May 11. The Lord gave us a little taste of rain this morning and a few little sprinkles again this afternoon. There were more clouds today, and it was very humid. Otherwise it was pretty much a dry day. The ground is quite dry after a week and a half of dry weather.
Mike was in charge of lotu this morning. He spoke on assurance of salvation and did a good job.
After lotu there was laundry to do. I was thankful to be feeling pretty well this morning and thankful that we were able to hang clothes outside too. At first it looked like we might get rain. After clothes were hung out, though, I was pretty tired. Had a little snack and lay down for a nap. Had another nap after lunch. I needed both of them. I was thankful for Daddy’s help with the laundry and for getting them in when it was time too.
This afternoon, I finished getting lesson plans ready for this coming week of school and got the student copy of the new soul-winning lesson made. Then I fixed up a veggie medley for supper - onions, uxai, broccoli, and carrots. We still had some leftover chicken ‘n’ rice. Daddy cleaned the bathtub for me which was a big help. I cleaned the bathroom sink and toilet after doing dishes this evening.
After getting to the computer, I had some scanning to do, photo-copying, and the new soul-winning lessons to print for tomorrow evening.
“ And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Acts 2:21
May 12. The Lord gave us another dry day, and very warm too. It is still warm this evening. It is just about 7:00 now, and people are arriving for soul-winning class. It gets dark earlier in the evening now and light earlier in the morning. That makes it nice because people come earlier for meetings and also because it is easier to get up earlier in the morning.
It took a couple hours to get everything made for breakfast this morning - pancakes for Daddy, pancakes for myself, eggs for Daddy, and had to make syrup too. In between times, I got the chalkboard washed, locked the school cupboard, and covered the bookshelves.
After breakfast and quiet time, I got the bed made, finished folding the clothes that were washed yesterday, and sorted out the vitamins that had come from Christy and Connie. By then it was almost lotu time; but, also by then, I was quite tired. I lay down for a nap and slept until preaching time. Got up, had a drink, and went out to the meeting.
Daddy preached today on 1 Corinthians 11:3-16, a much-needed message as people have been so confused about what is proper, for the woman especially, regarding the head covering. This teaching covered both meetings. There seemed to be better understanding and better reception of this teaching today than at other times it was taught on. These people do need a lot of repetition in order to get a good grasp of Biblical truths, but we are so thankful for growth and changes that we are seeing in conversation and in attitude.
Between meetings, we had our lunch. While Daddy rested, I got the students’ new Bible lessons trimmed and punched, the 6-multiply flash cards cut up, and the 6-multiply chart put together.
It was about 2:45 when we went for our afternoon nap. I rested/slept until 4:15. Had to get spaghetti made for supper.
“22Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.” Acts 2:22-24