September 18. Today was very cool and cloudy. It was a nice restful day after many busy weeks. We did laundry and hung it outside. We were thankful that almost everything got dry by noon even though there wasn’t any sunshine. I transferred the last couple weeks’ pictures into the computer and spent a couple hours editing them. Also spent a little time working on an afghan for Jaydine’s baby.
The last youth meeting was this morning since their time was taken by the ladies yesterday evening. Daddy said about 13 of the youth came to the altar to pray at the invitation. Praise the Lord for working in their hearts too. The baptism also took place this morning. Praise the Lord that the pool had filled up enough over night!
People were up at Matthew’s house making the mumu (special feast cooked over hot stones under the ground) for today’s get-together. Before our nap, they started dividing out the food, but we knew we would still have plenty of time for a nap. After nap they were still dividing out the food, but soon they brought it into the meeting room where we would eat together. Daddy and I went out and sat with the people. It took them about two more hours to get the food all portioned out to the families. People ate some and took some home. About 5:30 everyone was gone, and we went and had our supper.
This evening, I worked another couple hours on the pictures, and finally finished. I still need to resize them all. And then there are more pictures that were taken today which I will need to get into the picture file some time or other.
“And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.” Acts 8:25
September 19. I was up at 5:30 this morning. Had been tossing and turning for over an hour; and since it was already getting light out, I decided to go ahead and start my day. Made a pan of muffins, and made three pancakes with the dough that didn’t fit in the muffin pan. Had those three pancakes for my breakfast.
People were here early for lotu. Mike taught more on the roles of the husband and wife, touching on the wife’s responsibility to submit to her husband. The Lord used Mike’s teaching to complement what the ladies had been taught on Thursday evening.
After lotu, the church people cleaned up the grounds. I was thankful to have some time to sit down and get a ministry update written. It is late this month. When that was done, Daddy and I went for a walk. It was a blessing to get out for some outdoor exercise. When we came back, I relaxed in the recliner and crocheted a few rows on the baby blanket.
This afternoon, I washed my hair, and Daddy and I went through some of our personal things and got one suitcase packed for shipping back to the states. Then Thomas came with the videos he had taken of the final school events and the special meetings. I put copies in the Acer of the ones I wanted, but we couldn’t get any sound, and the videos were very tiny. When we enlarged them, they were blurry. He’s going to see if John will transfer them to his computer and then copy them for me on a flash drive. Don’t know if that will make a difference or not, but we’ll try.
Thomas left, and I was getting supper on when Yerontse family came to talk with Daddy. Matthew and David must have seen them come in because they came and sat with Daddy as well. They discussed when the land owners could come and choose something they want in exchange for our using their land and also what people are part of the land owner group so we’ll know who should get things. Nobody seems to be really sure exactly which ones are the land owners. Originally Yerontse’s ancestors owned this land, but later it was decided that land areas would belong to whoever made gardens and houses on it first. So it’s really a big mixed up situation.
I finally started eating my supper while Daddy was talking so I could get right at the dishes as soon as supper was over.
“26And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go…. 27And he arose and went….” Acts 8:26,27 (Prompt obedience!)