December 20. Cloudy again today and raining lightly this evening. The youth just finished practicing songs and have left for home.
This morning Tomas preached in lotu, again using John 16:33 as his text and talking about tribulation.
I had planned to write e-mails this morning after, but never did get to it. There was lots of people-interaction. Some of the young ladies wanted to buy yarn. I am selling yarn for the school. At first, I was going to put the money back into the school account to start building the account back up. We used a fair bit buying uniforms for the students. Instead of putting the money back into the school account, however, I decided I would use the profits to supplement the students’ school books and supplies for this year. So the money will go back into our own funds to replace what we used to buy their school materials.
Then Matthew wanted to talk to me about making advertisements for the New Year meetings.
In the mean time, Philemon was talking to Daddy. Daddy asked him if he would like to have our old printer to use at school. He has a lot of reports he has to write and has to use someone else’s printer to print them out. He was happy to have the printer; and he and his father came down, and we helped him install it into his computer. He will need to buy a USB cable and ink for it. Then he wanted to show us a few pictures of his work and tell us the story of one of them. This year he has worked in the theatre (operating room) as a scrub nurse, and they let him take pictures.
Before Philemon and Tomas left, Mata came with a bunch of bananas to sell. And by the time everyone was finally gone, it was already after 10:30. I hadn’t had much for breakfast and was rather hungry, and thirsty too, so had a snack before I did anything else. After snack, I painted the blue parts of the new school cupboard. Yesterday I had painted the door yellow. Didn’t have enough blue or yellow to do the shelf inside so guess I will do it white, probably on Monday.
This afternoon, Bonita came to prepare veggies for our supper. I worked on an e-mail for Christy and Connie. Then I made a pizza and used up the leftover spaghetti. While the pizza was cooking, I made corrections in the new Bible lesson for Wilson that Daddy was going to teach him this evening. Got it printed out after supper, but Wilson didn’t come early so didn’t have a lesson. He came with the youth to practice music.
This evening, Bonita came to wash dishes. When she finished washing them, she went and practiced with the youth. Afterward she came and dried them and put them away.
This evening, I also printed out five advertisements for the New Year meetings, and printed three song books - one for Matthew, one for Daddy, and one for Apekio. Then we had our baths, and then I got the song books collated. I just need to staple them now.
“23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 24And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” Mark 9:23,24
December 21. After the fog and clouds lifted, the Lord gave us a nice, sunny morning today. This evening it is raining again. It is just about time for soul-winning class, but don’t know how many will show up in the rain.
After breakfast and quiet time, I finally finished folding the clothes that were washed on Thursday. Every time I started folding clothes the past couple days, someone would come, and other things needed attention. Wrote and sent some e-mails after Daddy turned on the generator. Also recorded all the bank transactions on the check register for October and November. Was happy for a few minutes to go out and feel the warm sunshine before lotu.
Matthew preached this morning on Galatians 2:16,17 and on verses 18-21 in the afternoon. A lot of truths in those verses to help strengthen the Christian life. He had some good cross references to Romans chapter 6 too.
This afternoon, I finished lesson plans for the first week of school, and got the attendance chart and grade charts made for the first term.
Just before and after supper, I spent some time working on the history/geography book and will probably work on it some more after this.
“35And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. 36And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, 37Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.” Mark 9:35-37