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Group email 5/25/2015

ALL I HAVEN’T BEEN GETTING MANY EMAILS FROM PEOPLE LATELY SO IF YOU ALL WANT ME TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON MY LIFE YOU SHOULD BE KEEPING ME UPDATED ON YOURS!! 🙂 SECOND THIS COMPUTER DOESN’T HAVE AUTO CORRECT SO… YUP! HAVE FUN TRYING TO DECIPHER MY SPELLING!! MOMMY WILL PROBABLY FIX IT UP FOR ME BEFORE SHE PUTS IT ON THE BLOG!! 🙂 SHES THE BEST!!

OK KIDS HER HAS BEEN THE JUST OF THE LAST TWO WEEKS!!:

SO AS YOU ALL KNOW I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED INTO A NEW AREA! I AM CURRENTLY SERVING IN CHILOMONI! IT’S A NICE LITTLE PLACE!! WELL ACTUALLY IT’S A REALLY NICE BIG PLACE!! BUT ITS SWEET!! I HAVEN’T REALLY FELT TOO BIG OF A CONNECTION WITH THE AREA BUT I HAVE WITH A COUPLE OF PEOPLE!!

SO WE ARE CURRENTLY TEACHING TWO PEOPLE WHO ARE SO CLOSE TO BAPTISM!! I CAN’T WAIT!! WE HAVE KEN, WHO IS JUST SO SWEET!! HE HAS A DAUGHTER AND A WIFE! WE ARE ONLY TEACHING HIM BUT HE IS SO STRONG!! HE HAS AN ISSUE WITH THE WORD OF WISDOM! HIS WIFE HAS BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL IN ICU FOR THE LAST MONTH. BUT HE IS SO AMAZING! HE HAS STOPPED DRINKING COMPLETELY AND HE EVEN WALKS TO CHURCH WHICH IS LIKE 10-12 MILES AWAY! EVERY WEEK HE IS THERE! HE HAS LEANED ONTO GOD DURING HIS TIME OF TRIAL AND HE IS BEING SO BLESSED FOR IT!! AND SO HAVE I! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO LEARN SO MUCH FROM HIM!

NEXT WE HAVE FUNNY!! SHE IS JUST WONDERFUL AS WELL!! I DON’T KNOW HER TOO WELL BECAUSE SHE HAD MALARIA WHEN I FIRST MET HER AND THEN SHE LOST HER VOICE BUT I HAVE VISITED WITH HER THREE TIMES NOW AND I REALLY LIKE HER! SHE IS BLIND AND SHE LIVES WITH HER DAD! SHE IS 50 SOMETHING I THINK!! SHE IS SO STRONG AND I LOVE ALL HER INSIGHTS!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR HER TO ENTER INTO A COVENANT WITH HER HEAVENLY FATHER!

OK SO NOT REALLY ANY FUNNY STORIES!! WELL WE WERE PLAYING SOCCER IN THE HOUSE AND THEN WE HIT THE LIGHT AND IT FELL AND ITS JUST KINDA BEEN DANGLING THERE FOR A WHILE NOW!! SO THAT’S FUN!! I AM HAPPY TO SAY THOUGH THAT I AM STILL PLAYING SOCCER IN THE HOUSE! I BOUGHT A SOCCER JERSEY! ACTUALLY TWO!! ONE WAS A MATCHING ONE WITH MY DISTRICT! WE ALL HAVE THEM!! AND ONE WAS THE MALAWI TEAM! SOCCER IS REALLY BIG HERE AND I PLAY IT A LOT WITH MY GUARD FOR THE EXERCISE PART OF MY DAY!! 😉

UMMM, I GOT MY PHONE STOLEN THIS WEEK! THAT WAS FUN!! NUMBERS ALL GONE! BUT THANKFULLY IT WAS MY PHONE AND NOTHING ELSE!! AND SOMEONE JUST PICK POCKETED THE “RICH” AZUNGU! SO I WAS SAFE! EVEN IF THEY TRIED TO HURT ME HAHA THAT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN GOOD FOR THEM!! PEOPLE HERE ARE REALLY PROTECTIVE OF ME AS WELL!! THEY ALL ARE WATCHING AND IF SOMEONE TRIED TO KIDNAP ME OR SOMETHING THEY WOULD GET SO BEATEN UP! HAHA!! SO RELAX AMYI (MOM) YOUR DAUGHTER IS SAFE!!

OK, SO IN DISTRICT MEETING WE HAVE BEEN TALKING A LOT ABOUT THE BOOK OF MORMON! AND MAN I JUST LOVE THAT BOOK! LET ME TELL YOU!! I READ IT ALL THE TIME! DURING LUNCH, ON THE BUS, IN THE FLAT, DURING DINNER, DURING SECOND DINNER!! ALWAYS! I LOVE IT!! SO WE WERE ALL CHALLENGED TO ONLY USE THE BOOK OF MORMON IN OUR TEACHING ALL LAST WEEK! TWO THINGS HAPPENED:

ONE: I CAME TO APPRECIATE THE BIBLE MORE!! IT SHOWED ME JUST HOW MUCH I USE IT!! EVEN THOUGH IT IS ALWAYS IDEAL TO TEACH OUT OF THE BOOK OF MORMON THE BIBLE IS SO POWERFUL AND A WONDERFUL TOOL AS WELL!!

TWO, MY TESTIMONY AND FAITH IN THE BOOK OF MORMON INCREASED!! I HAD TO FIND SCRIPTURES THAT APPLY TO THINGS AND I HAD TO RELY ON THE LORD SO MUCH TO DO IT!! I LOVE THE SCRIPTURES!!
HERE IS A LINK TO A WONDERFUL MESSAGE!!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dNYpXZIN_c   IT HAS HELPED ME SO MUCH!! I HAVE LOVED READING THE BOOK OF MORMON SO MUCH LAST WEEK AND REALLY FOCUSING ON IT!!  (ACTUALLY, ITS NOT THE ONE I LOVE BUT THIS ONE LOOKS SWEET TOO!! 😉

ONE OF THE HIGH LIGHTS OF MY WEEK WAS RECEIVING A PACKAGE FROM MY WONDERFUL FAMILY!!! IN THERE WAS ABOUT 500,000 STAR WARS STICKERS!! WELL BEING MY FATHERS CHILD I HAVE A LOT OF STAR WARS QUOTES I LIKE. ANYWAYS I WAS MISSING THEM ALL JUST A TAD (NOT TO MUCH) AND WELL I COULDN’T HELP UT RELATING A LOT OF THE THINGS I WAS READING TO STAR WARS! SO I WROTE ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE SCRIPTURES!!! 🙂 JUST FOR YOU ABAMBO!!

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SO BECAUSE I LIKE COMMITMENTS AND I HAVEN’T COMMITTED YOU ALL TO SOMETHING IN A LONG TIME. I AM COMMITTING YOU ALL TO SEND ME YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURE AND TELL ME WHY!! BIBLE OR BOOK OF MORMON!! PEOPLE WHO DO GET EMAILED BACK PEOPLE WHO DON’T… WELL..

ANYWAYS I LOVE YOU ALL!! AND THINK YOU ALL ARE THE MOST BEST PEOPLE!!

LOVE, SISTER BROWNING!!

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Chat with mom 5/25/2015

I HAVE NO IDEA WHO CALLED…?  I GAVE YOUR NUMBER TO ETHEL TO HAVE HER SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAD AND TO WISH KALTEN AND ALLISON A HAPPY WEDDING DAY BUT THAT’S ALL!  HERE THERE ARE NO ANSWERING MACHINES SO THEY WOULD HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO LEAVE A MESSAGE OR EVEN WHAT IT WAS!!!

THAT’S SCARY ABOUT THE NICKLES KID!! BUT YOU ARE A PRO!  GLAD YOU WERE THERE!

LIFE IS GOOD!! YOU BOUGHT MCKENNNA A CAR HUH!? THINK SHE WILL LET ME BUY IT FROM HER!?

I GET TO DRIVE IT WHEN SHE IS GONE!?  IT’LL BE FINE I WON’T WRECK IT! ALTHOUGH I DIDN’T THINK I WOULD WRECK THE VAN!! BUT I WILL NOT DRIVE FOR A BIT WHEN I GET HOME!! I CAN’T! MY MIND WON’T WORK FOR THE RIGHT HAND SIDE!! HAHA ALTHOUGH A COUPLE OF TIMES I HAVE LOOKED IN THE MOVING CARS AND SEEN CHILDREN IN THE RIGHT HAND SIDE AND FREAKED OUT A BIT!! “WHY IS THERE A CHILD DRIVING IN THE CAR!?” THEN I REMEMBER!

YEAH, I AM SENIOR COMP! ACTUALLY ITS NOT TOO BAD!! I THINK I NEEDED IT! I NEED TO BE A LEADER AND NOT BE LED OR I DON’T FEEL LIKE I AM GROWING AS FAST!! THIS IS BETTER! I LIKE THE RESPONSIBILITY!! KING BENJAMIN TAUGHT ME JUST HOW ACCOUNTABLE I AM FOR BOTH ME AND HER!! NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY IF A CHILD SINS IT GOES TO THE PARENTS! THE ONLY REASON KING BENJAMIN GAVE HIS SPEECH IS SO HE COULD SAY THAT HE TAUGHT THE PEOPLE AND THAT HE SHOULDN’T BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE IF THEY DISOBEY BECAUSE HE TAUGHT THEM!  SO I LIKE THE RESPONSIBILITY!!

YEAH, WE GET ALONG GREAT!! DSCF9453IT MIGHT BE BETTER IF I HAD AN AFRICAN THOUGH SO I WILL GROW MORE AND FASTER!  PLUS WITH AN AFRICAN I CAN STOP COOKING! ALTHOUGH I WILL MAKE MY HUSBAND HAPPY SOMEDAY!!! 🙂 I’M GETTING GOOD! WELL I THINK SO! BUT I DO HAVE LOTS OF VEGGIES TO WORK WITH!​  ITS NOT THAT I WANT THE CHALLENGE AS MUCH AS I NEED IT!! I PLAN ON BEING DIFFERENT THAN I WAS AT HOME!! MY MISSION WONT BE IN VAIN!! I AM DETERMINED ABOUT THAT! ALTHOUGH MY WEIGHT FLUXUATES ALOT SO I MIGHT BE TWO OF ME WHEN I GET HOME !:)

YEAH I MISS THAT GIRL!! (SISTER GRIFFUS) I CANT WAIT TO HANGOUT WITH HER AS A FRIEND AND NOT AS ANOTHER HALF WHEN I GET HOME!!! 🙂

ME I DON’T HAVE THE ACCENT!!

​ I DON’T EVER JUST USE MY FIRST NAME! FOR ANYTHING! IT FEELS TOO WEIRD!! I DON’T KNOW HOW I AM GOING TO GO HOME AND GO BY NEICIA!! I DON’T LIKE IT! TOO SHORT! SISTER NEICIA MARIE BROWNING! OR I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CHICHEWA NAME! MDALITSO!  IF I COME BACK THAT IS WHAT I WILL BE CALLED AFTER MISSION! IT MEANS BLESSINGS!

NO, I GOT IT HERE! I GOT A TAMBUKA NAME IN ZINGWANGA BUT I FORGOT WHAT IT WAS!! TAMBUKA IS A LANGUAGE A LOT OF THE PEOPLE HERE SPEAK IT IS FROM UP NORTH!

WISH I COULD HAVE HEARD DAD’S TALK.

HAHA, DAD!!! I DID SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE HIM HAPPY!!! 😉 OH AND THANKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR THE PACKAGE!! THAT MADE ME SO VERY MUCH HAPPY!! 😉 AND THE BEST THING IS THE TAKIES ARE LIKE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MY BODY ANYMORE SO I HAVEN’T DEVOURED THEM!! I EAT THEM LITTLE BY LITTLE!! IT’S NICE!! IT’S NICE TO REMEMBER I ALWAYS HAVE A LITTLE MORE AMERICAN CANDY AT HOME!!! I HAVE ALREADY GIVEN OUT SOME OF THE CTR RINGS! THANKS THOSE ARE AWESOME!! AND YEAH I JUST LOVED IT!! HEY FOR MY NEXT PACKAGES CAN YOU SEND A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR MY COMPS? THAT WAY THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE JERKS WHEN I MAKE THEM SHARE IT WITH ME!! BUT IT IS SO HARD TO NOT GET SOMETHING AND WATCH YOUR COMP GET!! WE HAVE TO WAIT SO LONG AND JUST HOPE WE GOT A LETTER OR SOMETHING AND THEN WHEN MAIL AND PACKAGES ARE DELIVERED ITS ALWAYS HARD TO NOT GET WHEN YOUR COMP DOES!!! SO MAYBE JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THEM!!! 🙂 I DON’T WANT TO BE SELFISH! AND I KNOW THEY FEEL BAD FOR SHARING!! THESE THINGS ARE SO PRECIOUS!

OH!I GOT THE PACKAGE THAT YOU TO SENT TO ME FOR EASTER!! SO IT CAME A MONTH LATER THAN YOU THOUGHT!! HAHA!

TELL THE ELDERS TO WRITE ME! AND SEND ME A PICTURE OF THEM THAT WAY I KNOW IF THEY ARE TO BE ADDED IN MY AREA BOOK I AM CURRENTLY WHITE WASHING SOOOO… (ASK KALTEN WHAT THAT MEANS IF YOU DON’T KNOW!)

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Chat with mom 5/18/2015

My new area is good although I don’t really feel a connection to it! I don’t have this love for it! like I did for Zingwangwa but I am sure I will get there! Although I feel like I will be transferred soon! President won’t keep us together for long!!

I’m still speaking Chichewa! I am not in a village! Here in Blantyre they use Chichewa all the way through Malawi!! and the people are all from different villages across Malawi so there isn’t a specific one! They do have xing “villages” but it’s just part of Blantyre. the Internet has a lot of weird and xing info!!

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Group Email #2 5/18/2015

MY MASS EMAILS HAVEN’T SENT… I DIDN’T WANT TO WRITE ANOTHER AND NOT HAVE IT SEND! SO HERE ARE SOME BULLET POINTS!
NEW AREA!! NO FOOD THERE… SWEET PEOPLE…
NEW COMP!! SHE IS COOL! NICE TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT HOME!
ATE GRASS HOPPERS… IT GOT STUCK IN MY THROAT AND I CHOKED..
UMM MADE FRIENDS WITH ALL THE CHILDREN! TOLD THEM MY NAME AND WORD IS SPREADING FAST THAT THE AZUNGU AND ANOTHER AZUNGO FRIEND ARE HERE! WE ARE TWO NOW! (*Trina here.  They used to call her and Sister Griffus Sister Blownus, like they were one person.)

UMM.., SORRY BUT THAT IS ALL! FOR SOME REASON THE DISTRICT LEADER CALLED AND SAID THAT WE NEED TO GO HOME SO THAT MEANS THAT’S MY CUE! LOVE YOU ALL! I LOVE IT HERE! THANKS EVERYBODY FOR SUPPORTING ME!!

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Group email 05/18/2015 (Written 5/11/2015)

LAST WEEK…
WELL… THIS WEEK!! ITS BEEN BUSY! WELL THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS ANYWAYS!! HERE IS WHAT IT HAS CONSISTED OF:

SAYING GOODBYE TO EVERYBODY (COMPS GOING BACK TO OL’ MERICA!)

HELPING MY COMP PACK!

THEN TALKING TO MY BROTHER AND SISTER IN-LAW YESTERDAY! ALSO THEY WERE WITH SOME OF MY GOOD OL’ PALS!

BEING LATE TO CHURCH BECAUSE I WAS TALKING (NO REGRETS!)

COMP GAVE A FAREWELL! SHE CRIED!

WE TOOK PICTURES WITH EVERYBODY!!!

WENT TO ANOTHER BRANCH AND TOOK MORE PICTURES!!

LUNCH WITH THE SISTERS

FINISH PACKING

TOOK THE TWO GOING HOME TO THE BUS STATION! (MORE TEARS!)

TO THE SISTERS FLAT (MY TEMP. HOME!)

THEN TO SKYPE THE FAMILY!!!

THEN BACK HOME!

COMP STUDY/ PLANNING/ REPORTING! (AKA MISSIONARY WORK!)

GRANDMA CALLED RIGHT BEFORE BED!!!! (WHOPP!!!)

WAKE UP!

CLEAN!

SHOP!

WHAT? I AM BEING TRANSFERRED!!! SAME FLAT NEW AREA!

MY COMP IS FROM BOISE, IDAHO! WHAAAAT!!!!

HELP HER PACK!

GO TO ZINGWANGWA TO SAY GOOD-BYE AGAIN-BUT THIS TIME FOR ME!

FINALLY HERE!! EMAILING!

ABOUT TO GO FINISH MOVING MY COMP!!!
SO THAT WAS MY LIFE!! FUN FUN!!! LOVED TALKING TO MY FAMILY! LOVE THEM SO MUCH!! SAD TO SEE MY AREA AND COMP GO BUT AM EXCITED FOR A CHANGE!! EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO GROW AND TO FIND OUT WHAT CHILOMONI (MY NEW AREA) HAS IN STORE FOR ME!
I DID LEARN A LOT THOUGH IN ALL OF THIS MADNESS!!

(I AM GOING TO CHEAT AND JUST COPY/PASTE MY EMAIL TO MY MISSION PRESIDENT!)
Hello President!
Man, this week. it was wonderful! it was awesome to teach this week. Its awesome to be a missionary in the GZLM.

As i was going through my week I realized something. Heavenly Father can do his own work. I knew that before, I had heard it, but it never really hit me until this week. It made me wonder why I am out here. why does the Lord call missionaries!? It’s so he can build us in the process.
This was one of the biggest things I learned from Sister Griffus. She taught me about the atonement. About how we are being built up by our Heavenly Father.
I learned this week that the reason that I have not yet reached the type of missionary I want to be is because I never will. I will always have something to work on. That is why I sometimes feel a little unqualified. I am unqualified. I get the opportunity to work hard now. To go through the pain of repentance and to assist the Lord in not only building the people in Malawi but also myself. I am so grateful for the times that I don’t feel as strong, that when I can completely rely on the Lord and be stronger then I ever could by myself.
I feel so much more peace about where I am as a missionary. I am not perfect but I know where I need to work and how I am going to do it. The Lord and I are a team now. He is building me and I will let him and assist in anyway I can! I am just ready to serve him!
Like we talked about in an interview a while ago I am looking at this change as a new start. It’s a time that I get to strive to be the best I can be. I will be more obedient I will work in more unity with the Lord and my companion and I will try harder. I am excited! I know I can do it, with the help of my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ!
President I am so excited! Truly I am. Changing areas will be hard but it will be good. I feel like I became too comfortable there. I can assure you I am not now so here we go growth! Haha.
Life is good! I am happy!
I love you and hope your week is so very good!
Sister Browning
WELL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS I TRULY DO KNOW THAT I AM DOING THE LORDS WORK!

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Chat with mom 05/11/2015

Mommy!

Hey can you get these for McKennna?  They will help her sooooooo much!

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I SENT HER A BOOK OF MORMON AND A GOOD IDEA IN THE PACKAGE THAT I SENT! IT WAS PROMISED BY DAVID A BEDNAR THAT IF WE CHOOSE ONE TOPIC TO STUDY, READ THE BOOK OF MORMON EVERY DAY, MARKING EVERYTHING RELATING TO THE CHOSEN TOPIC THAT WE WILL NEVER GO ASTRAY! I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS AND MY KNOWLEDGE OF THE BOOK OF MORMON HAS STRENGTHENED SOOOOOO MUCH!  SHE TALKED TO ME ABOUT SPEAKING AT SEMINARY GRADUATION YESTERDAY! I THINK SHE HAS GOOD IDEAS! SHE WILL DO GOOD!

WELL, BYE MOMMY!

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Group email 5/4/2015

PEPONI (SORRY) ASAY (MY FRIENDS) NOT A BIG EMAIL FOR THIS WEEK BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE TIME!! BUT MY WEEK WAS GOOD!  I SWEAR I JUST GOT MORE TAN AND IT IS REALLY BAD ON MY TAN LINES!  BUT I HAVE TO HURRY BECAUSE TIME IS SHORT!

NI NA KU KONDA! (BY THE WAY I NEVER KNOW IF I AM SPELLING ALL MY CHICHEWA RIGHT! HECK, I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF I PUT THE SPACES IN THE RIGHT PLACES! THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH LEARNING A LANGUAGE BY EAR!! )

EITHER WAY NI NA KU KONDA!

SISTER BROWNING!
P.S. THE CHURCH IS SO TRUE AND SO VERY MUCH AWESOME AND THE BEST THING FOREVER! I AM SO VERY MUCH GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH MY FAMILY!