April 6. Many thoughts kept me awake for a while during the night last night, but I was thankful that my back didn’t hurt so much so my body could rest. When we got up this morning, there was lots of clear sky, and we saw the moon getting ready to set in the west. It wasn’t long though before the skies were mostly cloudy, and they day stayed cool. The sun peeked through every now and then, and the rains came this afternoon. It was refreshing to get out for a little walk later in the morning while the weather was somewhat pleasant, and the rains hadn’t come yet.
After breakfast and quiet time this morning, I wrote a couple e-mails. Afterwards I made corrections in the new Bible school lesson Daddy had proofread, and then set up the students’ copy. Just as we were about to go out the back door for our walk, there was a knock on the front door. Neomi was here with some eggs. She said somebody had stolen and killed the mother hen. While she was still here, there was another knock on the door. It was Tomas. He had a root system about six feet long or longer in his hand. He had just removed it from one of the pipes between Yerox and the health centre. People at Wanyapeq haven’t had water for about a week, and they keep blaming us or Tomas for taking all the water. Daddy suggested that they have someone check the pipes. Tomas wasn’t here all last week, and just came back on Saturday. He had gone to Kainantu to spend some time with Philemon who had a week’s holiday from school. So today Tomas started checking all the pipe joints between Yerox and the health center, and that is what he found. Wish I had thought to take a picture of it. Apparently when dirt gets into the pipes, it sometimes carries with it seeds from trees. The trees can’t grow in the pipes, but long root systems grow. He said that wasn’t the first one he pulled out of a pipe, but it was the longest.
While he was in town, Tomas had bought a controller for his big battery to install and keep the solar panel from over-charging his battery. He had Daddy look at that while he was here and explain to him how it worked. After Tomas and Neomi had both left, we finally went for our walk. When we got back, it was already after 11:00. I was quite tired, however, so went and had my nap. Slept for about an hour and started making tortillas for my lunch after I got up. After I had a couple of them cooked, I mixed up some tuna and mayo, and we sat down to eat. The rest of the tortillas got cooked during and after lunch.
While Daddy took his nap, I read snatches of the book Iranian Christian. Shortly before he got up, I turned on the computer and started working on the lessons on “Knowing the Will of God.” I made a new file in the school folder with the notes from Bible school, but started setting it up a little differently and adding questions. This will be used with my school students after we finish the lessons on a Biblical marriage.
After doing a section in those lessons and taking a stretch, I did some work on the ladies’ lessons that I hope to start teaching some time soon. In between all that, I washed a pumpkin which Daddy cut up, and then I peeled it and cut it up smaller to be cooked for supper. I also got a pie crust made which I later filled with onions, tomatoes, and beaten eggs for our meal this evening. The pumpkin tasted good, and we enjoyed that pie topped with spaghetti sauce. Right after supper, I got the kitchen cleaned up and did the dishes.
“13Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:13,14
April 7. Slept in a bit later this morning. There was some fog when I got up, but some blue sky too. The moon was clearly visible in the western sky. More fog was coming up out of the valley, and soon the blue sky was covered. Would the blue sky be back again after the fog was gone? Yes. Praise the Lord for a sunny morning for hanging out clothes.
We didn’t have to hurry to get clothes washed by a certain time since there is no school. So I ate breakfast and had quiet time first. Then I sorted the laundry, and Daddy started the generator. While clothes were washing, I started writing an e-mail. Didn’t get much of it done, since I had to keep getting up to tend to the clothes in the machine.
It was refreshing to get out in the sunshine and hang the clothes. After hanging clothes, I finished the e-mail I was writing, and then started writing the March progress report. Finished before dinner, I think.
After lunch, we went out and brought in the clothes before having our nap. This afternoon I wrote a couple more e-mails and cleaned our bedroom.
We started making the shopping list after supper, but Esau came and wanted help with his math so I spent some time with him on that before Bible school. After Bible school started, I got the new lesson printed out (had forgotten to do that yesterday), collated, and punched. Daddy was finishing up the last lesson so there was enough time to get this one ready.
“23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23,24