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Group email 7/28/2015

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Group email 7/20/15

BEHOLD, I SISTER BROWNING SPEAK TO YOU MY FELLOW SERVANTS OF THE LORD. I HAVE SOMEWHAT TO TELL YOU CONCERNING MY WEEK. FOR IT WAS A GOOD WEEK, FULL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING.

I WAS ABLE TO GO OUT THIS WEEK. ALL WEEK. WELL ONE HOSPITAL TRIP ON WEDNESDAY BUT FEAR NOT FOR I AM WELL. IT WAS JUST A SMALL VISIT. I WAS JUST CHECKING MY FOOT. I HAVE A NASTY INFECTED INGROWN TOENAIL… ON MY RIGHT BIG TOE!!! SO THAT IS FUN!!! 🙂 I WAS GIVEN ANTIBIOTICS AND STUFF AND I WILL GO GET THE WHOLE TOE REMOVED TOMORROW!! JUST KIDDING! THAT WOULD BE FUN THOUGH!! ONE OF MY COMPS WANTS THAT TO OCCUR SO I CAN LEAVE SOME OF MYSELF BEHIND!!! I SAID NO! SHE THEN PROCEEDED TO OFFER TO TAKE IT OFF FOR ME SO WE DIDN’T HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE HOSPITAL. (WHICH IS A HORRIBLE PLACE!!!) NOW SHE WANTS TO FEED MY TOE TO THE MONKEYS… THAT IS JUST SICK…

HAHA LIFE IS GOOD THOUGH!! I HAVE LEARNED A MOST WONDERFUL LESSON THIS WEEK!!! I LEARNED HOW TO LOVE PEOPLE AND MY AREA EVEN MORE!! I LEARNED HOW MUCH THE TWO MEANT TO ME!!! I WAS TAKING IT FOR GRANTED! ITS AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THINGS ARE TAKEN FROM YOU!!! I AM JUST THANKFUL I GET TO BE BACK OUT AND WORKING!! HOPEFULLY, I WILL ONLY HAVE TO SKIP HALF OF TOMORROW AND I WILL BE BACK!! I’M SURE I WILL!!!
THANKS FOR EVERYBODY’S CONCERN!! I AM DOING GOOD NOW!!! I CAN BREATH JUST FINE AND I AM JUST HAPPY!!!

AND I SISTER NEICIA MARIE BROWNING CLOSE MY EPISTLE TO THE WORLD.

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Chat with mom 7/13/2015

I’M ON MOMMY!
I STARTED MEDS LAST TUESDAY.
I’VE BEEN OK. LIFE IS TOUGH BUT IT COULD BE WORSE. I’M GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME AT GIRLS CAMP. HOW IS YOUR BACK TODAY!?. I AM NOW IN A THREE-SUM WITH SISTERS SOLOMONE AND THUESON! MY COMP HAD TO GO HOME.
SHE HAD THREE SEIZURES AND STOPPED BREATHING AND PASSED OUT.
SISTER SOLOMONE IS FROM FIJI AND SHE IS 11 MONTHS ON MISSION!! I DON’T KNOW WHEN I AM GOING TO GET A COMP! THESE ARE THE SISTERS THAT LIVE ON MY FLAT SO WE JUST GOT PUT TOGETHER. EVERYTHING IS FINE THOUGH! MY BREATHING HAS BEEN A LOT BETTER AND I SLEPT LAST NIGHT SO I FEEL GOOD!!! SISTER THUESON IS FROM UTAH AND SISTER SOLOMONE IS FROM FIJI. I DON’T THINK THEIR MOMS ARE ON FACEBOOK THOUGH.
I KNOW SISTER THUESONS MOM ISN’T I WILL ASK SISTER SOLOMONE (HER MOM IS FROM HAWAII)
BOTH ARE ON!!! BUT SISTER THUESONS MOM DOESN’T USE HERS! BUT YEAH!
ANYWAYS SORRY THE POWER KEEPS GOING OUT! THAT IS WHY IT TAKES A WHILE TO RESPOND!
WE WERE BOTH PUT INTO THE HOSPITAL AGAIN! BUT I WALKED OUT BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE MAKING ME MAD AND I JUST WANTED TO BREATHE! PEOPLE WERE BEGGING ME TO GO HOME. FINALLY I DID BUT HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO SLEEP! I WAS JUST SO SCARED! SO PRESIDENT TOLD ME TO TRADE ROOMS AND SPLIT COMPS FOR THE NIGHT! THAT DIDN’T HELP SO WE ALL 4 STARTED SLEEPING IN MY ROOM! THE OTHER SISTERS WERE STRUGGLING TOO! IT’S BEEN HARD BUT NOW I FEEL A LOT OF PEACE! IT’S BETTER! MY COMP IS BETTER AT HOME WHERE SHE CAN HAVE A LOT MORE ATTENTION AND LOVE!! THAT’S WHAT SHE NEEDS! HER MOM WILL HELP HER A LOT!! BUT SHE WAS NICE AND RUBBED MY HEAD!!
I AM DOING OK NOW! I JUST WANT TO GET BACK TO WORK AND TRY TO FORGET ABOUT THINGS!
COOPER IS GOING TO ARKANSAS? OH THAT IS SWEET!
HE IS ACTING BEANCH PRESIDENT! WE ALL CALL HIM PRESIDENT BUT WE DON’T
REALLY HAVE ONE! HE HAS ONLY BEEN HERE 1 TIME IN LIKE THAT LAST 3
MONTHS! AND THAT WAS ONLY ONCE! SO PRESIDENT CHINOMWE IS THE FIRST
COUNCILOR! TALK TO HIM! HE IS VERY NICE AND GOOD WITH ENGLISH! HE
WASN’T THE DRUNK MAN THAT STOLE THE MONEY! THAT WAS THE ZL AREA!
HIS WIFE IS SWEET TOO!! THEY ARE BOTH RM’S I DO BELIEVE! I MIGHT BE
WRONG ABOUT HER BUT I THINK SHE IS!! THEY HAVE BEEN TO THE TEMPLE
THOUGH!
YOU’RE AT WORK? TELL BISHOP I SAY HI! AND CAN I EMAIL YOUR SECRETARY PARTNER LADY!

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Group email 7/13/2015

OK, WELL THIS WEEK!  FIRST OF ALL THANKS FOR THE CONCERNED EMAILS!
SO, JUST A QUICK RUN DOWN OF MY WEEK!
1  IT HAS BEEN HARDER THEN ANYTHING I HAVE EVER BEEN THROUGH.
2  I  WAS IN THE HOSPITAL ON WEDNESDAY BUT I WAS FINE. I WALKED OUT
ABOUT 10 MINUTES AFTER THEY FORCED ME ONTO A BED.
3  MY COMP GOT VERY SICK AS WELL.
4  I’VE HAD 2 BABYSITTERS SINCE THURSDAY.
5  ONLY HAD 5 ANXIETY ATTACKS 4 IN ONE DAY.
6  SUNDAY MY COMP WAS SENT HOME.

IT HAS BEEN ROUGH! BUT I AM DOING BETTER! I GET TO GO OUT TOMORROW AND
SERVE MY HEAVENLY FATHER AND HIS CHILDREN! IT WILL BE WONDERFUl!

7 I AM IN A THREE SUM WITH TWO SISTERS! THE ONES IN THE PICTURES I SENT
LAST WEEK!
8 LIFE IS GETTING BETTER! I CAN BREATH NOW AND MY STRESS LEVEL IS SO
MUCH BETTER!
9 I HAVE READ SO MUCH OF THE BOOK OF MORMON AS I WAS LOCKED IN MY
FLAT! I GREW UP KNOWING AND HEARING THE STORY OF THE 2000 STRIPLING
WARRIORS. I NEVER PAID MUCH ATTENTION TO THEIR PARENTS THOUGH! I LOVE
THEM! THEY WERE ALL SO VERY WICKED. THEY MURDERED AND DID WICKED
THINGS. THEN THEY LEARNED THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AND WERE
CONVERTED. THEY BURIED THEIR WEAPONS AND PROMISED GOD TO NEVER THAT
THEM UP AGAIN. THERE WERE TIMES WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO DIE IF THEY
DIDN’T FIGHT. WELL THEY STILL DIDN’T. AND AS A RESULT SOME DIED. BUT THE
ENEMY WAS SO TOUCHED WITH THEM AS THEY JUST LAID THERE WAITING TO BE
SLAIN THAT THEY FELT SO BAD AND MANY WERE CONVERTED THEMSELVES.
IT HAS GIVEN ME A LOT OF STRENGTH. I KNOW THAT AS I LEAN ON THE LORD
AND AM FAITHFUL TO THE PROMISES I’VE MADE I WILL BE ABLE TO DO MORE GOOD
THAN IF I TRUST MYSELF AND THOSE AROUND ME. MY HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS
WHAT IS BEST FOR ME AND HE LOVES ME VERY MUCH! I AM GOING THROUGH THIS
TRIAL BECAUSE HE WANTS ME TO. JUST LIKE HE WANTED THOSE FAITHFUL
PARENTS TO DO SO IN THE BOOK OF MORMON. WE ARE MADE STRONGER FROM OUR
TRIALS AND I AM THANKFUL THAT MY HEAVENLY FATHER TRUSTS ME ENOUGH TO
SEND ME SUCH GREAT TRIALS. HE SENDS TRIALS AND THEN HELPS US OUT OF
THEM. ON HIS TIME.

I LOVE THIS GOSPEL AND I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! I SHOULD BE ABLE TO
GO OUT TOMORROW!! 😉
LOVE YOU ALL!
SISTER BROWNING

P.S. SORRY NO PICTURES TODAY…

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Chat with mom 7/6/2015

HEY MOMMY!! SO DON’T FREAK OUT BECAUSE I AM OK!! BUT THIS WEEK I HAD A REALLY BAD ANXIETY ATTACK!! I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL! I AM ALL GOOD NOW!! I HAVEN’T BEEN TO MY AREA! I WENT ON SATURDAY TO A BRANCH MEETING AND HAD ANOTHER ONE SO NOW I HAVE TO STAY AT THE FLAT!! I AM BEING PUT ON MEDICATION AND I AM BEING TAKEN CARE OF!! I WILL BE IN MY FLAT ALL THIS WEEK TOO AND POSSIBLY THE NEXT!!! THE MEDS TAKE A LONG TIME TO KICK IN!!
I AM FINE I JUST HAVE A BIT OF A HARD TIME BREATHING! I WAS ON OXYGEN FROM TUESDAY TO WEDNESDAY IN THE HOSPITAL BUT NOW I AM DOING MUCH BETTER!! LIKE HONESTLY I AM FINE!!
PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO CALL YOU LAST NIGHT BUT I TOLD HIM NO! THAT I SHOULD TALK TO YOU FIRST! THAT WAY YOU WEREN’T FREAKING OUT ALL LAST NIGHT! ALTHOUGH I AM SURE YOU ARE FREAKING OUT! BUT I AM FINE!!
I AM GLAD YOU’RE NOT!! HAHA!!! IS DADDY CRYING??? IS HE CRYING THAT I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL??? HAHA!!! I KNOW I’M HIS FAVORITE!!!! I AM STILL HIS FAVORITE, RIGHT????
THAT’S GOOD!! I WASN’T SCARED!! I WAS VERY ANNOYED!! NOBODY SEEMED TO DO ANYTHING! I HAD CALLED A DOCTOR AND THEN WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO HAVE MY SECOND ONE I COULD TELL AND I TEXTED HIM AND HE JUST SENT ME BACK THIS STUPID TEXT! SAYING THAT HE WAS GLAD THAT I WAS ALL BETTER! IT MADE ME SO MAD!! I WASN’T BETTER! THEN FINALLY MY COMP CALLED SISTER ERICKSON AND COMPLAINED AND THEN I WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AGAIN TO DO SOME TESTS!!
I AM NOT ON MEDS YET! I STILL AM STRUGGLING A BIT!! HAVE BEEN SINCE WEDNESDAY! BUT I AM OK! AS LONG AS I AM NOT TALKING TO PEOPLE 🙂 EXCEPT MISSIONARIES MAKE IT BETTER! PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY DON’T SMOTHER ME, JUST MAKE FUN OF ME! THEY KNOW THAT HELPS A LOT!! EVEN LAST NIGHT WE HAD A SLEEP OVER ALL SISTERS!! JUST US IN OUR FLAT TOOK OUR BEDS INTO THE FRONT ROOM AND THEN WE JUST TALKED AND STUFF! THEY ARE GOOD AT HELPING ME BE DISTRACTED AND CALM!!
I ALWAYS HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM! 100% OF THE TIME!! BUT ONE HAPPENED ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THEN I HAD ONE AT THE HOSPITAL! EVERY TIME THEY TRIED TO TAKE ME OFF OF OXYGEN! THEN THURSDAY AT 1:30 PM THEY LET ME GO HOME!! THEN I WAS IN THE FLAT UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN TO MANY PEOPLE TALKED TO ME SO I WALKED OUT AND LAID DOWN AND THEN THE CALLED THE ZONE LEADERS TO COME PICK ME UP!!
YOU KNOW HOW YOU SIGH!? YEAH I DO THAT BUT FASTER AND HARDER ABOUT 2 EVERY MIN UNLESS SOMEONE TALKS TO ME THEN IT’S MORE LIKE 30 TIMES A MIN!!!
I HAVE HAD BREATHING PROBLEMS FOR TWO MONTHS!
I HAVE BEEN TO TWO LOCAL HOSPITALS TALKED TO THE MISSION DR, THE AREA MEDICAL DR AND THEN THIS OTHER DR AND THEN THEY HAVE BEEN TALKING TO DR’S IN SALT LAKE!
WELL, I WAS PRETTY BAD AND THEY JUST PUT SOME O2 ON ME AND THEN TESTED MY HEART, O2 LEVEL THEN CHEST X-RAY! THEN I WAS ABLE TO GO TO A ROOM AT 1 IN THE MORNING! THEN THAT MORNING THE ZONE LEADERS CAME AND STAYED WITH ME ALL DAY! THEY TOOK ME OFF OF O2 AT 8:30 THAT MORNING AND THEN I WAS DISCHARGED AT 1:30.
THEN THE OTHER HOSPITAL TESTED MY BLOOD STUFF AND MORE HEART STUFF! AND EVERYTHING CAME BACK FINE SO THEY SAID IT WAS ANXIETY!
MY COMPS IS A HAVING A HARD TIME! NOW THE STL’S HAVE TO TAKE TURNS STAYING WITH ME ALL DAY! MY COMP HAD REALLY BAD ANXIETY! LIKE ALMOST SENT HOME BAD!! AND SHE BLAMES HERSELF! SO SHE IS STRUGGLING! I MIGHT GET TRANSFERRED! BUT I AM NOT SURE IF I WILL! IT ALL STARTED WHEN I WAS TRANSFERRED TO CHILOMONI FOR SOME REASON!
​PRESIDENT SAID HE THINKS IT MIGHT BE BECAUSE I WORRY ABOUT BEING A GOOD MISSIONARY A LOT!​
NOPE SHE WAS THERE SISTER ERICKSON TOLD HER NO BUT SHE SAID IT WOULD JUST MAKE IT WORSE IF SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO ME!! BUT SHE IS GOOD! SHE RUBBED MY HEAD SO THAT’S GOOD! HAHA!​
YEAH, BUT I DON’T EVEN FEEL STRESSED! I FEEL JUST FINE! I JUST WANT TO WORK! MY BODY IS BETRAYING ME!
I AM NOT WORRYING TOO BAD!! I THINK I DO THE RIGHT AMOUNT! IF I DON’T A LITTLE THEN HOW DO I GROW!! I AM NOT GOING TO GROW IF I AM COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH MY ACTIONS! BUT I THINK I WORRY ENOUGH! NOT TOO MUCH! THAT’S WHAT I TOLD PRESIDENT!
HE WILL CALL SO YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY RIGHT!? ESPECIALLY AFTER A $300 MOTHER’S DAY BILL!!!!! IT IS ALWAYS HARD TO GET THROUGH TO ZAMBIA ON THE PHONES!!! YOU COULD CALL HIM AND TELL HIM TO CALL YOU BACK!! THAT ISN’T WEIRD AT ALL!! HE IS WAY USED TO IT I AM SURE! THAT’S WHAT THEY DO HERE! ITS CALLED FLASHING!! WHY DON’T WE DO THAT!!!

I ALMOST HAVE A 6 PACK!! IT’S HARD TO BREATHE SO IT’S REALLY IS WORKING MY DIAPHRAGM!! PRETTY SURE I’M A BETTER SINGER NOW TOO!!!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THERE?

HAHA! THAT IS FUNNY ABOUT SISTER M!!! IF YOU COME HERE JUST TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT!! EVEN I AM FAT HERE!! THEY THINK IT AS A GOOD THING!! … I AM FAT COMPARED TO THE PEOPLE HERE!!! I HAVE BEEN CALLED THAT MANY TIMES ON MISSION.
MOM THERE IS THIS WONDERFUL BRILLIANT SISTER THAT LIVES IN MY FLAT! SHE THINKS I HARASS HER BUT I LOVE HER!!! SHE IS JUST WONDERFUL!!!! EVEN THOUGH SHE HATES AMERICA!! EVEN THOUGH SHE’S AMERICAN!! SHE LIVES IN FIJI THOUGH! BUT SHE HAS WONDERFUL AMBITIONS!! SHE WANTS TO BE A PLUMBER!! SHE IS SWEET!! SHE SAYS THEY’RE IN HIGH DEMAND AND SHE JUST WANTS TO HELP PEOPLE!! I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD EMAIL HER!! SHE IS EXPECTING AN EMAIL NEXT WEEK!! YOU CAN TELL HER THAT I JUST LOVE HER!!!
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A FUN DAY PLANNED!!! SOUNDS GOOD!! PEOPONI AMYI!

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Letter to parents received 6/26/2015

Amyi ndi Abombo,

Makolo wanga hi ha ku konda!  (My parents I love you!)  Ine sowa Iwe!  (I miss you!)  Basi chichewa ay!? (Stop Chichewa yeah!?)  Ay! (Yeah!) Chobwingo!

Kk, ummm it’s late right now and I don’t have much to say!  I have sent you letters!  So everything is in them.

I love it here!  I am happy! Mission is hard, boring and the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done!  I am happy!  More happy than I can even think of.

I want to change myself not just for my mission but even after or else I’ve wasted 18 months for myself.  That’s my personal goal!  I want people that I teach to be better than me bow so I must first become better.  I can not convert past my own conversion!  So I will be my best!  I am here for God!  That’s why I came out here!  I love Mulungu ndi Yesu Kristu! (God and Jesus Christ)  I am very much happy to get the opportunity to serve!

Zikomo for giving me birth! or having me You da besto!  Stay fresh!

Chokondi,

Sister Browning aka Neicia!

P.S. I miss Amerika! (How they spell it!)  Merca!

Don’t worry be happy!

Come what may and love it!

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Group email 7/6/2015

THIS WEEK… WELL LETS START FROM THE BEGINNING!!

ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO I STARTED DOING THIS WEIRD INHALING THING!! ONCE IN A WHILE! JUST I COULDN’T CATCH MY BREATH WELL! WELL IT WAS ABOUT 3 OR 4 TIMES A WEEK!! THEN IT STARTED GETTING WORSE!! NOT TOO BAD!! JUST LIKE 5 TIMES A DAY!!! THEN 5 TIMES AN HOUR!! EVERYBODY MADE FUN OF ME! EVEN ME! I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY!! I FIGURED THAT IT WAS THE AIR!! WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE TO AFRICA I NOTICED THAT THE AIR WAS THICKER! SO I WAS JUST CHILL DIDN’T BOTHER ME MUCH! I FELT FINE!!

THEN ON WEDNESDAY IT WAS A LITTLE WORSE!!! I WAS INHALING DEEPLY ABOUT ONCE EVERY 5 MINS!! THEN THAT NIGHT I DECIDED TO CALL THE DOCTOR IN MY MISSION. HE SAID HE THINKS I HAVE DEVELOPED ASTHMA! SO I WAS JUST LIKE OH OK! THAT’S FINE!! I WILL JUST TAKE IT MORE EASY!

WELL ABOUT TWO HOURS LATER I WAS INHALING EVERY 20 SEC. THEN 3 MINS LATER IT WAS EVERY 15 SECONDS! THEN BOOM! I COULDN’T BREATHE!!

IT GOT REALLY BAD AND THEN I WAS TAKEN TO THE ER! ADMITTED FOR THE NIGHT AND DISCHARGED AT 1:30 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY!!

SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN IN MY FLAT! EXCEPT SATURDAY, I WAS BORED AND WAS TOLD I COULD GO BACK OUT IF I WAS FEELING BETTER! SO I DID AND ABOUT TWO HOURS LATER I HAD ANOTHER BREATHING ATTACK!!

NOBODY KNEW WHAT WAS WRONG! SO I WAS TAKEN BACK TO HOSPITAL AND PUT THROUGH A TON OF TESTS! EVERYTHING CAME BACK FINE!! SO THEY GUESSED THAT I HAD AN ANXIETY ATTACK!! SO NOW HERE I AM!! NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE MY FLAT FOR A COUPLE WEEKS! I AM BEING PUT ON MEDS. THE DOCTOR SAID IT TAKES A WHILE FOR THEM TO KICK IN THOUGH! SO THIS WILL BE FUN!

BUT REALLY THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE THING I HAVE BEEN SO GRATEFUL!! I WAS ABLE TO RECEIVE A PRIESTHOOD BLESSING! I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT GOD LOVES US SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS POWER TO MAN. I RECEIVED A BLESSING WEDNESDAY NIGHT! I DON’T REMEMBER TO MUCH OF IT EXCEPT THAT I WOULD BE HEALED AND THAT I WOULD FEEL COMFORTED! AND IT IS SO TRUE! THROUGH THIS WHOLE THING I FELT PEACE! I KNOW THAT HEALING IS COMING! I WILL BE FINE!! EVEN THE DOCTOR KEPT SAYING “ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE SICK?” BECAUSE I KEPT SAYING JOKES! I JUST FELT TOTALLY CALM!! I KNOW IT’S BECAUSE OF THAT BLESSING! BECAUSE GOD LOVES ME! I LOVE THIS GOSPEL!

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF ALL THIS MY INHALING IS REALLY GIVING MY DIAPHRAGM A GOOD WORK OUT! LIKE HONESTLY I AM GETTING A 6 PACK!! ITS ON FIRE!!! IT’S NICE!! BY THE TIME I AM BETTER MY 6 PACK WILL BE DEFINED!! SO THAT’S GOOD! ALL IS WELL!!!

WELL LIFE IS GOOD! I LOVE YOU ALL!

NIMA KU KONDA

MOLUNGU BROWNING!