May 24. Very warm and humid today. Doors and windows are still open at 7:00 this evening.
Woke up about 5:45 this morning. It was already getting light out. Daddy didn’t get up and make a fire because we were short on firewood. None of the young people would be able to chop wood today because they were hired by Kelly to go to Tainaraba and carry coffee back to Owena. Kelly buys the coffee from the Tainaraba people. So we didn’t know if anyone would be around to cut firewood. However, the Lord sent George around later in the morning, and he wanted to chop firewood. He is a fast worker and does a good job so we were thankful that he came.
After we got up, we went out and hung the clothes I had washed yesterday evening. Then we had our breakfast, and then it was time for lotu. Mike continued his lesson on “children” that he started a couple weeks ago. Last time he preached on Mark 10:13,14, and today he preached on verse 15, talking about how we need to become like little children in order to enter the kingdom of God.
I worked on lesson plans for a while. Then Daddy and I went for a little walk. It was a beautiful morning for walking. David’s mother was out there and wanted some soap. We asked her to wait until we got back so she sat in the sunshine and waited. When we got back, I fixed her a bag with soap, Maggi noodles, salt, cooking oil, matches, and some biscuits. She was happy to get them. She is staying now with Sakias, one of her close relatives.
After working a little more on lesson plans, I sorted and washed the greens that Mora brought; also cut up the rest of the chicken fillet into small pieces, browned it with some onions, added some seaweed, herbs and spices, and lots of water so we could have chicken noodle soup. When the chicken was well done, I added the leftover carrots, spaghetti noodles, white sauce, and a can of peas. While I was fixing dinner, Daddy went out and brought in the clothes. We enjoyed our dinner. I finished the lesson plans. Then we enjoyed our nap.
My eyes were really itching and hurting this morning. And then I remembered that we had a box of golden seal tea bags that had never been opened. I really needed something to soothe my eyes. Soaked two tea bags just before nap and put them on my eyes when I lay down. Praise the Lord, it really helped a lot.
After nap, I heated water and washed my hair. Then I got journal notes ready for C&C and started on an e-mail. A little after 4:30, I went to the kitchen to make cookies and get supper. After we ate, I got the kitchen cleaned up and did dishes. While I was doing dishes, Daddy swept the floor. Now I am happy to be sitting down.
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Revelation 4:11
May 25. It has been a long, trying day, but we praise the Lord for working in hearts and for His faithfulness and forgiveness.
It was very warm last night when we went to bed, and we expected rain today. Woke up this morning to mostly clear skies, however, and thought we would soon see some sunshine. But the clouds started building up, there were short periods of rain throughout the day, and we never did see the sunshine. It is raining this evening and is getting a bit chilly.
Fixed our pancake breakfast. Ate breakfast and had quiet time. Wrote and sent a couple e-mails. Printed out the next soul-winning lesson for Daddy to proofread. Lotu time came around, but no one was here. Shut down the computer and got ready for when they would come. People were pretty late - close to 10:30 before we got started. Some people didn’t come until REALLY late.
The song time was shortened since people were late. Matthew preached a good message on giving, from II Corinthians 9:7-15. In the afternoon, he preached one of the discipleship lessons, covering one of the evidences of a changed life. In between meetings, we had our lunch and a short nap.
Matthew had called for a meeting to follow the afternoon meeting so he could meet with all the youth and their parents.
“2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof…. 9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. 11And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” Revelation 5:2-5,9-12