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, December 16, 2013

I am Grateful to be Here

Another week of lots of meetings! 
             Tuesday I was in Kings Lynn, which is in west Norfolk. Was really cold out there. We had to take a bus out there and I was able to have a really good conversation with a lady about the gospel. We spent lots of time finding in Kings Lynn and helping the elders out there.
            We spent Wednesday in Norwich. Stopped a lady on the street and spoke with her for an hour right there. Her name was Dara. She is a student here at the UEA, but is originally from Nottingham. She literally had NO belief in anything, but we had a really good conversation. It was one of those instances where I really felt like the spirit was putting words into my mouth. She ended up being pretty interested and wants meet up after Christmas. 
            Thursday we went into Cambridge and had a meeting with Elder Dyches of the Seventy. President Jordan also spoke and talked about having the spirit in our work. It was a perfect topic because of our experience with Dara the day before. What I took from the meeting was, what missionary work is, is being obedient and worthy to have the spirit, acting on the promptings we get, and praying fervently to recognize opportunities that come our way. Later I was studying in D&C 62 where God says, "it mattereth not unto me; only be faithful, and declare glad tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, or among the congregations of the wicked."  As long as God is in our actions we will be fine. We don’t have to have God tell us what to do in every decision we make. God will trust the faithful and wants is to think and be creative!
            Friday we had another meeting with Elder Dyches in London, where we spoke a lot about free agency. A lot! It was a good meeting as well and by the time we got back to Norwich we had to go to a member’s house and help them set up their Christmas tree. They also fed us which was nice. (picture included)

Elder Cuche and Christian
            So needless to say it has been a busy week! We also went to the ward Christmas party, where a member told me, “Elder Purdy it just feels like you are part of the ward” which is good news to hear! I love it here and I love the people we work with.
             I am grateful to be here, and to have the experiences that I have. It is a blessing to serve the people of England and to be involved in this amazing work.

Happy Christmas!!

Elder Purdy