Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Elder Chew is home!

Mother and Son reunion
We went to the England London Mission to pick up Elder Chew and also to meet up with Jesse my step son, who had served in the same mission 3 years prior. It was a spirit-filled and very touching evening, with lots of tears. President and Sister Stevens and Elder and sister Williams were very attentive, kind and loving to all the missionaries and 5 families who were there picking up their sons and daughter.
First time we have seen him in almost 2 years!
RMs and one future missionary (Justin)
Saying good bye to the cars he had driven.

Very close is having to make 2 trips.
Elder Williams who keeps all the Missionaries in line.
Sister Williams - another mother to all the missioaries
A Lovely rendition of Army of Helamans by the missionaries who were transferred out on the 26th July. A little note: I got to meet Sister Lund from Hong Kong whose dad had served as a missionary in Ipoh, Malaysia...my father's hometown.





Monday, 11 July 2016

11/07/16 - Last Zone Meeting

Hey!

Last week was pretty rough, it seems like we're starting over with our
teaching pool. Elder Dalley and I were thinking about what we could do
to find better people. We decided we will do a water fast every other
day this week! We put our trust in the Lord that he will help us find
a new family and help us with our health.

I had my last zone meeting which was a little sad, but we received
good trainings about attacking the morning and talking to others
without using "Mormon language" so they can really understand what
we're saying.

We did a zone study today about the parable of the lost sheep in Luke
15. The Saviour left the 99 to find the one lost sheep. He rejoiced
when he found it. We talked about this as a zone and discussed that no
matter how busy life can get we should always have time to help those
who have lost their way. It is one of the greatest feelings to help
someone find truth and understanding by teaching them simple gospel
principles.

P-day last week was fun in Lavenham! I will attach some pictures. We
saw the house that Harry Potter was born in!

P.s. The Meet the Mormons movie is on the gospel library!


Love,


Elder Chew






Monday, 4 July 2016

04/07/16 - Happy 4th of July!

Hi!

Hope you're enjoying the 4th of July. Apparently America is 240 yrs old! I'll have to go back and visit one day. Our fast and testimony meeting was good and our investigator M. came with the Butcher family. She is staying with them for another week and a half before she goes back to Spain. We taught her yesterday at Bishop's home. She is open to reading and praying to know if the Book of Mormon is true. We hope that when she goes back to Spain her family will support the choices she wants to make. She wasn't sure what they would say about her getting baptised when she is already Orthodox. 

We are going to see Lavenham today with the district, apparently it's a really old village that has been well preserved! This week we will be teaching someone new! His name is D. and we found him when he was jogging. He looks interested in the Book of Mormon and he seems so humble. We are excited for him to work towards a baptismal date and he said some of his family should be there too! 


Love,

Elder Chew
England London Mission
64-68 Princes Gate
Exhibition Road,
South Kensington
London, England SW7 2PA







Tuesday, 28 June 2016

27/06/16 - Hydroplaning

Last week was very rainy, but we have seen blessings from the Lord it
may not have been from driving through puddles though (there are so
many here...)We are currently teaching an American family that
referred themselves online. The mum has a close friend that is Mormon
and the father knows a lot of Mormons in the military. They are
baptist and have so many deep questions. They just don't like digging
at the surface of things. They are making plans to come to church with
us this Sunday and it will be the first time for the husband. We feel
very confident they will get the answers they need.

We went tracting for a few hours and were struggling to find someone
to teach. We had the Cambridge Elders pray for us over the phone and
we found Gemma, a mum with 4 kids! We were happy to feel the spirit
that as others pray for us it helps to build the faith to find those
who will listen.


Love,

Elder Chew

p/s The military families are very kind to us!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Fun pictures

Elder Chew's address in Ipswich
only for the next few weeks! He will be moved to London in Kensington for us to pick him up on the 27th July.

Flat 3, The Osiers,
Bury Road,
Stowmarket,
IP14 1JF







Tuesday, 14 June 2016

14/06/16 - Moved again to Bury St. Edmonds?!?!

Afternoon everyone,

We had move calls yesterday and President said I have a new assignment to go to Bury St. Edmonds (Ipswich stake) to be with Elder Dalley. I was pretty surprised as I thought I would be staying as I've only been in St. Albans for 5 weeks! Elder Silva my last companion will be replacing me here.

St. Albans is a wonderful place and recently we found a few new investigators to start teaching. I'm sure Elder Silva will do well finding Spanish and Portuguese people to teach too. We went to the London Temple last week, because Elder Alvey will be going home this week. It was truly amazing! It has almost been 2 years since I went to the temple so we were learning a lot. We participated in initiatories, endowments and sealings for the whole day. I'm so thankful that we have these truths restored to us. The temple is one of the best places to build your testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel.


Love, 

Elder Chew
England London Mission
64-68 Princes Gate
Exhibition Road,
South Kensington
London, England SW7 2PA

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

30/05/16 - Harlow stake blitz

Hi!

Last week went very quickly! We went to London for our exchange and we
visited the Borough market! It was very busy and there was so much
food (look at the picture of the fruit and veg).

On Saturday the whole zone (7 companionships) went to Harlow to join
in with the members in doing missionary work. The Stake is doing a
one-on-one program to help boost the missionary efforts in each area.
All the missionaries were on splits with the Harlow ward and with
members of the stake presidency and high council. There was a strong
spirit there and a lot of good work was done. We feel that it really
helped the members to get more excited about missionary service.
Harlow received many new referrals and we're optimistic about their
week.

Elder Poole and I have been exhausted lately. We have seen that the
Lord is blessing us with more people to teach. One of them is Sean,
he's a brother of one of the sisters in the ward. He has lost a lot
and has a strong desire to change! He is doing very well and has cut
down his smoking from 20 to 4 a day! It is amazing to see what a truly
humble heart with real intent can do. We will be praying for more
people like this to teach.


Love,

Elder Chew