Déjà vu

Soeur Holt said goodbye to French Guiana and returned to Guadeloupe this week. So here we are again sat at the computers in Baie Mahault, the entire week seems to be haunted by a feeling of déjà vu, highlighted by the fact that yesterday evening we contacted a Jehovah’s Witness lady who remembered me from…

A week long birthday!!

Soeur Holt turned 20 this week. Again, we want to thank everyone who remembered her. She had a wonderful day and although in opening cards from my family and friends there were a few tears, I felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be doing what I was meant to be doing…

No ordinary week!

This was no ordinary missionary week for Soeurs Holt and Atkins. They had conferences in Barbados and Martinique (it’s a hard life!!!!): A really strange week this week with only one day really spent in our area. Honestly this really stressed me out, to stay in a hotel all week and not be able to…

Prayer is a personal key to the powers of heaven

Having dedicated the vast majority of last week’s blog post to preparation for baptism we were excited to hear that on Saturday Dahana was baptised and on Sunday she received the gift of the Holy Ghost. There was still a significant amount of teaching this week in preparation for the baptism. Thursday- weekly planning then…

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…

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…

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…

The best laid plans…

The best laid plans and all of that! Sometimes the missionaries have everything in place and a spanner is thrown into the works. This past week it was their pday where they tried to go to a historical site that was supposed to be really cool but was actually closed so I used the mentality…

Push a boulder!!

This week, as every other week for Soeur Holt, was really busy. For Wednesday through to Saturday she went to Lamentin while Soeur T stayed in Abymes: I would go to Baie Mahault whilst Soeur Needs would be in Guyane for exchanges and Soeur Reep would stay in Abymes. This is because because Soeur T and…