August 8. The Lord gave us some nice sunshine this morning with a little mixture of clouds. Around noon, it was all clouded over and getting cool; but when we got up from nap, the sun was shining again. I took advantage of the sunshine and went outside for a few minutes. Walked around a few minutes, and then some school kids came by and stood at the fence. So I went over and talked to them a little bit. Most of them were in prep and first grade. One bigger boy came by who was in sixth grade.
People came quite late for lotu this morning. It was already ten to eight before we got started. Mike was in charge. He led the singing, then translated for Daddy, and then took prayer points. Daddy continued the teaching on “How to Behave in Church.” Graham was the first one to come so I had him help me cut out division keys while we were waiting.
In English, we reviewed the three rules for long “a.” They practiced writing more cursive ab. We re-read lesson 1 in the reader and reviewed the questions that go with it. Then we did the first lesson in the reading workbook. They all did well.
In math, we started learning multiplication tables. We talked about the 0 and 1 table, and then worked on the 2 table. That took us a little extra time so we got started a little late in science class. In science, we re-read the first section of unit 1 — all together first. Then I had individuals read by paragraph. Then they practiced answering the question “Who are the three persons of the Trinity?” and they practiced spelling the words for the three persons so they can write them on the test later. We also went back to the beginning, and I explained the lesson again so they could understand. It was about 12:20 when we finished, so not too late.
Matthew went around noon to teach the RI class. Haven’t heard yet how things went.
We had leftover spaghetti and greens for dinner. This afternoon, I had math work papers to grade and grades to record. Then I got things ready for school tomorrow. Had to make a verse visual for James 1:17 which they will learn in English class. Found that it sings well to “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”
Daddy called NTM this morning and learned that they will have no planes available in the highlands at all next week. MAF too does not have any flights available next week so it looks like he will have to wait an extra week before going to town. I guess we’ll be eating rice for the next week, or I guess we could do tuna noodle casserole. There isn’t any more tomato sauce or paste to make spaghetti though.
“1Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (I Peter 2:1-3)
August 9. Connie’s birthday — 38 today. Wow, how fast the years have flown!
Up early this morning to do laundry. Heard rain very early in the morning, and it was very foggy when I got up. Got the laundry done, and started on my way out to the clothesline to hang them out. Hadn’t gone too far from the porch steps when I felt raindrops falling on my head. Hmm! Maybe we won’t hang clothes outside today after all. So back into the house I went, and hung things up on the lines in the bathroom and bedroom. There wasn’t too much today so it didn’t take long.
Then I got the bed made and had some time to pray before school started. Half the class was late this morning. We had lots of time left at the end of the lesson to color a picture though. We just had one short section to finish in this week’s lesson, and then we reviewed for the test tomorrow before they colored their picture.
In English we learned cursive “c,” including joining abc together and then writing the word “cab.” Tomorrow we will learn “d.” The class also started memorizing James 1:17 today. Had a spelling quiz, started a list of things God has given us, and started reading lesson 2 in the reader.
In math class today, we started learning about centimetres and millimetres, as well as continuing with the 2 times table. After math class, we had a birthday party for Graham and Bethuel. Graham turned 17 yesterday, and Bethuel turned 17 today. Also took class pictures.
I started fixing our lunch (egg salad sandwiches) while the kids were eating their cookies and peanuts.
Dallas and Esau stayed and cut some firewood until it started raining. The Lord gave us periods of sun and rain off and on throughout the day.
This afternoon, there were papers to grade, lesson materials to get ready for tomorrow, and pizza to make for supper. After supper and dishes, I had a bath and got the rest of the things ready for school tomorrow.
“9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9,10