November 7. Decided to wash clothes this morning since the students did not come for drama practice. They should be here this evening to decorate and then practice. They had to go help their parents in their gardens and then get food for feeding their families tomorrow and get decorations to put up in the schoolroom.
Fixed our breakfast (hot rice cereal) and had quiet time first. Then started the laundry - just two loads today. Daddy helped hang out the clothes.
About 11:00, while I was still working on the report, Daddy looked out and saw rain clouds. He thought that rain might be coming soon so he went out to see if some of the clothes were dry and get them brought in. He had no sooner gotten out there when I heard rain start falling on the roof so I hurried off to help him. All but about a dozen items were dry for which we were thankful.
It rained for a few hours, and then the sun came out for a while this afternoon. This afternoon, I swept our bedroom and the office and kitchen areas. Then I finally got the income report up to date. Just had a few minutes left after that until time to get supper so started putting some ideas together for next year’s drama. If we are going to do something like that next year, we will have to start earlier. Am working on some ideas for a musical drama on the birth of Christ.
“6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.” Galatians 3:6-9
November 8. The students came yesterday evening with their “decorations” (leaves and trees). After they got those put up, we practiced the play one more time. I had wanted to take some pictures last night, but Esau didn’t show up. Daddy took his place as king when they practiced the play.
Praise the Lord for His help today! The Lord gave us a dry day for the school closing. The young people were up early to start cooking the food. I was glad for some restful time after breakfast before the program started. I went out for a little stretch in the sunshine and took a few pictures. Used time after that to get an update written for this month.
Then I took about a half hour nap in the recliner. Had a hard time getting to sleep last night as a moth seemed to be trapped somewhere on the other side of the wall and kept fluttering around, probably trying to escape. Then in the middle of the night, sleep was interrupted when somebody’s phone alarm went off. Daddy had to get up and turn it off. Then it went off again early this morning - about 5:15. So I was thankful for that little nap this morning.
The families had been invited to come at 9:30. That way we could try to get started by 10:00. Somewhere between 9:30 and 10:00, the students came in and got their costumes on. Then I took some pictures before we let anyone else in. Mike looked after the door for us, gave the flutes to the children to blow on signal, and showed the people where to sit. I think it was about 10:15 when the program started. I took more pictures during the program too, but it was hard to take a lot of pictures and direct the drama at the same time.
I welcomed the families, and Eric opened in prayer. Between acts, while the students were changing clothes and scenery, I taught the families three new songs - action songs, two of them in Pidgin and one in English (“Wide, Wide as the Ocean”). Everybody seemed to enjoy learning the new songs.
When the drama was finished, Daddy gave some remarks to help the families think about what they had seen and heard. Then I took some time to thank the parents for the privilege of teaching their children and to thank the students for all their hard work. We sang again, and then Sunny gave a little thank-you speech to the parents on behalf of all the students. After that, I gave opportunity for any of the fathers to say something. Tomas expressed his thanks and asked some questions about the future education of their children.
Amos prayed and thanked the Lord for the food, and people went out to eat. I met briefly with the fathers to give them a list of the book fees for the next year of school.
Daddy and I had our dinner and nap. When we got up, I started putting away all the props and costumes. The students want to do the drama again for other church folks and for neighbours.
The weather was quite warm and humid this afternoon so I had an Emergen-C drink after finishing the clean-up work. Then I got the pictures I took today transferred to the computer.
I was working away here at writing in my journal before supper and suddenly realized that my biscuits were all gone. So I threw together a small batch of biscuits; and a little after 5:30, they were ready to eat. Just finished the dishes. Now it is almost 7:00 and time for people to come for Bible school.
“10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.” Galatians 3:10,11