October 22. Cooler last night, but not too cold. Damp this morning, however, after the rain so Daddy got up and got the fire going. The Lord gave us another lovely morning, and thunder storms again this afternoon.
After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I gathered more things together that we would be needing to use after classes when we worked on props. Then it was off to school.
Everyone said their Bible verse this morning, except for Sunny who didn’t come in until after we had finished that part of Bible class. Then we reviewed yesterday’s lesson on Daniel, Hananiah, Asariah, and Mishael, and what their lives may have been like so that they stood strong for the Lord. After that, we started the next lesson, on how we can stand strong for the Lord, talking first about what advantages we have that those four young men did not have, and then starting on what is needed in our lives to help us be strong and remain strong in the Lord. We only covered the first point under that, which was “hearing the Word of God.” Then I give the students time to ask questions. Yesterday Esau had asked, “If our old man draws us into sin, will God hear our prayers.” And today Phinehas asked what a person should do if he tries to help a Christian friend who has sinned but that friend becomes angry. It is good that they are thinking and wanting to know Bible answers to their questions.
After math class, we worked for about an hour on the props and costumes. Phinehas and Steve painted the men that Phinehas had drawn last time (see photo above). Sunny and Bonita worked on sewing - hemming up a tunic, made from a nightgown I had cut off; and stitching some beadwork on a purple robe for the king. The rest of the students drew flames on the fires, and Bethuel started cutting the flames at the top. While they were working, I finished grading today’s work so that was all done before lunch time. Also took some pictures of them working.
Today, I also worked on covering the king’s throne. I still need to stitch down the covering for the seat and back of the chair. Daddy had screwed the back on yesterday.
Made spaghetti for supper and had leftover carrots. It was a little bit late before we ate because we forgot to send someone down to get meat. Finally around 4:30, I saw Misaina outside so asked her if she would go get some meat for us from the haus sik freezer. She was happy to do that and get a lollipop for a treat.
Daddy counted 14 Waisara men who cut grass on the airstrip today. They still have more coffee to go out so did part of the work of cutting grass.
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” II Corinthians 8:9