August 12. There was lots of fog this morning, but it rose quickly, and we enjoyed some nice sunshine for the first couple morning hours. After that the clouds came. It tried off and on several times to rain.
Daddy’s flight was scheduled for late this afternoon, but we prayed that it would be earlier so he would be able to start the shopping today. He has a lot to do while he is in town.
Warmed up pancakes for breakfast. Had quiet time, walked, and did exercises. Helped Daddy finish packing and make sure he had everything he needed. Swept the schoolroom and started setting up for school tomorrow. Then I sat down for a while and did some printing — memory verse reminders, math lessons for Sunny, math worksheets, and music test. After that, I repacked boxes of school books, putting the books into small boxes that I can handle and putting books for next year’s classes in a separate place.
Then it was time to sit down again, so I worked on a memory verse visual. Our verses to learn in the next few weeks are Romans 10:9-13 so it took a while to write all that out in Owena on the posterboard.
Daddy finally heard from MAF that they planned to be here around 12:30. So I warmed up the soup and greens for an early lunch. While lunch was warming, and after lunch, I started going over the letters of the verse visual with markers. Around 1:00, we heard the roar of the plane engine, coming over the mountain from Wiabo. A quick couple of kisses, and Daddy was off for the airstrip. Wiru and Stanley came along and took his cargo up to the plane.
After the plane took off, I went for my nap. Heard it start raining shortly after I lay down. When I woke up from nap, however, the sun was shining. I went outside for a stretch in the fresh air and sunshine, but the sunshine didn’t stay around long.
Cut up a piece of popo, a banana, and some almonds for my snack. Finished repacking the books that were in the office, and then moved the desk down next to the bookshelf to try to make a little sitting room area for when our company comes. Erased all the pencil lines on the verse visual and put the visual on the easel in the schoolroom. Got everything else ready for school tomorrow. Had supper, looked for some pictures of Chinese people (for social studies class; didn’t find anything), and then did dishes.
Sakias and two of his children came a few minutes ago with a popo and three tomatoes. How thankful I am for the tomatoes! I keep praying for more fresh veggies and fruit.
“As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” Romans 9:33