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, August 20, 2013

Same Place, New Companion

            Looks like I will be staying in Hitchin for another 6 weeks, except I am getting a new companion named Elder Botcha from India! He is from the south part of India, and he is really quiet and really shy. He is short and we look pretty goofy standing next to each other .... but hey, that’s what the Lord wants, I guess. Elder Torbit is running off to Enfield which is about the most northern part of London.
            We had a good week last week. I- is doing great and so is her whole family. Her father has been making some pretty interesting comments that really makes me think that he is taking in all of the stuff that we are teaching. It’s good, and I- is just taking in all of the stuff that we are teaching. She is golden, but for heaven’s sake we need to get her to church. It has been a struggle with their schedules on Sunday, but we will make it work this week! I am determined.
            Also last week we found a lady named C-, who is from Nigeria. She used to go to our church there and her family all joined the church but then something happened – don’t know what – that made her family leave the church. She talked a lot about that but invited us in to teach her. She is really cool, and we committed her to pray about the Book of Mormon because she said she never did when she was in Nigeria. I am excited to go over there a bit more. She is a very nice lady and wants to make us some proper Nigerian food.
            We are really trying to find some new investigators, we need some more people to teach. It is a work in progress. The most success we have had is through unplanned finding opportunities, whether we are on a bus or just walking to an appointment. We have had the best success through those things. Funny how the Lord puts people like that in our path at those times!
            It has been good, I am excited to see what another transfer in Hitchin has to offer. I know that the gospel can bring people the happiness that they all desire to have in their lives. We can become the people that God has designed us to be. We can grow our talents and abilities as we exercise our faith.

Love you,

Elder Purdy