Monday, November 3, 2014

My 8th Week in French Guyana


We have been working hard here in French Guyana. The three of us (Sister Riley, McDaniel and I) call ourselves "a wall of righteousness" because we block the road if we walk in a row; We definitely get a lot of weird looks because we are three white girls walking around Matoury or driving around in our silver truck.

They don't really celebrate Halloween here like we do in the states but Saturday was Day of the Dead. They clean up their cemeteries the week before and then decorate the graves with flowers and candles. They do other things at the cemeteries on that day as well. The cemeteries are so colorful right now. We walked around one of the big cemeteries in Cayenne earlier today. They don't really celebrate Halloween, but the big holiday is Carnival in February. They say in French Guyana it gets really crazy, the craziest part of the mission is on Carnival because the Brazilians really get into it. Hopefully I will still be down here for it.

I sent a few pictures this week. I hope you like them and they give you a little taste of life down here in Guyana Fran├žais.
We have been teaching a lot and have found some great people. We are looking forward to some baptisims this transfer.

Love you all lots and lots,

Soeur Banks

Me Sister Riley and Sister McDaniel on her first day in the field.

Chelande (recent convert she was baptised in July) and her neighbor Nana
wearing our badges being sister missionaries! The best thing to be!

Me and Mamie Lulu, another recent convert. She is 83 and the
sweetest old lady in French Guyana. We visit her every week.

Me, Sister McDaniel and our investigator Cecil and her little siblings.

Our branch in Cayenne. It's not everyone but a good number of them, taken a couple of weeks ago.

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