Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sunshine and Miracles

Fam-bam and friendly-friends,
 Hello from the land of miracles! How has your week been? I hope all is well and you are looking forward to spring coming! What are your plans for Easter? Let me know all of the things! :) 
This is Sister Beazer from Canada, she is a LEGEND

  This week has been one of countless miracles, a few tears, and so many laughs! It started with Sister Scherf being transferred on Tuesday morning.. That was pretty tough. It was hard think about her leaving, let alone having it actually happen. It was hard and my tummy was filled with knots and all sorts of worries. Was my new companion going to be fun? She only has six weeks left, will she want to work hard? Will she do things differently than me? I had all these questions running through my head as we spent the day on splits in Cardiff and I was just a worry-wort! And as soon as we got to the train station, I was just stoked to meet Sister Wiesner!! 
I have no idea what these pics are about, but she is having fun!

  We have each other a big hug and grabbed her baggage and bike set off into the unknown. Mind you, I've only been out for three transfers and all of the sudden I have to know where we are going (trains, buses, streets, etc.) and I can't just follow my trainer around! No pressure.. Hahah I was just/still am a little terrified of it all, but we made it to Caerphilly unharmed! :) Woohoo! **Small victory dance** I could survive in the city no problem!
  As soon as we got off the train, all three suitcases, two rucksacks, and a bicycle..we experienced our first miracle together! We were coming down into Caerphilly city center and a girl stopped us and asked if we were from America. Of course I said "You bet I am!" It was a young girl, only about 16. Her name is Seren. We talked to her for a good 20 minutes on the street and goodness, we were both amazed at her interest in learning more about what we do and why we were so happy!! We set up a return appointment and walked away on cloud nine.. It was a testament to me that Sister Wiesner is definitely here for a reason. That many miracles will be wrought through our hard work as a companionship! Needless to say, Seren is AMAZING and we were able to see her this week and she will hopefully be in church this Sunday!! Please keep her in your prayers! :) 

  Now, a little (lot) about my amazing companion... Sister Wiesner is from Basel, Switzerland! Her last name is pronounce 'Veesna' and she is 23. She has been out for 17 months, so Caerphilly will be her last area. She went to school before she came out and is going back for more in Business. She played on a competition BASKETBALL team at home and is a total beast!! Aahhhhh! I know. She's awesome. I am a little over a centimeter taller than her, darn it. Haha but we just get along SO well! This girl is filled with talent. She can play the piano and violin, sings like an angel, and is super athletic. She can literally 'run and not be weary'. She ran a few miles the other day and didn't break a sweat.. Oh, and she can rap in Swiss-German like a boss! I'm. Sending a video so you can see! I'm pretty sure she's superwoman or something. Hah, but we seriously work so well together and haven't felt the smallest bit of contention, whatsoever. It's amazing! I am so grateful to be serving with her here in the Land of Miracles! 
  We have been able to combine fun with hard work this week and it has been such a blast! The miracles have just kept coming.. We were able to contact quite a few formers this week and found 3 new investigators! We were so grateful! It is amazing how every single experience we are having, leads to another person or member. We both feel so privileged to see the change in the people that we are teaching. That is a feeling that will never, ever get old; see in the spirit touch a heart and bring about a mighty change!! Ahhhh, best job in the world! 

  Another daily miracle was the Welsh SUNSHINE!! Sister Wiesner brought it with her from Birmingham and it hasn't left since! Absolutely no rain this past week...in Wales...no rain! We were rejoicing every single moment! 
  This week in general was just prime. We worked hard, that hard work showed in our numbers, and we were witnesses to many miracles. What more could one missionary want?!? Not much.. Every night we got back to the flat, Sister Wiesner and I were absolutely speechless. Struck down. Not knowing how to properly thank our Father in Heaven for the blessings that we granted us. What a cool feeling. 
  I know that this work is sacred. It is so important. We are doing all we can and are so grateful for the members that bless us with their help. Do you know the missionaries in your area? Are you inviting them over for dinner? Are you going out to teach with them? Are you giving them referrals? Let them know that you want to support them! You are the key to bringing solid converts into this church! Please go out of your way to help the missionaries in your area!! We really appreciate it! :) 
  All in all....I'm still speechless and so thankful for the trust that the Lord has placed in Sister Wiesner and I here in this part of His vineyard. It is such a privilege to be working so hard to spread this great word. My testimony is growing each day and I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be here. I am truly having the time of my life. 
  I know this gospel to be true. I love the power that comes from it. I love the scriptures that help me to understand my purpose here on earth. I love the comfort that I can feel just by praying to my Heavenly Father. I love my Savior and the time that we have this week to reflect on the final hours of His life and His glorious resurrection. What a blessing it is! 
  I hope you all have a lovely week and enjoy your Easter Sunday with your beautiful families. Again, if I didn't respond to your email, please know that I read it and I am so grateful! I will do my best to respond as soon as I can. Thank you so much for all you love, support, and prayers! It means more to me than you know! :) 
  Take care and I'll see you soon! 

Tada love! :) 

Sister Sydney Jones


Last time together as a family! Love these kids! :)

Kindr Nutella hippopotamuses. Holy moly........My suitcase will be FILLED with these when I come home! 

We hiked to the top of Caerphilly Mountain this morning! It has become and will forever be a tradition here in the Caerphilly area! :)

Sister Wiesner pulled her water bottle out of her backpack and we have the same one!!! Crazy sauce! (Shout out to Betsy!)

I put my hair in a bun for the first time in a while.. And I had to take a picture. 

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