Thursday, April 20th, 1899

Paombong, Bulacan Province, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo I am returned from a village about 2 miles beyod Malolos, Paombong, and feel thoroughly tired and sleepy and still hot or rather feeling the effects of walking miles in the fierce sun. Rev. Owens purposed the other day that we go today, …

Friday, April 7th, 1899

Malolos, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. It is past 9.p.m. & I am tired and sleepy. Have been away from home 8.a.m. to 8.30.p.m. Got up with the dawn of the day, read Scripture, prayed, cooked breakfast partook thereof, then hurried away leaving the Filipino servant “muchacho” to wash them. Climbed into …

Tuesday, April 4th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Clear day with more or less heavy black clouds on the horizon but withal dry & hot. Started the morning with Bible reading and prayer; then cooked breakfast, ate thereof and washed dishes. Did some reading of news. A cablegram in the daily Manila “American” brought …

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Clear, bright sky and hot weather. Kept busy. Cooked breakfast & supper. Partook of dinner with Rev. & Mrs. Owens and chipped in a can of tongue. Started to catalogue for curio & commenced wrapping them up this forenoon. Wrote 2 letters & rec’d two. The …

Friday, Jan. 13th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Cloudy gloomy day, but dry and cool. This is the day season. Was quite busy through the flying hours. Handled considerable money taking in and expending the same. Commenced the day with bible reading & prayer as usual. Cooked breakfast; ate thereof, washed dishes then struck …

Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 1899

Cavite, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Feel quite weary and jaded. My stomach has not been quite right today. Have been running around & leading too many meetings of late I opine. Have been very busy. Out of bed early. Prayer and Bible reading; then cooked & ate breakfast in haste. Walked …

Friday, Dec. 30th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. The year ’98 is drawing to a close. One more day left. Am trying by the grace of God to put a good finish to it. Weather cool & sky cloudy. Cooked breakfast & supper. Satisfied my appetite with a cold dinner. Am planning for several …

Thursday, Dec. 29th, 1898

Cavite, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. The year ’98 is almost gone. Well God is good to me & has made it a useful year, over a vast territory; praise His dear name. Out of bed early; prayed & read bible, cooked breakfast, then hurried away to Pasig river & took 8.30.a.m. …

Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Another day of rush, thank God. Have had to work at high pressure since coming to the Philippines but God has sustained my physical & spiritual strength. Weather hot, my clothes are wet with perspiration. Have just returned from San Miguel. Led a service there in …