Members in Lilongwe
The one on the far right is Precious who was baptized the week after I left Lilongwe and is one of my favorites!!!
The branch already loves her!! Brother Mbawa (the first counselor in the branch presidency) stood up and said, "Today I have gained a testimony. When I met Sister Arok and found out there is Christianity in Sudan. Brothers and Sisters God is coming soon." We died laughing.....
Updates on the area. Joseph and Vanderson are still killing it. We retaught the Plan of Salvation to Joseph and all the sudden it just hit him mid lesson that his family is in spirit prison until he goes to the temple. He put both hands over his mouth and gasped when he realized it...He also borrowed Meet the Mormons from a member and could not stop talking about it!! We met with Angie Mpepe again and she is progressing so well. Unfortunately she is going to the village this week. But at MLC we talked a lot about the story from Acts 10 and how the Lord prepared Cornelious for Peter to teach. President Kupu told us, "If you haven't had an experience like this GO FIND IT!" I have witnessed a lot of tender mercies and Angie is one of them. It is a big responsibility for me to now take care of the blessings the Lord has given but its exciting. Lucy and Grace and also doing so well!!! Grace was baptized in May and she is a completely different person now. She is more happy, more outgoing, more kind. Yesterday as we taught her I could hardly believe it! Mission continues to amaze me. We also found 2 more families!!!
Fastwas the cherry on top for the week. SO many people got up to bare their testimony and each time that a member stood up, my heart was filled with so much love and gratitude for them and my time here. I can't believe its been 5 months that I have been here!! It seems like just yesterday I was here. Anyways what touched me the most was that every person testified of our living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. Their flames of faith continues to add to my own fire and helped me to go out that day and share my testimony with the power and authority that we missionaries have been given. I know I have a lot of flaws, I can't answer every question but I know that Joseph Smith was called by God to restore Christ's church on the earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Christ lives. My testimony is simple yet I cherish it and am grateful for how it has been strengthened the past 14 months.
This morning I said goodbye to Sister Zohner at the airport. She changed my mission and her friendship will always be so dear to me. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and I honestly just feel this huge new desire to GET TO WORK. Time is slipping....Hope you have a great week!!! Share your testimony with someone in a new way that you haven't ever before.
BYU in MALAWI
Sister Kinikini and I were so excited!!!!