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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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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!