Worked on report cards this afternoon and got them all ready for family day.
“1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:1-4
June 19. Worked on progress report cards this morning when the generator was on for laundry. After Serah hung out the clothes, I had her cut up pumpkin and empty the garbage. Then I paid her for the week.
Prepared a game to play in school on Tuesday morning before the parents come.
Later in the morning, I cleaned all the bug dust off the shelves in Connie’s room again, and also off her desk. Then Daddy painted all the poles with varnish this time, since the pennyroyal solution didn’t work. Also painted the top of the toy box in the schoolroom, as it had never gotten finished. And Daddy put another coat of varnish on the schoolroom table.
This afternoon, we turned Connie’s bed the other direction, swept the floor, moved the printers and my computer into Connie’s room, and also the recliner. Cleaned off the desk in the office and swept the floor. Now the translators can meet in the office instead of in the kitchen so I can have the freedom to work in my kitchen in the evenings if I need to when the men are here.
Also cleaned the bathroom this afternoon.
After lotu this morning, there was church cleanup, and then youth meeting. Daddy said Ben did a good job today teaching the youth. For game time, Erik had the kids do three legged race today. They had a lot of fun with that.
Elijah came by this evening with money from Maik Mak to sign him up for second year Bible school. So that was a blessing.
“ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance…. 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation….” 2 Peter 3:9, 11-15
June 20. A nice little chat with Christy and Connie this morning. And it was a joy to have time to play the keyboard a little bit for a change.
Daddy preached the second meeting, covering Romans 1:14,15. Talked about our debt to the unsaved, and their responsibility to share the Gospel. Reminded the people once again that we cannot pay our sin debt. The only payment for sin is eternal death, or accepting the payment that Christ has given, His precious blood. The debt is already paid for those who will accept it.
Slept about an hour and a half this afternoon. Was thankful for the extra rest.
“And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” 1 John 1:4
June 21. The Lord sent us a little bit of rain this afternoon. We are thankful.
This morning in school, following opening exercises, we practiced for family day. The kids did really well. I had told them to practice their parts at home over the weekend, and it looked like they did. After practice time and a break, we had tokples class. I wrote some words on the board that they have not had before, although they have had all the sounds. I asked them to help me break them up into syllables. Then I asked if someone could read the word. A number of them did really well reading new words. I told them they were on their way to reading now. In math class, we did several workpapers. Not much board drill today. In English class, we worked on the calendar and the months of the year. Then they went to their groups to study their dialogue. Afterward, I let several of them try saying their dialogue. They did pretty good, but they are not ready to say it for their parents yet. So that one will wait until the end of next term. Then I had each student say his part for family day again, so I could get videos. Told them I would show them the videos after we come back to school.
Paid the teachers today for this month. Then Lilian wanted to come get yarn, and they each wanted to order something from town.
This afternoon, I got everything in order for family day (I hope) and cleaned up the schoolroom — straightened up all the books, swept and washed the floor. Then worked on Christy and Connie’s letter until supper time.
Then I got supper and cleaned out the freezer (not much left in it, but some things needed to be thrown out, and it needed to be wiped out). After supper, I got the little cups put on trays, ready to have peanuts put in them in the morning. Also got the cookies all counted out on a tray. After that, I played the keyboard a few minutes while water was heating for my washup.
“3And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” 1 John 2:3-6