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Very first blog!

15 Aug 16
Ruby Jones

Hey there! This is my first blog post.. and I don’t really know what to say. This is for us to keep in touch and let you all know what’s up in Liberia. It’s gonna be really fun to take videos of  what life will be like. (which, to my understanding, will almost kill me) My most relevant worry is what I will take with me! What the heck would you bring if you were uprooting your life to travel to another continent? We each get to take two suitcases, and I want to take things to help keep me from getting homesick. So that means I’m taking pictures of people I love, gifts and letters from friends, and things that make me happy. Which means OF COURSE I’m taking my Pride and Prejudice book, that I’ll probably read about 5 times while I’m gone 🙂

I’m going to miss so many people and places. Who am I kidding with taking keepsakes? No matter what, I’m for sure going to be homesick. I’ll miss my ward family (Youth and leaders especially) and extended family, who mean so dang much to me I can’t even say how much I’m going to miss you. And no pressure if you don’t want to spend your time reading a blog, who knows if it’ll even be interesting… I’ve never done a blog or anything like it before, so I’m sorry if it’s not what you thought. Thanks for at least pretending to be interested though. Thanks for being so supportive and thoughtful, taking time to be my friends, and showing so much love to our family. I love the young women so much, you’re making it hard to leave!You guys are my besties! You’ve always made me feel so happy and at home. I’ll think about you every day. I found a quote recently that I love (and may have shared it with a few of you already) and it says “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -Winnie the Pooh

Thanks for reading! 🙂 Ruby Jones




  1. Jan Jones September 6, 2016 at 9:47 am

    It will be exciting to live your journey through your blog. Just remember that things will more than likely be just the same with everyone once you get back home. You will be having a 18 month experience in 9 months, while we are still going to be having the same ol’ 9 month day to day experiences.

    I know you will be such a joy and help to all who you meet in Liberia. Give everyone a hug from Gramma Jones for me Ruby. I so love you!

  2. Thea Hurst September 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Ruby I have tried emailing you but it says your email is full so I guess this blog and messenger are the only way I can really talk to you.. I sent you a messsge on Facebook telling you about an adventure I had with Luisa. I hope you get the chance to read it because you’re the reason it happened lol. I miss you and hope you’re doing well!

  3. Gramma Jones September 15, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Hi Rubecube,

    I am thinking about you. Wondering what happening. I have a few questions for you;
    1. How is your school experience? Are you walking to school?
    2. Have you met Charles Blamacee yet?
    3. How do you like sleeping on that foam pad?
    4. Do you find the showers refreshing?
    5. Did you enjoy the lagoon?? The water is warmer in it than the ocean for sure.

    I love you. I am glad you are having this experience. Think of the changes happening in your life. YEA!! Bring them on..huh!

  4. Amanda Jones September 18, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I am so proud of you. This experience must be hard. But I know it will also be so rewarding. Life offers us beautiful experiences. Live it and love it! Love you! Keep safe.

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