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Chat with mom February 2, 2015

SO MOMMY THANKS FOR THE EMAIL! YOU ARE JUST THE BEST MOMMY IN THE WORLD!! DON’T FREAK OUT IF YOU READ THIS AND I’M ALREADY OFF!!! I WILL BE BACK ON!! IT’S SISTER DLAMINI’S BIRTHDAY AND WE’RE GOING OUT TO LUNCH IN HALF AN HOUR! BUT NEICIA WILL BE BACK!!! 1:30 PM SO AT HOME THAT WOULD BE LIKE 4:30 A.M. I THINK. YOU MAY NOT EVEN BE AWAKE YET!! BUT HEY I CAN ALWAYS HOPE!! YOU ARE THE BEST MOMMY AND THANKS FOR GETTING UP SO EARLY ON MONDAYS TO TALK TO YOUR LONELY DAUGHTER IN AFRICA (I AM NOT ACTUALLY THAT LONELY, JUST WANTED TO SAY IT DRAMATICALLY!) LOVE YOU! TALK TO YOU IN A BIT!

MALAWI IS RECOVERING WELL BUT WE’RE EXPECTING MORE FLOODING. PLEASE HAVE EVERYONE SAY PRAYERS FOR MALAWI AND THE PEOPLE.

AMOS IS SWEET! HE IS AN RM AND WORKS WITH US FROM TIME TO TIME!! BY TIME TO TIME I MEAN ONCE!! HA! WE ARE WORKING ON THAT!!!! HE IS BEING REALLY GOOD TO ONE OF THE GUYS WE’RE TEACHING! OFFERED TO GO THERE AND TALK WITH HIM AND BE HIS FRIEND!!! ALSO KONDWANI BEN MKOCHI (THE GUY THE HECKS KNOW) ADDED ME AS A FRIEND! ACCEPT HIM AND ADD HIM TO YOUR FRIENDS LIST!) AMOS ALSO SERVED WITH THE HECKS! ANYWAYS, I REALLY LIKE THAT PICK OF UCHDORF AND SPIDERMAN! IT’LL GO ON MY WALL WITH THAT CAPTION. WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THAT WAS BRILLIANT!!

HERE’S A MESSAGE TO THE BUCK CHILDREN:

DEAREST CHILDREN, (HAHA, DON’T INCLUDE THAT)

I AM STILL ABLE TO EMAIL BECASUE THE LORD HAS BLESSED US!! THANKFULLY, TOWN WASN’T EFFECTED BY THE FLOOD AS SEVERELY AS THE COMPOUNDS (WHERE MY PEOPLE LIVE). FOR THE MOST PART THE POWER AND WATER WAS OFF FOR WEEKS HERE IN TOWN BUT NOT AS MUCH DAMAGE! THANKFULLY THE LORD CONTINUED TO BLESS HIS MISSIONARIES BECAUSE HE MADE SURE THAT WHEN WE WANTED TO EMAIL THE POWER WOULD BE ON! AND NOW WE ARE EVEN MORE BLESSED BECAUSE HE MADE IT POSSIBLE FORTHE WATER TO FINALLY TURN BACK ON ALL THROUGHOUT BLANTYRE (THE CITY). THROUGHOUT TRIALS, IF YOU HAVE A GOOD ATTITUDE, YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO SEE THE LORD’S HELPING HAND! i HAVE A MUCH STRONGER TESTIMONY OF THIS NOW! THE LORD IS TRULY THERE AND KNOWS OF OUR NEEDS.”

I GOT MY FIRST PACKAGE!!! THANK YOU!!!! HAHA, BUT I LEARNED THAT NEXT TIME YOU SEND CANDY PUT IT IN A PLASTIC BAG BECAUSE IT WILL MELT ALL OVER!!! HAHA! I LAID IT ALL OUT THOUGH AND I’M DRYING IT!!! I GOT THE RIGHT BOOT!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF (a politicition that creeps her out who’s name I’ll with hold- I turned his picture into a stick puppet for her)! MAN HOW I MISSED THAT MAN….HA! NO BUT HE DID MAKE IT UP ON MY WALL!! WE HAD A TON OF SISTERS SLEEP IN OUR FLAT THIS WEEK AND MAN THEY WERE ALL A LITTLE CONFUSED!! HAHA! “WHY IS THERE AN OLD MAN ON YOUR WALL?” HAHA, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT!!! YOUR WONDERFUL LETTER ALSO MADE IT UP ON MY WALL!!! STAINED IN MELTED SALT WATER TAFFY AND ALL! 🙂 THAT WAS FUNNY BY THE WAY!!! 🙂 I AM VERY EXCITED FOR MY NEXT PACKAGE!! THE LEFT BOOT!!! PROBABLY WON’T BE FOR A COUPLE MORE MONTHS UNLESS IT GETS SENT DOWN FROM LUSAKA DURING TRANSFERS ON FEB. 17!!! I WON’T GET TRANSFERRED I DON’T THINK THOUGH SO DON’T WORRY! 🙂 EVERYBODY KEEPS SAYING THAT SINCE I WILL BE DONE WITH MY TRAINING THAT THEY THINK PRESIDENT WILL MAKE ME TRAIN!!! A BUNCH OF NEW SISTERS ARE COMING IN!! HAHA, I DON’T THINK SO THOUGH! ALTHOUGH I WOULD LOVE TO!! IT CAN BE HARD BEING A JR. COMP! YOU KNOW ME. I AM MORE OF A TAKE THE LEAD KIND OF PERSON! BUT I RESPECT WHAT SISTER GRIFFUS DECIDES TO DO!! ALTHOUGH I AM AT LIBERTY TO SAY HEY WE SHOULD GO NOW OR SOMETHING! THAT’S WHAT I DO! SOMETIMES WE LEAVE AND SOMETIMES WE DON’T!! I AM NOT HERE TO COMPLAIN BECAUSE I HAVE AN AWESOME COMP! HAHA, SHE IS FUNNY THOUGH! I WILL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT HER WHEN I GET HOME!! 🙂

I HAVE TO PEE MOM!! THEY DONT HAVE BATHROOMS HERE!! HEY THAT IS SOMETHING I DON’T THINK I HAVE TOLD YOU GUYS! IF I WANT TO USE THE RESTROOM I HAVE TO GO IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND! THEY SERIOUSLY HAVE OUTHOUSES HERE!! BUT IT IS JUST A HOLE YOU ARE TO HOVER OVER!! I HAVE YET TO BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO USE ONE! I EITHER WAIT TO GET TO MY FLAT OR GO TO THE MEETING HOUSE WHERE THERE ARE TWO TOILETS THANKFULLY!! ISN’T THAT JUST FUN!!

CALL MCKENNNA AND SAY “IT’S NEICIA! I JUST WANTED TO SAY HI AND TO HAVE A GREAT DAY! AND I LOVE YOUR FACE!! TEONANA.” THEN HANG UP ON HER!

WE’RE TEACHING A DRUNK MAN. HEY HE WANTS TO BE BAPTIZED!! BUT TO BE HONEST, HE JUST WANTS TO SEE GOD I THINK!! HE LOVES JOSEPH SMITH BECAUSE HE SAW GOD! THAT MAN!

ANYWAYS! WHATS COOKIN’ GOOD LOOKIN’? YOU SHOULD SEND ME MORE RECIPES AND PICTURES!! PICTURES NOW, RECIPES LATER! I AM GOING TO PRINT THEM ALL SOON SO I WOULD LOVE SOME MORE TO PRINT! CURRENT ONES! I LIKE THOSE (bread, cinnamon rolls and cookie recipes)! BUT I DON’T HAVE CHOCOLATE CHIPS!!! IT IS LIKE 600 KWACHA FOR LIKE 10!!! MAN THEY ARE EXPENSIVE!!

CAN YOU SEND ME A PICTURE OF JOHN LEGEND!? I AM TEACHING A GUY WHO LOOKS LIKE HIM!! IT WAS FUNNY TOO, WE CALLED HIM AND HE WAS LISTENING TO ONE OF HIS SONGS!!! HIS NAME IS CHINDIKANI! I ACTUALLY LIKE THAT NAME AND I DON’T KNOW WHY! IT MEANS PRAISE I THINK!

(I told her I needed to start getting the boys up for school. She evidently missed that message and I saw this a few minutes later. )WHERE DID YOU GO MAN!? YOU JUST UP AND LEAVE YOUR CHILD!

HEY THANKS FOR THE PICTURE OF TREVIN!! I’D REALLY LOVE SOME FLASH DRIVES!!!! THEY CAN DO EVERYTHING!!! I HAVE ANOTHER CAMERA CHIP BUT I NEED FLASHES!! THEY ARE LIKE WAY EXPENSIVE HERE!!! ALTHOUGH REALLY IT’S LIKE SUPER CHEAP CONVERTED TO MERCAN DOLLARS!!! HAHA THE OTHER DAY SOMEBODY TRIED CHARGING ME 200 KWACHA TO GET HOME!! I WAS LIKE “OH HECK NO!!! EY DELAMA!!” AND THEN I REALIZED IF I WAS IN MERCA AND THEY ASKED ME TO PAY THAT MUCH I WOULD NEVER WALK!!! I WOULD GLADLY PAY LIKE A NICKLE TO GET HOME!!! HAHA!!! LIFE IN MALAWI!!!

QUESTION: CAN YOU PLEASE FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET PICTURES FROM KALTEN’S HOMECOMING? THE ONES AT THE AIRPORT!! THERE ARE SOME ON FB! I LOVE THEM!! SEND ME THOSE!! I JUST WANT LOTS OF RECENT PHOTOS OF THE FAMILY!!!

MAN LET ME JUST TELL YOU I LOVE MALAWI!! THEY PLAY HYMNS ON THE RADIO! ALL THE BUSES AND STORES HAVE NAMES RELATING TO GOD!! IT IS JUST SUCH A HUMBLE PLACE!!! IT IS TOTALLY SWEET!! I DONT’ REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I HEARD A BAD WORD!!! ACTUALLY I DID ON SOMEONE’S TV THE OTHER DAY BUT THEY JUST TURN IT OFF! MOM I REALLY HAVE TO PEE!!!!!!!

(We debated whether or not to add the pee comments and decided to. It’s her goofiness. She’d have told any of you the same thing.)

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