The Lord gave us sunshine almost all day today and no rain. The first thing I did when I got up this morning was sort out the clothes so they would be ready to wash. Then I got my breakfast and had quiet time. About a dozen people came for lotu - women, teens, and children. Wiru and Esau helped start songs since there was no song leader. All the men and their families have been down at the river since Wednesday afternoon harvesting their peanuts. We haven’t heard them come back up here yet. It was such a nice day, they probably decided to spend the day down there.
It has been a very hot day though. I could feel the humidity when I hung out clothes. Even Daddy was saying how hot it was today, especially this afternoon. We feel like we are on the coast and not in the highlands. We kidded about leaving here and moving to the highlands.
After lotu, Daddy started the generator, and I started the laundry. While the clothes were washing, I washed the dishes. Hadn’t done them last night because I was too tired. It was a somewhat stressful week with Daddy being gone. He was gone absolutely too long. I am thankful that he is home again.
Esau and Wiru stayed and cut firewood after lotu. We are thankful to have all the wood boxes filled up again.
After hanging out the clothes, I sat down and refreshed myself with an Emergen-C drink. Then I went through the box of stuff that Lonnie had sent. I know the school students will enjoy all the art supplies. That done, I started on journal notes for Christy and Connie before putting rice on to cook for dinner, and cutting up onion which I browned and put to cook with the chicken in the pressure cooker.
When we had eaten, we got the clothes in and then had our nap. This afternoon, I got math lessons planned for this coming week, and this evening the English and science lessons.
“Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?” Luke 12:24
January 20. It was very warm last night and early this morning too. I was already hot and sweaty by 9:00. The Lord gave us a couple hours of sunshine today but mostly overcast skies. Rain threatened throughout the afternoon, but it is just starting to rain lightly now.
Got Daddy’s breakfast of pancakes made with a couple eggs. Then I made rice pancakes for myself. Ate and had quiet time. Walked and prayed. Washed the chalkboard and wiped off the pulpit and shelves in the meeting room. Daddy had done sweeping yesterday. Covered the books and locked the cupboard. Practiced the song that the school choir would be singing this morning. Then Daddy turned on the generator for a half hour, and I did some more photo copying and prepared a couple pages to be printed out for math class.
People came early for lotu. Many of them had come back to the village after dark last night. Some of them were going to go back down this afternoon, and some of them tomorrow.
Esau came early this morning to let me know that he had had a long talk with his father last night and realized that he had truly trusted Christ before, but thought that he hadn’t because he had allowed sin to come in and bring doubts about his salvation. I had wondered if he just needed assurance of salvation, but he couldn’t seem to understand what I was getting at. I was thankful the Lord gave his father wisdom in talking with him, and he seemed more sure of himself this morning than he had the other days. He was not in class the other day when I shared my testimony, or maybe that would have helped him. I did share my testimony with him this morning after he let me know that he had found assurance of salvation.
There were a number of visitors here again today, including a couple women from the Care team. Lots of people brought peanuts for the offering. Their peanut gardens produced abundantly this year. It was already 11:15 before Daddy started preaching. He covered the first eight verses of I Corinthians 5 in the first meeting and the rest of the chapter in the second meeting.
It was 12:15 when he finished preaching. We had our dinner. The people were outside discussing various matters so it was about 1:45 before the second meeting started and 2:45 when we finished. It was after 3:00 when I went down for nap. Daddy was still in the meeting room talking with some of the men.
After nap, I made sure all the materials were together for school tomorrow. Then I got supper and did dishes.
“29And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Luke 12:29-31