September 7. Another cloudy, rainy day, although it was fairly warm this morning. This evening it is quite cool and has rained quite heavily — the first heavy rain we have had in a long time.
It seemed like a long morning in school today. For some reason the time seemed to go slowly. In math the students learned two new things — the five times table and volume measure (litres and milliliters). We started a new unit in science today too. After we read the lesson several times, I am letting them answer the questions on their own now.
Esrom came before we started nap, and he cut firewood all afternoon.
This afternoon there were lots of papers and lessons to correct and grades to record. Daddy ground rice and made me some rice flour. Then I made pizza for supper, using the little bit of leftover spaghetti and the leftover spaghetti sauce for the filling. It tasted so good with the fresh homemade crust.
After dishes, I worked on next week’s lessons and finished the English lesson plans. Had started on them this morning before school. Tomorrow I will work on math and science.
“For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.” II John 2
September 8. After the big rain last night, it was very, very foggy this morning. We are thankful there were some blue patches and sunshine by the time I hung out the clothes.
While we were waiting for people to come to lotu, I started taking the model of Jerusalem apart. Matthew was a bit late for lotu this morning as he and Erisapet were in Marivo and came back early this morning. They started on their way back last night, but it started raining hard so they went back. Amos led the singing; and when Matthew came, he expounded on a few words from the Scripture (I Peter 3:12) and then led the prayer time.
Erisapet and Mata and David’s mother were the only ladies here for lotu. After lotu, Erisapet and Mata offered to sweep the meeting room. I am thankful for their being a blessing in that way.
The men were going to go to the baptism place and get it ready for tomorrow. Matthew said that it was about dried up until the Lord sent us rain last night. Praise the Lord for sending the rain.
Daddy went and started the generator, and I did the laundry. Hadn’t done laundry since last Saturday. While the clothes were washing, I finished taking apart Jerusalem and got it put away. After hanging out the clothes, I worked on math lessons for this coming week. Also measured and marked a small piece of plywood for Daddy to put up in the schoolroom so I can put the last couple math charts up. When the generator cooled down, Daddy went and changed the oil; and when he came back, he cut and put up the piece of plywood for me.
Fixed a pot of rice and lentils for dinner and added onions and the rest of the sausages. Just as we were finishing dinner, we heard a few drops of rain on the roof. So I hurried out to start getting the clothes off the line. It only rained a few drops, however. Got all the clothes in — there was just a handful of things to hang in the house to finish drying. Put away the hang up clothes. Made the bed (couldn’t make it earlier as I had to wait for the sheet to dry). Finished cleaning up the kitchen. Brushed teeth, and then went for nap. It was after 1:30 when we went for nap, and I didn’t get up until about 3:00.
There was work to do this afternoon — clean the bathroom, clean the bugs and spider webs out of the windows (we had a flying ant invasion last night and a few hundred moths as well), clean the big spider webs away from the back porch door, the big one that somebody’s spider built in the storage closet over night, and a few spider webs off the ceiling that had collected moths and flying ants. Also washed the chalkboard and dusted the pulpit, offering box, and shelves in the meeting room. Managed to find a little time to plan science lessons too. By then it was time to get supper.
Did the dishes and then found some cardboard for future verse visuals.
“And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.” II John 6