Monday, November 9, 2015

Adieu to Roswell

Hello everyone!

Guess what! My first transfer has arrived! I will be leaving the Cumorah branch and I am heading to the Lanier Branch in Buford! I am excited, sad, scared, and prayerful. My new companion will be Hna Ray. She is from Lakewood, CO! Cool, huh? I met her a while ago. She is not a native speaker, so that will be an adventure ;) Two gringas together! Apparently the Lanier branch has a lot of really great members and it's a very beautiful area. That was Hna Martinez's (my trainer) first area, and she loves it. I'm excited. Im scared too. It's my first big change since I went to the MTC! Please keep me in your prayers!

Last night, I was released as an Sister Training Leader and I pretty much cried all night. I loved that calling. I loved it because although it was extremely challenging, it brought me extremely close to my Savior. There were times when He was the only one I could turn to. We were single STLs, so my STL companion was not often near me. My dependence upon and appreciation for the Lord grew exponentially.

SO.... Jocelin Luna was baptized yesterday!! It was such a tender mercy to be there for her baptism. We had been praying so hard for a baptism and working as hard as we knew how. I have been working so hard with this family for the last 8 months. And yesterday I got to see them grow and take another step forward back into the church. I love them. I am so grateful I was able to stay another transfer. I have seen so many miracles and tender mercies. Even though it was THE hardest transfer of my mission, it brought the most conversion and blessings. I guess that's a lot how live is, isn't it?
(please forgive the ugly hair. It was a long day with a lot of rain) 
Another cool experience! I was on exchanges with Hna Wallis in Norcross this week! She lives with the Couch family, family friends of my parents. I got to stay in their house, but I also got to talk with them for a few minutes and we went out with their daughter to visit investigators that morning. It was amazing and so fun! I was so blessed to have them right here for so long :)

In Mission Leadership Council this week, someone mentioned something hat touched my heart. She had asked a General Authority, "Will I ever feel adequate?" He responded, "You will never feel adequate because you are always becoming." I loved that. It's okay to hunger for improvement and to desire to change. It's okay if we fall or fail. What counts is that we use the Savior's Atonement to repent and become better.
(Also I got to see my trainer again!!!) 
I'm so grateful for the many people I have met thus far on my mission. Truly, this week and this transfer I have seen incredible miracles. Sis Ayala and I finished strong this week, exceeding all our goals. When I heard I was leaving, I was able to truly tell myself that I have no regrets. Lessons learned! But no regrets. 

Hermana Abram 
Sent from my heart

(sisters preparation day this morning) 

(All the Spanish Hermanas in the Roswell Zone) 


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