October 31. Last day of the month. Only two months left in this year. My! Where has the year gone?
We are thankful for another lovely day. Enjoyed leftover pancakes for breakfast. No time for walking after quiet time this morning as it was lotu morning. Daddy continued teaching on things we have in Christ, talking about “fellowship,” and “victory over Satan and sin.” There were quite a few prayer requests today.
Around 9:00, we started our fun day. We drew names to see who would start the first game. Then for the next game, the first one became last, and so it went throughout the morning. They first had to arrange in order the words of Psalm 118:24. Bonita won that game, finishing in only 35 seconds.
We played a different version of pick-up-sticks in which they had to toss a small ball into the air, let it bounce once, pick up as many sticks as they could, and catch the ball. Each color sticks counted a certain number of points. Bethuel won that game.
They had fun playing pass the broom, a substitute for musical chairs. As the music played, they passed the broom from one to another. The one with the broom in hand when the music stopped was out. Graham won that.
Bethuel also won the game in which they tossed buttons onto an old calendar page and added up the points where the buttons landed. But the prize went to the next highest who hadn’t gotten a prize yet (Sosthenes).
Steve won the English word game.
Sosthenes and Dallas tied in the math game, quickly answering the most multiplication and division problems correctly. Dallas got the prize since Sosthenes already had one.
Esau won the scavenger hunt, and Steve won the puzzle game, putting his puzzle together in the shortest amount of time. But he already had a prize, and Phinehas hadn’t won anything yet so we gave the prize to him.
I know Sunny got a prize, but I cannot for anything think of what other game we played.
Esau won the door prize, guessing closest to the number of items that were in a small bottle. At first, he and Graham wrote the same number, so they had a runoff, and Esau got the prize - the contents of the bottle.
After the games, they had their refreshments. Then I gave them their report cards, and they went home.
Daddy and I had our lunch and nap. This afternoon, I sorted and washed the greens, and washed some spring onions to cut up with them. Then decided to do something sitting down since I had been on my feet most of the morning. Practiced the choir songs for New Year’s. Then I cleaned things out of the two white desks in the office, and Daddy fixed the one desk that was coming apart. I put away papers I don’t need anymore and started getting out next year’s school books. (Well, I guess all that wasn’t exactly sitting down work.)
Cut up the onions and greens and put them on to cook for supper. Warmed up part of the leftover rice, mixed with the leftover uxai.
Kristina came by with two of the little ones to see if we need pumpkin. She said that Rebecca’s sores are completely healed now. She was very thankful that we had given her the Noni oil. Her father made her a pair of crutches so she can get around. She still can’t straighten one knee to where she can walk. But I was glad to hear that she is trying to get around. It has been a long road of recovery for her – over a year since she got sick.
“47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 13:47-50