Sorry, this picture is not from Owena. :-) Due to technical issues, including losing everything on my back-up, I do not have very many new pictures for this blog at the moment. Hopefully that will be remedied soon.
July 5. Rained a little bit during the night. No sunshine today, but it wasn’t too cold.
Slept in a little later this morning - got up about 6:10. Very few people here for lotu this morning. Mike spoke on the Christian family, giving the introduction, bringing out that it takes hard work to build a good marriage, and the husband and wife need to work hard and pray together to build a strong marriage.
After lotu Mike and Sosthenes started sanding down the chalkboard. Dallas came in after a while and helped. After they sanded it down and wiped it off with dry rags, I washed it. And after it was dry, Daddy put a coat of paint on it. This afternoon he put a second coat on. Now the chalkboard is black instead of green. We have to wait 24 hours for it to dry before using it.
I got journal notes ready for Christy and Connie, and then and e-mail to go with the notes. Then I took a break and went outside a while. Didn’t get to stay out very long, however, because it started drizzling. After coming back in, I oiled the wood stove (it was getting pretty rusty) and then cleaned the bathroom. Then put dinner on to warm. I was thankful for a nice nap.
After nap, I put some water on the stove to heat for washing my hair. Then I cut up a couple popo. Cut one into small pieces and put in a pan to cook for my fruit syrup for pancakes this coming week. Cut the other one up into larger pieces and put it in a bowl for us to eat fresh. By then my hair water was hot so I got my hair washed. Also put eggs on to boil for egg salad this evening. Daddy put another coat of paint on the chalkboard. The rest of the afternoon was spent at the computer - wrote a couple e-mails and then worked on the quarterly income report until supper time.
Sent out the e-mails after cleaning up the kitchen. Daddy is waiting now for Wilson to come for Bible school.
“14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.” II Corinthians 5:14,15
July 6. A minute or two of sunshine now and then. Otherwise very cloudy and cool.
I was suddenly awakened from a dream this morning by a voice that said, “It’s 6:00.” I finally woke up, but it took me a while to get started getting breakfast. Not because of the [strange] dream, but because I kept sneezing. Finally had Daddy’s breakfast on the table about 7:30, and it was a little after 8:00 when I got mine.
After my breakfast and quiet time, Daddy turned on the generator for a while. I wrote an e-mail and tried to send it, but no connection. So I finished getting the next Bible school lesson organized into outline form. Just had the questions left to do at the end, which I did this afternoon.
It was between 10:35 and 10:40 before the meeting started this morning. They had gone for outreach in Marivo today. Matthew preached this morning on II Corinthians 10:7-11. And this afternoon, David preached on the temptation of Eve.
This afternoon, I wrote some math problems on the newly painted chalkboard. It didn’t seem like the paint was quite dry enough, however, so I hope it will be okay. Maybe in this damp, cloudy weather, it didn’t dry as fast as it was supposed to.
Then I cut apart the speed drills I had printed out, and also tore speed drills and math tests out of the booklets. After that I turned on the computer and tried again to send the e-mail. No go. So I got the questions written for the Bible school lesson and then started working on fixing up copies of the coming math lessons for the three students. I had scanned them last night.
After supper, I played keyboard for about a half hour. Then tried once again to send the e-mail, but still no connection.
“And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.” Genesis 21:1