November 9. It didn’t get very cold last night and was warm when we got up. Very foggy. The morning turned out to be nice and sunny, but it also got very warm and stuffy. The weather turned windy and cloudy in the afternoon, and this evening, the Lord sent us a little rain.
Matthew concluded his teaching on deacons this morning. This afternoon, there was a business meeting to discuss the New Year’s meetings - topics, time, speakers, etc. and also to discuss the possibility of holding a series of youth meetings this coming year, probably during Independence Day week when the young people will have school holidays.
During my free time today, I made some horns for the ram (prop for the drama), got gifts wrapped (a book) to give the students as an end-of-year gift, practiced keyboard, worked on costs for next year’s classes, put away the library books from school until the next school year begins, and a number of other odd jobs, especially in preparation for this coming week. Also got the October progress report organized this evening.
Matthew brought his sewing machine down here this evening where there is light and is sewing a couple of the students’ robes for the drama. He volunteered to do that which is a great blessing. There is no soul-winning class this evening since I have not had time to organize another lesson.
“But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” Matthew 13:23
November 10. 9:45 p.m. Daddy just turned off the generator.
It’s raining, but not like it was earlier this evening. My what a storm! Lightning flash followed by thunder followed by lightning flash followed by thunder…. The heavy rain pounding on the metal roof was deafening.
The Lord did give us a nice morning, although it got quite warm and humid, and the air was still. About mid-afternoon, the winds came up, and around 6:00 in the evening, the lightning and thunder started, but it didn’t rain very hard then. Not long after the kids came to practice, the heavy rains came, and about fifteen minutes before we finished, it started raining so hard, we couldn’t hear each other. But the kids thought it was fun to sing at the top of their lungs and outdo the rain.
It has been a long busy day. Daddy helped me put the stable (another prop) together this morning before the students came. It’s just a simple frame made of very large cardboard tubes. Bethuel came by and said he wasn’t feeling well and was going home to sleep. Didn’t know if he would be back later for practice, but he was here so we were all happy to see him. He was here for practice this evening too, and seemed to be feeling fine.
The students came about 8:30 this morning. Before we went through the drama, they wrapped the gifts to give their fathers at the end of the program on Friday. Then we went through the program. After that, we sat and talked quite a while about the next school year. Before they went home, I had them mark in their program books who was to open curtains, close curtains, change props, etc. and at what parts in the program.
Then we had our lunch and a nice long nap. I had a hard time getting up.
This afternoon, I cleaned the bathroom. Tried to put together the cardboard tree for which Dallas had brought a large branch this morning. Sakias came by with some cucumbers. A little after 4:30, I started making spaghetti for supper. Then Apekio came by to buy a notebook to organize all her soul-winning notes. Her folder had fallen apart. We found her a pair of glasses for reading, but she said she also needs glasses to see at a distance. We don’t have any way to help her with that. Sat and talked with her a short time while supper was cooking. Being able to come to Bible school and soul-winning class and doing her home assignments helps her to keep her mind on the Lord and off her problems.
Right after supper, I did the dishes and then got out the fun day stuff for tomorrow, hung up the birthday banner, wrote the order of players on the chalkboard for the games tomorrow, fixed up the king’s chair and got out other props to be used this evening.