Christian is serving in the Stratford area in London.

He will arrive home in Salt Lake City on June 4 about 5:15 p.m. and will speak in church on June 8 @ 12:30.

The address of the mission office is:

England London Mission
64/68 Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2PA
England, United Kingdom

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Well Chuffed Over Two Baptismal Dates . . . and Praying to King Edward Longshanks

Hey there one and all.
            I hope you guys are doing well. I had a fantastic week last week.
            We found two people that are preparing to be baptized on February 10th!  Their names are Michael Everett, and Lucia Everett. I am really excited about them, Michael is Lucia's son.  They have family that are members of the church, and they know the bishop really well.  They came to church last week which was really exciting. And they really fit in with everyone. I am super stoked on them.
             We also found a super rad guy named Thomas Hooke.  He’s like 21 and has a friend in Grays who is a member. He is interested in the gospel.  He asked us questions about polygamy and said he thought the idea of us practicing the polygamy way back then was pretty cool and that he liked it.  Strange, but it is better than the other reactions we get to it.
            Transfers are next week, so don’t send any letters yet till I find out what is happening.
            Had interviews with President Jordan.  He is truly an inspired man.  We talked for a good hour about . . . well all sorts of things -- the Book of Mormon, England, home, and what is going to happen when all these missionaries start pouring in.  It is truly an exciting time to be a missionary. Our mission is like doubling in size.
            Also, we went sightseeing yesterday in London, and because we are ministers we got into Westminster Abbey for free, which was nice.  So we were walking in there (super cool place) and then one of the clergy came up and said, "Oh, you are ministers, come follow me."  So we followed him and he took us behind the coronation seat to the stone casket of KING EDWARD LONGSHANKS.  I had no idea what was going on.  I was in shock.  And then the clergy guy calmly just said, "Let us pray."
            What the heck?????? 
            Anyways, he gives us a piece of paper with a written prayer on it, and we literally prayed to King Edward right in front of where his remains are lying. I don’t think I will ever say "King Edward bless us" as many times as I did in that prayer haha. It was a good time.  There were four missionaries there and we all did not know what we were doing. 
            After that the guy took us around to where Handel is buried and Charles Dickens, and Mary Queen of Scots and explained some of the stories behind them. I loved it.
            Here are some pictures.  Love you guys.