Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sunshine, Sari's, and Sunday

The smallest mini coop I've ever seen! 

Good Evening from England! 

      What a terribly hot week here in the UK. Upwards of 26C (78F)! It was BLAZIN! The humidity was something else too. There is almost no point to doing our hair or make up because we sweat it off in no time. This week is supposed to be full of rain and storms, so we can't find a happy medium here in The UK!  
A Dobby door knocker! I LOVE ENGLAND! 

      We tracked hundreds of doors this week. HUNDREDS. And no one wanted to know. A few people told us how much they respected what we did, but no one who wanted to have us back to teach their families. It was brutal to say the least. The "famine" in the land has been very real for the past couple weeks and we just haven't been able to break it. I am reminded of the scripture "patience in long-suffering" when I think of the lack of success that we have been seeing here in Coventry. I know that the miracle dam will break and we will be seeing more miracles than we could ever possibly imagine. The Lord is absolutely aware of our needs and I know He will provide a way! 
Saturday sports are LEGENDARY! 

The duo was back together for 24 hours.

      On Thursday we enjoyed district meeting and interviews with President Leppard. It was my last interview with him and it was wonderful. We talked about Coventry and how things are going with the ward and Sister Olsen and I was able to give him a happy report! I look forward to my departing interview with him in a few weeks time. In my interview, President said "I expect you, as the Lord expects of you, to be a strong woman." I know how important it is to be STRONG and firm in my testimony, but when he said this, it was a reminder to me of how important it is to just be strong. I loved that could call from him. While we were in district meeting, this thought came to my head: "We are 18-20 year old kids sitting in a chapel in England talking about people's salvation. Isn't that amazing?" Wow. How the Lord saw fit to send his youth into the world to preach His word, I will never know, but it is amazing. We are so trusted and have such a heavy responsibility to essentially 'save the world'! No pressure. I feel so privileged to be able to dedicate my life for 18 months to something that I love so much. I know this work is God's and that we are simply His hands! 
 The coolest Zambian RC ever! Arthur is amazing!
      We went on exchanges in Banbury with the STL's this week and it was wonderful to be reunited with Sister Cebollero yet again. I have been so richly blessed with such incredible companions! I have honestly learned so much from them all! 
The beautiful peach coloured sari from Sister Masih

Sister Olsen's sari and my traditional
suit & genie trousers (pants)..

 I haven't been dressed by someone in years!! Lol.
Sister Masih was so impressed at how
beautiful they looked on us white women! :

      On Saturday evening, we went to the Masih's for dinner. They have been members for over 30 years and are incredible cooks! We enjoyed a lovely traditional Indian meal and then. Sister Masih brought down her sari's from her closet so that we could try them on! This totally fulfilled one of my mission goals. Holla. We felt like we could've been in Bollywood! It was amazing! After we were done trying them on, Sister Masih wrapped them up and put them on our laps and said "I want you to have them." Tears filled my eyes. We felt so undeserving of these beautiful handmade clothes, but she insisted! We were so grateful! She also gave me an Indian suit to wear as well that fit me like a glove. She exclaimed that it's meant to be! :) I am so thankful for the hospitality of the members here. We are so blessed! The many different cultures that fill our lives every single day is amazing!! #blessed

Lunch with Guyon and Athena today!
Traditional Korean and Chinese food. Such awesome members! 
    On Sunday, I was pretty much holding out for a miracle, due to the lack of success during the week. Little did we know, the Lord had a plan in store! Kristina came to church and loved it! Maria came to Spanish sacrament and loved it! And midway through gospel principles class, we were pulled out and told that a family was here to see us. IT WAS THE FOLEMI FAMILY!!! Joy & Akanole came with their 4 beautiful children all dressed in their Sunday best! What a beautiful sight to see. They were an hour and a half late because they couldn't find the chapel, so they went back to their house and called a taxi to follow it to the church. Joy said they weren't about to give up because she promised the Lord that "I be in your church tomorrow God. With all my family, I will be there! I promise!" Ahhh. AMAZING! They loved the classes that they were able to attend and we're so thankful to us for introducing them to the church. Wow. We absolutely cannot wait to see them this week! Please pray for this family!!

      As I am nearly through with my 18 month journey here in the UK, I wanted to inform you about my homecoming. It will be on June 25th @ 1pm at the Rigby Idaho South Stake Center. The address is: 106 North 3800 East 83442. We will be staying for all 3 hours and then having a gathering at my home later that day. For more info, please talk to my momma.
 BUTTS! Not even Butts Road...just butts. Lol.

More Butts. 😂

      Thank you all so much for the support and prayers that you have given me over the course of my mission. I am so grateful for you! I hope you have a wonderful week and are encouraged by the blessings that the Lord gives you. Ask yourself this question: Do you have the courage to leap? If the Lord prompts you to do something/change something, will you do it? Take the leap of faith and do what He asks of you. I promise that His plan is far better than yours! 

             All my love,

                       Sister Sydney Jones
Just a screen shot of a video we were asked to make about
why we came on our missions (: 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Look Up and Drink It!

I can't believe I've never taken a picture with a famous black taxi!
These were invented in Coventry BTW.. I wasn't intentionally wearing all black
 to blend in with the cab, but it happened. I totally look like a nun huh? Yikes.
Lol. You know you're in England when they have
to post a sign about not putting tea bags down the toilet. Hahaha!
Dear Fam,

      The rain did not stop this week...welcome to England! We did our best to keep our spirits high and continued to find even when we were soaked to the bone! It's definitely not the easiest thing to keep smiling when you've been tracting in the rain for hours, but I am reminded of Elder Choi's talk at General Conference about looking up and drinking it! You can't change the weather, but you can change your attitude! :) 
 Thursday. It poured all day long.
Hence the hot coco @ Starbucks! #whitegirls
 Just the cutest blonde you've ever seen. 💁

Selfie under the brolly. ☔
Bishops fancy Land Rover! So fun!
     We had my last Zone Conference on Friday. The spirit was in great abundance and the training that we received were exactly what Sister Olsen and I needed. The STL's gave one about not using filler words when we introduce ourselves and when we teach. "Hi! So sorry to disturb you. We're just missionaries for our church and we are sharing a message about Jesus Christ today? Do you maybe have time to listen to our message?" Yikes!#1- never apologise for sharing the gospel with ANYONE!  #2- we are not just missionaries, we are the LORD'S  missionaries! Take pride in that!  #3- We don't want them to get back to us another time when they might be more interested; the elect are ready NOW! 

This training was SO needed! Their other training was about having urgency but not anxiety. They explained how we can be anxiously engaged in a good cause, without having anxiety about it. It was really helpful! 
Grass, rain, and a horsie!

My last Zone Conference.
What a wonderful meeting it was! #IloveCov
      It was then time for the departing testimonies. Elder Lawson (going home in the same group as me) went first and I was the final one. You always imagine when it will be your time to stand up and do it, but never really think it will be your time. What a tender moment that was for me. My heart swelled with incredible gratitude for the opportunity that I have had to serve here in the EBM and for the relationship that I have gained with my Saviour. I relayed how humbling it has all been for me. As I was able to give my "dying knowledge" to the zone, I could only testify through my tears that if we love our Saviour, we will be obedient and we will work hard! No excuses, just give every ounce of everything that you have to Him. It was incredibly surreal to stand there and reflect on the fastest 17 & 1/2 months of my life. I don't know where the time has gone, but I sure am grateful for the memories that I have been able to create whilst in the Lord's service. The people that I have met have surely changed the very core of who I am. I am forever changed by my mission and am so thankful that I accepted the call to serve! 
The beautiful Gosia on her special day!!
I love this girl so much!! 

Coventry's best! 

      The Elders had a beautiful baptism on Saturday of the one and only Gosia Nowak from Poland! I have been here during her whole conversion process and it had been an absolute joy to see the changes that have come in her countenance. She was so excited and glowed after her special day. She is such a tender spirit who has been SO prepared by the hand of the Lord. We look forward to many good things from her in the next few years! Such a great example to me!! 
I always feel like a giant when we go to Bishop's house for dinner..
It's dated back to the 1500's! No wonder everything is small in there!! 

 The Masih's and the Siduh's.
Just the most wonderful Indian families ever!
        We went tracting after the baptism on Saturday and it seemed to be a total fluke. It was raining and cold and nobody wanted to know us (or Jesus). We sat on this pathetic excuse of a bench and just contemplated the time we had spent knocking these doors, simply wondering if it was where we were supposed to be. We bowed our heads in prayer and ask Heavenly Father where He needed us to go. We hopped on our bikes and followed the spirit! We came around a corner to see a woman on the pavement. Helen was her name and she proceeded to share her spiritual journey with us. She was born into a Pagan home (witchcraft and stuff), began going around to different churches, and is now a Baptist. Helen told us that she loves to learn about other religions and doesn't understand why the Bible had to stop. Woot! We testified about a living prophet and the Book of Mormon and she was thrilled! She was so calm and open about her spiritual journey and welcomed us to her home. What a blessing this was! The Lord sent us to that area as an act of obedience (seeing if we would follow Him), then he tested our patience by no one being interested, and finally He wanted to see if we would faulted or if we would finish by coming to Him for guidance through humble prayer. He did answer us and the miracle did come! We look forward to seeing her next week! 
Sue and Bernard took us for lunch at Las Iguanas

This is how a lot of the keys look in this country! Pretty cool! 
      As Sunday comes around, I always feel the need/desire for more strength! It's almost as though my cup is nearly empty and I need to be filled up! It is physical exhaustion, as I give my 110% during the week and I feel as though I am crawling to the Sacrament table in utter desperation for the strength that only the Saviour can provide. It is also spiritual exhaustion, in the sense that we teach all week long and I simply desire to sit in the three classes on Sunday and just be taught and strengthened by the words that people have prepared. It has been a beautiful observation for me and I am sincerely so grateful for the opportunity to be given the strength that I desire on the Lord's Holy day! "Sunday will come!" 

      I still have 3 solid weeks left and am excited to build this area up as much as we possibly can!! It is getting very real and there is absolute no time to waste! When Elder O'Hare asked what our #1 motivation was this week we looked at each other and simply said "SUNSHINE!" We look forward to seeing the sun a lot this week, as well as, many smiling faces who are ready to accept the gospel! Woot! The miracles are just around the corner! Have a nice week lovelies! 

      Love from GB,

               Sister Sydney Jones

**Also, we fulfilled one of my mission goals today and went golfing!! Woot! It was awesome!**
Squad pic @ War Memorial Park golf course!


District picnic.
More Golfing!
Tag Pic!

New jeans and shirt.
Lookin fit, huh momma?!

Monday, May 15, 2017


Clay masks to the max!

Dear Loved Ones,

      Well! Life is good! It started off kind of rough with Sister Olsen
having a stomach bug for the first part of the week. We were
quarantined in the flat for 48 hours. I've never stayed in the flat
for more than half a day when one of my companions have been sick, so this was a new experience. 

     We went through the entire area book and made over 300 phone calls to former investigators and potentials! Mercy! We were able to find 10 potential investigators and get a few return appointments, so that was cool. Not my idea of fun though, I was just itching to get outside and work! And ironically, the two days that we were stuck inside were absolutely beautiful! By Friday morning, the sky was filled with dark clouds and it was chucking down with rain. Hahah, Satan! We knew more opposition would come!
Renol, Sharin, and their wonderful Jesus painting.

       We went out to tract on Friday afternoon and met a guy named Ruben. He's 23 and is a clay modeler for Land Rover! How cool is that? He opened up about how he has really come to know God in the past year of his life because of some situations that he was put into. He told us what it feels like when he feels the spirit. He asked us what it was like for us to use the Atonement of Jesus Christ in our lives and we had an incredible opportunity to bare testimony about the change that it has wrot in us. He told us how he has been thinking about getting baptised for the last few months, but just hasn't done it yet. Woot! We continued to testify and it was a beautiful experience. He is unfortunately moving just outside our area, but we are excited to hear how it goes with him! Miracles!

The beautiful Vera Button all the way
from Pontypridd!

Real Indian curry and Red Lobster
cheese biscuits!
    On Saturday we went into Coventry city centre to go finding. I felt super prompted to stop this huge black body-builder man because he was looking tough and I simply wondered if he believed in God. Haha. His name was Wesley and turned out to be SO nice! A believer who had a lot of questions. He was excited to receive a Book of Mormon and continued to ask very inquisitive questions about how we gained our own faith in Jesus Christ. That is probably one of my favourite parts about being a missionary; being able to testify about how the gospel has changed me.  He continued to share his views and listen to ours and finally left us
with some very valuable life advice. Wesley told us to "tend to your
testimony daily".. Isn't that cool? Do something every single day to
strengthen your testimony! We hope to see him again soon!
This is Carol, a returning less-active!
She wore a skirt for the first time to church!! Woot!

      On Sunday we had five investigators at church!! It was wonderful! Kristina, Sarah Fox's best friend, came and absolutely loved it! Most of the ward members know her already and were thrilled to see her back at church. Renol and Sharin came to church as well and then left halfway through, which was super weird and we actually don't know what the deal was, but we are praying for them. Then a member family brought two nonmember neighbour kids to church, which was pretty cool!

     We felt so blessed! And then we had the opportunity to Skype our families at Sarah's house later that evening! I love my familia! It was a beautiful experience to bring my fourth Skype call to a close and simply focus on the last four weeks of my mission. I am greatly looking forward to all that my last few weeks has to offer us here in Coventry.
 Last Skype call w/ the fam!!
 #mommasgotafauxhawk #notreally #kinda

      I cannot even begin to comprehend how quickly the past 17 months have flown by. I am thankful for the humbling experience that this has been for me and the opportunity that I have had to access my Saviour's Atonement. I know that His love is infinite. I know that the plan that our Heavenly Father has set in place is the only way that we can be eternally happy. God is good, all the time and all the time, God is good! :) I hope you all enjoy your week and find a way to strengthen your testimony of your Saviour every single day!


           All my love,

                    Sister Sydney Jones
My trunky wheel is full! Never thought
this day would come! :)

Monday, May 8, 2017


The beautiful Sister Olsen! She's my first blonde! Woot! 

Dear people that I love,

         What a week! One of the absolute best! This time last week, I wasn't sure that I was going to make it through, but of course, the Lord ALWAYS provides a way! Sister Olsen is a beautiful addition to Coventry and seems to fit just like a glove! We have seen countless faith-confirming miracles and have been tested physically at every limit! Here's a little recount of our week; thanks for coming along this crazy ride with me! :) 

       On Monday evening, we went to a Chinese buffet called Wing Wah here in Coventry. Georgie and David insisted that Sister Cebollero go before she left, so we did! Little did we know, we would be struggling the whole night through with food poisoning! Yikes. I had trust issues with Chinese buffets before, but this just sealed the deal for me. NO BUENO. 

       Tuesday was a bit wonky. We went to the train station at the scheduled time to pick up Sister C's new companion and ended up waiting two extra hours! We thought she had died or something terrible, but the trains were just messed, so that was a relief. Sister Olsen arrived safely as well and we went on our way. When we got back to the flat, I had to give myself a pep-talk, "Sister Jones, the car is about to leave and you will have to bike for the last 6 weeks of your mission. Get used to it. It's happening. There's no way out of it. You will be fine!" And then BAM! We had to hop on our bikes and rush to an appointment! No time to think! Mercy, I was just a little terrified. Biking after 8 months seemed to be a big task, but it all came back quite quickly! Everything but the muscles! Haha.
Love the journey...even when our bums are sore 😁

       Wednesday was SO cool! The first full day with a new companion is ALWAYS the best! I tend to set my miracle expectation extra high that day! ;) We met two lovely women on the way to town centre, first a woman named Ilona from the Czech Republic. She was thrilled to meet us and immediately invited us back to her home to teach her more. We are excited to see her this week! Then we met Sai from Portugal. Tender mercy. I spoke a bit of my broken Spanish with her and her eyes filled with tears. She was on the way to the police station to take care of a hard family situation and was just having a terrible day. We were able to tell her our purpose as missionaries and then testify of the love that her Father in Heaven has for her. She began to tear up again and thank us profusely for stopping her and giving her courage to carry forward. Such an incredibly humble mother! We cannot wait to see her at her home in just a few days time! 

       That night we biked 6 miles to dinner at the Hannis's and then 6 miles back into town to have our second dessert with both Sister Olsen and I's favourite Welsh parents; Sue and Bernard. It was so wonderful to see them! We enjoyed scrumptious British pancakes (crepes) with hot Nutella and fresh strawberries and bananas scattered over the top; not to mention the cookie dough gelato! We were well pleased! The company wasn't bad either ;) It has been such a blessing to have such incredible support from this family throughout my mission. I know that these relationships began much farther back than just 17 months ago! 
 Holla at us for biking after 8 months! Do you like my manly yellow mountain bike? 💪 #unintentionaltwinning

      On Thursday we had a wonderful district meeting led by our district leader Elder O'Hare. We counseled as a district how we could develop stronger relationships within the Coventry Ward and the specific people who could use some TLC from the missionaries. It is so nice to all be in the same ward and to be able to talk with each other about these situations/people that are under our influence. I was asked to give a spiritual thought on Christ following the meeting and as I tried desperately to find something to share, nothing came to my mind. I stood at the pulpit and began to relate how I felt as a greenie. When I first came to this country, I couldn't understand the thick Welsh accent, tracting absolutely terrified me, and I simply missed home! I had no choice but to rely on my Saviour, day in and day out! I was weak and simple and had seemingly no knowledge about missionary work. Then, as my experience grew and my fear lessened, I began not to rely so much on the Saviour because I just had learned how to do the work, you know? And then I was called to be an STL and it shook me a bit, but I relied on my Saviour a little more and got more comfortable with my new assignment. 

Along with the assignment came the cozy car in the dead of winter. No unnecessary freezing of body parts or terribly long walks/bike rides to appointments; just comfortable. And then I got a wonderful companion who I just clicked with and the work was easier and we enjoyed laughing with each other all day long. This didn't go unnoticed by God or by President or even by myself. I needed a change. I needed something that would quite literally throw me out of my comfort zone and 'compel' me to rely on my Saviour more. I raised my fingers in the air and said "Being "dropped" from leadership has already been such a blessing for me." By this time, tears were already flying everywhere, so I just decided to go with it! I explained how humbling it has been to be a "real missionary", on a bicycle, struggling with hard things and constantly being tested. Not that being an STL wasn't ever hard, but this is just a different type of hard. I simply testified of the knowledge that I have that God knows me. That He knows exactly the trials and tests that will challenge me to grow and to reach my full potential. I stated that I could have only made it through those two days (and now 6 days) with the strength provided to me through my Saviour Jesus Christ. For He has already gone through this part of my mission and suffered for me, all so I don't have to...I am literally speechless at the love that He has for me. I know that He is aware of me and I know that I am in exactly the right place/situation to end my mission. No doubt about it! 
 Creams with the Williams! #blessed

      After district meeting, Sister Olsen and I enjoyed some rice and chicken strips bought from Asda (Walmart in this country). When I got to the 3rd chicken strip and Sister Olsen was already done, I looked down only to see raw chicken meat staring back at me! AHHHHH! Not good! Definitely not good!! I could've hurled right then and there. We called Sister Leppard and her response was "You silly billy's!" Lol, I'm sure she was thinking much worse! It turns out that the chicken strips needed to be cooked in the oven, not simply nuked in a microwave oven for 2 minutes! Bless. I worried myself sick for the first 30 minutes and then it was just a waiting game! Food poisoning twice in one week?? That's not possible! Sister Leppard instructed us to stay near to some facilities for the rest of the day. HA! That's not possible when you have 3 lessons to teach all across Coventry! Luckily we survived and continued to work and no medical attention was needed. The Lord surely blessed our stomachs! LESSON LEARNED! 

       Saturday was THEE day!!! Wooohooo! Saving the best for last! We went finding in town centre and stopped a man from Portugal. He wasn't super interested, but just as I was reaching for a pass-a-long card, a woman in her jazzy scooter rolled up and said "Sisters, can I have a Book of Mormon please?" We delivered and she put it in this man's hand and said, "Listen, I'm not an active member of this church, but I have read this book and prayed about it and I will NEVER be able to deny the truth!" She then boldly exhorted this man to read Moroni 10:3-5 and to pray about it. He walked away, a little stunned at being rebuked in the middle of city centre. Our eyes lit up and we turned to this woman in awe at what she had just done. She just smiled and said "Wow! That was good, wasn't it? We should say a prayer to thank God for that." So, we literally bowed our heads and folded our arms in the midst of hundreds of on-lookers and she spoke some very tender words and asked God to bless this Portuguese man that his heart would be softened. Immediately after she said 'amen', she asked if we could stop someone else. We gave her another Book of Mormon and just as she was whipping her jazzy scooter around, a man named Muhammed came from behind Sister Olsen and said, "Hi, sorry, could I have a Book of Mormon?" My jaw dropped in disbelief at this miracle and Louise just said "Man, He is quick isn't he?" with the biggest smile EVER on her face! Haha. We gave him the book and were able to testify of its truthfulness. We set up a return appointment, but we're unable to make it. We hope to see this man again soon! We decided from that moment onward that this less active woman from Birmingham needed to come finding with us every day! I hope to send home a selfie with her next week! :) God is greater! 
Coventry is actually the coolest.. #architecture
      We then scurried our bicycling bums out of town to Joys home. When we arrived there, we met smiling faces and they welcomed us with big hugs! Fyi, this is the family from Nigeria with 4 children. We were able to meet Joys husband Akanola and it was such a pleasure. We taught them about the Restoration of the gospel and backed it up with scriptures from the Bible, which helped their understanding and acceptance of our message. While Sister Olsen recited the First Vision, their eyes were intent and Akanola just kept saying "Wow! Wow! Wow!" We testified boldly and the spirit was undeniable! 
As we introduced the Book of Mormon, he stared at the Book and said "I've seen this book before. I think an American man at my work had one back in Italy. I asked him if I could borrow it, but he was soon sent back and stationed in the states so I never got an opportunity to read it! Finally! After 4 years I can finally read this book!" 
I got tinglies from head to toe as he relayed this experience back to us. He took the Book of Mormon in his hands and treated it with such care. He told us that they will read it and ask God if it is His word! He offered the most genuine prayer following the lesson. Thanking God for sending us to his family, thanking our families for letting us come here and be missionaries, and even asking God to give us strength to continue with this rigorous work. Following his inspired prayer, he thanked us with a bro-hug and a kiss on both cheeks and pointed at both of us and said "Don't you get tired! This is God's work! He will sustain you!" We could've cried. He had no idea how badly our bodies were hurting nor how much those words meant to me specifically. Absolutely amazing. We are SO excited about this family!!! 
The breathtaking painting in Renol and Sharin's home..
We had no words. The spirit was in grate abundance!

      We then went on to tract a street that we were previously guided to. We knocked the first three doors and they all preceeded to tell us that our "colleagues" had already come by earlier and then showed us The Watchtower. Lol. Dang it! The JW's got there before us! So, we picked up camp and went to the next street over. We knocked on number 10 and as soon as the man came to the door, I knew they were going to let us in. It was a beautiful couple from the middle east named Renol and Sharin. He is a surgeon and she is a dermatologist; a.k.a. very well off, but SO incredibly humble! They told us that they were originally from a Christian background, which was great to hear! We began with a prayer and then taught them about the plan of salvation. We testified that we were together as families before this life and have the opportunity to continue with them into the next life. Renol's eyes began to wander and he looked up and said "That is amazing! It's something that I have never thought about before. So, we were together before we came here....wow. So I knew her before I actually knew her?? Wow." The spirit did indeed testify of truth in that living room! 

     We were able to share with them how we pray by relating it to food (holla). The 1st piece of bread is "Dear Heavenly Father and the 2nd piece of bread is "In the name of Jesus Christ, amen." In the middle, you might like ham and cheese and I might like PB&J! Fill it up with whatever you like! They thought it was brilliant. We committed them to pray about what we taught them and then agreed to have us over in a weeks time. 
     To end the lesson, Renol said that he would like to pray for us. In that moment, the spirit took over and every single one of his words were guided by God. He thanked Heavenly Father for sending these two angels to their door to remind them that they are still apart of his plan. He asked God to bless our families that they might be kept safe and sustained until we return home to see them. He asked for forgiveness for his sins. He thanked God profusely for the opportunity to hear our message. Sister Olsen and I were holding back tears; absolutely stunned at the remarkable prayer we had just heard. We, in return, thanked him for allowing us the opportunity to hear him pray. 
     I looked up from the living room flower, only to see a massive painting of Jesus walking on water, in the next room. They explained how Christ has always been their guide and their goal. AMAZING. Upon our departure, they would not let us out of their sight without filling our rucksacks with sweets, fruit, and water bottles. Renol then said, "Sister Jones, you're the one who likes PB&J's, right? I can make you one real quick?" Awe! They are the absolute sweetest! Sharin said, "If you ever need anything, anything at all, call us!" Oh my word. We may or may not have cried after that experience! We will be seeing them on Saturday at 11am! Sharin said she's going to make us some traditional hot Indian curry as well. Bless. 
     This has to of been one of the highlight lessons of my mission! We are over the moon for this couple!!! I cannot wait to tell you how our lesson goes with them next week! 
Lumiaire(?) #BeautyandtheBeast. Renol and Sharin's
prized mantel piece; next to the Statue of Liberty, of course. 

      Overall this week has been an incredible testament that the Lord knows me. He knows exactly what I need to grow. He has POURED blessings on us every single day and I am overwhelmed at it all. I know Christ lives. I know the Book of Mormon is the gateway to a better life. I cannot deny the spiritual experiences that I have had this past week. What an incredible privilege it is to be His hands for these 18 months. There is absolutely no where I would rather be than right here in Coventry!! May God bless you all! 

       All my love,

                 Sister Sydney Jones
So sad to leave this stellar companionship!