What a wonderful story! We are the Senior Couple serving in Blantyre at this time. We are writing the missionaries serving from here and just received Elder Mkandawire's email address yesterday. It is so nice to feel like we "know" him a little bit because of your story. It is amazing to us how many of these wonderful Young Single Adults have "a story" similar to this. Thank you for sharing.
Part of the rest of the story: As senior missionaries over Seminaries and Institutes in Blantyre, Alinafe became a GREAT great seminary teachers in Blantyre Branch, right up to the day before he he left on his mission. He worked hard to help support his family plus he worked, saved for his mission on his own. His family didn't know he was going until after his call came. Although still not supportive of his joining the church, they accepted him and his decision. One of our favorite pictures is the joy on his face when he received his call.
Nobody should have power over another that wishes to better their life. It is a beautiful story when one overcomes all odds to pursue the Gospel of Jesus.
Thank you for sharing this inspiring story. The Lord has things all lined up sometimes,before we even know we need them.
Isn't he exactly what the Perpetual Education Fund is designed for? He completes a mission, gets some training, marries in the temple, and ten years from now, he is a stake president.
I loved this.
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