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, January 27, 2014

A Vision of the Work

            We had a great week this last week – a very cold week, but a good week!  Things here are good. We didn’t teach 22 lessons this week, we taught 18 haha, and the Simbi family came to church which was good. Neil passed the sacrament and did great.  
            Wednesday we had to go into London for a leadership meeting. I saw lots of missionaries that I haven’t seen forever, like Elder Mongelli! He has had to get glasses since the last time I saw him, and he has put on some weight, but it was great to see him again – a joyous reunion indeed.
            The meeting was good. Something that stuck out to me is we were talking about how we need to have a “vision” of where we need to go in our work, and how we are going to help our zones get there as well – which is very true. If we don’t set goals, if we don’t look to broaden our horizons, then we really aren’t leading, because we don’t know where we want to go.
            Thursday I was in Lowestoft. We did lots of tracting and finding on the bus. Norfolk is one of those places where LDS missionaries have been since they came to England in the late 1800's. I actually saw an old newspaper that talked about missionaries baptizing at a mill that’s in my area in a place called North Walsham. So everybody knows who we are. It can make it kind of hard to teach people because they already have an OK idea of what we talk about. But we were tracting in Lowestoft and we met a great lady, who minutes before had been praying for guidance and then we knocked at the door. Coincidence? I think not! She has studied lots of religions and perspectives but never ours, so she was naturally curious and we had a great lesson with her and shared about the Book of Mormon. So even in a place like Norfolk where there have been missionaries since the beginning of the church, there are still people who haven’t heard, and need the gospel in their lives. The Lord definitely prepares people to hear our message!
            Saturday we had dinner with a couple named David and Jemma Masters. David is not a member but Jemma is. We visit them quite often. I really get on with them and we have a good time. They provided dinner and Elder Cuche made crepes for pudding.  I tried making some as well, but mine were pretty sub par. But it was fun, and I took a picture.
            Sunday was great. We had six investigators at church! The Simbi family and two of our Chinese investigators. We were running around frantic to make sure everybody was where they needed to be, and it was all good in the end. They felt the spirit and the ward was very warm and inviting towards them.
            That’s all for me this week. Transfers are next week so we will see what is in store for me! 

Pip pip cheerio,

Elder Purdy