The past two years have been a roller coaster for all of us including me (Abigail). When we first heard about 20schemes, both Daddy and Momma were immediately interested in the ministry and began to explore it a little bit. I thought in my head, ‘Why are you guys so interested in a ministry overseas? I mean, it is not like we’re ever going to move to Scotland or anything!’ (Or so I thought!) However, they were accepted to go for a ten-day training assessment with 20schemes, and so they flew to Scotland on March 1, 2019. It was hard on all three of us to have them gone for 10 entire days even though our wonderful Grandma Kay stayed with us. I wanted to cry a lot of the time, but I knew I probably needed to be strong for Samuel. Overall, I only cried two or three times and that even was once I was “alone” in my room. I am very thankful that I had a younger sibling to be strong for, because it helped me to not focus on Daddy and Momma being gone but on the time we got to spend with Grandma Kay. I was so relieved when my parents walked in the door of our house at midnight of the tenth day. About a month after that, we accepted a long-term position with 20schemes. I could but couldn’t at the same time believe that we were going to sell the house and dogs, move into a two-bedroom apartment, and then leave the country as a whole. As was planned, a couple of months later we sold our two dogs: Ruger, an indoor fox red lab, and Garrett’s outdoor half lab half beagle, Buckshot. This was one of the very hardest parts of moving to the apartment for me. I didn’t realize how much I would miss the dogs until the day before they both went to good new homes. However, I am very grateful for the time we had to enjoy them and that they both have good and loving homes. Just around a month or so later, we sold our house in the country along with a pond and some woods. I was excited to move into a new place closer to our church family, but once we did, I wished I would have not been so excited to move but instead cherished every last moment at our house in the country. It was a big change for me to not have my own bedroom, be able to run and play outside whenever I wanted, run down a driveway to check the mail, etc. After we had lived in the apartment for a while, I decided instead of dwelling on the negative, I should rather think of something to thank God for, such as God using me and both of my brothers sharing a room to teach me to not be so easily annoyed, etc. There have also definitely been good things about living in an apartment. A few of those are: it being more convenient to have people from church over, getting to help out at church a little bit more, getting to walk to church when the weather is nice enough to, etc. The moment I dread and have dreaded the most is telling my friends and family bye. I cry a lot…, just ask Garrett. I am not good with good byes even when it’s someone I already don’t see very much. Right now, I feel like a ball of emotions, so I’m not even sure how I feel. I’m sad to leave the country and apartment, excited to get to Scotland, don’t want to have to tell my friends/family bye, etc. A Bible verse that I have to remind myself over and over is Matthew 6:19-21, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” This verse has helped me over and over again.