August 10. I was thankful for a very good rest last night. I did not even hear the rat. After several doses of rat poison, it was still going. Hopefully last night’s dose will do it in. And I forgot to put my plastic bag caddy in the cupboard so he carried away another of my bread bags, this time under the bathroom sink.
First thing I did this morning, after getting dressed and having my morning supplements, was to make granola.
Tomas was supposed to have charge of lotu this morning, but he apparently overdid himself on his hike back home and hasn’t gotten much strength back yet. Matthew was prepared and continued teaching on the free gift of salvation this morning, expounding on a couple verses in Romans and a couple in Revelation.
Afterward the two young ladies did the laundry again, and the rest of the church family went to finish raking the airstrip. Even Memedyi and Yanahdo did a little raking. While Sunny and Bonita were washing clothes, I got new Bible verse reminders ready to print out and worked on lesson plans for school for this coming week.
When the laundry was done, Daddy and I went out and hung the clothes and the two girls sorted, washed and cut up greens; shelled peanuts; and swept the floor.
Daniel was here this morning too, fixing the leak around the wood stove chimney and getting down spider webs above the veranda and the east windows. There were lots of cocoon-type things that he took down, and he showed Daddy all the baby spiders inside each one - hundreds of them.
After the girls left, I cut some onions up into the greens and put them on to cook. Worked more on lesson plans while they were cooking, and then warmed up the leftover rice. After lunch, we brought just a handful of clothes in - that’s all that were dry.
Had another sound-asleep nap again today. Daddy was out getting more clothes when I woke up. There were just a few things left on the lines. I finished up the lesson plans and then got the meeting room ready for tomorrow - covered the books, locked the cupboard, and cleaned the chalkboard. So I won’t have that to do in the morning. (I will need to cook a meal tomorrow.) Just before supper, I cleaned the bathroom.
After supper, Daddy helped me again to try to figure out how to call him on my phone. This time, I wrote everything down step by step. My phone is a lot more complicated than his, and certainly more complicated than the computer. Then he helped me know how to check my balance and add more money to the phone. And also answer the phone when he calls me. So I think I’ll be able to handle that much now while he is in town.
After that I did the dishes.
“31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” Romans 8:31-34
August 11. Daddy’s birthday! I made him a card in the computer and put it on the desktop.
The Lord gave us a dry, sunny day today.
After our Sunday morning pancakes, quiet time, and exercise time, I scanned some math pages and papers that I’ll be needing for school this coming week. Afterward I got them all set up for printing. Will have to try to do the printing tomorrow.
Daddy finished the preaching on I Corinthians this morning, and David preached this afternoon, starting with lesson one of the series that Daddy has been teaching in soul-winning class. Next Sunday, Matthew will start preaching on II Corinthians.
This afternoon, I finished making a music test for the students to take this week and also helped Daddy with some packing. Then I made potato onion soup for supper. I had planned to put soup mix in it, but couldn’t find any more soup mix anywhere. I thought I still had another bag of soup mix. Otherwise we could have gotten some in town last time. So I added extra onion, some fresh grated ginger root, rice pasta, and canned peas and carrots. That’s about the only way the canned veggies taste good, and it did add a little color to the soup.
“35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39 Amen!