May 15. More dry weather. It was nice and cool most of the day, and we thought maybe it wasn’t going to get humid today. But by mid-afternoon, we were hot and sweaty again.
Amos was in charge of lotu this morning and talked about being clean through the word, using a number of texts starting with John 15:3.
Daddy left just before lotu was over because NTM came with our LP and a box of hazardous goods.*
Because we started school early, we were able to get some extra work done in Phonics class. Bethuel was absent again today. His father said he is pretty sick with vomiting and fever, etc. I hope he doesn’t have typhoid.
Dallas stayed after school and practiced keyboard. We finished classes by 12:00 which was a blessing. That way we were able to get an earlier nap. After nap, I washed my hair and then made bread. Had papers to grade and grades to record after that. There were a lot of knocks on the door this afternoon too. People brought corn, uxai, and avocados. Someone had brought cucumbers last night too. I was thankful for all these fresh veggies.
“41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:41,42
*Please pray for these pilots who put their lives on the line to be a blessing to the missionaries and bring supplies to them. They fly in all kinds of weather and into all kinds of difficult places. Often they have to transport hazardous things, such as bottles of LP and other flammables. It is hard for pilots to raise support. Please pray that more people will be willing to support pilots. Even though they are not usually directly involved in church planting, they are an important part of the missionary team. They provide a vital link to the outside world, transportation, food and medical supplies, and sometimes even emergency services and medical evacuations.
May 16. Dry, humid, very warm, and sweaty. A relatively quiet day. People are off to their gardens and other places during this dry weather. Some are sleeping in the bush and hunting possums.
We finished our Bible lesson in school today - the story of Jesus’ arrest and trial. Tomorrow they will have their music lesson, and maybe Monday too.
They had a big project to do in phonics class today so we went about 15 minutes overtime. But we just shortened some of the preliminary exercises in math class. In science, they finished unit 6; and after they do the test on that unit, there are just a couple pages to read for unit 7. Then we will go to social studies.
Phinehas and Dallas stayed and practiced keyboard after school. They did really well today. Sounds like they are about ready for their recital.
I was thankful for a good nap this afternoon. There was grading to do afterward and things to get ready for tomorrow. Then I cooked potatoes and chicken gravy for supper. Somebody brought us some really nice potatoes the other day. We had leftover greens and other leftover veggies to go with the main dish.
“46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:46,47