HI MOMMY I AM ON AGAIN!!
IT IS DRY WINTER!!! IT IS ABOUT TO GO INTOT HE HOTTEST SEASON THOUGH…I AM A LITTLE NERVOUS!! HERE WE GO 110-120+ DEGREES!!!! YEAH IT IS WINTER! BEEN A BIT COLD!!! i DON’T HAVE A THERMOMETER…WISH I DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SO I DON’T REALLY KNOW THE TEMPERATURE. BUT IT IS HOT TODAY!!
CHISOMO CHINOMWE WENT TEACHING WITH ME LAST NIGHT AND WE TOOK THE PICTURE TO SEND TO YOU!!! 😉
OK I WILL WRITE ABOUT ALL MY PEOPLE! PREPARE YOURSELF BECAUSE WE ARE BEING SO VERY BLESSED!!!
KHUMBU AND MENDALA!!! KHUMBU HAD A DREAM HE SAW WHITE MISSIONARIES THAT CAME AND TAUGHT HIM THE GOSPEL!! THEN A COUPLE DAYS LATER HE SAW US AND RAN TO US!! HE IS SO WONDERFUL!!! HE WILL BE BAPTIZED THIS MONTH!!! MANDELA IS HIS BROTHER (COUSIN) AND HAS A LEARNING DISABILITY! I WOULD SAY DEVELOPMENTALLY HE IS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD! HE IS 19 THOUGH! BUT HE WILL BE BAPTIZED ALSO MAYBE NEXT MONTH! WE ARE GOING TO TEACH HIM THE LESSONS AGAIN TO MAKE SURE HE UNDERSTANDS EVERYTHING! BUT HE IS SO FUNNY!!! YESTERDAY HE CALLED AND SAID, “IT’S MANDELA I WANT TO TALK TO BROWN SISTER!!!!! SO I TOOK THE PHONE AND HE PROCEEDED TO TELL ME THAT HE IS SO HAPPY HE GETS TO LEARN TO FOLLOW THE GOD!!! FOLLOWING GOD IS GOOD, RIGHT BROWN SISTER?!!! I LOVE YOU THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME. GOOD NIGHT NOW.” AND THAT WAS MY CONVERSATION WITH HIM!! HE IS SO FUNNY!!
WE ALSO HAVE BRENDA! SH IS GETTING BAPTIZED THIS MONTH ALSO!!! SHE IS SO WONDERFUL!!
THEN WE HAVE TWO GUYS, BARTON AND WILLIAM!! THEY WILL BE BAPTIZED NEXT MONTH WITH MANDELA PROBABLY!! THEN THE NIRENDE FAMILY!!! I HOPE THEY WILL ON SEPTEMBER 6! JUST GOT TO GET THEM ALL TO COME TO CHURCH!! HERE SCHOOL IS ON SUNDAYS SO IT’S HARD TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO SKIP UNIVERSITY TO COME TO CHURCH!!! WE WILL GET THERE!!!
THEN WE HAVE THIS GUY, HIS WIFE AND KIDS WHO WILL HOPEFULLY BE BAPTIZED NEXT MONTH ALSO!!! LIFE IS GOOD!
HERE IS SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY VERY SAD!!! KEN WHEN HE GOT MARRIED TO HIS WIFE (SHE DIED IN MAY THIS YEAR) HE DIDN’T PAY THE LOBOLO! SO NOW THAT HIS WIFE IS DEAD HE IS NO LONGER PART OF THE FAMILY! WELL HE WAS LIVING IN HER HOUSE AND THE FAMILY KICKED HIM AND HIS DAUGHTER OUT BUT KIDNAPPED HIS DAUGHTER! HE IS TOO POOR TO GO GET HER BACK AND NOW MOVED AWAY. HIS DAUGHTER PASSIPUNUNU IS STILL GONE… THIS STUFF HAPPENS SOMETIMES! AND ITS SO SAD!! WELL HE PROBABLY DIDN’T WANT TO PAY IT AND HIS WIFE DIDN’T WANT HIM TO MOST LIKELY! HERE IT IS VERY HARD FOR MEMBERS TO GET MARRIED BECAUSE THE FIRST PRESIDENCY ANNOUNCED THAT LOBOLO IS NOT GOOD!!
*From Trina- I did a little research on this. The church came out against lobolo because it’s turned into a game of greed. All too often families of the bride require the groom to work for years in order to earn her before they can be married. The price to marry is often high enough to set a family for the rest of their lives, leaving the couple to be married with nothing. Often the couple decides to live together and never marry to avoid paying the unrealistic prices.