This morning, Vinet came well before 7:00. We were thankful she did, as people started knocking on the door right after she came. There was a constant stream of traffic all day. Maura came about a half hour later. The two of them cleaned the flower garden as well as looking after the door.
Daddy and I did get to check one chapter of Acts. Praise the Lord for His help with that. He worked most of the day in the schoolroom. Toni worked for a while. Tomas worked a good part of the day. And Wan worked some. They got the rest of the doors put on the cupboard. Daddy got the boards cut for the door frame, and Toni got the undercoat on them as well as on the cupboard. In the afternoon Tomas put a coat of enamel paint on the cupboard and door frame as well as putting undercoat on the window frames that Daddy and Wan built.
I worked on all kinds of things—trying to get the house better organized since coming back from town; going through papers; putting up nails in the tall classroom cupboard to hang the broom, dust pan, and whistle; making a large copy of Sáhmu 111:10 to sing and learn; finished outline of Acts 17; and so forth.
Just before nap time, Sakias came and registered Ephraim for school. And just before supper, Matyu came and registered Sosthenes for school. So now we have 11 students registered—7 boys and 4 girls. Awapi came to see about registering his daughter, who is presently in a community school at Aziana, but she is almost 16 so wasn’t eligible. Epekio came today too, around the same time as Matyu. She is doing much better, praise the Lord. Still working on gaining back her strength. It was good to see her and to see her beginning to be more like her happy self again.
Serah came at 9:00 this morning—did dishes, folded clothes, sorted plastic bags, swept floors. I was thankful for her help.
“ Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” Psalm 25:8-14
March 26. All of Matyu’s group (except Jonaten who is suffering somewhat with the same debilitating disease as Serah) were here to work on translation last night. Three of Daniel’s group were here—Daniel, Ben, and Wan. After working a while, they talked about future work. Since I won’t be helping, one group will check one night, and Daddy will help. The other group will check a different night. On other nights they will translate. And they are going to try to come more often to translate.
It was very warm last night. I was awake for quite a while during the night, singing over and over and over the tokples verse Psalm 111:10. And I have been singing it in my head all day. Raining this evening. Matyu and Jevin are here working on translation.
Vinet and Maura cleaned shoes this morning as well as watching the door.
Daddy and I did manage to check Acts 6 today—just a short chapter, but we were thankful to have accomplished a little bit there.
Susan came and brought K80 more toward Jonas’s school fees. Matyu came this afternoon and paid off the rest of his. All those who have paid in full have paid for half a year.
The only thing I had for Serah to do today was dishes. And sweep. Just before she left, Daddy and I started working in the schoolroom. Tomas and Wan didn’t come until much later in the morning. Tomas put a second coat of enamel paint on the cupboards, and a first coat on the window frames. Daddy worked on getting the door ready to put up. Got hinges on it, and marked the spot for the door knob. Wan cut out the doorknob hole and did a good job. Then Daddy discovered he had marked it in too far so the latch piece was too short. So Wan went to the haus sik and checked in their stuff for a longer one and traded the short one for the longer one. They should be able to finish getting the door up tomorrow, Lord willing.
This afternoon, Mailin, Lilian, and Tania came, and we talked about school. Showed them a variety of things in general, and we discussed the Bible class setup. I also showed them the math material. We talked about who would lead the national anthem and the pledge. And they decided who would take what parts for the little drama for Bible class. We will meet again Monday or Tuesday and discuss tokples and English. I didn’t have any material printed out for them yet in those two classes.
Before supper, I worked on getting corrections from translation checking into the computer. And after supper, I did a bunch of printing.
“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” Psalm 86:5
“ For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.” Psalm 86:10-13
“But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15