Wednesday October 17, 2018

1 John 3:22 “and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.”

David came into my room this morning and he didn’t have a single hive on his body for the first time in over 2 weeks. Thank you so much Lord for taking care of him! This was a constant prayer of mine, and as always, He came through and answered my prayer. David is so much more comfortable being outside the house now that these hives are gone and I am so happy that it is finally done. He took his last dose of antibiotics today and we shall see how tomorrow goes.

Today we changed things up a bit. I am taking the lead role in the morning with the little kids and Jeff is taking the lead in the afternoon with the older kids. Additionally, we planned to have our children help with the preschoolers and then work on their homework during our time teaching the older kids. They seemed really tired yesterday afternoon so we thought it would best for them to work on school work during that time rather than have them teaching with us.

We taught the preschoolers today from 9:30-11:30 am and for the most post, we focused on the body parts (arms, legs, hands, fingers, etc.) by singing songs and playing games. Then Rinya (the English teacher at the school) showed me how to make glass noodle soup and a traditional Thai omelet for lunch. It was a lot of fun to see how the food is made and of course it was wonderful.

Promptly at 13:00 (1:00 pm) our driver arrived to take us to the primary school. With the children at the primary school, our plan is to work on the questions words (Who? What? Where? When? How?) and how to use them. As part of our first question, WHO, we also talked about the difference between I, you, he, she, we, they. This is a very difficult subject to teach, but we had a lot of fun with these kids. The school provided us with microphones, mainly because the kids are a bit loud. The microphones are a big help and it is much easier to be heard above the noise. For the last 20 minutes of classes we went outside to play tag. This was so much fun. The kids seemed to have a lot of fun and really enjoy being chased by their teacher! What was really funny for Jeff and I was that when someone got tagged, they would tag us back and we never could get any more than 1-2 kids to be the taggers! We had a lot of laughs and both Jeff and I realized that we are not 20 anymore. Both of us where very sore at the end of the day!!

Our children did okay with doing their homework at the school, with only a few tantrums—it just means that we have more work to do at home.

Tonight we also made an effort at Mexican food. The food turned out good, but I don’t think I can classify it as traditional Mexican food. For one, we learned that rice flour does not make homemade tortillas, so we didn’t have any for dinner. We also had no beans and had to substitute Lays with Ridges as tortilla chips : ). But the food tasted good and after dinner we walked down to the Nan River for a boat racing festival. Docked on the side of the river were these long skinny boats that they used for the boat racing. I am really excited to actually see the boats in motion.

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