December 28. Matthew preached this morning from Galatians 3:1-6 and in the afternoon from verses 7-12. The preaching was good, but how we wish more people had been there to hear the preaching. It would certainly help to strengthen their faith if they would be more faithful to come to the meetings.
After the afternoon meeting, quite a few of the adults stayed to practice songs they want to sing for specials during the coming New Year meetings. This evening folks should be coming for soul-winning class.
“25And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Mark 11:25,26
December 29. A nice sunny day and not quite as hot as yesterday.
The activities of the morning included warming up leftover pancakes for breakfast, quiet time, exercise and walking time, working on the history/geography course, helping Daddy and Messiac replace the screen on the front door (Messiac is home on holiday from a trade school where he is learning carpentry and wanted to help), trimming up greeting cards for the school kids to use for projects.
This afternoon, I did more work on the history course and more cleaning out of my craft section of the bedroom closet. Spent more time on the history lessons this evening. Have just one more lesson to proofread and write questions for and one more full lesson to write plus a review of unit 5. Then the course will be finished. I am looking forward to getting that done.
There were hundreds of people around today watching the annual holiday rugby competition which took place at the bottom of the airstrip.
“29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31
December 30. Quite a bit of rain last night, and not much sunshine today. Raining lightly this evening.
This morning, I made tortillas while the wood stove was going. David was here talking with Daddy so while the tortillas were cooking, I spent the in between moments doing more organizing in the bedroom even though the generator was running. They were sitting in the office, and I didn’t want to keep jumping up and running by them while they were talking. I am thankful that all the closet shelves in our bedroom are cleaned out now, some things have been thrown away, and things that are left are organized better and put back on the shelves. I’ll probably try to use a lot of the craft things in school this year. Hopefully we’ll have time for craft days at least once a month.
I did work on the computer later in the morning and part of the afternoon and am thankful to have all the lessons done now for the history/geography course. I just need to do the review questions for unit 5, and the course will be complete. Of course, I will need to print out a copy for myself and prrofread the printed copy. It is easier to find mistakes in the printed copy than on the computer for some reason. I also sorted, washed, cut up, and cooked greens this afternoon.
Sixteen students were here for Bible school, although only three came from Marivo - Obet, Abel, and Miriam.
“Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” Mark 13:31