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We had a good day at church. We passed out the mosquito nets this
morning. We had oringinally planned to give them to the children.
But, the adults really wanted one too. So, we passed them out to
everyone who was there at the beginning of Sunday School. We still
had some left. So, we passed out the rest before church started.
Bonnie sat with her friends during Sunday school. Bonnie is so funny
when it is her turn to lead a song. She picks out each individual and
pulls them by the arm to the front. Then, she shows them exactly
where they should stand. If they aren’t holding the sign quite right,
she straightens it. She even straightened each helper’s chin today.
I had twenty in Sunday School. We had thirty by junior church time.
We had several children under the age of two today. A little boy
named Godfred was sitting next to me with his sister Barbara. Godfred
is about 18 months old, and Barbara is eight. Barbara was really
trying to listen to the story, and her brother started crying. She
asked if I could give him a toffee. I gave him one. As soon as he
finished that, he started crying again. So, Barbara went up to get
another piece of candy. I told her that he could not have another
one. I picked him up, and he started crying louder. So, I put him on
the bench between us. He was still crying. Barbara got up and moved
to a different bench so that she could hear the story better. I
picked Godfred up and walked outside with him. He immediately put his
head on my shoulder and stopped crying. I held him for the rest of
the class time, and he eventually fell asleep. Another little boy
kept trying to escape. It was a good thing that Ordeth taught the
lesson during junior church because I spent the whole time running
After church, some men from Brother Blay’s family came to further
discuss the funeral arrangements. Then, we headed home.
We had a good service this evening as well. About fifty kids decided
to play in the church yard during the preaching. Dan was preaching.
So, Joe went outside to get them to leave.
Joe, Laura, Gilbert, Danny, and Bonnie