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…

Bonne Annee!!

As we celebrated New Year’s Day this week the event that we are most excited for in 2018 is when Soeur Holt returns home. Although we know she is where she needs to be, it will be lovely to be with her again. While we’re focussed on this the only mention of anything to do…

’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…

Where’s my companion?

Soeur Holt and Soeur Atkins continued to serve together until Wednesday which was transfers day. Last Monday was p-day where we joined the American Elders for a Thanksgiving feast- it was really cool- everyone had made something and the Remire Elders had even cooked some turkey! Whilst eating we followed a tradition and went around…

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…

Gros bisous!! [Big kisses]

The path of a missionary does not always run smoothly. Soeur Holt described this week as a difficult week. As we read through her email we recognised that it was actually a good week for over 95% of the time, but when something happens it can change your outlook so dramatically. A couple of people…

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…

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…