December 28. Praise the Lord for a better night’s sleep last night. No rain during the night as far as we know, although the skies were all clouded over again when we got up this morning, and the home fires were kept burning again all day. It has cleared off this evening, and the Lord even sent us a sunset. It was not especially colorful, but I was so happy and thankful to see a sunset. It has been a long time. We keep praying for sunshine and dry weather before Daddy’s trip to town.
Tomas did a good job in lotu this morning. He seems to be very sensitive to and grateful for God’s goodness and mercy. He expressed his thankfulness to God for sending missionaries to give them the gospel. He explained what the gospel is and the importance of continuing to take it to others, no matter what others may say about us.
Lotu was late getting started - after 7:30 - and consequently late finishing. After lotu, the girls did dishes, folded clothes, and swept the floor. Daddy went back and forth between Mike and Dallas who worked on moving the lights in the meeting room and getting them ready to add another down at the end of the addition, and Philemon whom he was teaching to change the oil in the generator. I painted the overcoat on the bookcase. At 11:00 we called Christy and Connie. That was the best part of the morning.
After nap this afternoon, I washed my hair. Then I cut up a popo which turned out to be not very good tasting. So I added some lemon, a little raw sugar, and some cinnamon; cooked that up; sprinkled some oats and butter on top and cooked it a little longer. Much better. After that, I got journal notes ready for Christy and Connie and sent those off along with the e-mail I had written last night.
After supper, I cleaned the bathroom. Then practiced music. Now I am waiting for the youth choir to come for practice.
“2That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2,3
December 29. We didn’t get started with choir practice until after 7:30 last night. It is too late now to learn any more new songs so I had David and the youth group decide on the four songs they want to sing for the special meetings, and we just practiced those. Tonight the church choir is supposed to practice their four songs. Each group gets to sing four specials for the meetings.
I thank the Lord for a pretty good sleep again last night. No rain so far today, and more sunshine, but it has been quite cool so we still kept the fire going.
Enjoyed our pancake breakfast this morning. Enjoyed quiet time too, reading of Daniel’s confession of his own sins and the sins of his people, and his seeking God’s forgiveness; also how the Lord sent Gabriel to him to tell him that he was a man greatly beloved.
While I was getting breakfast, we heard the speaker signal the beginning of outreach. Matthew preached a salvation message, using 2 Corinthians 6:1,2 as his text.
After quiet time, I washed the dishes. Then I painted a layer of white acrylic paint on the bookcase door. When that was dry, I used carbon paper to transfer the school logo to the door. By then it was past time for lotu, but nobody was here yet. It was after 10:30 before lotu got started today.
Matthew covered II Corinthians 6:1,2 again and then went on to verse 3 and following verses, showing how the proof of their being God’s ministers was not in the fact that everyone spoke well of them, but in the fact that they endured affliction for the sake of the Gospel. It was an appropriate passage for today.
They did not have a second meeting today as they needed to have a business meeting and discuss a lot of things regarding the coming meetings.
Daddy and I had lunch and nap right after the meeting. When we got up from nap, they still hadn’t started the business meeting. After a while, Matthew came in for a tract booklet on baptism. It was then that we learned that Sunny E’s husband, Sonam, got saved today. Matthew was dealing with him, and that’s why the business meeting was late getting started. Praise the Lord, His Word has never lost its power to save souls!
Since they started the business meeting late, it was around 4:30 when they finished. While they were having their business meeting, I got the cupboard door painted (the logo that I had transferred this morning). After people left, I practiced the songs the church choir wants to practice this evening. Then I fixed supper. After supper, I outlined the yellow-gold letters, the books, and the cross on the bookcase door. So it is ready for Daddy to help me attach to the bookcase in the morning.
“6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6,7