Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The month of March was pretty amazing as far as missions go! We said goodbye to some great missionaries and welcomed a sister and a senior couple. The Lusaka Zambia Stake was created and the Lilongwe District was created. We also had a coordinating council and a senior missionary conference. I am not sure we could have fit anything else in! Oh....but we did!! We became grandparents on March 24th to Gordon Hooyah Garlock. He is so cute he will get his own post :)

 Elder Dettamanti home to Cedar City, Elder Mojaje and Sister Dlamini home to Johannesburg and Elder Pauni home to Logan.
This departure marks the last of the elders who served under President Padovich.
Saying Goodbye to the Reynolds who served in Blantyre and held it together for us was not easy!
They return to Seattle WA by way of Australia and Hawaii (too fun).

 Sister Aidoo from Ghana joined us on April 1

 We are more than thrilled to be receiving the Birrells from Utah. Elder Birrell is a PA and will take over the mission medical. They will be in Lilongwe and fill the gap when the Fisks and Stones depart.
 Lusaka stake creation! Sunday March 15th 2015
The honorable Dorothy Kazunga, Deputy Minister of Community attended the Sunday meeting.
Presiding at the stake conference was Elder Kevin Hamilton with Elder Mdletshe.
 President Lumbama, Maureen and their 3 girls, Naomi, Makishe and Katema.
 Elder Mdletshe, President Blessings Mushala, President Harrison Lumbama, President Chris Chansa, Elder Hamilton
 Chris and Angela with Robert and Sarah and Angie and grandma
 It was truly A GREAT DAY! the creation of the first stake in Zambia! the first stake in our mission.
 Just 2 weeks later President Erickson created a district in Lilongwe Malawi! from 4 mission branches. Sister Falco and Quaye had matching dresses made just for the special day!
 Our great elders in Lilongwe!
 Sisters Rasband and Muthengi...their smiles say it all! great sister missionaries in Lilongwe!!
 425 people attended the conference in the Golden Peacock conference center

 New convert Mary Mboneche in the middle and her daughter

 2nd counselor Oscar Mchira and family
 1st counselor Divers Mwale and wife
 District clerk Dickens and family
President Kenneth Bwanali and family with niece Fatsanowa Willard second to end on right who will leave for the MTC in Provo in one month for Salt Lake Temple Square mission.

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