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, August 5, 2013

Life is Good

            What a crazy week! I will start off with a pretty interesting experience,
            Elder Torbit and I were coming back from a walk out to a village and we just got back into Hitchin.  It had been a pretty hectic day and we both felt like we could have been more productive that day.  We were walking down the street and we came up behind this Jamaican lady.  We started walking and talking to her.  Her name was D- and she was just having a stroll down the street to clear her mind. We stopped at a bench and sat down with her and were just chatting about nothing really, then we started talking about the gospel and what we do as missionaries.  And then nobody said anything ... it was just silent and the spirit was really strong. This went on for like 15 seconds and then D- started to cry. Turns out she lost her husband at the beginning of July to some illness and she was really just missing her native land of Jamaica.  So that’s why she was on a walk – just to clear her mind with all the stuff that was going on. We testified, read in the Book of Mormon about what happens when we die and she just cried the whole time.  We really cheered her up by the end, and we are hopefully going to see her this week. God puts prepared people in the way of His prepared servants.
            We saw I- a lot this week, she is doing really well.  She is the 12-year-old who is half Brazilian. We planned to teach her the Restoration this week.  When we went there to teach that to her she said she had a question and asked, “I want to know which church is the true church.” Perfect question! We had a good lesson and we invited her to pray just as Joseph Smith did. She couldn’t make it to church, but she promised to come next week. 
            Also we taught E-, our 9-year-old investigator, and we invited her to be baptized on the 25th of this month! So we have 3 dates! She is doing really well and she is definitely making the decision to be baptized herself.  I am really happy for her.
            We are doing good work here, but we need to find more people to teach! That has been one thing we need.  We went tracting for 5 ½ hours on Saturday and not too much happened – lots of slammed doors and what not.  Guess it was just one of those days. We are both really feeling the urge to find some new people though.   I focused my studies around that this week and it was really good.  I love talking to people and seeing their backgrounds and where they come from.  I really pray we have more success this week.
            Things are good. We have a meeting in Hyde Park next week, and I think it is about getting Facebook pages.  We are living in the space age fo sho!
            Life is good.  We had a pretty fun Nerf fight with some members’ kids, we have met oodles of crazy people, and we are having some really good lessons.


Elder Purdy