It rains in the Caribbean! Who knew?

Eleanor’s email caught us a little bit by surprise this week as it landed in our inboxes at lunch time. Last week we talked a little bit about Carnival- to us it sounded like a wonderful and vibrant experience. No doubt, it does have that side but in answer to a question about whether she had…

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…

And then there were three!

The big news of this week is that Soeur Holt has moved area and has two new companions. Soeur Heno’s knee problems have been slightly worse than we have suggested. This is highlighted by their shopping trip on Wednesday: The sisters then picked us up and we went shopping which was hilarious because Soeur Heno…

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…

Surprising and breathtaking

The weeks are settling in to a kind of routine for Soeur Holt as she acclimatises to Guadeloupe. There are things that surprise her and take her breath away. Surprising?: I saw a lizard outside our window one night and there was a centipede outside our apartment one night…. apparently here they are really poisonous!!!…

Ye are the light of the world

Soeur Holt began her email to us this week telling us about an email that she had received from the missionary who taught and baptised her mum when she was a teenager. We share it here, as it seemed to really have an impact on Soeur Holt and you will see over the course of…

Je suis rouquine! Je suis la personne la plus blanche de Guadeloup!

Many of the same themes continued into Soeur Holt’s second week in Guadeloupe- study, teaching, visiting with people and, food! We also began to learn a little bit more about her everyday life as a missionary. Soeur Holt sent us a photograph of her planner- a typical day. On it we see a list of…

First week in Guadeloupe!

After arriving in the Caribbean last week it has been a long week waiting for Soeur Holt’s first email from Guadeloupe. The holiday season, and the availability of internet cafes meant that it was delayed until Wednesday. We also have an apology to make as the lack of time and the fact that the French…