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…

I don’t want to get off this ride!

It is difficult with Soeur Holt being so far away to hear of any health issues that she has. But events of this week help us know that there are many people who love and care for her. Tuesday was interesting to say the least- to start off with we did studies as usual and…

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…

The last transfer begins!

This last week was slightly extended as it was Easter and so emailing was delayed until Tuesday. Tuesday was a difficult day as I am slightly overwhelmed at the moment- Soeur Tepapatahi is leaving TODAY!!!  I’m sure we’ll have more details next week. There were a lot of logistics to work through as well- Soeur…

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…

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…

I would walk five hundred miles!!!

Well, actually Soeur Holt travelled those 500 miles and then the 500 more as she and Soeur Hansen went to Guadeloupe for exchanges. Missionaries around the world will go on exchanges with a Sister Training Leader or a District/Zone Leader for Elders once a transfer at least. When Soeur Holt was in Guadeloupe she spent…

Following the Saviour with small acts of service

Slight delay this week as Easter Monday meant no access to email cafes on Guadeloupe. Fortunately Soeur Holt has learned from earlier events and was careful with how she titled her email: Exchanges with Soeur Needs, Zone Conference and a visit to the hospital (to visit). Service was the theme that ran through her week. Sometimes…