Leaving nothing on the field

We didn’t really know what to expect from Soeur Holt’s last email. I guess, in some ways, we thought that she would just be talking about the prospect of coming home. The only clue came in the last sentence describing Sunday night: that evening I started packing… We should have realised that she would remain…

Each life that touches ours for good

This week for Soeur Holt has been focused around gratitude. Her mum had sent her a talk that she had given in Church and this set my week off in its theme of recognising so many tender mercies throughout and God’s good guiding hand; thank you mummy for sharing that with me… One of the…

Learning the voice of the Spirit…

An experience this week shows that even after 17 months Soeur Holt is able to recognise that there are things she can learn. Following up from General Conference I have been studying through certain talks this week and I have truly been uplifted through the counsel and word of modern day prophets, leaders and teachers….

Standing on the shoulders of giants!

Soeur Holt spoke in her email about feeling as though she is standing on the shoulders of giants. This seemed to permeate most of the experiences that she had throughout the week. During General Conference I loved the remark of our new prophet Russell M Nelson that he feels as though he is standing on…

A testimony reaffirmed

The Sisters’ week began with heading over to the Church for Soeur T’s English exam [this is for a certificate that confirms her proficiency in English and is taken by a lot of non-English speaking missionaries before they go home], simply a conversation with a computer responding to 15 questions. It took her about half…

Rats in the cellar!

The reality of the length of time Soeur Holt has left seems to be sinking in. This week I received an email inviting me to Institute [a study class that takes place in Manchester each week] and although I appreciated the kind thought I didn’t need it. In response my spiritual thought for this week…

Oh! We’re going to Barbados!

Last month Soeurs Holt and T attended Mission leadership Council via Skype. This week they were able to attend in person in Barbados. Mission Leadership Council is where all of the missionaries called as Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders meet together to discuss how best to move the work forward in the mission. Councils…

Picnics, a funeral, goodbyes…and hellos!

Last year while in Abymes Soeur Holt used to visit an older lady called Soeur Naffer each week. She was suffering with cancer and this week we received the news that Soeur Naffer from Abymes passed away; not sure if you remember her; I loved her so much, I cried. This was such sad news…

A great end to a great week

The weeks continue to fly by and we love to hear from Soeur Holt. Her week began with a Georgia state themed lunch where Soeur Moore, who is going home in 2 weeks, taught us how to make the food of her home; Soeur t and I made lemonade with strawberries in as well, and…