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, October 14, 2013

Lighting the World With the Gospel

            I will start with a very delayed Happy Birthday to my pal Natedog Jessee!
            We worked hard this week, and saw some cool things happen, but we are still trying to build up. Our teaching pool is a bit less than desirable. But we are changing that, talking with errrryybody. That’s all it takes. 
            We had a zone meeting about that actually. No matter where you are just talk to people. It is amazing the situations the Lord puts you in that can lead to something really powerful. By small and simple things, I suppose. I think the missionaries liked it.
            Yes sir, this week went by fast. Tuesday we met a very nice man who had lost his glasses and was looking for them. We offered to help and he was very happy for it. We talked with him as we helped him and he said he was a Christian and wanted to get more into it. He was stoked to find out we were missionaries and invited us to his home later in the week. We never found his glasses, but a couple of days later he phoned up and was screaming at my companion about how we were going to hell, that our works couldn’t save us and that we were nothing but a cult. So needless to say, we never tried to pop by. Yikes!
            But we found a lovely investigator named Emma. She is Chinese, from Beijing in fact, and is studying at the UEA. We talked with her about God, who He is and how we can communicate with him. And as we prayed she asked how she can be baptized. Bingo! She is prepared. She came to church on Sunday and brought two of her friends Neil and Jennifer. They really enjoyed it. We should be teaching all three of them this week. You could tell that the light of Christ was burning in them, especially during the hymns.
            On Saturday we went up north to a place called Mundesley to visit a lovely sister who was feeding us our evening tea. We were tracting around her house beforehand and we found a very nice piece of pavement. We walked down it and right before our eyes there was the North Sea! Really really pretty. And there were actually waves. Oh man … it was magical. It made me want to paddle out. We took a picture and breathed it all in then went back to tracting. It was a tender mercy for sure. There is a place in my area where people surf called Cromer, so I want to go tract around there haha.

            By the way, the food we had was your classy English roast food and for pudding we had some delicious orange chocolate and almond cake. I don’t know how to describe it, but it was out of this world.
            On our way home from that lovely dinner, our GPS got us wayyy off the beaten path and we were cruising through some one-lane road through some forest. We got home somehow but it was an adventure haha.
            Things are really cooling down here – rain  rain rain – but it’s good. We are lighting the world with the gospel. This week will be good. Another week of building the kingdom!
            What an exciting time to be a missionary. The work is hastening, missionaries have been flooding in. Last month our mission had 40+ baptisms, which is really good for us. It is good to be here.

Love you guys.
Take care,

Elder Purdy