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 23, 2013

Happiness, a Sleepover, a Hindi Lesson, and a Black Squirrel Sighting

Hello Hello!
                A fine week indeed. I am well chuffed over our work. It was an interesting one
                On Tuesday my companion and I had to run over to Harlow Essex and do a baptismal interview. It takes like 2 hours to get there, and when we finally arrived we had a 20-minute bike ride to the chapel where we were going to do the interview. Then we found out it was cancelled. So we sped back to the train station to go home, but all of the buses were cancelled. So we had a little sleepover in Harlow. I curled up on a little recliner and fell asleep. Pretty fun. The only way is Essex!
                But Wednesday made up for it. We had a lesson with a very good investigator named Lauren, a young single mum who wants to be more religious. She invited her friend Abby to the lesson who wanted to know more about what we are all about. We got there and had such a powerful lesson! The spirit was strong and I saw them both tear up when we talked about the First Vision. We committed them both to baptism for the 26th of October. We asked them what they expected out of meeting with us and Lauren said, “Because you both look so happy and I want to know why. I want some of your happiness.” They unfortunately could not come to church but we are seeing them this Wednesday. Keep them in your prayers.
                The rest of the week was good as well with finding and teaching. We still teach Ashwani, and we still teach him in Hindi. He is doing very well, and I now know a few sentences in Hindi like:

aap kaise ho?

app ka family kaisi hai?

aaj ka plans kya hai?

Look them up.

from Jen:  OK I looked them up.  Google translated them as follows:

आप कैसे हो?                 "How are you?"
आप का फॅमिली कैसी है?     "Family, how are you?"
आज का प्लान्स क्या है?      "What are the plans today?"

            I also had the privilege of seeing one of the ever elusive Letchworth black squirrels! I also found out that they are just a mutated version of the gray squirrel and they are only found around Letchworth. What a majestic creature.

God save the Queen!

Elder Purdy!