February 20. The Lord blessed us with another lovely dry season day today.
We were late getting to bed last night as the people stayed after soul-winning class and spent some time discussing when to start outreach and what times to have it and where. While they were doing that, the kids and ladies came in here and looked at the slide shows of Owena picture files.
Amos came early this morning to talk about Bonita. Since I have been giving the children Bible passages to read at home, he has seen that she really can read. He did not think she could read. He wanted to let me know that, as long as she can keep up with the boys, he would rather have her stay with the class so he does not have to pay a tutor. I had pretty much told Lilian that yesterday.
All the children were here around 8:00 this morning so as soon as I was ready, we got started with school. Lilian came to see how the class went and saw that, indeed, Bonita was able to keep up with the class. So she will not come back unless Bonita needs extra help. After Bible class, Bonita and Sosthenes called their fathers, and their fathers came to sit in on English class. After math class, I asked the children to stay and shell the peanuts. There were a lot of peanuts, and it took the four of them over an hour to finish the job. I can just imagine how much time it would have taken me if I had tried to do the job myself.
After nap, I made sure everything was ready for school tomorrow. Then I worked on the next soul-winning lesson until supper time. In the mean time, David and Peter had come to talk about baptizing Peter. Apparently Daddy misunderstood, as it was not David who led Peter to the Lord. As Daddy questioned Peter, he learned that Peter had been “saved” in 1999 in a Baptist church in Gimi. He was “saved” by raising his hand. The pastor of the church told him that he would have a class on baptism so Peter could get baptized, but he never did. To make a long story short, Daddy went through the plan of salvation with him, and Peter got saved today. He will give his testimony on Wednesday morning, and will be baptized with the others on Friday. Praise God!
This evening, I made calendars for the school kids and a Bible memory chart for stickers. The school kids came to look at the slide shows of pictures taken the past few months here in Owena. Tomas came to talk to Daddy and make sure he was using the right verses and everything for his testimony which he would like to give on Thursday or Friday.
“31Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 33Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.” I Corinthians 10:31-33
February 21. It turned quite clear and cold last night. Down to 51º this morning. I put an extra blanket over my legs during the night because they got pretty cold. Ears and throat have been hurting this afternoon and evening. Daddy has been feeling like he is getting a cold again too.
Had a little time this morning before the school kids came to work a bit on the soul-winning lessons. All four of the students were ready to say their Bible verse this morning, even though it was in English. School didn’t finish until 12:30 today since we had four classes. After lunch and nap, I spent most of the afternoon making sure everything is together for classes tomorrow. Will have Owena language class again tomorrow since we won’t have classes Thursday and Friday because of the baptism meetings. Had some photo copying and printing to do this evening for each of the classes.
It turned out to be very warm this afternoon, and is still warm this evening.
“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” I Corinthians 11:1