May 31. The singsinging was loud and long last night. I did not get much sleep, but I am thankful to have gotten rest. Turned the tape over four or five times during the night. Had to get up once and change the batteries in the tape recorder.
Graham came earlier than usual this morning – read his primer, and did very well.
The SDA plane made several shuttles in here today for coffee. It also brought in some passengers — Nuanda, Tania, Matin, and don’t know if there were any others. Also Eric, David, and others came back via Okapa and Aivonti.
It was going on 1:00 before we had our dinner today, and then I slept a good hour and a quarter. After that, it was time to get things together for lessons for tomorrow. Sosthenes was supposed to come read his primer this afternoon, but never showed up. Got flash cards made up for the 13 family so those were ready to print this evening. Also made a picture project for Bible class to go with their lesson on Moses crossing the Red Sea. We just have a small section of the lesson to finish tomorrow so will have time to do a coloring project afterward.
Erisa brought Tera and Benet to visit this evening, just before Daddy got the generator started.
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” 2 Timothy 2:3
June 1. It is going on 8:00. I just enjoyed a nice bath. I have been waiting all week for a warm evening so I could enjoy a nice stand-in-the-tub bath. But we never had a warm evening so I had to make do with a wee wash up. It was cold again this evening too, but there is a fire going in the wood stove which made it warm enough for me to have the bath I had been longing for. Now I’m having my snack — granola with carob and honey.
And it is raining. What a welcome sound! It rained quite hard this afternoon, the first big rain we have had for a while. That is what made the air damp and cool so that Daddy got the wood stove going. Had to do some mopping up around the house. And the water is quite dirty tonight, but there was already some clean water in the buckets so I could have clean water for a bath.
Had the last of my pancakes for breakfast this morning. After my quiet time and time to walk, I sorted and washed greens and put them on the wood stove to cook for dinner. It was one of those mornings that I dreaded the beginning of school. I had to reprimand Bonita for not finishing her schoolwork yesterday. She handed me her paper before she left and told me she was finished. When I went to check it later, however, I discovered she hadn’t finished it. Then I had to reprove Sosthenes for not coming at his assigned time to read his Owena primer. His excuse was that he forgot. However, he had asked me about it just before leaving class yesterday so “forgot” was not a good excuse. There was soberness among the students as we started class with prayer and then review of the Bible verse. Then we learned a new song, with actions — “How Did Israel Cross the Red Sea?” The fun of the song seemed to break the ice, and the rest of the morning went fine.
Bonita finished her paper before we started classes, and Sosthenes stayed afterwards and read his primer. He did a much better job on this one then he did on the last one although he said he did not practice.
Got some lesson plans for next week done during class while the students were doing seat work. Finished them up this afternoon and evening, except for Owena lesson plans.
We were both still pretty tired this afternoon after losing sleep earlier in the week. Took about an hour nap, although I didn’t really nap restfully. After getting up and having an energy drink, Daddy and I went out to rake the dried grass that Severah had dug out. I was raking and was almost done, and Daddy was trying to get a fire started to burn the grass when the rain started falling. We barely had enough time to get inside before it was coming down hard.
After that, I put eggs on to boil for supper and worked on lesson plans until supper time. Besides egg salad, I made a couple potato pancakes for supper with the leftover mashed potatoes. Those tasted good.
“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” 2 Timothy 2:4