’Twas the week before Christmas

This week was very exciting for all of us and also for Soeur Holt, on Christmas Day we got to Skype. Because of sound issues we decided not to record the entire call but we recorded a short message from Soeur Holt. We were thrilled to see how happy she was, how well she looked…

The plagues of Egypt in Cayenne… well, not quite!

This week was very eventful with a Zone Conference, lots of finding and teaching, and giving a talk (sermon/homily) in Church. The week began Last Monday with a sloth hike where we didn’t see any sloths!!! But we did see a lot of bamboo and actually got lost and so had to figure out how…

The end of Soeur Atkins’ first twelve weeks

When a missionary arrives in his or her first area they are assigned a trainer to help them settle into mission life including service, teaching and working with members. They are no longer to be considered to be in training when their first twelve weeks (two transfers) are complete. As such Soeur Atkins finished her…

Christmas at the MTC

The timing of emails, Christmas and going to the Caribbean means that we have to go back in time slightly before we can move forward. Just before Soeur Holt left the MTC she was able to celebrate Christmas. This was a bittersweet time for all of us; it was the first Christmas where we weren’t…

Piano Guys and Infield Training

  This week’s email was a bit less detailed than previous ones. This is probably due to the excitement of going to Barbados next Tuesday; Eleanor mentioned that in her district meeting we went through departure procedures, very exciting. As we checked our weather app this week we realized the contrast that Eleanor will be…

A visit to Temple Square and the ER!!!

Aside from the usual activities of service, teaching and learning there have been a couple of events that led Eleanor to describe this week as crazy! Though having said that, we’d rather she didn’t title her email ‘A trip to the ER’. After her preparation day last week Sister Tolman got poorly rather quickly. Soeurs…

Crazy bonkers week!!

I have to admit that after a couple of weeks of writing a blog about Eleanor’s life in the MTC I was beginning to wonder if things would get a bit samey- as she spends a lot of her time in the classroom and doing very similar activities each week. But just as I was…

The days feel like weeks and the weeks feel like days….

Eleanor signed off her email this week with something that she thought rang true: the days feel like weeks and the weeks feel like days…. I think as parents we could agree with this as well. For Eleanor she is cramming so much into each day that they seem to last a long time; and…