This week I visited Sister Mildred Mwakamui in her home in Chelston, on the outskirts of Lusaka. Sister Mildred is the Lusaka District Relief Society President. She has several children who live in the states and several in Zambia. Her love for her family and the gospel is evident in everything she does. She teaches with confidence and the spirit, but like most all Zambians she is soft spoken and gentle. She is currently enrolled in a class learning how to knit using a knitting machine and showed me the sweaters she has made for her grandson. Her husband is deceased and she wants to serve a mission for the church. I love this woman! I asked her to show me how to make nshima (corn meal aka mealie meal) Mildred and her daughter in law prepared a delicious dinner of nshima, hungarian sausage, tomatoe relish and pumpkin leaves. This is "real food" in Zambia. You haven't eaten until you have had your nshima for the day.
|A small but wonderfully stocked kitchen. Garden and fruit trees outside.|
Mildred and her daughter in law cook together and call each other mama as they chop and stir and cook and clean.