Sunday School Teachers’ Training
Prior to the Sunday morning Breaking of Bread service at church, I did a demonstration at the West View branch Sunday School, telling the story of Cain and Abel using figures in a sand tray as visual aid. Cf. Sunday 4th September 1966 and Sunday 11th September 1966.
After this, I have no more records relating to Sunday School till August 1967, apart from an entry in the 1966 diary, pages 20–22, listing twelve names of children I had in my first class at Lowther Road Sunday School.
I remember an incident there, not recorded in my diary, when I sat a little girl on my knee and when the session was over I stank of stale piss. That was the last time I ever had any Sunday School pupil on my knee! I must have gone to the Woods’ after that, because I remember Mr. Wood giving me some after-shave lotion to put on my trouser leg to disguise the smell, for there was the evening Gospel Service to go to before I would go home and change clothes.
Barry had [a] talk with me about God, because he was concerned that my enthusiastic participation in church meetings had waned; I never prayed or testified any more. I was defeated spiritually and could not recover the lost ground.
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