August 13. The lowest temperature this morning was 51º so its going up. There were a few more clouds today than there have been. They sky is very smoky all over due to the dry weather and all the fires. SIL was in yesterday and today, and the pilots said that the smoky haze is a lot worse in other places, sometimes making it hard for them to fly. Pilot Jamie, who was here today, said that it was down to 3º (38) this morning at Aiyura. Brrrr! I wonder what it was a couple mornings ago when it was the coldest here. Zero (32F)?
If we had put a sign on the schoolroom door today, it would have said, “School closed for the day - gone fishin’.” The whole community went down to catch fish again today. This time, though, I told the kids they would have to have school on Saturday if they took the day off today. That was fine with them. There is just too much to do in the next few weeks before school ends. So today was Saturday, and tomorrow will be Thursday, and then Friday, and then Sunday. It will be a mixed up week.
Was able to get a ministry update done today so was thankful for that. Also found some Sunday school lessons I had written before, and maybe we can use some of those for some children’s classes during the week of special meetings. I hope so.
Did some sorting and packing today too. Made a pizza for lunch, and this afternoon I made tortillas. Didn’t get to go out walking because planes were coming and going in the morning, and the winds were very strong in the afternoon.
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32
August 14. The 14th was yesterday. What a full day! Didn’t have time to write in my journal until after 10:00 last night, and by then my brain was too tired to think straight. So let’s see if I can recall any of yesterday’s events.
For the school students, yesterday was Thursday. But they kept getting mixed up and trying to do Friday jobs even though I had left up Thursday jobs. They all said that they had caught only little fish on their fishing day, about the size of the fist. Graham said last night that he had gone under the water and saw lots of big fish, but only the little ones came to the surface.
Today we did all of Thursday’s work. This afternoon, I did some lesson grading; put birthday gift bags together for the birthday party for Graham, Bethuel, and Steve; peeled, washed and cut up the last of the carrots, some onions, and the last of the potatoes for soup for our supper; browned the last bit of ground beef and added it to the soup; sorted laundry; ate supper, did laundry, and cleaned up the kitchen; hung up shirts and blouses in the guest room; did the dishes; roasted peanuts for the birthday party and got out other things needed for the birthday lunch; noticed that the dish water was boiling on the wood stove so did the dishes. By then my legs and feet were good and tired so sat down and finished grading math books; made up a plan for our math game today and printed it out; re-made the history quiz and printed out copies of it. Then I had my snack and took a bath. By that time it was after 10:00 so Daddy and I had prayer together and went to bed.
August 15. Soon another day dawned. Up early to hang out the laundry. Then had breakfast and quiet time. Got as much ready as I could for the birthday lunch for today. Then it was time for lotu. Mike continued teaching this morning on the roles of husband and wife in marriage.
After lotu, it was our Friday school day. After prayer, the students recited Bible verses. Then we practiced music. Took a break and then finished a reading lesson. After recess, they played the math game; had their spelling quiz; reviewed history and had a quiz; and then had the birthday party.
While the students were eating, Daddy and I had our lunch. Afterward, I gave Graham, Bethuel, and Steve their gifts, and then we took some pictures. I was happy for a nap after that.
After nap, I washed my hair, graded Sunny’s and Graham’s lessons so they can grade the others this evening, put some eggs on to boil for supper, and put the pictures in the computer. After supper, I finished lesson plans for next week. Then Sosthenes came to look at his birthday pictures we took in June so he could pick out some to buy. He chose three which I then got set up to send to C & C for printing.
“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.” Romans 8:33