August 6. The Lord gave us another very cool day, with some periods of sunshine, but mostly clouds. We did let the fire go out this afternoon. It is pretty chilly this evening so we are bundled up warm. But it is not raining.
After breakfast and quiet time, I did a little walking. Then I cut out the multiplication keys to give the students later this week when we start learning the multiplication tables.
Then it was back to school, the first day of the third term. Everyone was here on time, except for Dallas. And everyone except Bonita remembered to bring their report cards. But Bonita didn’t have far to go to get hers since she just lives “next door.”
I gave a number of toksaves in Bible class, and then we started the new lesson. In English class, I gave out their new workbooks for this term. Then they started learning cursive “a.” Then we reviewed short vowels and some spelling words with short vowels. Last of all we read the first lesson in the new reader, and I asked them questions from the lesson which they were required to answer with a full sentence.
After recess, we had math class and started learning the 15,9,6 triplet. And finally we started our new class — science. I believe that Dallas will fit in well.
Daddy called NTM and MAF this morning, but neither of them have any flights available for next week (at this point) so don’t know if he will get to town next week or not. He may have to wait another week.
This afternoon, I graded the students’ math workbooks and extra worksheets. Then I got everything ready for tomorrow’s classes before trying to finish up the next soul-winning lesson. I finished that up after supper, and then went back through it to proofread and find where to put blanks for the students to fill in. When the generator is on again, I will print out a copy for Daddy to proofread.
“18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” I Peter 1:18-21
August 7. It is going on 8:00 p.m. already. I just finished getting gift bags together for Graham and Bethuel. Graham’s birthday is tomorrow and Bethuel’s on Thursday, but we will celebrate them both on Thursday. Tomorrow will be too busy.
The Lord has given us another cold, damp, drizzly day. After breakfast, quiet time, and walking this morning, I wrote a couple e-mails requesting prayer for sunshine and for a flight for Daddy to go to town next Monday.
We started school in here by the fire this morning. I was thankful to be in where it was warm. That gave the school room a little more time to warm up before we went back out there. After Bible class, we moved back out for English class. There would not have been enough room in here for all the students plus the four fathers. And we also had a lot of work to do on the chalkboard. Today they learned three different ways to write the long “a” sound — a-e, ai, and ay. Don’t know how much sunk in, but they will have more practice on that in the next few days. We also practiced writing more cursive “a’s” and then went on to “b.” Will practice more on that tomorrow. Learned a few new spelling words with each of the long “a” spellings.
We finished up the morning with math class. Had egg salad sandwiches for lunch. After nap, I graded papers and recorded grades. Then got everything ready for tomorrow.
Daddy cut up the rest of the pumpkin, and I cooked that up for supper. I also cooked a couple of the ears of corn that Miriam had brought the other night, and made spaghetti.
After supper, while I was cleaning up the kitchen and about ready to do dishes, Betty Gibson came, wanting to get saved. I was so thankful for the privilege of showing her the way of salvation, and rejoice that she received Christ this evening. She will give her testimony on Sunday morning, and we will need to make a date for baptism. We will need warm weather for the baptism so we keep praying. The Lord was so gracious to answer prayer. I have been praying each morning for the Lord to send someone else who will want to get saved.
After she left, I did the dishes. My dress got a soap bath, too. The bottle of detergent burst at one of the seams and went shooting out, all down the front of my dress. After dishes, I had my bath, and then got the birthday gift bags together. Now it is about time for evening snack.
Matthew came by for some lessons to teach at the school. They have asked him to teach RI class to the first and second graders. So he is going to teach the chronological lessons. Praise the Lord for this open door of opportunity. He was going to take Amos to help him, he said.
“23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.... 25But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” I Peter 1:23,25