The Lord gave us a clear morning again, but fog did come from somewhere later on in the morning.
Tomas continued preaching this morning on “the will of God”, having as his text I John 2:13-17, which concludes with “he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”
After lotu, I was going to have one of my students check the balance on my mobile for me, but they were all gone in a hurry. The youth were going to help someone with their peanut garden down at the river today. Matthew and Elisapet were here cleaning so I asked Matthew to check my balance. Only 14t! (14 toea (like 14 pennies)) I had certainly better add some money in case I need to call Daddy for anything. I went and got a flex card, and Matthew added K3 (3 Kina (like dollars)) to my balance.
After they left, I got busy sorting out some clothes to wash. It took about 45 minutes to do those by hand, but only about 15 minutes to hang them out.
The rest of the morning was spent finishing up next week’s lesson plans. Then it was lunch time. I was looking forward to another whole wheat noodle salad and some more of the greens I had cooked up yesterday. Got a boiled egg cut up in my bowl and added the last little tomato. Opened the pressure cooker and got out the noodles. Piled a bunch of them on top of the egg and tomato. Went to get out the rice vinegar and some herbs. When I got back to the dish of food, my nose detected the odour of spoiled food. Whew! I had better not eat that salad. Out went the salad, along with the egg and the one last tomato. I thought I had brought things up to pressure last night, but did I? Was that about the time that I went to answer the door, and did I forget when I got back? And all those nice greens that my sunshine girl brought to me. Out they went into the garbage. Now what was I going to eat? I had finished my last tortilla yesterday and planned to make more in the afternoon. I quickly made up two tortillas and put them on the griddle to brown. Peeled and mashed a couple of the other eggs I had boiled this morning. When the tortillas were done, I had my little lunch.
By the time all that was done, it was already 1:00. I went out and brought in the clothes because it was getting dark and cloudy out. Everything was dry except for the smocking on my nighty and a few pair of socks. Got the wet things hung up, and then went for nap. It was about 1:30, later than I had planned for today’s nap. Things don’t always go according to plan, however.
After nap, I needed to fix up parts of math lessons for cutting and pasting. It took the rest of the afternoon to do that, plus cook up a small pot of rice and soup beans for my supper. No veggies tonight.
After supper, I got the rest of the tortillas made so they are ready for the next few days’ lunches; washed the dishes; and then had a bath. Did some printing jobs before getting into my journal.
“Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.” Leviticus 19:2
October 12. The Lord gave us another lovely morning and sent rains again in the afternoon. It is raining now—6:30 p.m.
After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I got busy cutting paste-overs, photo-copying the rest of the math pages, punching holes and putting math pages into notebooks, and gluing paste-overs into the other math books. Went outside for a little stretch in the sunshine. Then turned on the computer to print out a Bible test I’ll need this week and another copy of a math page that had to be changed (I forgot to print one out for myself). Before I got very much done, however, there was a knock on the door. People wanted to come in for lotu. I was just about to go open the door anyway as it was ten ‘til ten. I was certainly surprised that so many people were here early, and even more surprised that Matthew started the meeting before 10:00. It was a blessing to see Daniel come this morning. I think also that Dr. Nana and his family were here. Matthew preached this morning on the office and work of a deacon and covered the qualifications in the afternoon meeting.
Morning lotu finished early so I was not ready for nap yet after lunch. I got the papers printed out that I had planned to print out before morning lotu and did some other work in the computer until afternoon lotu started. It started raining fairly hard during the afternoon meeting so it was hard to hear.
This afternoon, I finished up the next lesson in John for our school Bible class — John 6:1-13, the feeding of the five thousand. That lesson, I expect, will take two or three weeks. There are so many good lessons in that short passage. It is one of my favorite Bible stories.
Made another pot of rice and soup beans for supper. This time I made extra and DID bring the extra up to pressure in the pressure cooker. While I was eating, I read the story of sea captain James Wilson in the book of missionary stories.
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6
October 13. More clouds today, but so far no rain, and even a bit of sunset this evening. Thanks to the Lord for keeping the weather dry, and we continue to pray for suitable weather conditions for Daddy’s flight home tomorrow.
I was disappointed in some of the students’ performance in their final review in oral English. It was obvious that some of them didn’t study. I was pleased, however, with those that did well.
Had an early supper this evening—about 4:15—because I was hungry and there was nothing healthy around for snack. An early evening snack is in order for this evening.
“7Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. 8And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.” Leviticus 20:7,8