May 9. The Lord has given us two days without rain. Thank you, Lord. He gave us a sunshiney day today so it was pleasant for the baptism and fellowship time.
I didn’t get to write in my journal last night. I wasn’t feeling well so went to bed around 8:30. Was attacked by a sinus cold early yesterday morning.
There was no usual prayer meeting yesterday morning so we didn’t have to get up extra early to wash clothes. We did the laundry right after breakfast. We weren’t sure if it were going to be a nice enough day to hang clothes outside, or not, but we went ahead and hung them out anyway. It was misting a little bit when we first started, but stopped after a while. By noon or a little after, most of the clothes were dry.
Yesterday morning, I finished up lesson plans for this week of school and made a birthday card for Christy. Fixed some rice and lentils with tuna for lunch. There were a few leftover greens in the fridge which I warmed up, and there was pumpkin too that Sunny had cut up for me the other night. But the pumpkin didn’t taste good so we threw it out.
After nap, I washed my hair, cut Daddy’s hair, and fixed us some lunch to eat before the meeting. There were a good number here again. The youth choir sang a special today. I did not stay in the meeting room as I wasn’t feeling well. I did practice with the students again after the meeting. Sunny and Graham stayed afterwards to check lessons and do the dishes. I had a snack, took a bath, and then went to bed.
Was thankful that I wasn’t feeling quite so badly today. After breakfast and quiet time, I marked and recorded grades for all the lessons Sunny and Graham had checked yesterday. I had planned to start an e-mail to Christy and Connie after that, but was too tired so went and rested until lotu time. In the morning meeting, Ham Obet came up and told the church that he had gotten right with the Lord. Praise the Lord for that! He had not been in church for some time. We were thankful to see Daniel here today and also on Friday.
Please keep praying for Daniel, that he would get right with the Lord as well.
Afterward the school choir sang “Yield Not to Temptation.” After the meeting, I took a couple pictures of Elise and Antau who then went down to the water to be baptized.* After the baptism there was food fellowship before the afternoon meeting. There were three specials this afternoon. Tomas’s children plus several others sang a song that Phinehas had written about Jesus being our friend, sung to the tune of “I Will Make You Fishers of Men.” Then the youth choir sang “When I See the Blood”, and last of all, the school choir sang “Until Then.”
After the preaching Matthew gave an invitation. Nobody came to the altar, but afterward Matthew and David each dealt with someone. Matthew left before we saw him; but David said that Jasper, Obet’s son, got saved. Praise the Lord!
After supper, I looked over lessons for school tomorrow and wrote some exercises on the chalkboard.
“49For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” John 12:49,50
*Please pray for Antau. He paid a high price for taking his stand for Christ. Please pray that he will be encouraged and stay faithful to the Lord.