Sunday, December 20, 2015

In December, the Lilongwe zone all drove south to Blantyre for a great combined zone conference with the Blantyre zone. What a sweet spirit was present during our meetings and especially at the testimony meeting on Saturday. Highlights were viewing and discussing the parable of the prodigal son bible video, reading and discussing the talk "Epistles of the Lord" by President Russell M. Nelson from the new mission president's seminar in June 2015.

All our Malawi Elders and Sisters together in Blantyre for a combined zone conference and Christmas celebration. 

Elders Charlie Chanza, Khama Gangire, and Josephy Kapalanga from Malawi spent about 4 months in our mission awaiting visas to South Africa. The visas never came so all were reassigned and are leaving for the Ghana MTC on December 21st. 

Sister Beal and Sister Birrell put on a yummy 1st class potato bar with roasted peppers and meat gravy and chicken and avocados and tomatoes and more.

Sisters Lovely Sisters!
Mukweya, Motsi, Kinikini, Aidoo, Tuai, Kgwetiane, Frimpong

Elders Collins and Mpofu...the way companions should be!

Khama Junior Gangire

Elders Rugumayo, Ssengooba, Etiang...3 terrific Ugandans!

Elders Salyards and Etiang

Lovely gift! mmmmm

Sister Mukweya did not want to give this up!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Great new group from the Provo MTC! They came just in time for the combined Malawi Zone Conference and Christmas celebration.

Sister Kinikini from Utah 

Elder Stark from California

Elder Chartier from Idaho

Lusaka Airport heading to Malawi, on the same flight with us.

The inevitable departure of this group was anticipated for months with a sense of dread! Every one of these awesome sisters served as an STL...sister training leader and several were drivers almost their whole mission...with only one small accident I might add :) In short, we didn't want them to go!

Sister Rasband..home to Utha,...spent her whole mission in Malawi. Never a word of complaint from this one. Her quiet understated nature gave way to strong leadership! She was a good friend to many sisters in the mission.

Sister Falco, home to Utah, ever optimistic and cheerful! She gave a unique and memorable gift to the mission with her love for all and enthusiasm for the WORD and the WORK.

Sister Dlamini, home to Gauteng, South Africa, radiated love! She was a solid force in our mission. She came to us from Sierra Leone after the Ebola outbreak and we are so grateful she was able to spend 16 months with us. She faced her challenges head on with humility. She has a great laugh that everyone loves.

Sister Proctor, home to Utah, was a powerful articulate teacher of the Gospel. She was a stable force among the missionaries and grew nicely into the responsibilities placed on her while she was very young in the mission.

Oh the smiles this sister brought us for 18 months!

Kathleen Van Heerden came to the airport to say farewell to Sister of her favorites!

Sister Natsala, home to Uganda, overcame some challenging times in the beginning of her mission to later develop a sweet and tender, obedient nature that will serve her very well throughout her life.

Sister Quaye, home to Accra Ghana, had a warm and loving personality. She radiated genuine love and has new converts all over the mission who consider her their close friend. She inspired me to more creative and spicy cooking!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ndola Zambia's 1st District conference held in Luanshya Sep 27th 2015

                                        Women's Auxiliary Training on Saturday

                                        Sisters Kanta and Memory Thole

Brother and Sister Kanta

President's Kanta, Kapato and Tembo

Chileshe Tembo...mission bound

Gladys Thole and Memory Thole

Sister Hull and Fenny Kalunga

ZL's Parker and Mohlakoana