also asked if I could sing!!! Fat chance!! Well, at least we knew it would be an interesting Sunday! And interesting it was!!! But even more than that, such a delight…
And, what was up for auction you may ask? Check out this photo of the proud new owner of two little pigs. Yes, they are alive & kicking. (literally)
We finally have a little peace today after at least a week of howling winds all through the day and night with no break. It seems like each morning we find more grass roofing on the ground than there is on the roof…Lord help us if it rains! The beautiful blue tarp we have wrapped around our verandah that IS our bedroom has been very unfriendly during this weather (just imagine getting whipped with a tarp whilst in bed every time there is a good gust of wind?)
My amazing handyman husband has now put an end to this and we actually have a wall of layered coconut stem on the windward side of the verandah… And, ahh yes, I have had my first decent nights sleep in well over a week! Now, what else can you do for fun in these conditions? Well, we just happen to have a huge stunt kite with us (yes, i know, we forgot to mention that when I made a list of everything we brought with us!) It has definitely been out, seen some air and attracted alot of attention!
We decided to take it up to visit the Mercy Home kids yesterday and have some fun with them but we had to turn ‘the bomb’ around after only making it a quarter of the way there with a leak in the hose that leads into the radiator… Well, at least we know now what the original problem was and it is easily solved without any damage to our new radiator. Hopefully we will make it up to see them in the next week or so… (also hoping it will not really be kite conditions anymore!)
So, sampai jumpa lagi (see you later) from the windy (but always beautiful) island. Nat, Matt & Kids