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…

Each life that touches ours for good

This week for Soeur Holt has been focused around gratitude. Her mum had sent her a talk that she had given in Church and this set my week off in its theme of recognising so many tender mercies throughout and God’s good guiding hand; thank you mummy for sharing that with me… One of the…

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…

How can we become ministering missionaries?

What we didn’t realise, and we’re not sure that Soeur Holt did either, is that even at this early stage of her last transfer there will be a series of ‘last’ things. A couple of events of the past week have highlighted just how short the time is. This was the last Zone Conference of…

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…

Oh! We’re going to Barbados!

Last month Soeurs Holt and T attended Mission leadership Council via Skype. This week they were able to attend in person in Barbados. Mission Leadership Council is where all of the missionaries called as Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders meet together to discuss how best to move the work forward in the mission. Councils…

Smoothies and exchanges

The weeks in Guadeloupe seem to have a different emphasis as Sister missionaries from around the mission come for exchanges. This week the Sisters from Guyane came and spent a couple of days. I had the opportunity to work with Soeur Krusher. I have not really had the opportunity to work with her that much…

A great end to a great week

The weeks continue to fly by and we love to hear from Soeur Holt. Her week began with a Georgia state themed lunch where Soeur Moore, who is going home in 2 weeks, taught us how to make the food of her home; Soeur t and I made lemonade with strawberries in as well, and…