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, June 24, 2013

High Hopes and Big Plans

            This week was one of those everything-falls-apart-but-you-have-to-hold-your-head-up weeks.
            First off, it is so hot here -- and it’s way humid as well.  It’s good because people are out on the street, but I always feel so drained.

Anyways I will go from day to day:

Tuesday:  We went out on the streets finding and knocking on doors for 5 hours.  We had 2 appointments but they both fell through and nothing really happened.  Not really a wonderful day.

Wednesday:  Found 2 really cool people, one named Candeece.  I stopped her on the street, and she was kind of rude when I asked her if she believes in God.  She said "No, and I never have" and really seemed like she just did not want to talk.  But I just asked her if she wanted to go sit on a bench and talk. She agreed for some reason and we had a wonderful lesson with her about the love God has for us.  She said she wants to believe but doesn’t know how.  We showed her Alma 32 and testified.  We got a return appointment and parted ways. After that we went to Letchworth and tried to hunt down some less-actives.

Thursday:  I had my district meeting.  I gave a training on how important patience is in this work (something I had to learn a lot of this week). It was really good and we had some lunch after and then went back to our areas.  Once again Elder Torbit and I had a few hours of tracting and finding, and then we went and sat next to a duck pond where we made some calls to some members and former investigators.

Friday:  We planned for the week to come and we went to Letchworth again.  Some homeless guy stopped us and said he was the son of God and wanted to give us his blessing.  He put his hands on Elder Torbit’s head to give him this blessing, but we kindly denied him and told him we had business to attend to. Also we saw lots of black squirrels.  Apparently the area around Letchworth is known for its black squirrels.  Pretty cool.

Saturday:  We helped a less active guy paint his house and we had some lessons with some less actives.

 Sunday:  We went to church.  I gave a talk in Sacrament Meeting on the Plan of Salvation, and we had some dinner with the members.

            Mick and Hearten our investigators are doing well.  Mick had a hip surgery and we were unable to see them, but they are doing good.  I am excited for this week.  We have high hopes and big plans.

Love, Elder Purdy