We awakened a few days ago to find our previously clean car covered in a mucky coating. We saw the same dirty cars wherever we went. It was revealed on the news that it was sand from a sandstorm in the Sahara Desert. How about that? That was some storm!
You've heard of Mountain Dew - this is Sahara Mist.
We had a lovely Stake Relief Society Birthday celebration last Saturday. We played games like Beetle (Beatle?) Drive, and did different crafts and had a jolly old time. We finished it off with all kinds of delicious cakes. I brought a cake that was topped with strawberries that I dipped in chocolate. A wonderful time was had by all.
Elder Adams wowed the ladies by serving them very generous portions of cake. Those were gigantic California strawberries we bought at Costco.
Sucking M & M's up with a straw. Sister Adams won that game, but she always was a sucker for chocolate.
We travel all over, and see all kinds of interesting things. We walk a lot, or ride the buses, or trains or subways. Sister Adams has a doctor appointment to have her plantar fasciitis treated. Hopefully she can get some relief so she can keep up the walking and running all over London.
We see this ad for the musical all over the place, on buses and in the subways. Gives us a kind of warm feeling.
Sometimes we pass places where we think we are in one place, but we are really not. Thankfully, the City of London can straighten us out.
Every day we ride a bus that goes to Sloane Square. We have never been to Sloane Square because we always get off at Tooting Bec station, or the church, or Clapham Junction to switch buses or trains before we get there. Yesterday, we decided to ride all the way to Sloane Square and get a little dinner in town. Well, we quickly realized we were in a tony part of town and couldn't really (or didn't want to) afford to eat here. We took in the sights and boarded our bus back to Clapham Junction and ate at KFC!
This is Sloane Square.
These are some of the shops at Sloane Square (Tiffany & Co and Cartier).
We had a Zone Meeting this week and the Senior Missionaries served Sloppy Joes, potato salad, strawberries and Jaffa Cakes to the missionaries They were very appreciative. We have a hard working group of missionaries from a variety of countries.
Part of our zone. Some had to leave early to catch trains.
We continue to work on the ward list to identify members who have moved out, or less active members. Our main calling is to support the members and leaders here in any way we can.
If you watch the first part of this youtube video, it is a London member who is teaching a photography class in our chapel (Stake Center). It gives one an idea of where we are and what it's like here. Copy and paste it. Enjoy!
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PS Tonight we watched the Saturday morning session of Conference at the Stake Center. We had an investigator there. It was great - but it did make us a little homesick.