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, May 13, 2013

I Know This is the Lord's Work

        I am making some wonderful memories.  I feel like I have some very dear friends this side of the pond.  Things are good here, lots of miracles.  I am SOOO busy with things it is unreal.
             We saw our investigator Rose again this week.  She was talking about how she had been praying that God would uplift her the day we knocked on her door, and how she always feels the spirit when we teach and talk to her. Very welcome news indeed! It is always good to see the Lord’s hand in your life so simply. I know this is the Lord’s work.
            Something Elder Mongelli and I have been trying to really do recently is do more finding. When our finding goes up our teaching goes up!  And we definitely need more of both. Another thing we are pushing for is getting the members more involved. Our ward mission leader has been bringing chocolate for the Relief Society every Sunday to get them excited about sharing the gospel with their friends and families.  I hope we will see the fruits of this soon.
            It is all about sharing the gospel with families and friends.  If you look back into the early days of the church that is exactly how the church grew. Almost all of the converts were not complete strangers to one another -- they knew each other! That is what we want to do here, share it with their friends and family.

Love you all, have a good week!
Elder Purdy

          This picture is by a statue of Pocahontas in Gravesend ... apparently she is buried there.  Could just be a story though.

StGeorges Gravesend
from Jen:  
          I looked it up and Pocahontas did die at Gravesend.  The website for St. George's church in Gravesend says: "The original church was destroyed by fire on 24th August 1727 and later rebuilt. In 1923 a Virginian received permission to search for the remains of Pocahontas, but nothing conclusive was found. Entry in the Gravesend St. George composite parish register recording the burial of Princess Pocahontas on 21 March 1616/1617 reads:  Rebecca Wroth wyffe [i.e. wife] of Thomas Wroth/ gent[leman] [i.e.gentleman] a Virginia [America] Lady borne [i.e. born] was buried/ in the Chauncell[i.e. chancel]"