December 17. A hot, sweaty day with a little bit of rain this evening.
Amos preached this morning on Acts 12:6-11, Peter’s miraculous release from prison. His application was that nothing is too hard for God; He can help us in any situation.
After lotu, Matthew, Erick, and Esau stayed and talked. We knew that Esau had been having some problems, and Erick had been having a hard time dealing with him.
Please pray for Esau as he faces a difficult period of his life. Pray that he will be open and tender to the leading of the Lord and willing to wait on Him.
After they left, Sunny and Bonita came and did some spring cleaning. Took all the dishes out of the dish cupboard and cleaned those shelves. Took everything out of the long cupboard by the sink and cleaned in there. After they got everything put back, they swept and washed the floor. Then they scrubbed the front doors. I was thankful for their help in doing some of those jobs that are too hard for me to do.
There were lots of people who came to the door again today,.
This afternoon, Daddy sawed the plywood pieces for the side and top of the school cupboard, and I got those nailed on. Maybe tomorrow, we can get the door put on. I also got one of the bulletin boards moved today and will need to move the other one before we put the cupboard door on. Then I guess the cupboard should be painted.
Also had Daddy cut up a pumpkin for me for supper. It had been in the cupboard since before we went to town and was starting to spoil. The two ends needed to be cut off, one more than the other, and thrown away, but the rest of it was good and tasted good too. Also made spaghetti for supper.
After supper, I relaxed and prayed and crocheted for a while. Just finished doing the dishes.
Less than a dozen youth here this evening for youth meeting. The meeting is over, and it is raining fairly hard now. A few have left, but some are still here.
“ And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.” Mark 7:37
December 18. 6:40 p.m. Raining. The youth are supposed to come this evening and practice music for the special meetings, but…. There was hardly any sun today, but there was no rain until just now. We were thankful for that as today was laundry day.
Laundry was the first order of business right after breakfast and quiet time. Threw the kitchen curtains into the wash too. While the clothes were washing, I made some chocolate chip raisin bars (except I used mixed fruit instead of raisins). After hanging out the clothes, I rested and crocheted a while. Then Daddy helped me finish the cupboard - cut the door, put on hinges and a door catch and door handle. Also got the other bulletin board moved; and this afternoon, I put new borders around both of them.
After nap today, I cut up a nice popo that someone had brought us a couple days ago. It tasted good. We hadn’t had popo for a while. Then I washed the kitchen windows while I was waiting for water to heat for washing my hair. After washing my hair, I put the kitchen curtains back up.
After supper, I relaxed and crocheted some more. Almost done now with Jenny’s afghan.
“34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38
December 19. Another day with almost no sunshine, but it was still quite humid. We had a little rain late afternoon, early evening, but it is not raining now. There are only nine here again for Bible school, same as Tuesday evening.
After my quiet time and crocheting time this morning, Daddy turned on the generator, and I worked on the PNG history/geography course for a good while. After that, I put undercoat paint on the new cupboard while Daddy changed the oil in the generator. Then I worked a little while on lesson plans for the first week of school. Late in the morning, we went for a walk.
This afternoon, I painted the cupboard door yellow. Will paint the rest of the cupboard tomorrow, Lord willing. Then I worked on lesson plans some more and also more on the history/geography course before warming up supper. Did more lesson planning after supper.
“7And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.” Mark 9:7,8