August 9. Connie's (our youngest) 40th birthday. My, how fast the years have flown! It was a blessing to talk with them both today, even though there wasn’t a whole lot to say. We had just sent them a couple e-mails with the events and adventures of the past couple days and this past week.
The Lord gave us a lovely day today. And I thank Him for better rest last night. Didn’t get up until about 6:20 this morning.
Mike wasn’t here this morning so Matthew did the teaching in lotu.
After lotu, I worked on the phonics pies and finally finished them up before dinner. About 10:00, we called Christy and Connie. After that, Daddy put a coat of the new chalkboard paint on the chalkboard. This can is oil base and not water base so hopefully it will work better. The smell was quite powerful, however. I was thankful it was a nice day so we could open all the windows.
When he finished painting and cleaning up the paint stuff, we went for a little walk. I was surprised that I was able to make it all the way to the top of the airstrip as it had been a while since I’d been out walking. We looked at the remains of the plane that are sitting there waiting to be flown out to town next week. The Owena men had built a fence around it to keep people away.
When we got back to the house, it was time to warm up dinner. Then time for nap. Had a hard time sleeping because of the strong smell from the chalkboard paint so it wasn’t a very restful nap. After nap, I wrote seven e-mails and got those ready to send off this evening. Then I started making tortillas for my supper.
After supper, we sent the e-mails. A couple of them were pretty big so it took about 45 minutes or so to send them all.
Matthew came this afternoon and asked Daddy to preach tomorrow.
“6Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: 7And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.” Exodus 6:6-8
August 10. The Lord gave us a sunny morning and a rainy afternoon.
Slept in a little bit again this morning. Then got up and made Sunday pancakes. After breakfast and quiet time, I worked on the July progress report. Then it was time for lotu.
Before lotu started, Daddy was talking with Matthew and David. Matthew did not have outreach this morning, but was busy helping Amos talk with Bonita.
Daddy preached the morning meeting, sharing with the church the work and responsibilities of the pastors. This was a message he had prepared for the ordination service in January, but there was never time to give the message.
Later in the afternoon, I washed my hair, got carrots and broccoli ready to be cooked for supper, and then wrote an e-mail to Pastor Ogle. Then I went and made spaghetti for our main dish.
“14That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” I Timothy 6:14-16