September 3. Here it is after 8:30 already. It has been a long, busy day. After breakfast, quiet time, and walking, Daddy turned on the generator, and I got an e-mail sent off to Christy and Connie. Copied some more of the math test into a file for Sunny. However, this afternoon, I discovered that I have a test booklet to go with her math book so I don’t need to print a copy. I just need to erase the work that was done by the person who had the book before. I’m glad it was done in pencil.
Soon it was time for school to start. We divided into teams and quizzed on the questions from last week’s Bible lesson. Then they took the test. Most of them got 100 on the test. After a short break, we came back for English class. Some of the kids had a fairly long recess as others were a lot slower getting their worksheet done. It was already 11:00 before we started math class. After that, they broke up into small groups again to study for their science test. They studied about a half hour and then went home. I was thankful to have gotten all their papers and math workbooks corrected during class time today.
I put dinner on to warm and went back and forth a couple times to check on Sunny who was finishing up her math. After dinner, Aromata came to buy yarn. Her father (Barnabas) had brought firewood and gave her some money for yarn. They were here for lotu yesterday and she wanted to get it yesterday, but we don’t let people come and do business on Sundays.
I had about a half hour nap and then was awakened by the voice of an elderly man who had come with a piece of firewood. He coughed several times, called out for Daddy, knocked on the door. Daddy didn’t wake up, but I knew I wouldn’t go back to sleep so I got up and talked to the man. He had brought the firewood so he could get some salt, soap, and matches. Then he had money that he wanted to buy yarn with. I told him he couldn’t buy it, but that I would give him some. So I went and picked out five colors and gave him those. He was grateful and didn’t seem to care what colors they were.
After that, I recorded grades and got things ready for school tomorrow. When Daddy got up, he got out the grinder and ground the rest of the corn for me. Later he will grind some rice. It was nice and sunny out, and the wind had died down, so I gathered up all the trash and took it out to burn it. I tried to walk around a bit, but it was too hot and muggy. I didn’t want to get too tired out because it would soon be time to start making cookies. When I came in, I read the mail that came in the package that Daddy brought home from town a week and a half ago. There were a couple letters that came in our box too. A little after 4:00, I went to the kitchen to make peanut butter cookies. Daddy was getting ready to shave and wash. There were a number of knocks on the door while I was trying to make cookies so the cookies didn’t get done very quickly. By the time I put the first batch in the oven, it was time to start getting supper on.
I waited until all the cookies were done and everything was cleaned up and ready to be washed before I started dishes. I was just about to get started, when there were more knocks on the door. Daddy was getting ready to go down and start the generator. One of those who knocked on the door was Maura. She was concerned about her salvation and said that the things she has been learning in soul-winning class have shown her that she has never been truly saved. She wanted to get that settled tonight, and she did. Praise the Lord! So Sunday she will give her testimony and get baptized in the afternoon along with Betty.
It was after 7:00 when Maura left. I finally got to do the dishes but was glad I wasn’t in the middle of doing them when Maura came. While I was doing dishes, I put water on to heat for my bath and had my bath right away after the dishes were done. Then I got my snack, and now here I am at the computer. I had to prepare and print out some pages for the spelling test tomorrow before writing in my journal. Got that done, and got the pages cut in half as the test is just on half a page.
“1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” I John 3:1-3
September 4. It has been a very warm, muggy day. It looked and felt like we would get a big storm, but we only got a few drops of rain. It seems like the weather is changing now to rainy season temperatures, although the weather has been mostly dry. We still get a good amount of clouds.
Everybody did well on their English test today, except for Phinehas who is still having a bit of a hard time catching up with the rest of the class. He is starting to get his work done a little faster, but needs to do better yet.
Daddy is still having some digestive issues, but we can’t seem to put a finger on the source of the problem.
“7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” I John 3:7-9