Monday, April 8, 2013

2 Months a Missionary

Calm down. It was only the half time show of the Mormon Super Bowl. No. Big. Deal. :)

I opened my inbox today and about passed away. Sorry that that means responses were few and far between. 

Now that that's been addressed, her's a little something to tide you over. I know, I know. That's like handing a starving homeless man a bag of airplane pretzels and hoping they'll survive. But, at any rate, be grateful for what is given to you! 

2 months a missionary! Has it been everything I thought it would be? Not even remotely. It's been a surprise around every corner and an adventure in every sense of the word. It's been hard, but what it really boils down to is that I'm happy. 

I'm serving in my first area Quebec City! My French improves on the daily and my love for the people increases at a rate to match. The people of Quebec are hard. to. teach.  BUT they are being prepared and someday they are going to take the "not" out of the "we're not really interested." 

I've had three companions so far- Sister Limburg, Sister Rojo, and Sister Berry. Companion life is something I knew I would struggle with from the get go. You know, with my spirit of independence and all... But despite getting used to constant companionship, I'd say that portion has been pretty great! 

My love for all things maple is developing, and I've pretty much got my "eh" down. Canada is pretty pleasant all in all, especially considering the snow drifts are slowly dying down. Sometimes I can almost feel the sunshine trying to say "hello!" 

I love what I'm doing. Each day I get confirmation that this is where Heavenly Father needs me. This Gospel is truly unique and I'm so grateful for the blessing of having it in my life! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is restored! What a glorious manifestation of God's love for us. 

As a missionary I do a lot of praying. Please know that you are in those prayers and always in my heart. Keep the love letters coming! 

Cheers and Bisous, 

P.S. My mom told me to put the link of the story on the blog so here's the link

Monday, April 1, 2013

Taking Over

Hello, this is Syd's sister Jaclyn. I'm taking over Syd's blog while she is serving the Lord and will be keeping you updated. She will occasionally write a blog post and send it to me to post, but when she doesn't, it will just be me speaking in her behalf.
In this post, I will just post some pictures and explain them. Also, she wanted me to say that she is allowed to email friends so if you would like to email her her address is
Now, the moment you've all been waiting!
      This is Sydnie and her companion Sister Rojo. They are taking a ferry on the  St. Laurent River.
  This is her district on the ferry ride on the river.
Pretty sure this is from the ferry ride but I don't really know.
 They have to do a trio for a bit.

 She has this problem where her feet have been going to sleep so some massage therapists in the ward told her she needs to do this for 5 minutes every night.
 Happy Easter!! (It's a chocolate chicken).
Well, that's about it for now. I'll just end by how she ended her letter with a quote from Winston Churchill, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts". Have the courage to continue on!