October 29. Praise the Lord for .7 inch rain last night.
Manila was ready for school at 7:30 this morning. So we got an early start. Finished up the story of God’s calling of Moses. Then he colored a picture by number — Moses and the snake that appeared when the Lord told him to throw his rod on the ground.
In Owena class, I had him use letter tiles to spell the words that were called. He was very slow, but got them all right.
I was thankful to be able to get almost everything ready for Monday’s school classes so can be free to do other things this weekend.
“16But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. 17Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.” Psalm 59:16,17
October 30. Worked until almost 10:00 at the computer last night. Then washed up and went to bed. It was about 10:30 when we got to bed. Another .1” rain last night. Have been hearing some sprinkles on the roof this evening.
Was so thankful to be able to do laundry this morning. It took a while longer as there was a week’s worth of laundry to do. Didn’t get to do the bed sheet this week, but did wash the pillow cases. Also won’t get to have our Saturday night bath this week. Boo hoo!
Bensamin came by during laundry time to get his mobile that he had sent to be charged yesterday. Daddy talked to him for a while.
Worked on preparing greens while the clothes were washing, and finished preparing them and then put them on to cook after hanging out the clothes. It got quite hot outside while I was hanging clothes. Took a long time to hang up a week’s worth of clothes. Managed to squeeze them all onto the clotheslines. Had to go in and get some more clothespins.
After getting the greens on to cook, I had a snack. Then Daddy and I talked about what we should say to people who may come with a decision to do right and seek to see a solid Bible-based church established here. Then I went and fixed a stew for dinner and got that on to cook.
After dinner, I went out and took clothes down while Lew went and carried more water. We are so thankful that the Lord is providing water for us.
Had a good long nap. It was so hot when we lay down that it took a while to get to sleep. After nap, we read the Bible and prayed. Had a little snack. Tried to walk around the schoolroom, but my legs were really tired after being on my feet most of the morning. Came back and sat down for a bit. It was still too hot to work in the kitchen or clean the bathroom. Decided to go ahead and play the keyboard. After that, I started making cookies for Daddy, and a few for Bosip and the other guy that carried water the other day. Wanted to make myself some crackers, too, but never got to those. I was too tired by the time the cookies were ready, and it was already time to fix supper too.
After supper, Erisa came by to visit a while. After Erisa left, I did the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen. Never did get the bathroom cleaned.
Am very tired this evening so maybe will go to bed early tonight.
“To those who seek Him He is kind; but to those who find Him, beyond expression is He dear!”—Morning and Evening
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“Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.” Psalm 60:4
October 31. No measurable rain last night. After fixing breakfast, eating, reading Bible, and walking and praying, I worked on October’s progress report until time to talk with Christy and Connie. I realized last night that I hadn’t even started the progress report for October. Am glad I have a journal to look back at and refresh my memory.
It was a blessing to talk with Christy and Connie. We are so grateful for their prayers. After that I made the bed and then got ready for lotu. It was a somewhat hard morning. Daddy finished up the teaching on Independent Baptist. After the second lotu, he left the people with the challenge — do you really want to be Independent Baptist? Do you really want to be obedient to God’s Word? If so, please go home and think it over and pray about it. Then come to us individually and let us know if you really desire to follow the Lord.
We came home and had dinner. It was already 2:00. Had our nap. After nap, I did more walking, praying, and school planning (in my head). Then I played the keyboard for a little while, while waiting for water to get hot to wash my hair. During that time, Devit came to let us know that he and his family had already decided that they want to follow God’s Word, no matter what others do. He said people stayed at church and talked for about an hour after we came home.
I got my hair washed. Made some crackers. Made some lemon pudding for supper, but put too much lemon in it so it was a bit hard to eat. We had just sat down for supper when Maraqorena came. He wanted kerosene, but also said that he wants to follow God’s way and be a true Independent Baptist. We have noticed that he is alert and listens during the meetings, and answers correctly questions Daddy asks. We were very pleased that he came.
He left, and Luke came. Praise the Lord! Lately I have noticed that he has really been taking hold of the things Daddy has been teaching on Wednesday mornings, and has been getting up afterward and repeating in tokples the things that Daddy has been preaching. Daddy has just been preaching in Pidgin on Wednesdays, as there are usually almost all Pidgin speakers there. If there are those who don’t know Pidgin, an individual interprets for them by their side. We are so thankful that the Lord has helped us to be patient with Luke and continue to pray for him and seek to help him get going in the right direction.
After supper, Matyu came. Praise the Lord for bringing Matyu around. He wants to follow the Lord and serve the Lord. He has also seen God’s hand in his own life and his family’s, protecting and preserving and preparing them for the Lord’s work. Daddy made sure these men realize that they may face persecution from those who don’t want to do right. He asked each one if they are ready to stand up and do right anyway.
Jevin has just come as well. Thank you, Lord.
How thankful we are that God is answering prayer and giving us some men who want to be obedient to God’s word!
“Follow Jesus into the wilderness: bear the cross with Him when the heat of persecution grows hot. He owned thee, O my soul, in thy poverty and shame—never be so treacherous as to be ashamed of Him. O for more shame at the thought of being ashamed of my best Beloved! Jesus, my soul cleaveth to Thee.”—Morning and Evening
“2From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” Psalm 61:2,3