Monday, February 24, 2014


Where does the time go? We are still trying to settle in and find our bearings, but we are getting really busy teaching with the young Elders, visiting less actives, attending ward meetings and activities and finding other ways in which we can serve.  We can set our own schedule and be just as busy as we please. 

Our local subway (or Underground) station.

Keeping that head warm and dry.

On P Day we drove to a 5 story mall in Kingston Upon Thames (where there had been some flooding) and were finally able to find Sister Adams some decent boots, suited to this cold wet weather. Good sensible shoes are so important here because we walk (and run for buses and trains) so much. We enjoyed a nice pub lunch while we were out, then found a Super ASDA (British version of WalMart) and bought Elder Adams some warm workout clothes. We live across the street from Tooting Bec Common, so he enjoys a good workout over there. It's a world of trees, walkways and green open ball fields with people walking, running, skating and biking amidst the squirrels, ducks and birds.

Elder Adams carrying a luxurious carpet remnant home to beautify our flat.

We had another great District meeting with our Elders. They never cease to amaze us with their mature and spiritual approach to their work of teaching about Christ. It's hard to believe they are only 18 and 19 years old! It is not easy working here, but they rally on. We all live in very diverse ethnic neighborhoods.  We were walking on a Tooting High Street the other day and saw a sign which said "Largest indoor market in Tooting". We ventured in there, and I swear, it felt like we were in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul"!

Easter is coming  Ever heard of Cadbury Creme Egg biscuits?  Oh my, delicious!

Elder Adams is in the Bishopric, so we try to attend YM and YW activities. This Friday evening we are going to drive our YW to a dance in Maidstone, which is quite a ways away, but they are so excited to be able to go. Earlier that day we will be driving two of our elders and their investigator to the London Temple and Visitors Center. Tomorrow, we are picking up another senior couple at a rail station down the road a ways, and driving them to our Multi Zone Conference in Crawley. We are pretty excited about this, as we heard the local Relief Society are going to be feeding us - yay!  We had to turn down two sets of Elders who asked for rides to the conference, and instead felt compelled to drive the seniors. Our car is in big demand! We use public transport most of the time as there is usually nowhere to park, and the traffic is pretty horrendous. All the aforementioned places are chapels and will have parking lots. 

Making paper roses with the Young Women.

Big day today!  Our new bed is to arrive at 8 am (or later)!  We can't tell you how much we are looking forward to a good nights' sleep on a decent bed! ............... Well, the bed just came at 12:20  that's not too bad.

The bed was delivered in dozens of pieces.  We asked the delivery guys if they were going to set it up and they just shrugged their shoulders.

Aaagh thats much better! Elder Adams 
did a great construction job.

This Wednesday, Elder Adams will be conducting a funeral service for a lady in our ward who was murdered in her home. We didn't know her which makes it a little difficult, but it will be an opportunity to preach about the Savior Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation.  Sister Adams is organizing the service, collecting photos and personal information, and printing the program.  

We went into the beautiful tourist area of London last night with two other senior couples, to attend a YSA fireside at the Hyde Park Chapel.  We rode 2 buses each way, rather than the subway, so that we could enjoy the scenery.  Going up there is like going to a different world - it is beautiful.  What a great time to meet with so many saints also.

Recently renovated Hyde Park Chapel.

The Christus statue at Hyde Park Chapel.

Just got this urgent message from our Mission President:

I would ask all of you to inquire through your contacts, ward, and friends if there are any couples that would like to serve in England London South Mission. If they are interested, have them email or call me: 1-435-767 0203. In talking with the missionary department in SLC, the number of applicants is drastically down at this time and they are not filling all the requests that are presented to them. They will help direct couples to us if they put in a preference and we also request them.  Thanks for your help and attention to this matter of great urgency. 

Forever Faithful,
President Millar

 OK!  Does anyone want to join us?  Maybe Mabelle should put this in the ward bulletin.

We bought a game of UNO so that we could get together with the other seniors around here for FHE.  One couple has Phase 10, another couple has SKIP BO.  Now, if we can ever make time to get together for dinner and games it sounds like a wild time!  

We are happy and healthy and loving the work!


  1. We've been loving your blog! Sorry not to have commented on it before. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers, and you sound wonderfully happy in the work! Our time is counting down really fast now. We'll speak in church on the 9th then head to the MTC a week later! Miss you!

    1. Thanks Louise. Keep us posted on everything you're up to!

  2. Elder and Sister Adams, I love reading your blog. It sounds like you are both having a grand time in England. I am so sorry that your mission is in such desperate need for couple missionaries. I wish I could help but I am just 1/2 a couple. I do know some others nearby who you might be able to convince, though. Have a grand week, Love, Sister Scano

  3. Love you Sister Becky. You would make a great missionary

  4. I am a missionary who works in the past.