The calm after the storm

After a very hectic and turbulent week P- day was the calm after the storm pretty much- studies, emails, the weekly shop, icecream before heading to the church to make snowflakes for Christmas decorations and eat banane pesee as a zone. We had a Family Home Evening at Vilbrun’s home- John Kelly taught the lesson…

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…

No ordinary week!

This was no ordinary missionary week for Soeurs Holt and Atkins. They had conferences in Barbados and Martinique (it’s a hard life!!!!): A really strange week this week with only one day really spent in our area. Honestly this really stressed me out, to stay in a hotel all week and not be able to…

Preparing for baptism

This past week for Soeur Holt and Atkins has been mainly focussed on preparing the young lady they have been teaching for baptism. Because of the lateness of this post it means that the baptism will take place tomorrow (Saturday 14th). Although they were so excited for her to be baptised the Sisters wanted to…

Who knew my northerness could come in handy on my mission?

First off the coming week’s big news is that my little brother is turning 16!! Happy happy birthday Gideon, I love you and hope that you have a great birthday and are thoroughly spoilt!! It’s always hard for Soeur Holt to be away for important family events, but we are so glad she is where…

Bed bugs!!!!

Oh my goodness! As we left off last week Soeur Hansen was poorly- this meant that p-day was a quiet one because Soeur Hansen was still feeling really sick. Tuesday morning Soeur Hansen woke up feeling rotten so she slept whilst I did studies. On leaving the house though we noticed that she had a…

To infinity and beyond!!!

We’ll begin with an out of this world p-day last week. We made the hour drive and headed over to Korou to visit the European Space Centre, this is the place that nearly all of the rockets from the European Union are launched because of the perfect global position of French Guiana. In the blog…