Those who teach and serve often learn the most!

We were excited this week to see a picture posted on Facebook that showed that Soeur Holt received a parcel we had sent to Guyane. Zone conferences meant a movement of post that had arrived in the meantime in Guyane, I received my Christmas Eve package [the package was to be opened on Christmas Eve],…

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…

A week long birthday!!

Soeur Holt turned 20 this week. Again, we want to thank everyone who remembered her. She had a wonderful day and although in opening cards from my family and friends there were a few tears, I felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be doing what I was meant to be doing…

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…

The Power of the Book of Mormon

Last week started with a pumpkin carving activity at the Church with the Elders- as you can see I stuck with the traditional out of fear that I would mess anything else up and Soeur Atkins went extremely patriotic with a maple leaf!! Soeurs Holt and Atkins had two Family Home Evenings last week. The…

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…

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…