January 23. Last night, Bible school resumed, but Daddy did not teach. He does not have much voice yet and has bad coughing spasms. So he asked David to do the teaching. David was happy to do that.
I did some scanning and printing for school and wrote e-mails to acknowledge supporters. But we couldn’t send them. The weather was too foggy.
A little after 7:00 p.m. now. Raining. Although we have had clouds and clouds and more clouds for over a week, there has been hardly any rain. It has been raining now for several hours, and was really pouring down for a while there. It was another day for keeping the fire going.
Daddy slept in a bit this morning. I guess he is getting pretty worn out with his bad cough. I got up and got the hot rice started for breakfast. Daddy took care of starting the fire after he got up.
Later in the morning, after the fog lifted, he sent the e-mails that were written last night, and a few e-mails were received.
This afternoon, there was math work to grade and quite a few things to do to get ready for school tomorrow. Penina came to ask if she could come to school.
After supper and dishes, I started looking for more books and getting other things together in preparation for school for Tania and Penina.
David will be teaching Bible school again this evening.
“10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” I Thessalonians 5:10,11
January 24. A busy Friday, and another day for all-day fire. This is the ninth or tenth day of cloudy weather and almost no sun.
Last night was flying ant night. Flying ants everywhere - all over the tables, floors, counter tops. In the sinks and bathtub. One of those great big moths came in the house too. I found it in the bathroom and didn’t really want it bugging me there so I took it out to the meeting room. The men didn’t see it until later; and when they did see it, they said it looked like a bat. Daddy tried to get them to take it outside, but they were afraid to touch it. That struck me rather funny. The moth came back into the house during the night, and was in the kitchen this morning. After Bible class this morning, I picked it up and asked one of the students to open the door so I could put it outside. They wanted it so Phinehas took it. They called it a butterfly, not a bat. I wonder why they weren’t afraid of it. It was a novelty to them, though, so they wanted to show it off. I guess the moths don’t go into their houses because they don’t have lights.
Penina did come and visit our class today. She seemed to enjoy herself, but I think it will take a while for her to catch on to how we do things.
All the students did well reciting their dialogue this morning. They had brought their lunches so ate while we were eating. Then we had English class in the afternoon.
Daddy went on to nap; and after school, Graham, Bethuel, and Dallas cut and chopped firewood, and Sunny and Bonita prepared some vegetables for me to make soup this evening. It started raining and was cold so the boys didn’t cut much today. They are wanting to cut more tomorrow.
When the girls left, I went for my nap (about 3:00). Got up about 4:00. Washed my hair, made oatmeal cookies, put the soup on to cook and added the finishing touches. Ate supper, did dishes, sorted out the clothes, and now am doing laundry again.
David is teaching Bible school for Daddy again this evening.
“For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty!” Zechariah 9:17a