’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…

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…

There’s hope for us all!

After the excitement of the baptism, this week seems to have been a fairly normal one for missionary work with some highs and lows. Soeur Holt had the opportunity to watch the Restoration video with a couple of the people they are teaching. This highlights the calling of Joseph Smith to be a prophet. Monday…

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…

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…

What a difference a week makes!

The phrase what a difference a week makes comes into mind; this week after the trials of last, we finally saw the fruits of our diligence and efforts. We now have two people who are working towards baptism. One is a young lady who the Elders used to teach but they felt that we can…

Finding comfort and answers in the Book of Mormon

This week has been a hard one! We only have one family left that we are teaching. This left room for me to really turn to the scriptures. I had a really amazing experience where I asked Heavenly Father during my opening prayer specific questions of the soul and got exact responses through what I…