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

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Church is True

Hey thurrr friends and familia,
            Man! we had a good work in Sittingbourne last week. Elder Jensen and I get along really well – too well.  It’s hard to really focus sometimes because we just have fun . . . but that is ok.  We can change that.  I think we can really focus and have fun at the same time. So its allll goood.
            Cool miracle from this week – there was this guy that Elder Jensen had been wanting to call.  His name is C. He gave him a call and the guy said we could meet up with him. When we went over there we just sat down and started talking. He hasn’t met with missionaries for about six months, and he only met with them once. But he LOVES the gospel and he LOVES our church. He has a very crazy past as well. He was a hooligan for Millwall when he was younger, which means that he went around following the Millwall football club and got in fights with large quantities of people. In these fights two of his brothers died, which is really sad. He also was in the armed forces, and felt really bad for some of the things that happened during that part of his life. And he has been to jail a few times for some other bad things . . .  but then for some reason he had some kind of Alma the younger experience.  And all of the sudden, he is the most pleasant guy ever! He is so nice and so gentle. And all he wants to do is come closer to Christ. His brother-in-law is a member in London, and he has talked to C about our church, and C is soo into it.  It’s incredible how the Lord prepares people to hear our message. We shared a Book of Mormon story with C – the story when Alma is talking about his conversion.  C really related to that. He said, “I have never been religious and I don’t like any other churches.  I just want to go to this church.” So we are stoked on that.
            Also, we have a woman named Marina who is the sister of a member.  She is really solid.  She says that she just wants to “feel” the gospel more before she gets baptized. Which is good and all, but she thinks church is boring.  But she is really close to being baptized.  She is wonderful. We also found a young couple named Allan and Chelsea who are super cool.  They are very down to earth and I really hope we can help them feel the spirit.  I love lessons when you really know they feel it . . . and you feel it too. So pray that happens as well.
            Our ward mission leader signed us up to make a pie for some church activity.  I don’t know why but he did.  So pray we don’t embarrass ourselves.
             Ahhh man . . . what can I say, the church is true.

Love you guys and hope to hear from you soon,
Elder Purdy