So the great vast British Empire no longer exists, right? Well, the vast British Empire is here - in London, along with many other nationalities! We are in Wandsworth Stake and there are 61 languages spoken in this stake. There are 100 languages spoken in the mission. Our Stake President is from Ghana, one of his counselors is from Malaysia, our Bishop is from Nigeria, his first counselor is from Russia and so it goes. Elder Adams will be sustained as second counselor in the Bishopric and he's Parowanian! We attended our ward meetings last Sunday with the Area Seventy and Stake President in attendance. We were asked to introduce ourselves and bear our testimonies.
Elder Adams in front of our flat.
We are on the second floor right behind him.We moved into our new flat 6 days ago, and are busily trying to furnish it with all things necessary. We registered with the National Health Service, obtained a pass for the buses and trains, set up Internet at home, and opened a British bank account, but we still have several things to do.
This bus (route 249) takes us to and from our flat.
We see these buses all over town.
They must have heard we was a comin'.
We attended the London Temple yesterday with the Mission President and 11 missionaries who were returning home to places such as Canada, Scotland, England, Switzerland, USA, and Mainland China. We had a jolly good chat with the Chinese elder. He joined the church in Sweden as a student. He said he couldn't proselyte in China, but he is allowed to teach his family.
Elder Adams riding with the trolley
down the travelator at the 3 story grocery store.
Sister Adams having a bite of
lunch at the grocery store cafe.
An English Yam. You could start
a war with one of these!!
We're excited to meet more of our ward members in the coming weeks. We're helping to teach a Chinese investigator this week ..... and so it goes.