October 2. A warm night last night. It only got down to 59.5º. So again I did not start the fire this morning. Didn’t have time to look after it anyway. By the time I had my breakfast and quiet time and talked to Daddy, it was time for lotu. Hardly any sunshine today, although it was quite muggy and warm. Late this afternoon, the Lord sent rain, and it has been rainy and cooler this evening.
There were quite a few people here this morning and they came fairly early. Amos did well in his teaching. There were lots of prayer requests. Amos said the Lord did a work in his heart while he was there.
After lotu, it was back to school. Looks like we’ll need a lot more review in math to get some of them back on track in some areas. It was 12:30 when school finished. I warmed up my lunch, graded their English lessons, and recorded today’s grades before having nap.
After nap, I worked on finding music and playing and checking more songs. I went to the kitchen about 5:15 to get supper; but it was 5:45 before I got to eat because people came to the door.
After supper, I made changes in songs in the song files.
“13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14Let all your things be done with charity.” I Corinthians 16:13,14
October 3. Lots of rain last night. So I did start the fire this morning. Even though it was just as warm as yesterday morning, it was damper so felt chillier. More rain again late this afternoon, but it is not raining now.
Last night after bath, I got busy working on spoken English lessons and never thought of looking at the time. When I finally did, it was 10:15. So I hurried and shut down the computer, got my teeth brushed, and went to bed. I overslept a little bit this morning.
Quickly threw together a small batch of pancakes for my breakfast. There are some left for tomorrow morning too. Tried to talk to Daddy and get the stubborn fire going and cook my pancakes all at the same time. I did finally get to eat my breakfast.
In Bible class this morning, I gave the students time to tell about their week at youth camp. That took up the whole class time. I tried to get everyone involved, but Dallas and Phinehas did the most talking. They said all the meetings centered around salvation; and even though it was all in English, they were able to understand a lot of it because it was what they have been hearing here about repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Bethuel and Bonita shared about their salvation. And Esau said that he had realized that he was not truly saved so made sure that he was. He knew that there was no joy in his life, and I had seen that as well. He so often seemed like he was carrying a heavy burden. They said there were over 600 people there — mostly youth, but some adults who had come with them. That was those who ate and slept there. Then there were people from the area who came in for some of the meetings. They also saw a video about the end times — one-world government, 666, etc.
In social studies class today, we had a geography match. They had a lot of fun doing that, and it was a good way for them to review.
We finished school around 12:30. Then I had my lunch, finished grading today’s work, and recorded grades. Then it was nap time.
After nap, I looked for the verse visuals for verses they had learned before which give assurance of salvation. They really need to get some verses firmly memorized so they can tell how they know they are saved. Wanted to get some music for singing Romans 10:9,10,13 too. Finally was able to put it to the tune of ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Then I made sure everything else was ready for school tomorrow, practiced music for a short while, and started lesson plans for next week. Finished phonics plans before having supper. After supper, I got the fire box ready for starting the fire in the morning. Then I did the dishes.
“3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” II Corinthians 1:3,4