August 22. Very, very foggy this morning. And very cool all day. There were some short periods of sunshine here and there, but mostly clouds. Daddy has kept the home fires burning all day long.
Before school this morning, I sorted out all the yarn and replenished what had been taken from the box. Sosthenese came around early this morning for some glue for his shoe so we sent him on an errand - down to the haus sik to get us a loaf of bread, a piece of chicken, and 1/4 kilo butter.
All the students were here at the start of school this morning. After reviewing our Bible verses, we finished the lesson in John and reviewed the two lessons that covered John 1:1-9. Then they had a test. It was quite a bit easier than the test they had on Daniel, and everyone got 100%.
They really seem to be enjoying learning about maps in social studies class. They all did well on naming and writing the continents in order of size, and finding them on the maps and globe.
Jonathan cut firewood today. Before we got to go to nap, Matthew came by to see about getting Soken out to town. Well, there were no planes in the area; and now, 7:30 p.m., we hear the death wail starting so apparently he has just died. He was just a young boy, somewhere around 15 years old. So sad. He was one of Marava’s sons. They didn’t know what kind of sickness he had. Erick seeks to share the gospel with them, but so far none of her family is saved except for her son Wiru who was adopted by Gibson after Jack’s death.
Finally got our nap. Then I recorded grades, cut up the rest of the big popo and made popo crisp for our snack, had snack, did some printing, wrote e-mails (updates ready to send), put a pot of rice on to cook for supper, cooked the chicken with some onions and made a gravy to go on the rice. Later I warmed up the greens that I cooked yesterday and we had our supper.
After supper, I had work to do in the schoolroom before doing dishes. It was about 7:00 before I got the dishes done. Then I practiced the new song the students will be learning, “Peman I Bin Kam”.
“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.” Romans 12:12
August 23. Yesterday was a rainy season day, and today was a dry season day. Woke up to a cold, clear morning. The air never did warm up that much today, but we thank the Lord for the sunshine.
After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I started out cleaning in the guest room. Then I discovered some maps of various parts of the world and started looking through the maps to see which ones I can use for school.
The students all surprised me this morning and each one said the new Bible verse even though we just started learning it today. Maybe they practiced it ahead of time.
This afternoon, after nap, I went out for a short stretch in the sunshine. The sun felt good, but the air was quite chilly, and the wind was blowing in my ears so I did not stay out long. Came in and did some scanning and printing for next week’s classes. Had snack. Spent the rest of the afternoon, and part of the evening too, grading lessons.
I was pouring the water for dishes right after supper, but the water didn’t look very hot. I didn’t see any steam coming up from the water as I poured it. So I checked it and it was only lukewarm. I thought it had already gotten hot and that Daddy had turned it off. But no, the burner was still on. The bottled gas had run out. So Daddy had to change the gas tank, and after that I had to wait for the dishwater to finish heating. While I was waiting was when I finished the grading and recording of grades.
After I did dishes, I put water on for bath and worked on lesson plans while the water was heating. Had bath and finished the phonics lesson plans for next week. Then I got my lemon soda drink (the last of the nice lemons that Daddy brought home from town), and now it is after 8:00 already.
“Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.” Romans 12:14