So thankful for the encouragement from God’s Word today. Daddy and I studied John 5:24-29 together this morning. Reminded us again that faith comes by hearing. Those who hear the word and believe will receive everlasting life, new life spiritually. Then those who believe, when they hear the voice of the Son of God when he calls them out of the grave, will be physically resurrected unto everlasting life. It was a blessing to meditate on those thoughts.
After breakfast this morning, I had to write out notes for youth leaders’ meeting as I had forgotten to print them out yesterday. So only had a little bit of time to play keyboard before lotu. Daddy preached the first meeting today. The church building was full and then some. The little children had to be sent up onto the platform. Marivo people were here since they do not have a church building now. They said that their church building was reduced to powder by the fire. There is absolutely nothing left.
The Lord really helped Daddy with the message this morning. He preached from 1 John 5:6-10, the witnesses to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour. It ws a powerful message.
The winds came up early this morning, even before we went to lotu — powerful winds. Lots of debris was blown around. The church building shook; sheets of roofing iron rattled. Debris fell on the roof with a clang. It was hard to hear the preaching, especially during second lotu. When we came back to the house, Connie’s room and the bathroom were both covered with ashes. The bathroom looked like it had never been cleaned yesterday.
This afternoon the youth pastor, leaders and wives, team captains, and watch captains met here at the house. We went over with the captains their responsibilities to their teams. After the captains and watch captains left, we went over some things with the team leaders and game leader.
Listened to one of Evangelist Schwanke’s sermons last night—”What Will It Take?” A very good message on pride.
Another snake bite victim came early this morning. Another woman from Marivo. She apparently hadn’t gotten as much poison into her system, as she recovered okay. Praise the Lord for that. The lady who was sent to town is doing okay now, they say.
Checked over Mark 10:1-17 today. Thank the Lord for His help.
Just when Serah came, Daddy spilled hot coffee on himself. Thankfully he did not get burned, but had to change his trousers. Then we got the heavy suitcase down for him to find more work trousers, and it broke the nail off the curtain hardware on the closet. Put some of his clothes in the new tote to lighten the suitcase so it wasn’t so heavy to put back up. Serah and I worked on wiping the coffee up off the kitchen floor. Daddy fixed the nail when he was done going through the suitcase.
Serah had a slow workday today so there was time for Bible study. Neomi’s mother came by about then so read to her first, from John 18. Then Neomi came by too so she sat in on the Bible study. It was a good study on blind Bartimaeas, with application to spiritual blindness, and sight being restored by faith in Christ.
Worked on getting things ready for youth bung tomorrow. Finished up the notes on counseling that Bro. Ogle left us. Some verses need to be translated yet. Will print things out and let Daddy translate the verses that need to be done.
Later in the afternoon, we went up and measured the church building so we would know how much space to put in between teams when they are seated. When we came back, I made chocolate cookies (the end of the cocoa, unless we go to SIL again sometime) and then got supper.