October 12. The Lord gave us a beautiful, sunshiney day. Lots of wind, white puffy clouds, blue sky, and warmth in the air. Daddy didn’t have to keep the fire going long today.
I got up this morning when I heard the lotu bell ring down below - about 5:50. After getting dressed and having my first morning supplement, I went out and hung up the clothes that were washed yesterday evening. That didn’t take long as there weren’t very many since we had just washed on Monday. The shirts were already dry after hanging in the house over night.
Came in and had my breakfast and quiet time, and made the bed. Then it was time for lotu. There were 36 here this morning. Mike continued his series on loving one another. After lotu, the youth went to dig a garden and plant peanuts for David’s mother. I finished this coming week’s lesson plans, and then Daddy and I decided to go for a little walk since it was such a nice day. However, the wind was really strong, and it was making my eyes hurt. So we did not go very far. When we got back to the house, I had a drink of Emergen-C and then sat in the recliner and closed my eyes for a while. After that I husked corn and peeled carrots to cook for dinner and then started water heating for spaghetti.
This afternoon, I washed my hair and then started an e-mail to Christy and Connie. Then it was time to make myself some biscuits and get supper on the table. After supper, I cleaned the bathroom (it was too hot to do that in the afternoon), burned the trash, and then did the dishes before sitting down to send and receive e-mails.
Phinehas is here this evening practicing the keyboard.
“15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” II Corinthians 4:15-18
October 13. The Lord gave us a mostly sunny day today. It tried to rain a couple times; but after a few sprinkles, the sun came back out again.
Made a couple big batches of pancakes this morning so we both have extras to eat during the week. After breakfast and quiet time, I got the Pidgin words for “A New Name in Glory” put to the music so I can help the students learn that this week. Last night, I had finished getting the students’ Bible lessons ready that they’ll be doing after we finish Daniel chapter 3. These are lessons with practical applications from the first three chapters of Daniel. My, those three chapters are rich in practical lessons! After getting the song ready this morning, I started making up their Bible test on Daniel 3 and finished that this afternoon.
It was good to see Mak here for lotu this morning. People brought quite a few items of clothing to give to Maro’s mother to replace what she lost in the fire. She was very grateful for the kindness of God’s people. Lotu was a blessing too as three of the young people (Bonita, Bethuel, and Esau) shared their testimonies. Luke was not ready yet to give a testimony. Little Lawrence came and sat on my lap for a while, and we looked at a children’s book together. He was also fascinated with the camera as I took pictures of the ones giving their testimonies. When we stood up to sing before the preaching, he went back to his mother. Then Matthew preached on the first few verses of II Corinthians 4. He did an excellent job, even having found extra verses on his own to support the teaching. It was obvious that he had spent a good amount of time studying. II Corinthians has been a good book for him to teach on as he is seeing how Paul and others who worked with him went through many similar trials to what the church has gone through here.
David continued teaching the soul-winning lessons, starting this week on teaching about God and what He is like.
I had taken a nap right after dinner, between meetings, so could get right to the computer and finish the Bible test after lotu. Then I tried to find the invoice for the new school books we had ordered but haven’t been able to find it yet. I didn’t make a photo copy of the order, and I wanted to see exactly what I had ordered in case we have to order again.
I thought I had already printed out the new soul-winning lessons for the students too, but couldn’t find any sign of them. So had to do that first thing this evening. Daddy is finishing up lesson 25 so not sure if he’ll be ready to start 26 this evening or not, but we wanted to make sure it was ready.
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” II Corinthians 5:1