August 18. The Lord gave us a lovely day today. Lots of sunshine which was really needed to recharge the solar battery after no sunshine yesterday.
I had almost finished cooking Daddy’s pancakes this morning before I found two good eggs to cook for him. And I hadn’t even gotten his syrup made yet. There was only one good egg left in the oldest box. Three or four were rotten. The eggs in the other box look a lot better, so found another good one right away. Before starting the eggs, I got syrup made and let Daddy watch the syrup while I cooked his eggs. Then I got my pancakes cooked. Was glad I had cut up half a popo last night and cooked it so it would be ready to go on my pancakes this morning.
Enjoyed my breakfast and quiet time. Then cleaned the chalkboard, covered the books, and locked the school cupboard. Still had a good amount of time to work on other things before lotu. Decided I should do some printing while the sun was there to recharge the battery. Got Sunny’s math pages for this week set up and then printed them out. Also printed blank maps of North and South America for the students to identify the three largest countries in social studies class this week.
After that, I tried again to send the e-mails to Christy and Connie that I had gotten ready yesterday evening. They wouldn’t send last night, and e-mails wouldn’t come in either. The e-mails did come in this morning, but Christy’s and Connie’s e-mails didn’t go out. I worked on other lesson material until lotu time, including a new music lesson for this coming Friday.
Not long after 10:00, people started coming in for lotu. About 10:20 Tomas started the singing. Then Mike read a portion of Matthew chapter 23 before Matthew came and gave announcements and then preached on II Corinthians 1:1-11. It was his first time to do that kind of preaching, but one could tell that he studied well. He did a good job, and it was a good passage for him to preach on as he, and others, have faced a lot of opposition in the public preaching ministry. There were three that responded to the invitation.
After the meeting, I took some pictures of the five men who are doing the preaching now so I can put a picture in the newsletter. Then we had our lunch (the rest of the pumpkin soup), and then I had a nap.
Mike led the singing the second meeting, and Amos translated for David. David’s message was short today - it was mainly introductory remarks showing the purpose of the material he will be covering. The next section was too long for him to start on.
After the second meeting, Daddy had a nap. I scanned music for the new song the school students will be learning - “The Redeemer Has Come.” The tune is “The Comforter Has Come.”
Printed out a copy of the new music lesson and made corrections. Then I got the student copy made and will print their copies out later this week.
Cut up the other half of the popo for snack. I wasn’t really hungry for snack so had my popo with my supper.
Then I tried sending e-mails again, and this time, third try, they finally went out. When the computer was fully charged, we shut it down, and I got the schoolroom and lesson materials ready for classes tomorrow.
Then it was time to get supper - warmed over chicken and biscuits and broccoli.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12:3
August 19. No rain last night. The skies were clear in the evening, and the stars were shining. In the middle of the night, the moon could be seen. Clouds were building up, however, and by morning, there were quite a few clouds. There was no fog, however, and it turned out to be another nice day like yesterday. Very warm and humid this afternoon though.
I was thankful to get the newsletter finished yesterday evening and sent off to Christy and Connie. And we also heard from Dave Crowe about the youth camp, an answer to the young people’s prayers. So we will give them a week+ off school the end of September so those who want to can go to youth camp. We would like to send a couple of the church men with them.
We didn’t get as much covered in Phonics class today as I had hoped, but it had been a long time since they had done anything with rhyming words. So we spent some time discussing that part of the reading workbook lesson quite thoroughly. We also spent a good amount of time in math class going over the months of the year and spelling the names of the month. We have spent a couple weeks on that, but it still hasn’t all sunk in. And their spelling lesson today was a bit harder than the others have been, with words showing comparison -- adding suffixes -er and -est.
We still finished school a little bit after twelve. Had tomato sandwiches for lunch. I slept quite a while at nap time. Then I went outside for a little while to get some fresh air and sunshine. After that, I finished grading today’s papers and recording grades. By then it was time to fix supper - spaghetti tonight. Also washed, cut up, and cooked a few carrots. We were thankful that Sawe came along when Daddy was out cutting up some kindling for the wood stove. He was happy to go on an errand for us and take a note down to Janeth to send us up a chunk of hamburger mince from the haus sik freezer.
Daddy changed the faucet on the bathroom sink this afternoon, as it started leaking pretty badly yesterday.
I was just about ready to start dishes this evening when a young girl came with bananas and then Bonita’s grandmother came with a HUGE popo. Finally got the dishes done, and now am glad for a little relax time. As soon as I cool down a bit more, I will get a bath.
“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” Romans 12:9