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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 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!