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Chat with mom 6/29/15

HI MOMMY!

I STAYED IN CHILOMONI! LIFE IS THE SAME THOUGH!  A LITTLE DIFFERENT AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHALLENGES BUT ITS ALL GOOD!  I DIDN’T KNOW THAT YOU KNEW OF CHILOBWE SO I FIGURED THAT YOU RESEARCHED IT.  IT’S GOOD THAT YOU RESEARCH!!   IT MEANS YOU CARE ABOUT
YOUR CHILD WHO IS IN A NEW WORLD AND SO IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY KEEP ON
RESEARCHING!!  I AM COMPS WITH SISTER MUTHANGI FROM KENYA! SHE IS COOL! I LIKE HER!!
I WILL GROW A LOT AS HER COMP!!  I’M NOT TRAINING HER.  I’M SENIOR BUT SHE’S BEEN OUT!

MY TUMMY STILL HURTS!   I AM ALWAYS SICK! HAHA! I DON’T THINK MY TUMMY AND MALAWIAN
FOOD ARE SIMPATICO! HAHA!  I’M NOT AS SICK NOW.  I WAS SICK PRETTY BAD LAST WEEK! MASSIVE
HEADACHE, TUMMY ACHE AND A MOST HORRIBLE COUGH! I LOST MY VOICE SO WE
DIDN’T GO OUT! I COULDN’T BREATHE WITH OUT COUGHING SO WE STAYED HOME
FOR A BIT!  I AM BETTER THOUGH!

SORRY I DIDN’T REALLY EMAIL LAST WEEK! I HAVEN’T REALLY HAD THINGS TO
SAY! DON’T REALLY LIKE TO MASS EMAIL BECAUSE PEOPLE DON’T EMAIL ME BACK!! NOT
EVEN SIBLINGS SO MOSTLY I JUST LIKE TO TALK TO YOU AND OTHER
MISSIONARIES!  I KNOW PEOPLE READ MY EMAILS!  I WILL STILL WRITE BUT AFTER A HARD WEEK SOMETIMES I JUST DON’T WANT TO! BUT AMBER’S PARENTS SENT ME THIS EMAIL (WHICH THEY DON’T NORMALLY DO) AND WERE LIKE WE REALLY MISSED YOUR EMAIL AND HOPE YOU ARE DOING GOOD AND STUFF SO I FIGURED I HAD BETTER WRITE ONE TODAY OR ELSE I WILL BE MURDERED FROM THEM!!!

I HAVEN’T MET OR HEARD OF ELDER BREWERTON! I HAVEN’T EVER BEEN TO LILONGWE AND
THE ONLY TIME I WAS IN ZAMBIA WAS WHEN I FIRST GOT ON MISSION I WAS
THERE FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS AND SPENT THANKSGIVING THERE! BLANTYRE IS
MY HOME! I DON’T KNOW IF I WILL EVER BE TRANSFERRED!! PRESIDENT NORMALLY
HAS SOMEONE IN BLANTYRE FOREVER FOR SOME REASON! THE LAST ONE WAS HERE
FOR 15 MONTHS AND THE SISTER BEFORE 13! I AM ALMOST 8 MONTHS OLD IN
BLANTYRE. MAYBE I WILL MAKE IT TO 10 AND THEN MOVE!? I DON’T KNOW
PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE WANTS ME TO TRAIN AND BE STL BUT I DON’T SEE
THAT HAPPENING IN THE NEAR FUTURE SO MAYBE I WILL BE HERE UNTIL THAT
HAPPENS!

PEOPLE HERE DON’T KNOW HOW TO CUT AZUNGU HAIR SO SISTER BEAL CUT IT CAUSE SHE IS WHITE AS WELL!  HAHA! IT’S TO MY SHOULDERS! I MISS MY LONG HAIR! I AM GROWING IT AND NOT CUTTING IT AGAIN!! I REALLY MISS IT!  ITS JUST A LITTLE PAST MY SHOULDERS I GUESS! LIKE MY COLLAR BONE!! BUT SHORT!! YEAH EVEN ME, I AM SO VERY MUCH SAD!  YEAH, I TOLD HER TO DO IT THAT SHORT!! SO IT MY FAULT! JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EASY! BUT NOW ITS HARDER BECAUSE I CAN’T REALLY DO EVERYTHING WITH IT I
USED TO DO! SO IT’S STRAIGHT OR A PONY!

K! I HOPE YOU LIKE THE NSIMA SPOONS! I KNOW YOU CANT DO ANYTHING WITH
THEM! BUT IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT EVERY MOTHER IN MALAWI HAS ITS
NSIMA SPOONS! AND I MEAN EVERY MOTHER! SO I FIGURED MY MOTHER SHOULD
HAVE SOME TO0! THAT WAS MY THOUGHT! PLUS THIS NICE ALBINO MAN MADE THEM
FOR ME SO YEAH!! HAHA!

NO PICTURES TODAY SORRY!! FORGOT MY CAMERA CORD!!

HAHA! EVERYTHING THERE WAS MADE! THAT’S HOW THINGS ARE DONE! 🙂 THAT’S
WHAT PEOPLE DO FOR LIVINGS! YOU GO AND GET THINGS MADE! OR GO TO THE
MARKET AND THE PEOPLE ARE THERE WITH THE THINGS ALREADY MADE, READY TO
SELL!! 🙂 BUT THE ALBINO MAN WAS MY FRIEND AND I SAID HI TO HIM EVERY
DAY SO I WANTED TO GET SOMETHING FROM HIM! HE WAS IN ZINGWANGWA!! GOOD
PUT THEM ON DISPLAY! I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO USE THEM WITH NSIMA!!

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Letter from Neicia to mom received 6/26/15

Masweda Amyi!

Muli bwanji? Tsiku laku linali bwanji?

Translation: Good morning mom!  How are you?  How has been your day?

KK, I would rather not translate everything so we we’ll just stick to Chizungu (English!)

So mommy Happy Mother’s day!  I hope it was well!  Glad I got to call! (It’s 5/5/15 so I still haven’t really called yet!)  But yeah!  Oh surprise!  Random small thing for you!  I sent the small thing for you  I sent the small package with Sister Griffus and she sent it off!  It was for you because you are my mother and also for Emily Cole!  My new friend at the home!  But you should be happy with my name tag! Only have one now so hope I don’t lose it!  I want grandma to get me some magnet ones because I can’t get them from this part of the ‘ol world!  And at home they are just $2.00 and here it’s the price of a small human kid!

Anyhow, what would Amyi  want in her letter?  Umm…?  You probably are just happy you get this bur I know you so I will just ramble on and tell you everything!  I can think to ramble.

First, What is hard for me:

Diligence!  It is SOOOO hard to not be allowed to do things!  So hard to be actively engaged all day in the sun!  Head aches and leg cramps!  Ha, but it’s good and I am soooooo grateful which leads us to…

Second, What I’ve learned most:

I honestly can’t express it!  Man mom, I am learning so much!  Prayer!  So much!  I have come to actually have a relationship with God!  Love!  I love the people here!  I sometimes want to just cry because they are not progressing…Book of Mormon!  Dang how I love that book!  I feel empty when I don’t have time to really study!  I LOVE it!  Humble!  Still working on it but God is helping me!  I think the most thing I’ve learned so far is that I can’t change on my own and God will change me in his own time.  Mosiah 4:27.  I’ve learned that we have to work as a team!  I can’t without God and he can’t without me!

Third, What I miss most:

1.  Food that doesn’t make me sick!

2.  Family but the once a week email helps a lot!)

3.Piano!  Man the piano…

4.  Friends.  (Not too bad but a little!  Most are on missions so that makes it easy.  10 friends on missions!)

Fourth, what I’ll miss most:

1.  The good food (Nsima!)

2. The people

3. The time to be dedicated to God

4.  The beauty!

Fifth, what I want to take home:

1.  My appreciation for the fmaily

2. Study habits

3. Desire to be my best

4. Love and relationship with my Heavenly Father!

Sixth, funny moment:

I was in Limbe and I was with some elders.  Well we were getting in the coombee (minibus) and I had eaten something cause man, I had gas.  So I feel it coming on and it goes right when I get on the bus…silent but DEADLY!  We sit down and then we see the elder’s faces!  Elder Etiang gets off the bus!  Me, I’m like “Dang Elder, what did you eat?”  He was just “It wasn’t me!”  And then his comp is just blaming him.  “You totally just farted dude!  That’s nasty!”  Ha!  I was dying!  I told my comp and she was just dying even!  Basi!  That will be done!  All ok  Sorry my lame black pen died…I liked that one…Anyways last thing left!

Seventh, my testimony:

Hope you like it and learn a lot from it!  It is good!

Ndikyolziwa tchalitchi chathy Ndichowona ndine osangalala chipukwa cha uthengawu ndikudziwa mulungu amatilsonda tonse.  Ndikudziwa buku la mormon.  Nolilowona chipukukwa, limaphyzitza kuti titha kubwerera kwa mulungu.  Josepha Smithie ndi mtumiki wakubwenzeretsa.  Yesu ndi ambuye wathu nai mpulumutsi wathu.  A kulamulira naipo a matikonda.  Naikudziwa utumiki umabweretsa madeliso. Ndik=makukondani nonse mu dzina la yesu khristy Amen.

Basi Ni nha ku knoda Amyi! Chiconda kwambili!

Sister Neicia Marie Browning

PS.  Feel free to put it in the google translate but I probably spelled some of  the things bad!

PPS  Yeah…You’re going to have to find your own magnet!  I sure would like some from grandma!  That would just be the best thing for my birthday!  Man, I would just be so very much happy!

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Sister Zohner’s email to Neicia’s mom 6/15/15

Here are some pictures.  There weren’t that many this week.

Sister Browning with children that she scared seconds earlier.

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She had her back to them talking to me and she jumped around and yelled something along the lines of “ÜGGHHHHHARRRGHH” It was really funny.

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And her
comparing herself to a child in a book that resembles her a ton.

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Group Email 6/15/2015

OK MY WEEK WAS AWESOME! UMMM…TO BE HONEST I CAN’T REALLY REMEMBER IT!! WE HAD A GOOD MEETING WITH THE BRANCH, UMMM…I WENT ON EXCHANGES!!

KEN WAS BAPTIZED!! THAT WAS AWESOME!! VERY WONDERFUL TO SEE HIM BE BAPTIZED BY MY RECENT CONVERT. I FELT LIKE A PROUD PARENT!! 🙂 WE HAD A PARTY FOR ONE OF THE SENIOR COUPLES! THEY ARE GOING HOME! THEY JUST COMPLETED THEIR 7 MISSION! 5 BEING IN AFRICA! THEY ARE PRETTY SWEET!!
SORRY MY EMAIL IS LAME THIS WEEK! NOT MUCH TO TELL!!   I’VE JUST BEEN WORKING HARD! TRYING TO DO MY BEST AND SUPPORT MY COMP IN HER BEST!! LIFE IS GOOD THOUGH!! 🙂
LOVE YOU ALL,

M’LUNGU NAMBEWE

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Group email 6/15/15

OK MY WEEK WAS AWESOME! UMMM…TO BE HONEST I CAN’T REALLY REMEMBER IT!! WE HAD A GOOD MEETING WITH THE BRANCH, UMMM…I WENT ON EXCHANGES!!

KEN WAS BAPTIZED!! THAT WAS AWESOME!! VERY WONDERFUL TO SEE HIM BE BAPTIZED BY MY RECENT CONVERT. I FELT LIKE A PROUD PARENT!! 🙂 WE HAD A PARTY FOR ONE OF THE SENIOR COUPLES! THEY ARE GOING HOME! THEY JUST COMPLETED THEIR 7 MISSION! 5 BEING IN AFRICA! THEY ARE PRETTY SWEET!!
SORRY MY EMAIL IS LAME THIS WEEK! NOT MUCH TO TELL!!   I’VE JUST BEEN WORKING HARD! TRYING TO DO MY BEST AND SUPPORT MY COMP IN HER BEST!! LIFE IS GOOD THOUGH!! 🙂
LOVE YOU ALL

M’LUNGU NAMBEWE

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Chat with mom 6/15/15

WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH MY FLAT IS?  $1200 PER MONTH!! I USE A LOT MORE MONEY THAN $400 A MONTH!!! I TOLD YOU I LIVE WITH THE RICH PEOPLE!! I MEANT IT!! I THINK IT IS ALSO TO DO WITH OUR LOCATION BECAUSE WE LIVE IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE WORLD!  PRESIDENT TOLD US WE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO SPEND OUR MISSION MONEY ON PERSONAL THINGS!!!

I THINK IT WILL BE SWEET WITH DESTINEY!   IT WON’T REALLY AFFECT ME! I HOPE TO LIVE IN REXBURG AND FIND A JOB WHEN I GET HOME! 🙂 AS LONG AS I STILL GET A BED TO SLEEP ON I AM CONTENT!! I ACTUALLY HAVE ALREADY BEGAN TO TELL PEOPLE I AM GETTING A NEW SIBLING!! 🙂

YOU SHOULD CHAGE MY NAME ON FACEBOOK TO M’LONGO NEICIA BROWNING!    AND MY NEW NAME IS NAMBEWE!! I AM MOST KNOWN AS M’LONGO NAMBEWE!!  M’LONGO IS SISTER!!! NAMBEWE IS RESPECTED PERSON!!!

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Chat with mom 6/8/2015

Sweet!! I like it!! Next week I will tell you more.  I want to think about it and I have no time today!! But I like what you have planned!! In the MTC we taught members!! But we weren’t told they were members! Some of them weren’t So we didn’t know! But you can get some people maybe from a different ward or something for them all to teach!!
You should make them do role plays!! That’s a BIG part of mission work!!

I died laughing at the tutorial!!! Haha!! I couldn’t get Mckennna’s singing though.  It was blocked,…

WE DID TEACH A LITTLE!! TAUGHT 5 LESSONS! IF I WAS IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY THAT WOULD BE GOOD!! 🙂 HAHA BUT WE WENT OUT MAYBE 3 OR 4 HOURS TOTAL!! WE WOULD’VE BEEN OUT MORE BUT WE HAD ZONE CONFERENCE AND PRESIDENT CAME DOWN AND THEN DISTRICT CONFERENCE (STAKE CONFERENCE) BUT IT’S LIKE ALLLLLLLLLL DAY!! SO YEAH!

Yup! The doctor said we didn’t have to come back this Thursday and we are allowed to go back to work! She is still on anti-bacterial and pain meds but we should be good! The puss has subsided to only filling one gauze pad a day which means we don’t have to go home so that we can change it in a sanitary place! It takes an hour to get home and an hour to go back then another to get back home so when we had to do that we didn’t get long in the area and we couldn’t afford it!!

I got my package! By far my favorite one!! I loved the letters (they were real letters and not just drawings!) and pictures and jerky!! Man I loved it! Thanks so much!!! OH I THOUGHT THAT YOU HIDING THE GOLDEN EGG WAS SO FUNNY! I NEED THE MONEY WAY MORE THEN THE GIRLS SO THANKS!! 🙂

Also, if you guys want skirts and stuff I need measurement next Monday. I will be transferred I think!