PRAISE: 39 came Jan. 3 for a final Christmas celebration. No neighbors, but two came after saying they had other engagements, but want to come to an activity I plan. Mission accomplished - the Hoovers and Bastiaansens emptied my apartment, cleaned it and painted it. I threw some things away, other things went to a Thrift shop, but still lots in my carport. They also did several jobs in the house. We met three different groups on cruises. The yearly meditation booklets I get were only a few weeks late. Yesterday I gave one to the post office official where I deposit the mail. She said, "I need this." She confessed being in a backsliden condition, even having been baptized. I asked her if she is happy. She said, "no" and shed some tears. We keep praying for people we meet. PRAY: That I will be able to get the carport in some order. Need to work on income tax this month. Have another eye injection Feb. 19. Strength and time to get backlog of office work done. Yolanda came back to help but today was taken to the hospital with undiagnosed sickness. God is our refuge and strength, a present help in time of trouble.