How is everyone doing?? I hope all is well at home because all is well in zion!! Another week that has just flown by…can you believe I am starting my 7th week here in Ndola???
J After we ate we had our “stress management session” and it was really great. Each sister shared a scripture or hymn or whatever has helped her get through the stresses and worries of her mission. Each and every one of their testimonies was so powerful and the Spirit was so strong. The whole time I was just reminded that I was sent to this mission, even to this particular zone for a reason. There is something I have already and will continue to learn from each of these sisters. Soooo many of them, if not all are from part member families or are the only member. They are such inspirations to me and make me want to be better. When missionaries talk, they often say how they know the Lord sent them somewhere because they needed to teach those people. That is 100% true but I also know that all missionaries are sent to their specific missions because of the other missionaries they will influence and will also learn from. I feel so humbled and blessed to serve with these amazing daughters of God. It is too bad we can’t get together more often but I will never forget the testimonies they shared and the struggles that they have pushed through. Someday I hope you get to meet them all! Sister Mbele…one of the other sisters in our flat did absolutely incredible and she has quite the story. I am sure she wouldn’t feel comfortable for me to write home about it but I want you to know she is amazing. She has been through a lot and almost went home but she has 6 weeks left and is going to finish strong!: We had our sister activity and it was sooooo much fun! I loved being with all the sisters in the mission and getting to know them. One of the sisters told me that she heard that all the Americans, when they go home, are bored around their old friends because Africans are so much more fun. I love my friends so I am not worried but I have fallen in love with the African culture. The way they talk, laugh, what they say….it is so so so hilarious and fun! We ‘braied’ a bunch of different meat with charcoal so it was kinda like camping and it was way fun! We ate nshima and I can honestly say that I like nshima. Its not just tolerable or something that fills you but I like it! I am excited to make it for you! Maybe you could try to make it at home.
Studying by candle light! The power goes out all the time but I love doing this!!!