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, July 15, 2013

Gotta Keep on Keeping On

Hello from very very sunny England,

            It has been so warm all week.  I has been in the high 90's for the past couple of days and there has been no sign of a rain cloud for a while!  It has drained all my energy. Every night we come home I am just exhausted.  It has been really humid which hasn’t helped much either.
            We had a couple miracles this week.  On Wednesday we had to go to the chapel to print off a talk.  While we were walking there we met a young girl named Tasha, right outside the chapel.  We stopped her and started talking to her.  She was really nice and we invited her in to take a tour of the chapel.   I didn’t think she would want to, but she agreed! So we took her in there and we had a good lesson.  We talked about the Book of Mormon and she was really really happy when we gave her one. Hopefully we will see her this week.
            We also met a guy named James.  We met him last transfer but he was really hard to get a hold of.   On Thursday he called us and wanted to meet up in Letchworth.  We went and met him and had such a good lesson.  He was asking all the right questions like “why don’t we have a prophet today?”  We gave him a baptismal date for August 25th, and he was stoked.  He really wants to change some things in his life and get closer to God.
            Our teaching has been really good.  We study a lot of chapter 3 in Preach my Gospel and we are doing really well at getting good points across to people. Unfortunately lots of our appointments cancelled on us this week.  We spent a lot of time in the sun tracting and street contacting, and we spent lots of time with members teaching them about missionary work and how they can participate. That is something President Jordan has been stressing so much! Getting into member homes and teaching them, gaining their trust, and finding people to teach through them. It has been really good for us.  The members here are great and we have been sharing really good lessons with them. We share some video called “I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go.”  It really invites the spirit into the room and people really see how easy they can share the gospel!  All you have to do is be really casual about it.
            I can’t really think of too much else that happened this week.   I feel like we are going good places though.  It is that time of year when everybody goes on holiday and we won’t see them for a couple weeks ... sigh, but just gotta keep on keeping on.

Elder Purdy