Dear Family,First of all, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! I had a really great birthday. It wasn't too different from any other day but it was still really nice. My companion took me to go get milkshakes for lunch, everyone sang to me, Sister Mbonyana made me dinner, and most of our appointments actually went through! So it was a great day. I don't really feel any different. I still just feel like a missionary. But its cool to be a year older I guess! Its going to be weird telling people I'm 21. And its super weird to think that when I came on mission I was 19. And that last year I was in Africa too. Its definitely been a year to remember. I'm still very grateful to be here.
|This is the Copperbelt, Lusaka west and Lusaka east zones. (I'm in the Lusaka west zone) This was taken when Kevin S. Hamilton came to the mission a few weeks back.|
Sister Teki... a.k.a. Grandma.
|Cleaning the carpets!|
Last night with the old companions.
|My new Zone Leaders- Elder Hill and Elder Allred.|
|One of the many reasons why I will never wear a skirt again once I get home.|
African sunsets are the best in the world. That is a fact.
|The sisters trying to figure out what the elders were doing outside.|
Me and Sister Fokoto.
|She likes to make faces too. This will be a great companionship!|
This is the street we go down every single day to get to our flat
|And this is our flat! We stay in the far right one and the Humpherys live in the one to the left. Then there is one more on the far left that you can't see in the picture. Another missionary couple stays there.|
|The zone leaders gave this to me for my birthday. It was made in the USA!!! I still don't know where they found it. These do not exist in Zambia.|
|It sure tasted nice.|
We had a district planning meeting right after church. The other branch was still meeting so the only free room was a tiny primary classroom. It was awesome.
|We got a car! I'd like to formally thank my dad, Chad Gehring, for teaching me how to drive a manual transmission car. It has officially saved my life. I'm the only sister in Lusaka who can drive this car because nobody else knows how to drive stick.|