Alma 37:6-7

Alma 37:6-7
Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apple Has Arrived

So this Tuesday Elder Nielson and Elder Kearon will be visiting the mission and introducing Ipads to us! I am pretty excited about it and think it will really help the work. We have known this was happening for about two months but President announced it to the mission just last week. So this is the last email sent from the computer. Next one will be from my Ipad. I don't have too much detail on it but they will train us on how to use it effectively on Tuesday!

This week I met a girl from Thailand. As we began to talk to her we asked her if she knew about Jesus Christ? She said,"Who?" It was the first time in her entire life hearing about Jesus Christ. Even the name. She is now preparing to be baptised. We have to teach really simply because it is all new for her. That was a first for my mission. 

President Jordan went to Germany this week for the mission president's seminar with Elder Bednar. President and Sister Jordan told us that after everyone left they began to eat dinner and guess who joined them for the evening. Elder Bednar. They said it was great and he was a great man. 

Tomorrow is Stake Conference and also the London Marathon. Half of London (east and south) will get shut down for it. So actually we just finished stake conference and it was beautiful. Great talks were given. I sang in the choir. Yeah I am a choir boy. 

Before stake conference started there was a new members meeting which was the best. I got to see all of my Recent Converts in the past year. Margaret, Antonia, Raymond, Malou, Jing and Arjay all were able attend a bare testimony of our Saviour in his restored church. It was such a sweet experience. 

The pictures are from Cambridge! Enjoy! 

Elder David


Saturday, April 18, 2015


So this week I met the Queen! Okay, I didn't in person but I had a dream that somehow my companion and I got into Buckingham Palace and then the Queen was right there and I asked one of the guards can I take a picture with her and he said it was okay. Then the Queen and I became best friends and she took us on a personal tour! It was epic! I woke up and was really disappointed that it was all fake because it was one of those dreams when it feels like reality. You know you have been serving in London for 2 years when you start to have dreams about the Queen. Newt week I will be having Tea with Will and Kate.

Actually this week we were pretty close to the Royal family. President called us in the Morning to go to the hospital to give a man a blessing. As we drove and got nearer to the hospital the more roads were closed and the more journalists we saw. We didn't know what was happening. So we had to park a like a mile away and walk to the entrance of the Hospital. We ask one of the reporters what is happening and they said that the Royal Family is about to have a baby. Something like that. But everyone was so excited. They were at the same hospital as us! We went to give this blessing and then left. 

Today Raymond got Baptised!!! WOO HOO! It was so great and he bore a really great Testimony and brought many of his friends to see. I will send you his pictures with this email! That is about for today! 

I love you all and have a great week! 

Elder David


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Turn Around!

Yesterday we spent our P-Day in Cambridge. We had an excahnge the day before with the Zone Leaders there and so when we dropped them back off we stayed the day up there! I LOVE IT! When we come back to England we are going to visit there for a day. We can go Punting. It is like a Gondola ride in Venice but around Cambridge. Just beautiful! I have pictures that will be sent to me soon so when I get them I will send them off to you!

We are teaching a Chinese Student named Raymond. He is getting baptised this coming Saturday and went to go buy a suit yesterday for church. He is really great! He is the one that prayed for me to get a girl friend at the end of the lesson. What a guy.

While walking to the chapel we were stopping people by the way and I walked past this Chinese girl and then I felt the biggest prompting to go run after her and talk to her her. Literally a voice say, "Turn around." So I did and we had a great conversation. She came into the church right then and we had a lesson. She told us that she had been thinking about learning more about God but didn't know where to go. Answer to prayers!!

On Tuesday I was back in Norwich! I love that place! Mostly for the people. We had dinner at the Wilkins home and it just brought back to good times. 

This letter is short but I will send the pictures next week because I know that is your favorite part of my emails!! Have a great week! 

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter 2015!

So I emailed on Tuesday so not too much has happened in the last few days that is too drastic! Elder Anderson was gone the whole week in different places and I was left in the area with other missionaries.

I am really excited for General Conference tonight! The whole week we have been inviting everyone. Since we are in Central London and the church is in a prime location we will hopefully have many people come this weekend to listen to the words of the Prophet and Apostles. I hope you all have questions prepared to ask in your heart. I am finalizing mine today. 

I taught in China this week! We have an investigator who is in China and we Skype taught him. Good stuff. 

We have a really diverse group of people that we are teaching. Italy, England, Finland, Sweden, China, Romania, Spain, France, Peru, Malaysia, and Israel are all the countries of people that we teach. I love it! 

Today a member is taking us through the Free Mason Temple then to Five Guys after! It will be great! That is about it for this week. 

I am thankful for this Easter Season. I was thinking last night and wished that Easter was a bigger Holiday. Christmas is blown up and huge but Easter is quiet and not too many people have traditions that remind them of what Easter means. I would like to change that in my life. The only reason we even celebrate Christmas is because of Easter. It was because of what Christ suffered in Gethsemane and on Golgotha that he became our Saviour. It was also because of his glorious Resurrection in the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathaea that he became our Redeemer. Easter would not be Easter if Christ never did what He said He would do. I am extremely grateful Christ performed the Atonement for me and you. 

It is interesting that when Christ appeared to Mary Magdalene on the morning of His Resurrection, the first thing He commanded her to do is to, "... go to my brethren and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God." (John 20:17).  
It is our sacred responsibility to do as Mary did. That is, to declare that He Lives,for "He is not here but is Risen." What a special time to be a missionary. I now leave with you a challenge. As you wake up tomorrow, I would ask that you put yourself in the shoes of Mary Magdalene. Standing face to face with Christ in the tomb. Ponder on who He would like you to tell that He is Risen. 

Have a great Easter!

Elder David