September 7. We went to bed early last night so I woke up before 5:45 this morning. The Lord sent us several little showers. Then the sun came out, and the Lord put His bow in the western sky.
Made pancakes for Daddy’s breakfast as usual, but decided to make raisin pecan muffins for myself this time. My breakfast was in the oven while I was fixing Daddy’s pancakes so I was able to eat a little earlier this Sunday than I usually do. After breakfast, Daddy collated the students’ new Bible lessons for me. I set the computer up to send the e-mails I had written last night, and then did some walking and praying while they were sending. Put the new Bible lessons into the students’ folders too. After the e-mails had all taken off, Daddy turned on the generator, and we made up a shopping list to send to Melanie. Then I worked on the next Bible school lesson until lotu time.
Matthew preached this morning on “Knowing the Will of God” talking about some things that need to be cleaned out of our lives first.
This afternoon, I wrote several e-mails and then spent more time reorganizing the next Bible school lesson into outline form.
After supper, I relaxed at the keyboard for a while.
“3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” I Peter 1:3-5
September 8. Amanda’s mother, Auno, passed away the night before last after being sick for a while. Soram bought a casket for her body, and SIL brought it in today. Perhaps through this there will be opportunity to talk with Amanda about her need of Christ; also with other members of the family.
I was thankful to have some time to work on the next Bible school lesson before school this morning. Have it nearly finished now, and hope to get it finished this evening. Wilson is here for Bible school, and we are thankful that he came this week.
Have been reading the story of Jonathan Goforth whenever I have a few spare minutes. How I would love to translate some of these stories for the Owena people! For the most part, they are too wrapped up in themselves and their own individual petty problems. They need a stirring vision for the lost world.*
“6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious….” I Peter 2:6,7a
*And do not we, as American Christians, need that stirring vision also?