May 1. A new month. When we got up this morning, the sky was pretty blue and pink, and we thought it might be another day like yesterday. But clouds came and went throughout the day although there has been no rain yet.
I was thankful to be feeling a wee bit better today. Still have a ways to go though. Ate a little bit more today, but was still very tired and slept 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours at nap time.
The kids did really well singing “Yield Not to Temptation” this morning so maybe they will sing it during the special meetings next week. We will practice a couple other songs as well – some they already know. There isn’t time to learn any new ones.
Most of them did quite well in their math test this morning. I was very pleased with how well Steve and Peninnah did as they had had a hard time throughout the chapter. They did better than some of the others who usually get a good grade. I felt sorry for Esau. He studied and tried hard, but he gets so mixed up. He did well on the fractions, but still got fouled up on multiplication and division.
Please pray that the Lord will help Esau understand math.
After nap this afternoon, I just had time for grading their English lessons before time to warm up supper.
“27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30I and my Father are one.” John 10:27-30
May 2. Many of my hours today were spent sleeping, a good remedy for getting better. My stomach hasn’t felt quite so sick today, but I was very tired. At 3:00 a.m., I was awakened by “chew, chew, chew.” What was that rat into now? Got up and shone the flashlight into the guest room where the school sales items are. Saw the rat jump off the bed and take off somewhere. Rat-proofed all the boxes of food and then went back to bed, but it was a long time before I got back to sleep. Slept in late this morning - until about 6:20. In the morning, we took a look to see what the rat was chewing on – chocolate! The chocolate wafers that the school is selling. We have never had a rat before that went crazy over chocolate.
Napped after breakfast until time to wash clothes. We hurried and washed clothes and hung them out so we would be ready in time to call Christy and Connie. I was happy to hear their voices but was too tired to think of much to say. After we said good-bye, I got an Emergen-C drink and a snack, cut up some pasteovers for the new math lessons coming up, and then went for another nap until lunch time.
Matthew did the teaching in lotu this morning. He talked more on God wanting us to know His will, and that we CAN know His will, using Ephesians 5:17 as his text.
Had a long nap again after lunch. Then I washed my hair before working on journal notes for Christy and Connie, making corrections in the next Bible school lesson, and setting up the students’ copy. Then I went to fix soup for supper and found that most of the potatoes were rotten. Threw out all the rotten ones, and cooked up what was left, along with some onion and some corn I had cut off the cob. Chicken and other veggies were already cooked and in the fridge to add to the pot for our supper soup.
Matthew is meeting in a home in Marivo this evening, and the youth go to help sing. We didn’t know that until this morning when I was talking with Dallas after lotu. So I asked Graham and Sunny if they didn’t want to go. Of course they did. So they were excused from their work for this evening. They will come grade papers tomorrow evening since there is no more soul-winning class. I’m not sure when ladies’ meetings will start.
“25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:25,26