Déjà vu

Soeur Holt said goodbye to French Guiana and returned to Guadeloupe this week. So here we are again sat at the computers in Baie Mahault, the entire week seems to be haunted by a feeling of déjà vu, highlighted by the fact that yesterday evening we contacted a Jehovah’s Witness lady who remembered me from…

When you want me but no longer need me then I must go.

This week has been a wonderful week full of miracles in finding efforts and people we are teaching progressing. I was reminded of a quote from Nanny Mcphee where she says that when you want me but no longer need me then I must go. This is especially true as I received my transfer call….

Bonne Annee!!

As we celebrated New Year’s Day this week the event that we are most excited for in 2018 is when Soeur Holt returns home. Although we know she is where she needs to be, it will be lovely to be with her again. While we’re focussed on this the only mention of anything to do…

’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…

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…