Towards evening Br. Christian Rauch came to us. We conferred about the points that had been drawn up until almost midnight. Because he found all of them good, easy, simple useful and in agreement with the method of the blessed Brother Gottschalk, although not in use in most of the schools any more, we agreed to set up the system in that way.
Very early, Br. Christian Rauch began his journey back to Warwick.
About 11 o’clock I preached with great blessing on the Epistle of the Day, especially about the words: God does not desire that any should be lost, drawing in the Gospel Lesson as well. After the sermon I announced that school would begin again tomorrow. After that was the Childrens’ Lesson, after which the results of the Synod were read. Following that in a separate opportunity the Chief Elder Festival was announced with true Grace among many tears to the Communicant Brethren and Sisters.
The children, who had been longingly waiting for the day, began coming to school early. There were 17 of them. They are dear children, that really make one truly happy. I held school in the method mentioned. They paid attention in an exemplary fashion. The children fit into [the method] so very well that we could not be more surprised and happy. They were cheerful and full of life. The school began with noticeable blessing and continued in this way until my departure. The children can’t get enough. The parents said that when [the children] come home they relate with joy what they have heard and learned and in the night they have dreams about it.
Brother Bader's Diary
Translated by Pastor Roy Ledbetter
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