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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!

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Group email 3/23/2015

WELL, I HAVE LEARNED SOME THINGS THIS WEEK! I LEARNED THAT GOD TRULY ANSWERS PRAYERS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS. NO MATTER HOW SMALL OF A THING IT IS HE WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYER! THE OTHER THING I LEARNED IS THAT HE ALSO SOMETIMES ANSWERS TWO PRAYERS AT ONCE. ​

SO HERE WERE TWO THINGS I PRAYED ABOUT THIS WEEK:
1. TO HAVE SOMETHING TO EMAIL ABOUT.
2. TO GET RID OF THE NASTY FRUIT FLIES!

I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING, HOW IS IT THAT THESE TWO THINGS ARE IN ANYWAY RELATED. I THINK GOD MUST HAVE PONDERED THAT TOO. HE CAME US WITH A CREATIVE WAY THOUGH TO HELP ME OUT WITH BOTH.

IT ALL STARTED WHEN SISTER GRIFFUS SAID “HEY LETS HAVE CHIPS (FRENCH FRIES) FOR DINNER TONIGHT!”
“OK, WE NEED SOME MORE OIL, WE CAN PICK SOME UP AT THE MARKET ON THE WAY HOME!”
SO WE DID, ALONG WITH A LIME, AVOCADO, A CUCUMBER AND TOMATOES FOR A SALAD!
WHEN WE WERE READY TO GET DINNER STARTED WE… WELL STARTED MAKING DINNER! (DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE COMING DID YOU!) SO I MADE THE SALAD, AND PUT THE OIL TO HEAT UP ON THE STOVE WHILE SISTER GRIFFUS BEGAN PEALING POTATOES! I WALKED OVER TO WHERE SHE WAS (IN THE LIVING ROOM) AND SHE SAYS “HEY DON’T KEEP THE OIL ON THE STOVE JUST HEATING LIKE THAT OR IT WILL CATCH FIRE.” ALL OF A SUDDEN IT CAUGHT FIRE. YUP!

SO BOTH OF US REACT. ITS INTERESTING TO SEE HOW DIFFERENT PEOPLE REACT IN A TIME OF UNEASE AND UNCERTAINTY! FOR INSTANCE I RAN TO THE KITCHEN AND SISTER GRIFFUS RUNS TO GET A CAMERA.

NEITHER OF US KNOWS WHAT TO DO. MEAN WHILE THE FIRE IS BUILDING AND BUILDING! SISTER GRIFFUS IS RUNNING AROUND LIKE A LOST DOG WHILE I AM JUST TRYING TO REMEMBER WHAT TO DO! ALL I KNOW IS THAT I DON’T PUT WATER ON IT. WHY IS IT THAT WE DON’T GET TAUGHT WHAT TO DO WITH A GREASE FIRE BUT JUST WHAT NOT TO DO! THAT MAKES THINGS INCONVENIENT FOR THOSE WHO FIND THEMSELVES IN THESE TYPE OF SITUATIONS. THIS IS WHY MISSIONARIES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THEIR MOTHERS ON MISSION WITH THEM!

WELL MEANWHILE THE FLAMES ARE BUILDING AND I HAVE RAN OUT OF IDEAS, I WANT TO TAKE THE POT OFF THE STOVE BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE HANDLES! SO I RUN FOR HELP! SISTER GRIFFUS IS STILL GOT HER CAMERA AND NOW THE PHONE EVEN! WHY!? WHAT IS SHE GOING TO DO WITH THAT!? EVEN SHE DOESN’T KNOW! I RUN TO THE DOOR THEN TO MY GATE TRYING TO UNLOCK THE GATE. WHY DO WE HAVE TO BE SO PROTECTED IT IS HARD TO GET OUT OF THIS PLACE! THEN FINALLY RUN TO MY NEIGHBORS GATE! BANG BANG BANG BANG! NOTHING! THEN MY GUARD RUNS UP MY STAIRS AND I JUST SAY “HELP ME!” RUN INTO MY FLAT AND HE TAKE A SPATULA AND FLINGS THE PAN OFF OF MY STOVE… AT ME ACTUALLY! LUCK IT GETS STUCK ON THE OTHER HOT PLATE SO HE HAS TO FLING IT AGAIN AND I GOT OUT OF THE WAY! WELL HE FLINGS IT SPILLING GREASE ALL OVER AND NOW EVERYTHING IS ON FIRE…

THE FLAT BURNED DOWN BUT ITS OK BECAUSE ITS HIS FAULT SO WE DON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR ANYTHING. WE HAVE NO POSSESSIONS NOW AND ARE LIVING IN THE STREETS BUT ITS OK TOO AT LEAST WE HAVE THE PHONE AND CAMERA MY COMP GRABBED! MY COMP WAS EATEN MY A LION LAST NIGHT BUT HEY AT LEAST THE FUNERAL IS TOMORROW SO I STILL GET TO EMAIL PLUS THAT MEANS THE CAMERA AND PHONE ARE MINE NOW! I AM THINKING ABOUT ADOPTING A SMALL CHILD TO KEEP ME COMPANY!!!

OK I AM LYING THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN! I WOULD SEND IT BUT I AM SURE ABOUT 80% OF YOU WILL BELIEVE ME! 😉

…SPILLING GREASE ALL OVER AND NOW EVERYTHING IS ONE FIRE! BUT THEN IT ALL DIED DOWN AND MY FLAT WAS SPARED! MEAN WHILE MY COMP IS STILL IN THE FRONT ROOM! SHE MANAGED TO CALL SOMEONE THOUGH! GOOD JOB SISTER GRIFFUS! GOOD JOB! YOU CALLED SOMEBODY 4 HOURS AWAY! I AM SURE HE COULD’VE HELPED OUT A LOT! HAHA! I LOVE THAT GIRL!

WELL IT WAS A VERY FUN TIME! HERE IS A COOL PART IN IT ALL THOUGH! WE HAD A PICTURE OF JESUS ABOVE OUR STOVE. THE FLAMES CLEARLY REACHED IT! SHOULD’VE BURNED BUT NOPE! NOT EVEN A LITTLE! I WILL BE TAKING IT WITH ME THOUGH AND PUTTING IT ABOVE MY STOVE PROBABLY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! YUP NOTHING BURNED EXCEPT FOR THE FRUIT FLIES! DEAD! DIED OR RAN AWAY! WELL I GUESS THEY WOULD’VE FLOWN AWAY! BUT YEAH! IT WAS A FUN NIGHT!

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE GOD! HE WAS PROBABLY LAUGHING THE WHOLE TIME! WATCHING US HEED TO THE ANSWER OF MY PRAYERS!

WELL IT WAS A GOOD WEEK! AND LUCKY FOR YOU ALL YOU GET SOME PICTURES!!!! WHAT!!!

STARTING AT THE TOP, I THINK I CANT SEE THEM IS:
A GRAY HAIR ON MY COMPS HEAD.
A YOUNG CHILD WHO WANTED ME TO TAKE HER PICTURE.
MY TAN.
THE MOST ATTRACTIVE PICTURE OF MY COMP EVER! HOLDING THE CHICKEN FOOT I ATE!
ME ATTEMPTING TO PLAY WITH THE CHILDREN!
A NASTY SPIDER WE FOUND RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR FLAT! I WAS HAPPY IT WAS OUTSIDE!
THE HAMBURGER I ATE! (EVERY TIME I SEE THIS PICTURE I MISS AMERICA!)
A MALAWIAN MAN WALKING HIS GOATS!
ME PONDERING THE BOOK OF MORMON
AND AGAIN IN SOME LITTER!
THIS IS JUST SWEET!
UMMMM… WE WERE SINGING “ILL MAKE A MAN OUT OF YOU” AND MY COMP BECAME TOTALLY NINJA!
THE OX LIVER I ATE THIS WEEK! WEIRD TEXTURE GOOD TASTE! COMP COULDN’T CHOKE IT DOWN!
SOME PICTURES OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD! I COULD BE HERE FOR EVER AND NEVER GROW TIRED OF HOW BEAUTIFUL MALAWI IS!
ONE OF OUR RECENT CONVERT BEING A PRO! THROWING AWAY HER IMMODEST CLOTHING! THAT WAS HARD FOR HER BUT SHE SHOWED SO MUCH FAITH! SHE IS WORKING FOR US SO SHE CAN EARN MONEY TO BUY MORE! I LOVE HER!
A LITTLE VILLAGE DANCER! (NOT REALLY SHE JUST GOT DONE BATHING AND SHE LOOKED SWEET SO I TOOK HER PICTURE!)
ONE MORE OF MY NEW HOME!
A BABY I DECIDED TO ADOPT THIS WEEK! AKA ETHEL’S BABY PRAISE! SOMETIMES OBEYING MISSION RULES IS HARD! CAN’T PICK THE CRYING BABY UP…

A TENDER MERCY FROM THE LORD!  LORD OF THE RINGS!!  OH SNAP! HARD TO WALK AWAY!

JUST TO BRAG ABOUT THE BEAUTY AGAIN!

GO PREACH AND TEACH MY FRIENDS.

THERE ARE MY DANCERS MY FRIENDS!

ME WORKING!  CLIMBING MY MOUNTAIN!

MONKEYS!  (THIS IS DEDICATED TO MY HOME DOG SISTER COLE!)

JANET LOOKIN’ NICE!

HA! JUST PRETENDING TO BE SOMETHING?

ETHEL DOING MY LAUNDRY

AND MY COMPS HAIR NATURAL! WHAT!!!

WELL BASI FOR THIS MONTH! I THINK THIS IS GOOD! I LOVE YOU ALL! REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE WHAT YOU STAND FOR! OHHHH!

NINA KU KONDA! (I LOVE YOU!)

SISTER BLOWN!

P.S. MY COMP MANAGED TO CAPTURE OUR LITTLE ADVENTURE ALL ON CAMERA! THAT’S WHY SHE HAD IT! HOPEFULLY SHE CAN GET IT DOWNLOADED BUT THE INTERNET IS SLOW SO YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK TO SEE MY APARTMENT GO UP IN FLAME! BY THE WAY NO I KNOW MANY WAYS TO PUT OUT GREASE FIRES! EVERYBODY HAS INFORMED ME!

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Group Email January 26, 2015

WELL THIS WEEK, BIT TOUGH! BUT HEY IT’S A MISSION!! SO I AM GOING TO TELL YOU A STORY OF HUMILITY!
REMEMBER LAST WEEK, I SAID WE WERE THE ONLY ONES WITH WATER IN MY FLAT!! KK SO BECAUSE OF THAT LAST WEEK ON WEDNESDAY THE SISTERS IN THE ZONE AND THE ZONE LEADERS ASKED IF WE WOULD MAKE THEM DINNER! THEY ALSO HAD NO ELECTRICITY! SO THE SISTERS SAID IF WE DID THEN THEY WOULD BUT US HOT DOGS ON MONDAY! SO WE SAID DEAL!! WE MADE A TON OF FOOD!!! IT WAS FOR 7 PEOPLE!! I’M USED TO COOKING FOR 2! WE USED UP A LOT OF GROCERIES AND TIME! BUT WE MAKE THEM A REALLY GOOD MEAL!!! RAPE, VEGGIES WITH MEAT AND RICE!!! IT REALLY WAS GOOD!!!
SO LAST MONDAY WE WERE ALL HUNGARY RIGHT!! SO SISTER GRIFFUS SAYS “LETS GO GET HOT DOGS!!!” THE SISTERS JUST WERE RELUCTANT AND DIDNT WANT TO!! WELL, WE WERE LIKE WHAT THE CRAP!! AND THEY ALL STARTED TO LEAVE!! LEAVING US ALONE WITH EMPTY STOMACHS!! WE WERE ALL PLAY BICKERING AND LAUGHING THEY WERE LIKE “OH SISTERS COME ON!!! WE WILL GIVE WHEN WE WANT TO GIVE!!!”  AND SO I YELLED “HAVE FUN GOING BACK TO NO WATER!”
WELL, WE WALKED HOME TO A FLAT WITH NO WATER!! THE NEXT DAY NO WATER!! ALL OF BLANTYRE NOW HAS NO WATER!! THE ZONE LEADERS ARE RUNNING AROUND FILLING EVERY BODIES WATER JUGS AT THE FILLING WELL!! STILL NO WATER!! WEDNESDAY MY COMP WENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SOMETHING SMALL SO IT WASNT A BIG DEAL BUT WE HAD TO STAY HOME THE REST OF THE DAY! AND GUESS WHAT NO WATER!!! THURSDAY CAME ALONG AND BOOM WE GET TEXTS THAT SAY THERE IS GOING TO BE WATER IN THE AREA!! WE WERE SO EXCITED!! WE CONTINUED TO READ “DO NOT DRINK THIS WATER BECAUSE THERE IS CHOLORA IN IT…” NO WATER!! I STARTED TO FEEL ILL THAT NIGHT! FRIDAY ROLLED AROUND AND THE ALARM WENT OFF AT THE STANDARD 6:30! I PUSH IT OFF AND WENT BACK TO SLEEP! I AM SICK!! AT 8 MY COMP IS LIKE MAN WHY ARE WE STILL SLEEPING AND SHE JUMPS UP CONFUSED! I JUST SAY “SICK I WANT NYQUIL!” SO SHE GOT ME SOME AND I WENT TO SLEEP!!! THEN I THREW UP MY NYQUIL! JOY!!! WHY AM I SICK YOU MIGHT WONDER!! MY GUESS A MIXTURE BETWEEN DEHYDRATION AND POSSIBLY THE LITTLE WATER I GOT BEING BAD! SO I AM ILL!! MY COMP MADE ME GO OUT!! THAT’S FINE IT WAS A PARTY AND WE WERE CHARGED! BUT STILL ILL! I JUST SAT IN A CORNER AND WATCHED PRINCE OF EGYPT!! MAN THAT IS A SWEET MOVIE!!! PLUS I’M WAS ALLOWED TO SEE TWO MOVIES NOW ON MY MISSION! BOOM! SUNDAY THOUGH! BACK TO BED!! TOO ILL!!! NOT MONDAY! I AM FEELING A LOT BETTER!! WHY YOU MIGHT ASK!! WELL MY FRIENDS ITS BECAUSE MY WATER CAME ON LAST NIGHT!!! GUESS WHO GOT TO TAKE A SHOWER!! OH YEAH!!! SHOWER MAN! THAT WAS THE BEST!
BUT THE MORAL TO THIS EMAIL IS DON’T EVER BRAG ABOUT THE BLESSINGS THE LORD HAS GRANTED YOU! IF YOU DO HE WILL MAKE SURE YOU REGRET IT!! 🙂
LOVE YOU ALL!
SISTER NEICIA MARIE BROWNING!
SORRY NO PICS AGAIN!!! MY CHIP HAS A VIRUS AND I CANT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING…
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Email 12/22/2014

This week was great!! I don’t really know why though because a ton of bad things happened but it was still like a really good week!!! So, I wont go into detail about the bad things because that would be negative!! Negative is bad ;).

I learned that the Lord really wants me to pray about EVERYTHING I am thankful for!! I forgot to thank him for running water so he turned it off!  It was off in our whole complex for a day, then just my apartment for the next! It came on when I went on exchanges and turned off again when I returned!! Finally, after four days God had pity and gave me cold water! But I was grateful, and SOOOOO  happy!!!  The day I had exchanges the water was running so I got to take a shower there but as I was shampooing my hair it turned off… leaving shampoo in my hair! Man I was mad!!! Let’s just say I had some greasy hair for a while! Just glad people here can’t really tell! My hair is so different they just think it’s supposed to be that way! 🙂 I did have a bucket to rinse my hair!! But still it was bad man!!! 😉 Oh well, fun story!
Let’s see what else, oh so exchanges were fun!! I was in a different area with an American sister so it was fun to have her to talk to! And It was fun to meet new people!! During exchanges in my area (Zingwangwa) drama broke out and some bad things happened! I am really glad It happened the day I was gone! Just something with our recent convert who is awesome! She just made some mistakes in life and we got caught up in it! But It is all good! Hopefully, all will be well! We got out of the drama because we didnt feel like it was our place to be!!
So this week I learned a new word!! I love it! its chikhuluiliro it means faith!! Don’t try to sound it out because you cant!! It is said like (chi-kulu-pi-lee-lilo) it is the chichewa word for faith!  Man it is fun to say! I have been making a break through in the language! I still can’t speak it but I can understand others a bit!! The ones I am around a lot I can understand a bit! Church is still interesting though! For some reason I dont have a translator anymore?! OH, church man! Ha! So talk about boring!! Like the people here speak REALLY soft and REALLY slow!! Like I am not kidding it’s crazy how slow and soft they speak! So I was trying not to fall alseep all Sunday! But the last sacrement meeting we had was fun! Evidently, no body showed up to give talks so it was all missionaries who had to speak! Thank goodness I didn’t! But it was fun to understand people! Then president Erickson came in (he lives in Zambia so it wasnt expected) and talked! So sacrament went for like 1 1/2 hours but it ended with a bang!! This man got up to say the prayer, right? Well, we all tuck our hair behind our ears and lean forward so we can hear him, but instead of a quiet voice the man just starts going off!!  He was saying the most funny things!! And man, he was loud! He prayed for at least 5 mins!! I was literally trying not to laugh!!  It was good!!! That guy was feeling it!!  Haha, holy ghost fire!! That’s also a big thing here!! People chant that! “Holy ghost fire!!” Man even when we teach kids we ask simple questions like “How does heavenly father anwser our prayers?” “Holy ghost fire!” I laugh every time!! 
Well, I can’t really think of anything else but it’s been real!! A good week!! Today it rained so hard people couldn’t drive and we all were stranded in a store!! It even was hailing! That hurt!  I was outside!! The wind was blowing so hard! It was fun! I wanted to leave the little shelter and go play in it but my comp said there was no way she would follow me!!
Anyways, I love you all! And just so you all know, packages are allowed! Ha, some people were under the impression that they aren’t but they are 🙂 Hint-hint! Don’t go broke over me though! 🙂
Love Sister Neicia Marie Browning!
P.S. Christmas party!!! Yay!!! 😉 T minus 45 mins! All the missionaries from Lilongwe (a city in malawi) are traveling over here!! We get to share our flat! That’ll be fun! Sorry, no pictures! No time! Next time!
Elder baugh you’re a punk for not emiling me! As are you Kalten! 🙂