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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!

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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!