So I didn't have a chance to respond to all the emails I wanted to this week, so here is my public apology. :) Thank you all for writing to me though! I love to hear from you!
I'm being transferred this week. I don't really know where I'm going geographically, but I'm going to be opening an area where sisters have never been, and I'll be training a new missionary. (see links at end of post for more info. on where Amber will be serving; Rocky Mount, North Carolina.)
I'm so so excited! I'm also so so sad!
I have grown in Jamestown, and I'm going to always have a part of my heart reserved for this place. I wouldn't be the person I am right now if I hadn't been here. So it is sad to be leaving, and I'm sad that I wont see any of the immediate results of some of the things that I tried to do here, but I am SO THRILLED for Sister Newbold! She will begin the harvest, and I am so glad that she will have the opportunity to train and grow here!
Well, mixed feelings.
I was so sad to hear about the passing of my friend Adam this week. I had a hard few days, but I prayed and said that I needed 3 days to mourn, and then asked for a blessing.
I have learned a lot. I loved that kid, but I know that things will be okay, and I'm so glad and grateful that he can be in a place with no pain, only love joy, and beauty. I know that he is happy there.
There is a scripture in Nehemiah 6:3 "...I'm am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down..."
I know that he is in a better place, and he is doing a great work, and I am so happy to be connected to people that aren't here in person through this wonderful Work of Salvation.
I can stand (write) before you, and say with full conviction and testimony that I KNOW that The Plan of Salvation is Heavenly Father's plan of happiness for us, and I know that it is true, and I know that it is really more than what I know of it.
It's truth though, and I can stand by that.
I don't know everything that is in store for me in the next year, but I do know that Heavenly Father has a place for me in His plan, and that His plan includes my happiness.
I'm so grateful for the experiences that I have had here, and I know that I wouldn't be able to fully become who God designed me to be without this opportunity to serve.
Thank you to those who have helped provide it, and who have been a part of it.
I cherish you!
Sorry this is so rushed!
It's cram-everything-that-you-have-to-do-and-pack-day along with grocery shopping and appointments!
I love you for eternity!
Sister Amber in North Carolina (soon)
Map of Rocky Mount
|Our 'District' - Jamestown|