April 25. It has been another busy day. We did not get up at 5:30 this morning as planned because I did not get much sleep last night and was too tired to get up. Between back pains and a pesky mosquito, it was a long time before I got to sleep. So we waited until after lotu to do laundry.
Mike continued teaching in lotu this morning on love between husband and wife.
After lotu, several of the school boys came in and helped us sniff out a dead rat. We had started smelling one last night here in the office. They finally found it between the two layers of wall between the office and the schoolroom. We are thankful to get rid of that.
In the meantime, Daddy got the generator going, and I did the laundry. Once again, it was hung in the house due to adverse weather conditions. I am very thankful that we hung it in the house because the rains started before the morning was over.
While I was doing laundry, Daddy was meeting with Matthew and David.
After getting the clothes washed and hung up, I was pretty tired. Had a cup of coffee and a snack and relaxed for a while. Then I started an e-mail to Christy and Connie. It was already 11:00 by then. Worked on that until lunch time. Then we had our lunch and a nap. I was thankful for an extra long nap since I didn’t sleep well last night.
After nap, I washed my hair, gathered up the trash to be burned, sorted and washed and cut up greens to be cooked and later put them on the wood stove for cooking, made granola, put eggs on to boil for supper. Max’s wife came with their new baby - a little girl born on Thursday. Then I finished C&C’s e-mail before we had supper.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” John 8:51
April 26. Praise the Lord for no rain today. There was a little more sunshine, and it was even warm enough to let the fire go out in the wood stove before lotu. Daddy and I went out for a short stretch around the yard in the sunshine this afternoon. It felt good to get out. The clouds came up and covered the sky before we got back inside.
I slept in a little later this morning and took a long nap this afternoon. But I had taken a couple ibuprofen last night, and that makes me sleepy so I really zonked out this afternoon.
Did some printing this morning after Daddy turned the generator on. Sosthenes wanted an English-Pidgin song book, and I also started printing some pages of the next history unit. This evening, I finished printing one copy of the unit so I can get it proofread and make any necessary corrections.
After Daddy turned off the generator, I went to see if the e-mails would come in that wouldn’t come in last night. Praise the Lord, they came in, and quickly too. And the two e-mails for Christy and Connie went out with no problem as well.
Matthew preached on Ephesians 1:6-11 this morning and did a good job. There were several visitors here. Taqita was here with the new baby.
I never woke up in time to make it to the second meeting.
After our little stretch outside, I made sure things were ready for school tomorrow. Had just a few minutes to start making up an English test before supper. Then came back to it afterward. There are tests that come with the textbook, but they cover so much material at once, and the students really need something in between.
“These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.” John 9:22