Hello! I’m Doreen Gatien. I was born in one of the most remote and most beautiful places in the world; the Island of St Helena. Along with the beauty of the island is it’s historical interest; the exile and death of Napoleon Bonaparte. My homeland is forty seven square miles with a population of two thousand and three hundred people. We are without air access. If you wish to visit, you must jump aboard our ship, the only remaining royal mail ship, the R.M.S. St Helena. This ship’s port of departure is Weymouth, England and arrives home after sixteen days. Flying to Cape Town or Ascension Island and joining the ship during her calls for cargo and passengers are the alternate routes home.
Visitors tell us that we are the friendliest people in the world, hence we are affectionately called “Saints”. Officially though we are Saint Helenians.
My husband Guy who was born in California and this is where we live. We have two beautiful daughters, Tessa and Natalie, two wonderful sons in-law, Jean Luc and Erik and three beautiful grandchildren, Finnigan, Lucie and Matteo.
I am a Bible teacher and a graduate of Mission College of Evangelism in Gaston, Oregon USA. I enjoy the wonderful privilege of studying the Bible with people of many different faiths. I was raised in a Seventh-day Adventist home and I am a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. I am also a nurse.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
My prayer is that my blog will be a blessing to all.