May 13. Heard a little rain during the night. It has been a cloudy, foggy, rainy day. The clouds did rise high enough for the plane to get in today and bring medical supplies for the health centre.
Didn’t get up until just about 6:30 this morning. Was awake for an hour or so from around 3:15. Finally got up and took more Clear Lungs as I was getting all congested again. Lotu didn’t even start until around 7:30 this morning.
My head was really congested in school this morning so my brain was all fogged up, and it was hard for me to think straight. I was thankful it was a short school day.
How thankful I was for a good nap this afternoon! Slept about an hour and a half and probably could have slept another hour. Was awakened by the plane getting ready to take off. But I needed to get up anyway. There was work to do. Finished grading today’s papers and then looked over lessons for tomorrow and wrote things on the chalkboard. Also put the new Bible lessons in the students’ notebooks.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.” John 13:20
May 14. I was thankful to be feeling quite a bit better by yesterday evening and thought I might get a good night’s sleep. But hardly got any sleep at all. My head just wouldn't sleep for some reason. I prayed and sang and thought, turned my pillow dozens of times, rolled from back to side to back to other side again and again, and listened to the rain. It rained all night and most of the day today too. Have had a jacket on just about all day even with the fire going in the wood stove.
Surprisingly, in spite of the rainy weather, most of the students were still here early for school. We sang an extra song this morning at the beginning of school because there was still time left for singing. Sosthenes chose “Em I Lavim Yu” (“He Cares for You”) so I had them get out the red song books so we could sing it in English and in Pidgin. It is one song I had been planning to teach them so they can sing it as a special. Then we said the Bible verse, I Thessalonians 5:18, before starting the new lessons on Knowing the Will of God.
After nap, I only had to grade Sunny’s and Graham’s math lessons and look over lessons for tomorrow. Then I practiced music for a while, the new song they’ll be starting to learn - “More About Jesus.” Wrote up questions for tomorrow’s math game before fixing supper. After supper, I practiced music a little more so I’ll be ready for tomorrow.
“34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:34,35