January 18. Praise the Lord for a good day of rest and hearing the Word. He gave us another sunny, blue-sky day too, but very warm. We still have back door and windows open at 7:30 this evening.
After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I got the ministry update file ready to send to Christy for mailing. Lotu didn’t start until almost 10:30 even though it was a beautiful morning. There were quite a few here, including a good number of visitors. Matthew finished Galatians chapter 3 in the two meetings. At the end of the first meeting, Mike came before the church to thank them for praying for him and for choosing him as deacon. As a token of his thanks, he had bought three song books for the church to hold and let visitors use when they come. He also thanked Lewis and me for coming here, for helping him to know the way of salvation, and for teaching him. He gave us a gift of K30 to be used for paper for printing materials for Bible school so others can be taught God’s Word too. His thoughtfulness was a special blessing.
This afternoon, I started getting things set up for school tomorrow. Daddy helped me put my desk in the other room. I put books and other supplies out there and wrote some things on the chalkboard. I also got e-mails ready for mailing - updates with acknowledgments for supporting churches - and got those sent out this evening.
Daddy is teaching soul-winning class right now, and I have water on heating for washing dishes.
“22Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 23Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.” Luke 6:22,23
January 19. Another lovely starry night and a warm, sunshiney morning. The air was still, however - no breeze blowing - so we really felt the heat. Then in the afternoon, the skies began to grow dark, and soon strong winds were whipping the trees around and pulling kunai (long grass used to make roofs) off the roofs of people’s houses. Shortly the rain started to fall, mingled with hail, thunder, and lightning. In about a half hour, the storm had passed over, leaving us with a bit cooler weather for the rest of the day.
Back to school today. Got up early to warm up our pancakes for breakfast and take care of a few last minute things before school started. Seemed like I had plenty of time though, and even started some work on the computer. Then Dallas’s mother came and wanted to buy yarn so I shut down the computer and helped her before school started. It was a busy morning - a lot of things to cover for orientation. I believe we’ll be orientating the rest of the week during our first class.
I gave out their uniforms, and after the first class, they all tried them on. Then we went outside to take pictures. Soon people were coming from everywhere with their cameras to take pictures of the class. Consequently, we were a bit late starting the next class, but that was okay. It doesn’t happen every day. The kids had brought their lunch today, and we had one class after lunch. We have an “after lunch” class four days a week, but the students decided that they would rather just do all the classes one right after the other and then eat when they go home. That way they won’t have to fix a lunch to bring. If they want, they can bring snacks. Since they had already brought lunch today, we went ahead and ate lunch at 12:30 and then had their last class.
After they finished their clean-up jobs, we had our nap. I was really tired by then, too, and slept a good hour. Then I finished grading math papers before making biscuits to go with our leftover soup for supper. There was only enough soup left for one helping each. The biscuits tasted extra good tonight.
After supper, I looked over tomorrow’s lessons, rewashed the chalkboard, and wrote a few things on the chalkboard for math class. Then I played the keyboard until Daddy turned on the generator at 7:00.
“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” Luke 6:26