July 1. The beginning of the seventh month already.
What a cold day! No sun at all today.
Amos preached this morning, emphasizing that when the going gets tough, don’t quit. You may need to go to another place, but don’t quit.
There were lots of lessons to grade today. Thania was here almost four hours this afternoon/ evening grading lessons for me. I had checked the students’ sermon notes in class this morning and checked the English lessons this afternoon after nap. Thania did Spelling, Reading, and Math, and then I had to mark and record all the grades.
Amos is teaching the youth this evening.
“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22
July 2. No change in the weather, except for a few minutes of sunshine today. Still very cold. Home fires are kept burning 16 hours a day.
Lots of lessons to grade again today. Graham and Sunny are busy doing that now. At least they didn’t have many dishes to wash and quickly finished that job.
This afternoon, I practiced music to start teaching the students tomorrow. Then I made a pot of veggie soup for supper - no more meat; but we did have fresh carrots, potatoes, and onions, and the soup was tasty.
After supper, Erisapet came to visit for a while. She was worried about our leaving as well as other things and wanted me to encourage her. She expressed her thankfulness for our having come here and given them the Gospel so that they could be saved.
“And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.” Acts 14:27
July 3. I was so cold all day. Had a sweatshirt on until noon, and a jacket with it part of the morning. The outside temperature hasn’t even been getting out of the sixties the past couple days. And this evening the skies are clear, and the temperature was already down in the low 50’s at 8:00. The temperature in the house is only in the mid sixties even with the wood stove going.
There were only 11 people here for Bible school this evening. Some of them were called away to Pinata (a nearby village). Don’t know where the others were. So many outside things to distract them.
We started the story of James Chalmers in history class today. A great example of a man who immediately saw, after he was saved, that his purpose was to serve the Lord. We only got through a small part of the lesson, but the students were very interested in the life of this servant of God.
Lots of lessons to grade again today. Hopefully Graham and Sunny come tomorrow evening, or, if not, Sunday evening. Otherwise, that job will take a big chunk of my time.
This evening, we washed clothes so we don’t have to get up too early in the morning. Daddy helped for a while until time for Bible school. Then I finished up. I’m afraid it’s going to be pretty cold for hanging them out in the morning.
“And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.” Acts 15:4