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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Staying in Norwich

Hello Hello,
            Well transfers have come in once again, and I will be sticking around to hold down the fort in Norwich. Elder Cuche is off to Northampton. My new companion is Elder Vogel, another German. This will be his first transfer as a zone leader so it will be a good time working with him. There is a lot going on in Norwich so I am excited to see all of it through.
            We had a good week last week. Emma and Neil are still strong in the faith. We celebrated Chinese New Year with them and some other Chinese investigators as well. Happy Year of the Horse! There was lots of good food going around – lots of dumplings, lots and lots of them. I was really full but they all just kept eating and eating. It was all very good though. A couple more of our Chinese investigators have a baptismal date – Roy and Zhu – both for the 22nd of this month. They are doing really well!
            We had to head into London on Friday again, for a mission leadership council. Those are always a good time. Lots to talk about in the mission. I really enjoyed speaking about family history work. We had a man who is the head of family history in the UK come in and speak about how we can use family history to find people to teach. I really liked the idea, but I don’t know how to use the website or anything, so that’s a goal for the next upcoming weeks is for me to learn how to use it a bit more. We spoke a lot about how that was one of the major things Moroni spoke about in his appearance to Joseph Smith. He spoke about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and about the sealing power being restored.  Two major events that have helped people to come unto Christ, and to come unto Him with their families and loved ones.  We related the Book of Mormon to a change of heart, because it gives people a desire to follow Christ, and the sealing power is a turning of hearts, as it says in Malachi to families and the importance of them.

            On Sunday we met a potential investigator named Lorena. She is 20, and she is half Chilean. When she lived over in Chile she met missionaries and even went to church a couple times. She has great potential and we are teaching her very regularly now. We are also teaching a lady from Papua New Guinea who is here studying. She had a neighbor back home who was a member of the church. 
            So those are my thoughts for today. I hope you all have a good week!

Elder Purdy