January 10. Tomas came last evening to talk for a while. He and his family have been talking over the things they are learning in soul-winning class and looking at their own lives to be sure that they are saved.
This morning, I finished sorting out all of Connie’s clothes and a few other items. Also answered the door umpteen times. Daddy started working on the sink cabinet for Connie’s bathroom and worked on that almost all day.
About mid-morning, I got busy stapling the booklets together that I printed and cut last night. We really need to make some shelves in the meeting room so we have a place to put out tracts, Bibles, and booklets.
Before I started getting dinner, I went outside for a while and soaked up a bit of sunshine. Fixed pumpkin, and rice with lentils for dinner.
Enjoyed a good nap, and then started working on the kidznewzletter. A couple groups of kids came in to color too.
“8And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; 9And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.” Acts 15:8,9
January 11. It was very cool and cloudy most of the day today. We kept the wood stove going until about mid-morning.
Today was supposed to be laundry day, but since it is also lotu day, we decided to wait until tomorrow to do laundry so I can get started earlier in the morning. I am glad we waited too because it started raining right after lotu.
People came late for lotu this morning. There weren’t very many here. A lot of people are still sick, and more people are getting sick. Daddy continued teaching on “Sios I Gat Glori,” (A Glorious Church), starting the section on pastors and deacons. Tomas took charge of the prayer time. Matyu and family are apparently in Marivo. Haven’t seen them around since Sunday.
After lotu, Daddy worked more on Connie’s bathroom sink cupboard, and I finished going through her things. After snack, I turned on the computer and tried writing the newsletter. In two hours time, however, I barely got anything done. Just about every five minutes, I had to get up and answer the door. Whew! What a busy morning! I was really getting frustrated there for a while and had to stop and ask the Lord to help me remember that people is what this work is all about. I was letting Daddy keep working on the sink cupboard, but we decided it would be better if we just take turns answering the door. A couple times, we both had to go to a door as there were people at both doors at the same time. Was thankful for leftovers for dinner.
Sipora was one of the people who came. She wanted to show me the quilt she had made from some of the scraps of material I had given her. What a quilt! Family size! She was going to take it to Marivo and try to market it for K40. She will use the money for her school fees for this coming year.
Tomas and Amos came and got tracts, John books, and Genesis books to take over to Marivo and give out while the basketball games were going on and at market.
My nap got shortened by a tickle in my throat causing me to cough. After nap, I worked for a while putting up pictures around the kitchen and office areas. Then I sat down to work again on the newsletter. I’m thankful that, this afternoon, there weren’t quite so many interruptions.
This evening folks are here for soul-winning class.
“31And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 32And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 33And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. 34And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.” Acts 16:31-34