October 26. Didn’t get up until a couple minutes after 6:00 this morning. Daddy slept in a bit longer. He wasn’t feeling well today - is coming down with a cold. The day was cloudy and damp, but it hasn’t rained. Daddy had the wood stove going to warm the house up because of his cold.
After breakfast and quiet time, Daddy turned on the generator, and I finished transposing “Seten Em I Birua” to a lower key. The melody was just too high for everyone to sing. Printed it out this evening to practice playing it since they will be learning to to sing it tomorrow.
Matthew continued teaching this morning on deacons. He is really covering thoroughly the qualifications for that office as well as the work of deacons. He finished the qualifications last week and started on the work today. He was sharing how he was a deacon in the other church but had no idea what the work of a deacon was and never did any work. It was just a name. He wants people to clearly understand and is teaching through all the notes he was given in Bible school. It is good to see him making an effort to do things decently and in order.
After lotu this afternoon, I had a little time to get things together for school tomorrow before I started work in the kitchen. Had a bunch of greens that needed to be sorted and washed. Then there were veggies to prepare for beef mince soup. After the soup was on cooking, I cut up the greens with some onions and put them on to cook.
Right after supper, before the generator was turned on, I finished painting the tree Esau had started the night we worked on props.
“36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38
October 27. No rain today, but not much sun either. Somewhat cool most of the day. Daddy was feeling better today, and didn’t feel like his cold was still there.
After breakfast and quiet time this morning, there was still some time for me to work on cutting and painting props before school. Only three and a half weeks away until our closing school program. So this morning, we practiced some of the songs during our Bible class opening, rather than singing songs from their “Liklik Song Book.” (Little Song Book) We also had practice time again after lunch.
Everyone did pretty well on their math test today, except for Esau. Got some of them graded during spelling class, and worked on grading the rest of them while I was eating lunch so I could give them back before classes ended.
It was 2:30 before we got to nap this afternoon. Afterward I washed my hair, graded spelling lessons, and practiced keyboard so I’ll be ready for tomorrow. We’ll take math time tomorrow to work on music. Thursday we’ll use math time to work on props and will continue that work in the evening.
This evening after supper, I did more painting. Wanted to make sure all the things that really needed green paint were finished first. Then I could see how much green is left for Phinehas to finish his mountains. There isn’t much left so maybe he can paint some animals in the foreground.
Wilson came for his Bible school lesson, and now is with the group who is with Matthew in translation class.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16
October 28. The Lord gave us another dry day, and some really nice sunshine this afternoon. I took my chair outside for a while later in the afternoon, along with a lap desk and my grade records and started doing some averaging and organizing of grades for the students’ report cards and award certificates.
I was very pleased today that a number of the students had studied ahead of time for their science test. Therefore they only had to study a short time in class and then were able to take the test today instead of waiting until Thursday. Those who didn’t study had to study longer in class before taking the test. So they didn’t finish until the end of class time, while the early birds had a nice long break. We took math class time to do science today, and then practiced music during our usual science time.
After nap today, I made some things for one of the games for our fun day before grading the rest of the science tests and then working on the grade averaging. We will not start another unit in science until next year, but will use the time to work on the drama for the closing program. The students are doing quite well learning the songs.
Bible school has been cancelled for this evening since there has been a death in Waisara, and none of the Marivo students were here. Only eleven students came which is just under half.
“24The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.” Matthew 10:24-26