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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 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!

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Group Email 4/6/2015

The title of my email will be AfricANT!
Ok, so here is my week! We officially moved all the way in! This took WAY longer then I wanted it to! Previous missionaries left WAYYYYY to many things!! ATTENTION ALL MISSIONARIES AND FUTURE MISSIONARIES: please take your junk with you! If you don’t want to deal with it just think about how much the next missionaries don’t want to deal with it! Yup, kk! So it was really good to finally move all the way in! We got our mosquito nets up so that is a real blessing! Got bit a ton times! But that is why we take our Doxy pill every day I guess! So, no Malaria yet! Although I know a lot of missionaries that have had it! Technically, I dont know if I have it! It takes about 7-10 days to first start showing signs! So you will know by next week! Hopefully it isnt the kind that kills you! 1 in 3 chance of that! If I get that then I love you all! Thanks for the support. See you in the next life! (Don’t worry mom I am not going to die! That was a joke… sort of!)

Anyways, so on Tuesday I was enjoying my new bed and my net up! I fell asleep with nothing but the utmost happiest (not sure if that sounded wrong because I have been in africa for 5 months or because it IS wrong but you get what I mean! Happy!) Bug free thoughts! There I am sleeping when I wake up! Man, I have sand in my bed! Probably because we dont have water and I am dirty! It’s fine I have to go to the restroom anyways! 2 mins later, I am climbing back into bed! But first I put a sheet over the top of my bed so I can sleep better! I fall back alseep! 30 mins later I am awake again! Dang this is sad! Now it’s on my new sheet!!! I sweep my bed clean and try to go back to sleep! Wait the sand is back! And this grain is moving down my leg! I dont think this is sad… I get up half mad half freaked out and turn on my bathroom light so I can see! Ok yeah I have a bunch of ants crawling all over me! I brush them all off, go to my spare bedroom, rip off the matresses and take it back to my room! I throw it down and now I have no blanket and no pillow! Still I feel “sand” but not as much i just keep brushing them off and going back to sleep! Don’t get much sleep at all! Slept through the alarm! So did my comp (that isnt new though. That kid doesn’t hear anything till I tell her that its time!) So i wake up at 7:30! Oh well, I needed it! Barely functioning I went out that day!

This same thing happened to my comp the following thursday! We were about to burn down the flat on purpose this time but someone got us Doom! We sprayed our beds! We might get cancer from the fumes but at least we wont get eaten alive by ants!! 😉

Ok, that was the highlight of my week!

Now! I have been thinking a lot about Lehi’s sons lately out of the Book of Mormon! I couldn’t help to notice that they are ALL very obedient! We know that they ALL “took our journey in the wilderness.” They ALL went to Jerusalem! ALL worshiped the Lord and helped Nephi build a ship! So, if ALL four did what they were asked why is it only two recived the blessings!?
I believe it was because of the manner in which they were obedient! Laman and Lemuel murmered about everything! They had to be pushed to do what was commanded of them they didn’t do it willingly. They did how ever have testimonies. I was amazed to find out that Laman and Lemuel had testimonies. We find this out when they decided not to go back to Jerusalem! They repented! But then they went back to having bad attitudes!
I am trying to remember this when I am out working! Missionary work is not always fun! People make me very sad sometimes! But if I don’t keep a good attitude then why am I here? I am not benefiting anything and I know that I won’t be able to help others do so!
Think about this as you are all going through out your days! Why are you doing things? Because you want to!? Or because you feel obligated! Then change! That is what I am going to do!
I love you all!
Sister Neicia Marie Browning!

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Group email 2/23/2015

Well I am trying to think of something…
So this wonderful week I was blessed enough to have the opportunity to speak in church and to teach in district meeting! Yay me! So lately we have been talking a lot about being diligent! I am really trying to be as diligent as I can! I have been really applying that as best as I can! I wouldn’t say I am super undiligent but I am not perfect! But I have learned that perfection is what I am, and have to be, striving for! Will I ever reach it on this earth!? Nope! But that is what I will try to do non-the less! Anyhow,  I can see a change! I can see a change in myself mostly! The Lord is helping me with this too! He is helping me through my trials! The harder I am working the harder I have to work to get anything done! It is interesting!! Haha, but that is the way that the Lord wants it! That is how I am to grow! Sorry I don’t have a funny story or a a super spiritual moment this week! Just know that I am working hard and striving to work my hardest! That I love the Savior! And all that he has done for each and everyone of us! I love you! all! Read your scriptures, pray and gain a relationship with our Father! It will make you all eternally happy! I love you all! 🙂
​Peponi picture palibe! (sorry there are no pictures!) The xing computers here are giving everything I plug in a virus! Someday I will send some!
Love you all again! Keep emailing! It makes me very happy! Everybody say hi to my mommy for me! She is the best!
Love,
Neicia Browning aka Sista Blown!
(Pictures sent by her companion, Sister Griffus)
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Group email February 16, 2015

WELL MY FRIENDS,
I WAS BAD AND FORGOT TO EMAIL THIS UNTIL THE LAST SECOND! FORGIVE ME! WELL, I THINK I WILL JUST TELL TWO STORIES THAT SUMMED UP MY WEEK!
FIRST:
I GET A PHONE CALL AND LOOK WHO IT IS. “WEIRD LITTLE INDIAN MUSLIM MAN.” ITS MY LAND LORD. “HELLO THIS IS SISTER BROWNING” I ANSWER.
“SISTER BROWNING!!!! HOW IS THE WATER? I JUST WANTED TO CALL AND MAKE SURE MY FAVORITE PEOPLE HAVE WATER.”
“THANK YOU. WE DO HAVE WATER.”
“AWESOME!!!”
“WELL THANKS FOR CHECKING UP ON US! TEONANA! (BYE BYE)”
“BOSSY (STOP OR LIKE WAIT) I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION FOR YOU.” SILENCE… “DO YOU HAVE A VALENTINE?”
“YUP!!!” I WILL REPENT LATER FOR LYING I THOUGHT!!
“MAN REALLY!?”
“YUP! IN AMERICA!” BIG MISTAKE!
“HA! AMERICA! SISTER YOU NEED ONE IN MALAWI! CAN I BE YOUR VALENTINE!?” I LOST IT! DIED! MAN WHY DO I ALWAYS LAUGH!
“NO, AS A MISSIONARY I DEDICATE MY 18 MONTHS TO ONLY THE LORD AND DON’T GO ON DATES!”
“GOD DOESN’T CARE IF ITS JUST ONE NIGHT! OR EVEN 365 NIGHT!” MAN I WAS LITERALLY TRYING NOT TO PEE MY PANTS!!! I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD!
“I AM SORRY BUT I CAN’T!  I MADE A PROMISE TO THE LORD AND I WANT TO STAY BY IT! THANK YOU THOUGH! GOOD NIGHT INSALLY BWINO (GO WELL)” AND I HANG UP!
WELL, THAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEEK! AND HERE IS MY SECOND!
SO THERE IS THIS MAN I HAVE BEEN TEACHING! HE IS A VERY STRONG CHRISTAN! HE IS WONDERFUL! BUT VERY HARD TO TEACH! HE HAS NO INTEREST IN THE BOOK OF MORMON! BUT THAT IS HOW I LIKE IT! IT MAKES IT SO MUCH BETTER BECAUSE I REALLY HAVE TO DEPEND ON THE SPIRIT! SO I WENT TO THIS LESSON AND IN THE BEGINNING HE JUST STARTED BASHING US! WHICH IS REALLY SAD AND HASN’T HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE REALLY TOO MUCH! SO AT FIRST I WAS A LITTLE SCARED. BUT THEN I REALIZED THAT I ACTUALLY LOVED THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY AND I COULDN’T LET HIM JUST STOP LISTENING TO US. SO WE (SISTER GRIFFUS AND I) JUST SILENTLY PRAYED AND WE LET THE SPIRIT DO ITS JOB! I CAN’T SAY THAT THE MAN WAS TOTALLY GOOD WITH THE BOOK OF MORMON AFTERWARDS. I CAN’T EVEN SAY HE WAS A LITTLE GOOD WITH IT! BUT I KNOW THAT MY TESTIMONY WAS STRENGTHENED! SISTER GRIFFUS AND I TALKED ABOUT IT AFTERWARD! WE BOTH REALIZED THAT EVEN THOUGH HE WAS STILL BEING PRIDEFUL (HE WOULDN’T PRAY ABOUT IT) THAT WE HAD STILL PLANTED A SEED THERE! THAT SOMEDAY HIS HEART WOULD HOPEFULLY BE SOFTENED AND HE WOULD PRAY! ALL WE ASKED HIM TO DO WAS TO PRAY! SOMEDAY I FEEL LIKE HE WILL! I DON’T REMEMBER WHAT I SAID BUT I KNOW WHAT I SAID WAS THE TRUTH! I KNOW THAT IT WAS THE SPIRIT GUIDING US THROUGH THAT LESSON!! MY TESTIMONY ON THE BOOK OF MORMON WAS STRENGTHENED SO MUCH! I LITERALLY COULDN’T DENY MY FEELING FOR THAT SACRED BOOK! IT WAS MY FAVORITE LESSON THIS WEEK BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH I WAS STRENGTHENED! I KNOW THAT NOW I WILL BE ABLE TO BETTER STRENGTHEN! I LOVE THE HOLY GHOST AND KNOW THAT I AM NOT THE ONE TEACHING BUT I HAVE THE PRIVILEDGE OF BEING HEAVENLY FATHERS MOUTHPIECE!
THE GOSPEL IS TRUE! THAT’S ALL I CAN SAY! I KNOW IT WITH ALL MY HEART! IT IS TRUE!
LOVE SISTER BROWNING!