Preparing for baptism

This past week for Soeur Holt and Atkins has been mainly focussed on preparing the young lady they have been teaching for baptism. Because of the lateness of this post it means that the baptism will take place tomorrow (Saturday 14th). Although they were so excited for her to be baptised the Sisters wanted to…

Who knew my northerness could come in handy on my mission?

First off the coming week’s big news is that my little brother is turning 16!! Happy happy birthday Gideon, I love you and hope that you have a great birthday and are thoroughly spoilt!! It’s always hard for Soeur Holt to be away for important family events, but we are so glad she is where…

What a difference a week makes!

The phrase what a difference a week makes comes into mind; this week after the trials of last, we finally saw the fruits of our diligence and efforts. We now have two people who are working towards baptism. One is a young lady who the Elders used to teach but they felt that we can…

Finding comfort and answers in the Book of Mormon

This week has been a hard one! We only have one family left that we are teaching. This left room for me to really turn to the scriptures. I had a really amazing experience where I asked Heavenly Father during my opening prayer specific questions of the soul and got exact responses through what I…

A week of goodbyes (and a very important hello)!

This past week was one of goodbyes (and a very important hello)! The week started off simply enough with a trip to the airport in order to say goodbye to Elders Manasonga and Ballard who were finishing their two years. I don’t think I will ever get used to saying goodbye as a missionary- it…

Two eggs: a lesson in charity

  Some of you may have heard about the threat of Hurricane Irma. Although French Guiana is not in the hurricane’s path we pray for all the people of the Caribbean. We received the following message from the Herringtons: “The direction of the hurricane changes from day to day so for right now, St Maarten…

Bed bugs!!!!

Oh my goodness! As we left off last week Soeur Hansen was poorly- this meant that p-day was a quiet one because Soeur Hansen was still feeling really sick. Tuesday morning Soeur Hansen woke up feeling rotten so she slept whilst I did studies. On leaving the house though we noticed that she had a…

I would walk five hundred miles!!!

Well, actually Soeur Holt travelled those 500 miles and then the 500 more as she and Soeur Hansen went to Guadeloupe for exchanges. Missionaries around the world will go on exchanges with a Sister Training Leader or a District/Zone Leader for Elders once a transfer at least. When Soeur Holt was in Guadeloupe she spent…

To infinity and beyond!!!

We’ll begin with an out of this world p-day last week. We made the hour drive and headed over to Korou to visit the European Space Centre, this is the place that nearly all of the rockets from the European Union are launched because of the perfect global position of French Guiana. In the blog…