|Posing with Brother Livingstone who made our dresses. He is the second counselor in the branch presidency.|
|Visiting a less active on a Sunday.|
|I love Sister Orr so much. Waiting for a teaching appointment.|
|All of our chitenge dresses. I am going to miss them all so much.|
|The group of men that speak Swahili.|
|The beautiful red flowering trees in Lilongwe.|
|Our primary kids. Love the Lilongwe branch!|
|Eating lunch at an investigator's house.|
|Baby Eve (eve-ee) Mitambo aka the cutest child I've ever seen.|
|The sick nasty camel spider. Look at the scale compared to the razor.|
|Peace and Eve Mitambo. Love the Mitambo children.|
|Goodson, his wife Lucy, and his son Wonder. Don't be fooled by the lack of smiles, these people are so kind and amazing. Love them so much.|
Nov. 10, 2014
Dearest Family,Well, I guess I will explain the subject of this email. Friday night at about 10:30 I was about to get in bed when I heard our phone ringing. I thought it was strange to get a phone call so late so I went out to the kitchen to see who it was. "ZL Lilongwe". Eish. I answer and my zone leader says, "I am calling concerning transfers". My heart just dropped. You see, in the Great Zambia Lusaka Mission there aren't any set transfers because we take in all the missionaries that don't get visas throughout Africa. So it's a guessing game when anyone will be transferred. I was definitely never expecting this one. I thought I would stay with Sister Orr to the end because she only has a month left until she goes home but I have been transferred to Blantyre and I leave on a bus in about 2 hours.
Speaking of which, we are trying to do more activities on Pdays so today we arranged with this man called Asad Abdul to see inside the main mosque in Lilongwe city center. It was so cool to just sit in the huge prayer room with him and ask him every question we could think of. It helped me gain so much respect for these people. I understand many nuances of the religion more and it was just neat. This place is actually quite multicultural. There are a ton of Chinese people and Middle Eastern people as well as Europeans and sometimes Americans. We just got a few new American neighbors from the Baptist church. They are suspicious of us, though friendly.
I love this work. I love this gospel. I love life. Now I am going to go shed some tears before I board the bus--tears of sadness but mostly tears of gratitude.
Sister Michaela Proctor