January 8. No rain last night. The Lord gave us some nice sunshine today, but the air is still somewhat cool. It was a blessing that people came early for lotu today, and we were able to get started early. Amos led the singing today. Tomas interpreted, and Daddy continued preaching on Romans 1:2, with some review of verse 1, and then going on to verse three, talking about renewing of the mind. Three ladies came at the invitation, including Erisapet’s mother. Daddy had Matyu ask her afterward if she needed someone to help her. Haven’t heard anything back.
Daddy and I had our dinner, and then called people for the afternoon meeting. It was our understanding that people wanted time to give testimonies so we left that meeting open for testimonies. Matyu, however, was the only one who gave a testimony, and then Daddy. Since there was nobody else, Daddy read and reviewed again 1 Peter 4:12-19. A lot of people were tired because of colds or other illness. Some were back in church for the first time in a while after being sick.
After nap, I worked on checking songs. Made quite a few revisions on some of the Sunday school songs to make them a bit more simple and not so long.
“17Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: 18Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, 19Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 32:17-19
January 9. A few sprinkles today, but mostly sunshine. We thank the Lord for sunshine and hope that it will help some of the sickness to go down. Almost everybody has bad colds (probably flu) and some have other ailments as well.
Had a good group out for soul-winning class last night and good questions asked.
This morning after breakfast and quiet time, Daddy helped me move boxes out of the storage closet into Connie’s room. Then Justin and Wamara came to work. There really wasn’t much for them to work with today. Only enough ooqdi for the bottom of the pitpit wall in our bedroom. So we moved boxes out of our bedroom, and they went to work on that. While they were doing that, I sorted and washed greens for dinner. I was hoping to work at the computer the second half of the morning; but since the bed had to be pulled out for the men to border the bottom of the wall, we figured it was the best time for me to scrub that wall. The bed is very heavy, and we did not want to have to move it out again. So I scrubbed until almost dinner time, and Daddy helped cut off loose ends of pitpit. Then I put the greens on to cook. Scrubbed a little more. Then warmed up the leftover fish patties and uxai. After dinner, I finished scrubbing the one section that was left. Then we lay down for our nap — about 1:30. Both of us zonked out, and it was after 2:30 when we woke up.
I got out the popos to see which one needed to be cut up next. One was going bad so I washed it and made it into a popo crisp. While that was cooking, I wrote an e-mail to Connie and Christy. By the time I finished that, it was just about time to get supper.
“2Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; 3Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:2,3