Monday, 5 January 2015

05/01/15 - Willen Lake‏

Good afternoon,

On New Year's day we went with the ward to walk around Willen Lake! Even though it was very cold and windy everyone seemed to enjoy it. We went past a small version of the Stonehenge and we saw an awesome looking peace monument! Later in the afternoon we went to Sister Fields-Davis's house for a lunch appointment and she made us a roast dinner! We felt bad having to leave in the middle of it, because of our appointment with B. As soon as we approached B's house we caught her standing outside smoking when she hasn't smoked for more than a month  B came to the Christmas Truce and has been an investigator for a long time. She doesn't feel like she's receiving any answers to her prayers and doesn't understand why missionaries have asked her to read different parts of the Book of Mormon. So we have committed her to read from the start and to pray in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Radi Hristov married Rachel Edwards from the Milton Keynes ward and had his wedding last week. He served his mission here in the ELM and knows Jesse ( Elder Chew step brother who also served in the London Mission)! He had President and Sister Jordan go to the London temple with him! I met his friend Plamen Denev who served in the Leeds mission and finished in 2007. He knows Elder Sackett, Elder Jones, Elder Golden and a lot of the missionaries that have come to Barnsley in the early days! We went to the reception at the chapel for a little bit and ate some of the good food they had out.

We had our first lesson with  the husband of the Primary president, who isn't a member. He's from Italy and he's already read through the whole Book of Mormon. He enjoys the Book of Mormon and we challenged him for baptism, but he doesn't want to commit to anything yet because if he does he wants to make sure he will keep the commitment. So we committed him to pray about the Book of Mormon and to come to church. He wasn't able to come because of work, but once we start teaching him some commandments that should change. Our other investigators, all women whom we had been teaching last year have been very difficult to get in touch with over the past week. I guess we just have to keep working harder and keep relying on the Lord help in this work.

Love,

Elder Chew
P.S. - There's a picture of me and the Mayor on the Church's UK Facebook page!
Willen Lake

Peace Pagoda

Radi's reception
Dinner at the Fields-Davis's

Costco food

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