Bonjour tout le monde!

This week Soeur Holt got slightly trunky I have to say! Trunky is a colloquial term for a little bit home sick, or missing home. The reason? One of our very close family friends (so close that our children grew up thinking the Teal children were their cousins) got married. It’s the first major event…

We met Tom Jones’ mum!

The time goes so fast… every week is crammed for Soeur Holt and those she serves with. We were shocked this week because p-day wasn’t spent playing ultimate Frisbee but the Sisters all went to the zoo; so cool all of the animals are from this area of the world and because of that the cages…

Cream Crackers and Condensed Milk

Soeur Holt believes she now knows… why I was called to preach the gospel in another language– she had been studying 1 Corinthians 14.19 which suggests we speak 5 words rather than 10000. In English I think I would just talk and talk and talk and regurgitate all of my gospel knowledge onto the people I…

Push a boulder!!

This week, as every other week for Soeur Holt, was really busy. For Wednesday through to Saturday she went to Lamentin while Soeur T stayed in Abymes: I would go to Baie Mahault whilst Soeur Needs would be in Guyane for exchanges and Soeur Reep would stay in Abymes. This is because because Soeur T and…

Dancing in the rain!

We received a letter this week from Soeur Holt telling us a little bit more about her companion, Soeur Tepapatahi. Being together for nearly two transfers will mean that Soeur T will have been her longest companion so it’s lovely to learn more about her. The first thing is that she is not Tahitian as…

Staying in Abymes

The big news of this week is transfer news!! I am staying in Abymes with Soeur Tepapatahi and I am so happy I really thought that I was leaving and I really didn’t want to; we both screamed down the phone at the APs (Assistants to the President) when we got the news. The next transfers…

Distance makes the heart grow fonder!

On Monday evening in Manchester, our home town, we experienced an horrendous terrorist attack. This took place at the Manchester Arena which is a venue we have all visited many times for sporting and music events. For Eleanor, most recently, she attended a Summer Live event with various artists performing. Although Manchester has been the subject of…

Six months has come and gone!

Last Tuesday Soeur Holt marked the day that she has been on her mission for six months (including the MTC): That evening, as I hope you will be able to see from a picture, we had a borsin and baguette supper during language study and celebrated my 6 month mark. Although it seems like such…