May 23. The Lord gave us another dry day, although there were more clouds today.
Lotu didn’t start until almost 7:30 this morning. Mike taught more on love from I Corinthians 13. Matthew also had him lead the singing before the preaching and take the prayer requests afterward.
After lotu, Bonita came and helped with some work. First she peeled and cut up a pumpkin which I cooked this evening for supper. Then she cleaned everything out of the kitchen cupboards, brushed all the dirt and bugs out, and then scrubbed them. She also scrubbed the outside of the cupboard doors. Then she swept and mopped the floor. I was really grateful for her help. Those jobs are too hard for us to do ourselves.
While she was working, I wrote a few e-mails. Then Daddy sent them out while I gathered up the trash to be burned, cut up a small popo, and then got lunch on.
How nice it was to get an early nap and a longer nap! This afternoon, I washed my hair and then finished making the pasteovers for the lessons in the next math chapter. There were a lot of pasteovers this time, and there will be a lot of new things for the students to learn.
Then I put a pot of rice and soup beans on to cook for supper. While that was cooking, I cleaned the bathroom. There was still a little time left after that to practice keyboard.
Played keyboard some more after supper, and now it is time to do dishes.
“9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:9-11
May 24. Partly sunny and partly cloudy today with a little rain this afternoon. Raining pretty good this evening.
I was thankful for a pretty good sleep last night even though the rat (or rats) was having a fling. I just wasn’t very happy about having a rat brush across the back of my foot when I was at the sink washing my hands in the wee hours of the morning. Then about an hour before time to get up, I heard chew, chew, chew, clang, chew, chew, chew, clang. Sounded like the rat was in the office up in the ceiling between the silver paper and the roof, chewing on the silver paper, intending to make a nest, I suppose. As he pulled off pieces of silver paper, his head would clang against the tin roof, I imagined. That’s what it sounded like anyway.
Just made a few pancakes this morning since Daddy is going to try to get to town tomorrow. Thus I was able to eat breakfast and have quiet time about an hour earlier than I usually do on Sunday morning. Spent about two hours this morning cutting all the pasteovers for the next math chapter, photocopying the lessons for the three students, and then punching holes in them and putting them in their notebooks. Was hoping Graham and Sunny would be here this evening to glue pasteovers into the books of all the other students, but they didn’t come. There are lots of pasteovers so will save them for tomorrow night, except for one that’s needed for tomorrow’s lesson.
Had just about no energy today and was hurting all over. Was hurting most of the day yesterday too. Daddy said he was hurting all over today, too, but both of us are starting to feel better now that the rain has come. My eyes have been hurting too from all the smoke from all the fires around during the dry time.
In lotu this morning, Matthew did a review of the lessons on the family, lessons that he had been teaching in the homes on Saturday evening. In the afternoon, he preached on Ephesians 2:1-3, talking about the old man. Afterward everyone went down to see David’s mother and have a little lotu with her. She has been quite sick again with a bad cold.
After lotu, I looked over tomorrow’s lessons and wrote a few things on the chalkboard. After that I played keyboard and then started making up a test for Bible class. Finished that and printed it out after supper. Then did the dishes.
“18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.” John 15:18-21