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, September 9, 2013

A Baptism!

            Well I am just well chuffed over our week. It was a good one. Tuesday we were in Letchworth Garden City, a nice place. I like it there.  It’s really green, and as a matter of fact the new Simon Pegg film was filmed there. We saw part of the shooting a few months ago, so that’s fun. But we saw a lady named Ajinder up there. She is an Anglo-Indian lady – really nice – and we had a good lesson on the Restoration with her. She enjoyed it and said she really felt some "positive energy" in the room as we spoke, and said she saw the "the light in us." I don’t know ... I guess she is just one of those people. She has gone to Nepal, though – went to go meditate and have a nice holiday. She took a Book of Mormon with her, so hopefully she will read it. The rest of the day we walked around the streets, saw a less active and talked with people. A good day.
            Wednesday we were walking to the train station to catch a train and I stopped this lady named Lauren. She a single mum, and as I said who we were she said "Oh yeah I have wanted to get baptized for awhile and so does my mate." So I hope we have a couple baptisms coming up! We sat down on a park bench with her and had a real nice chat about God and families and what we do as missionaries. We should be seeing her on Wednesday. Miracles happen. She has had a rough couple years it sounds like and I really hope she sees that this can really help her.
            Thursday we had a meeting in St. Albans – pretty cool city with lots of Roman ruins – and I had a workover with Elder Peirera from Brazil. He surfs as well so we talked about that a bit and had a good day together. We took him to Isabella's house, who is Brazilian and so is her mother, and they just jabbered away in Portugese. I just waited until we could speak English again. We ate dinner with them and then went tracting.
            Friday was a bummer – hosed appointments  and rain. It’s getting a bit colder here as well, which is always not fun.
            And Saturday Emilie got baptized! It was great. She was grinning from ear to ear afterwards and her mother was very proud. We taught them at a family’s home called the Meades so we had Brother Meade baptize her. I gave a talk about baptism. It was really nice, and her family that aren’t members seemed to really enjoy it – until the next day when Kylie told me they still think we are a cult that is going to hell …
            We are looking forward to this week. Elder Botcha is getting his patriarchal blessing tomorrow and we really want to get one more baptism this transfer. Most of our investigators have kind of fizzled out into not being interested, but we have some good new ones and we are excited to find some more.
Love you all,
Elder Purdy