December 1. After fixing our pancake breakfast and having quiet time, Daddy started the generator and I got some music sheets printed out so I can get ready for choir practice this week. The ink apparently was running low so there were faded out places in the print-outs.
Mike led the singing in this morning’s meeting. Philemon gave his testimony of salvation and expressed his desire to be baptized and join GIBC. Matthew only covered two verses this morning - 2 Corinthians 5:9,10 - but it was a very thought-provoking message. Two people responded to the invitation.
Tomas led the singing this afternoon, and David finished a section he apparently started when we were in town on God’s creation of spirit beings and Lucifer’s fall.
Rains came early today - before 1:00, but they finished early too.
This afternoon, I finished organizing the rest of the things that were in the foot locker, and got them all put away. Then I started filling the foot locker with extra school supplies for this coming year. By then it was almost time to get supper. Daddy and I sat and talked for a few minutes until 5:00. Then he listened to the news and I got supper.
After doing dishes, I printed out a couple more song sheets that I had forgotten to do, and tried to organize all the song sheets in order. Then I practiced playing until time for soul-winning class to start.
“20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20,21
December 2. It is going on 9:30 already. Have been busy this evening trying to teach four of the youth what I thought was a fairly simple song. I think they are finally getting the melody pretty well. Even if they don’t get the harmony, they’ll get a harmony of their own that will sound fine. Wiru, Dallas, Phinehas, and Philemon are learning a couple welcome songs to sing to our special speaker when he comes. After I finished working with them on the song, I had cookies to put away and we talked a while with Philemon about his schooling.
It was a warm night last night and warm when we got up this morning. Quite hot and humid later in the morning, and some heavy rains this afternoon.
The day started with leftover pancakes for breakfast. After quiet time, I folded the laundry from the other day, put things away, and also put away some of the town things that hadn’t been put away yet. When Daddy turned on the generator, I started getting some song sheets set up to print for choir practice tomorrow night. Then started the next soul-winning lesson and worked on that until after 10:00.
Got out potatoes to wash and peel for soup. Washed and peeled and cut up carrots too. Added onion and beef bouillion cube and herbs. Set it aside to start cooking later. Spent some time reorganizing some of the bookshelves and paper shelves so we would have room for other things. A little after 11:30, I started cooking the soup. While it was cooking, I practiced keyboard; and when it was almost done, I added beef sausages, the leftover spaghetti noodles, some leftover carrots and broccoli, seaweed, and soy sauce.
This afternoon, I washed my hair. Did more work on the books and papers. Practiced keyboard again. Started making cookies - a batch of lemon sugar cookies for Daddy, and a small batch for myself. I tried using the stevia the girls sent, but whoever said stevia is sweet must have unusual taste buds. It tasted rather bitter to me so I added a little raw sugar. They tasted pretty good when they were done.
After getting the doughs mixed up, I got supper on the table; and after supper, I got the cookies on the cookie sheets and into the oven. Then I started the dishes. By the time dishes and cookies were done, the four youth were here for song practice.
“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Ephesians 5:2