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, May 7, 2013

Good T'ings Happening in the 'Bourne

Hello hello,
            Well first let me start out with a cool event. 
            Elder Mongelli and I were tracting in a place called Newington, with no success really, until we came to a door where an African lady answered.  She looked pleased to see us and said, "I wish you would have come sooner because I am busy right now but I want you to teach me." So we set up a return appointment, gave her our number and a card, and left. The next day we got a call from her and she said that she checked out the website, loved it, and that she wanted to come to church! Which never happens here ever!! So we gave her the address and told her how to get there. She actually showed up much to my surprise and she loved church.  She goes to some Zimbabwean church where they believe that some guy there got the priesthood keys from John the Baptist and he started their church, but she loved our church.  She even bore her testimony in fast and testimony meeting about how she knew this is where she needed to be that Sunday. Everyone loved her at church and we are seeing her on Saturday. 
            Good t'ings happening over here in "the 'bourne" as the chavy kids would call Sittingbourne haha.
            My driving is better.  I actually really enjoy driving here -- lots of cool flowers and stuff on the road and everything is so green.  It’s beautiful. 
            We still are trying to find all of these less actives that dropped off the face of the earth, and we are teaching some good investigators as well. It’s really warm here now, and at any sight of the sun, English people will take off all their clothes even if it is just a break of sun between the clouds.  So to say the least I have seen some unusual outfits.  Never a dull moment.
            We are teaching a guy named Ian who owns a peanut stand.  He is Jamaican, a proper cool guy, except he lives far away on the Isle of Sheppey.  Hopefully more on him later.

I love you all,
Elder Purdy

Here's a screen shot of the Isle of Sheppey from Google Maps.