Six months has come and gone!

Last Tuesday Soeur Holt marked the day that she has been on her mission for six months (including the MTC): That evening, as I hope you will be able to see from a picture, we had a borsin and baguette supper during language study and celebrated my 6 month mark. Although it seems like such…

Emergency/ Surprise Transfer!

First, some really big news- this morning we received a phone call from President Herrington informing us that due to difficulties with Soeur Hootini’s foot over the past week we are going to have an emergency exchange meaning that I will stay in Abymes with Soeur Tepapatahi while Soeur Hootini will go to Baie Mahault…

Following the Saviour with small acts of service

Slight delay this week as Easter Monday meant no access to email cafes on Guadeloupe. Fortunately Soeur Holt has learned from earlier events and was careful with how she titled her email: Exchanges with Soeur Needs, Zone Conference and a visit to the hospital (to visit). Service was the theme that ran through her week. Sometimes…

Who am I?

  During the last transfer Soeur Holt was able to work across two branches of the Church; and when she moved back to Abymes full time she left behind lots of friends and people she had been teaching in Lamentin. On Saturday she reports that it was Soeur Versaille’s baptism!!! It was strange seeing all the…

A real English beauty!

The big news as we move into the new week is that Soeur Holt is moving back into Abymes full time and will not be splitting her time between the two areas. Ironically this comes as she reports that the headaches have disappeared for the moment and, this week has actually felt like a really…

A three day headache!

Soeur Holt has now been out for just about four months (almost three months in Guadeloupe) and she is starting to realise that she has a finite time as a missionary. She’s thinking about her purpose as a missionary and whether she is making the most of her time. It is really good to hear that she…

Valentine’s Day threw up on my desk!

We mentioned last week that Soeur Holt’s Valentine’s package arrived the day Soeur Heno was leaving Guadeloupe to go to Barbados. This week the internet connection was better so we got some more photos of her new flat and saying goodbye to Soeur Heno.   We may have gone slightly overboard with the package: Thank…

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

It is always ‘slightly’ stressful when the weekly email parents receive begins with: So to start just a quick apology on the subject of how I will be informing you about my week… It has literally been the most horrific and joyous at the same time week of my entire life… therefore I have decided…