March 20. Praise the Lord for another nice day. A lot of clouds this afternoon, but no rain.
The school morning started out as quite an emotional time. I prayed and then talked with the students, sharing what had caused me such heaviness of spirit yesterday. We had a time of crying together and saying sorry to one another. The highlight of the morning was Sunny’s hug and her words “I love you” which, of course, were returned to her in much joy and sincerity. Those are words I never expected to hear from any of these people in a culture where love has never been something that is expressed. After that we practiced singing “Until Then.” It was a very appropriate song for the morning. The students have learned it well, and hope to sing it Sunday morning in church.
After a short break, we had science class. The new lesson has to do with stars, and it had a little section about telescopes. So I got out Daddy’s little telescope so they could see it. Daddy helped them to set it up and know how to use it. They went out on the front porch to see what they could see through it, and enjoyed very much being able to do that.
After recess, we played a math game, and then they did a challenge math page since they had all finished their lessons for the week. I gave them extra time to finish the challenge page. Our last class was a spelling quiz and reading more of the book we had started last week.
By then I was pretty tired. Was thankful for a pretty good nap after lunch. Later in the afternoon, Bonita came and prepared some veggies for me. We didn’t need them for supper, but I got them all cooked up to use for making soup tomorrow. We had the rest of the rice and beef stir fry for supper.
While Daddy was teaching Bible school this evening, Sunny came and practiced her typing. Then she did the dishes for me which was a great blessing.
“44And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures….” Luke 24,:44,45
March 21. It was a very warm night and warm this morning when we got up. And that was early to do the laundry. When the laundry was done, I sat in the recliner and prayed (had read my Bible while I was eating breakfast). Sleepiness overtook me, and I dozed for a while in the recliner before going to lotu.
Matthew did the teaching this morning, continuing with the will of God.
After lotu, Daddy and I hung out the clothes. Afterward, I tried to send the e-mails I wrote yesterday evening, but there was too much coming in so they would not send. Daddy tried sending them later, but they still didn’t want to go anywhere. He finally was able to send them this afternoon while we were eating supper.
Following the unsuccessful attempt to send e-mails, I finished up this coming week’s lesson plans. Then Daddy and I went for a walk. It was nice to get out for a little walk again. Hadn’t been able to do that for a while.
Shortly after our walk, I started making the soup for dinner. I was thankful for a pretty good nap today. The weather was very warm, and I didn’t know how well I would rest; but the air seemed to start cooling down after we lay down. After a while the skies all clouded over, and there was a lot of thunder, but still no rain. Although we have had so much damp, cloudy weather, we have had very little rain, and the ground is starting to get parched and cracked.
After nap, I washed my hair, recorded our income and expenditures for the past couple months so I can get the income report up-to-date, cut Daddy’s hair, practiced keyboard, and fixed supper.
“46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48And ye are witnesses of these things.” Luke 24:46-48