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Group email 9/14/20105

OK!!! THIS WILL BE SHORT!! SISTER BROWNING DOESN’T HAVE MONEY!!! 🙂
SO, I GOT TRANSFERRED… I WAS PRETTY HEART BROKEN… BUT ITS OK! I HAVE COME TO TERMS WITH IT AND I AM EXCITED FOR A NEW ADVENTURE!!!
I AM GOING TO ZAMBIA! I WILL BE IN THE COPPERBELT!! MY COMP IS SISTER CLOSI (NO IDEA HOW TO SPELL IT! THE “C” IS A SOFT CLICK!!) SHE IS FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND EVIDENTLY REALLY NICE, SHORT AND HAS A THICK ACCENT!! SHE CAME 3 MONTHS AFTER ME!! I AM EXCITED TO MEET HER THOUGH!! I HAVE HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT HER!! SHE IS HARD WORKING!!!

THIS WEEK WAS GOOD THOUGH!! I JUST WENT AROUND AND SAID GOOD-BYE TO EVERYBODY!!! I AM GOING TO MISS THESE PEOPLE SO MUCH!!! I DIDN’T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY LOVED ME BUT I GUESS THEY DO!!! THEY MADE ME REALLY HAPPY! MAN I AM GOING TO MISS THEM!! I ALMOST CRIED WHEN THEY SANG ME “GOD BE WITH YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN!!” IT PUTS A NEW MEANING TO THE SONG!! “TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET.” I PROBABLY WON’T MEET THEM AGAIN IN THIS LIFE! IT’S HARD BUT I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE TIME THAT I GOT TO SPEND WITH THE MOST HUMBLE AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!!! I LOVE THEM!!
WELL THAT WAS YESTERDAY!!! I KNOW THAT MY COMPS (SISTER SOLOMONE AND SISTER THUESON) WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM!! THEY WILL SEND ME PICTURES OF THEM!!

LIFE WILL BE GOOD!! I AM A LITTLE SCARED TO GO!! I GUESS IT IS HOOOOOOT THERE!! LIKE 120 DEGREES HOT… THAT SHOULD BE FUN!!! PRAY I DON’T GET SHINGLES AGAIN 🙂 LIFE WILL BE FINE THOUGH!! I AM EXCITED!! OH I GUESS MY BRANCH MEETS IN A TENT!! THAT WILL BE FUN!!! AND I GET TO USE MILITARY TIME!!

I AM LEAVING TODAY AT 3:30 THEN MY BUS LEAVES AT 4:30! THEN I DRIVE 5 HOURS TO LILONGWE AND SLEEP THERE! THEN I WILL GET ON A PLANE AND FLY TO LUSAKA AND I THINK SLEEP THERE. THEN I WILL GET ON A 6 HOUR BUS RIDE TO COPPERBELT WEDNESDAY!! FINALLY I WILL REACH MY AREA (LUANSHYA COPPERBELT) ITS ONLY ABOUT 20 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE CONGO BORDER!!

WELL, THAT IS ABOUT IT!! LIFE IS SWELL!!

LOVE YOU ALL

SISTER BROWNING AND FOR THE LAST TIME M’LONGO NAMBEWE!!

(OH THAT REMINDS ME!! I AM NOW GOING TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE BEMBA!! I GUESS IT HAS A LOT OF FRENCH!!)

ALSO, WE ALL FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES… SO HERE ARE SOME RANDOM ONES I JUST DECIDED TO TAKE!!!!!
OH HERE ARE SOME FROM WHEN I TURNED 9 MONTHS OLD ON MISSION!! THIS IS THE TRADITION HERE IN THE GREAT ZAMBIA LUSAKA MISSION!!

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Sisters Solomone and Browning

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Sisters Solomone and Browning

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Sisters Solomone and Browning

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Last day in Blantyre, Malawi.

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Sister Thueson

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Sister Solomone

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Sister Browning

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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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Group email 6/8/2015

OK, WELL TODAY I HAD A ZONE ACTIVITY AND SO WE DON’T HAVE MUCH TIME TO EMAIL! I WENT UP TO A SWEET MOUNTAIN AND TOOK PICTURES AND HAD A WONDERFUL DEVO. THIS WEEK WAS FULL OF SPIRITUAL UPLIFTMENT!

OK, SO MY COMP IS DOING WELL! WE HAD A CHECK UP ON THURSDAY AND DOCTOR SAID WE NEVER HAVE TO GO BACK! THAT’S GOOD! I DON’T LIKE HOSPITALS! I GET MORE SICK THERE! DON’T LIKE THE SMELL OF THE BLEACH OR SOMETHING! ALMOST PASSED OUT ONCE! THAT WAS FUN!

OK, SO WE RESUMED WORK THURSDAY MORNING! THAT WAS SOOOOOOOOO GOOD TO BE IN THE AREA AGAIN!! THEN FRIDAY MY MISSION PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE CAME DOWN FOR ZONE CONFERENCE! THAT WAS JUST WONDERFUL! IT WAS SO UPLIFTING! IT WAS ALL DAY! ALMOST 11 HOURS! WE ALSO WATCHED MEET THE MORMONS!!  IT WAS GOOD! I WOULD LOVE TO SHOW IT TO INVESTIGATORS!!! (MOM YOU SHOULD SEND ME THAT VIDEO, AND THE EMMA SMITH MOVIE IN MY BIRTHDAY PACKAGE!)

SATURDAY WE HAD DISTRICT (A SMALL STAKE) CONFERENCE! SO ALL THE BRANCHES GOT TOGETHER! WE HAD LIKE A WHOLE WHOPPIN’ 75 PEOPLE SHOW UP!! HAHA! SATURDAY WAS SLOW!! SPENT THE WHOLE DAY AT THE CHAPEL AGAIN! (OH I HAVE A CHAPEL NOW THAT I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED! MISS MEETING HOUSES!) AND SAME AS MOST OF SUNDAY! BUT WE ENDED SUNDAY WONDERFUL! WE WENT TO SEE A VERY SICK LADY IN OUR BRANCH WITH THE ELDERS AND THEY GAVE HER A PRIESTHOOD BLESSING AND THE SPIRIT WAS SO STRONG! THEN WE WENT TO SEE KEN! HE IS JUST DOING GREAT! HE IS BEING INTERVIEWED FOR BAPT. TOMORROW AND WILL BE BAPTIZED SUNDAY! I LOVE HIM! HE IS SUCH A HAPPY PERSON!!

WELL, I REALLY JUST HAVE BEEN SO HAPPY WITH LIFE! WILL BE EXCITED TO GET BACK TO WORK AND I’VE BEEN LOVING THE LAST FEW DAYS!! LIFE IS GOOD! FOR MY COMP AND ME!!!

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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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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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Group email 4/13/2015

Life is Good!

Well, I am blessed my friends!! So I will just tell you a little of how I
had been feeling!! Most of you know just how much I love and adore my
family!! They mean the world to me!!! My parents have had some work
changes, my brother Trevin is moving to Colorado, Jessica is turning
16 and will begin dating Mckennna just turned 18 and is about to
graduate from school! And then Kalten getting married!!! I struggled
with missing out on all this for a bit!! I took it to my Heavenly
Father!! I prayed a little and he chastised a lot!!
I realized that my family was being blessed!! That life is moving for
them! Good things are happening!! I realized that because of my
service he was blessing them!! And I was complaining for what I have
been praying for everyday! For my family to be blessed!
My parents are better than I left them! Trevin gets to go where he
wants to go! Jessica and Mckennna will be experiencing new things!
Kalten is getting married and not just to anyone, but to Allison!! How
wonderful is that!! I love her and got to meet her a few times!! Sure
I am going to miss it but, oh well!! I realized that he is happy so why
should I not be as well!! My family is bigger now and I have one more
person to love!!
I am grateful for the things that I get to miss out on! I am grateful
to My Father in Heaven for watching over my family and I’m thankful for
the chastisement!

I had a good week and I am looking forward to another!! Heavenly
Father has blessed me again! He is going to keep me busy on Thursday
that way I don’t have to think about home to much!! I am blessed enough
to be able to go to a district service most the morning and then I get
to work with the President of the Mission (President Erickson) and his
wife for three hours!! That actually is making me a little nervous!!
But hey no complaints! What a great learning experience!!

Anyways I love you all! Thanks for the support!! I do have some home
work for you all though!! I want you all to send me at least 5
pictures of Kalten and Allison this week!! I am excited for them!!

Love you all!
Sister Browning!