October 12. Another hot, sweaty day. One cannot say that it is dry season or rainy season or whether it will be cold or warm or rainy or dry. The weather is completely unpredictable. It may be rainy season for a few days and then dry season for a few days. The rainy season may be warm or too cold; the dry season may be cold or too warm. The best thing to do is just take each day as it comes. The sun comes up early now so have been getting up a bit earlier in the morning. I was glad to have extra time this morning to finish getting things together for science today as I didn’t have time to do that last night. I even had time to fold the clothes before school.
After school today, Graham and Sosthenes stayed and cut firewood. It was supposed to be Phinehas’s turn to work with Graham, but he was not up to it so Sosthenes took his place. Bonita and Sunny peeled potatoes and cut them up, husked corn and put it in the sun, cleaned out the ditch behind the house, and pulled weeds.
This afternoon, I got today’s papers graded and got the English lesson plans done. I had started the Bible plans yesterday and finished them in school this morning. I also got some things put away that were still in boxes. Made mashed potatoes for Daddy for supper; and I mixed the leftover rice with some onion, eggs, salt and pepper, and made it into a big omelet for my supper. Made a sausage gravy to go on our food and warmed up leftover veggies. Just finished doing the dishes a little bit ago.
“16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:16-20
October 13. It got a little cooler last night, but didn’t take long to start warming up. Around mid-morning, however, we were surprised that it started getting cooler, windier, and cloudier. The Lord sent us some light showers; and by mid-afternoon, the sunshine and warm air was back.
Somebody rang the lotu bell for the other church at 5:40 this morning. People started arriving for prayer meeting here at 6:30, a half hour before scheduled time. It was nice to start early though. David had charge this morning and shared various verses on how to pray.
After lotu, I cleaned the meeting room. Sorted out yarn and got that put away. Changed the sheets and made the bed. Daddy turned on the generator for an hour so I printed out copies of I and II Corinthians to give to folks in church tomorrow since Daddy is teaching from the translation that we have done ourselves. We were very thankful that Daddy had gotten a new ink cartridge, as the ink ran out shortly after I started. We were also very thankful that it worked, because the new worker at MAF put it in the freezer at the hangar over night. It was in a repack box that originally had bottled water, and he must have thought Daddy wanted the water to be cold. :-)
Next I revised the monthly update and printed out a copy to proofread. After the generator went off, I worked on the individual monthly updates, added a picture to the kidznewzletter, and started the quarterly newsletter. Put the students’ new Bible lessons in their folders and made some changes in Sunny’s math book from English to metric measures. Can’t remember what else I did.
We had leftovers for lunch and then a nice much-needed long nap. We were a little late getting to nap since several people came to the door after we had our dinner. Still had math and science lessons to plan for this coming week so worked on those this afternoon and finished them this evening. Put some eggs on to boil for our egg salad sandwiches for supper. Washed greens and onions and got them ready to cook for dinner tomorrow.
After supper and dishes, I washed the kitchen floor and the platform in the meeting room. Also a little spot on the floor where somebody had spilled lemonade on Wednesday. Then I cleaned the bathroom.
There had been no water almost all day. Kelly worked on the lines most of the day trying to fix the problem. He had to open all the joins and clean out the lines. We were thankful to have water again late this afternoon. Then we were able to have a real bath this evening.
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4