May 25 and 26. I did not get to write in my journal last night (Saturday, the 25th). Most of the evening was spent getting the soul-winning lesson finished and copies printed so they would be ready for class this evening.
The water trickled through the faucet all night long, and the tub was finally full about 6:30 Saturday morning. We are thankful for that little trickle to give us enough water for laundry today.
Saturday morning lotu was a bit late and ended late too. Tomas was in charge and gave a good, clear, simple talk, encouraging parents, and particularly fathers, in the spiritual training of their children, using notes that Lewis has been teaching from in Bible school. Graham came in and said his verses after lotu. He did very well.
Afterward there was a lot of laundry to do, and it was after 10:30 when we finished. So we were late calling Christy and Connie and it was getting close to their bedtime. It was good to talk to them though, and I was happy for the time to relax after the tiring work of washing and hanging out clothes.
Also after lotu, Tomas went up to see if he could fix the water problem. (Everyone else was out of water too.)
Worked on getting art materials together for school Monday until time to get lunch. In the afternoon, Dallas and Makwi came to pay for Dallas’s schoolbooks that he needs starting this week. Dallas and Phinehas were scheduled to come for keyboard class too, but Dallas said Phinehas wasn’t around. Apparently he was still in the kunai somewhere helping his parents.
Husked corn to cook for supper and also cooked up the rest of the carrots. Made spaghetti, and that finished up our fresh meat.
This morning (Sunday) after breakfast and quiet time, Daddy collated the soul-winning lessons, and I got holes punched in them for the students’ folders. Then I got a few e-mails written before lotu. The school students came to practice their special about 10:00. Sosthenes was sick today so was not able to come. People started coming in for the meeting shortly after that. Daddy preached this morning on 1 Corinthians 12:1-7, and in the afternoon on verses 8-11.
I rested on the bed during the preaching of the first meeting as I was having some pain and it was hurting me to keep sitting. The second meeting started later than Daddy expected. I had tried to wait so I could be at that meeting, but finally got too tired and went for nap. I spent the rest of the afternoon getting lesson plans ready for school this coming week.
This evening, I got more art stuff together and did some coloring to show examples of how different tools are used. Dallas and Phinehas were here practicing. Now soul-winning students are here for class.
“41And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” Acts 5:41,42
May 27. I thank the Lord for a better sleep last night than what I have been having.
This morning after breakfast and quiet time, I got the clothes folded that we washed on Saturday. When the kids came for school, we had Bible class. Then they had a break and set up the volleyball net and played ball a while before coming in to work on art projects. They spent the rest of the morning drawing, coloring, painting, etc. While they were having fun, I was able to get a couple e-mails written and a Bible test made up for the current lesson. A few of the students were still working when I warmed up our dinner around 12:00. I took pictures of them two by two as they finished their projects and were ready to hang them up on the bulletin board. Sosthenes was not here today and apparently is quite sick with a fever.
After we had our lunch, I had keyboard class with Dallas and Phinehas. Dallas is doing really well and played both his songs perfectly today. They had to learn two new things today which they will use in the two new songs they’ll be practicing - repeat and 8va.
After they left, we had our nap. It was about 2:00, and I rested and slept until almost 3:30. Then I had my mineral drink, listened to Bonita recite her verses for the term, got the new books together for phonics and social studies classes tomorrow, washed a couple little pumpkins so Daddy could cut up some for me to prepare for supper, visited a little bit with Erisa who came with her one-week-old baby girl, got the pumpkin on to cook, started getting other things together for classes tomorrow, and put leftovers on to warm for supper.
Now it is going on 7:00. We have eaten, and I have done the dishes. Now I need to put some things on the chalkboard for tomorrow’s math class.
“And there was great joy in that city.” Acts 8:8