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, May 30, 2015

We Are Famous!

Hello Family and Friends!
Last month during interviews, President and Sister Jordan took their
camera and recorded the song glorious from meet the Mormons and some
missionaries put it together to the music! This week we showed the
final project and then Sister Jordan posted it on facebook! Within a
week it has 50000 views and 1000 shares. It was on Deseret news as
well! If you want to view it then go to YouTube and search glorious by
England London mission!

Jeff is getting baptised! So you remember a few months ago I told that
a man sat next to me on s bus and then said,"I feel like I should to
talk to you." He didn't see my name tag or anything. President Jordan
interviewed him for baptism and he is good to go. He has asked me to
baptise him on my last Sunday in the field. He is from Lebanon.

I have so many videos I need to upload to the drive that I will try to do today.

Right now it is 7 in the morning and we are sitting outside of the
Apollo theatre for Wicked Tickets. President Jordan asked to go wait
in line for him today and then we decided we would also go see it. So
today for our Pday we will be seeing Wicked.

Everyone asks me how I feel about returning home and it is really
weird because it has not set in for me. I am numb to the idea. But if
I might say I am more nervous to return home then I was to come here.
I don't really understand why but that is how I feel at the moment.

Also this week I met a woman who had a garden party with the queen.
She was proper English. Posh as can be.

I love you all and hope you have a good week! See you soon!

1. On stage of wicked
2. Big Benjamin on the iPad
3. Waitin in line
4. Hindu temple in London


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Zone Conference Week Accomplished

This whole week we went to Zone Conference! It was great being with all the missionaries and to have pizza four days in a row. Elder Nolan and I tried to be smart and do one day on and one day off pizza. It was a wise wise choice. We sang a few songs and I will put them up on the google drive account today so you may view them!

The conference theme was focussed on Teaching. Right now the England London Mission has more return missionaries teaching in the MTC than any other mission. Just last week a former Sister missionary messages president Jordan and said,"So what is up with the England London Mission? What is your secret?" 

In our mission we have something called "Mind the Gap" and no I am not talking about public transport. Everyday we do 4 two minute role plays. So we teach a principle of the gospel using a memorized scripture, inspired question, and testimony. We do four of these everyday. Practice, practice, practice. It is amazing how when "Minding the Gap" inspiration comes and allows us to teach in a new and simpler way. Then we are able to use that in our lessons. The spirit then has an arsenal of choices to pick from in our own memory bank.

This week we again have meetings. Not as long as last week but still a few to attend. Today Elder Nolan and I will go to St. Pauls if the weather clears up. It has a beautiful view! I will send pictures of what we did last week so you may see them all! 

Love you and talk to you soon! 

Elder David

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I Love Me Some Roast Dinner

Last Monday Sister Jordan invited Elder Nolan and I over for her first ever roast dinner. A roast dinner is equivalent to what we usually have for thanksgiving but with a few differences. It is soooo good. She got a ten out of ten. I will send a photo of it. I think it is partially because my companion is English.
On Tuesday we had a mission leadership conference. Every District Leader, Zone Leader and Sister Training Leader came in and we were able to train them on things that can help them lead more like the saviour. The purpose of leadership is not to attract more followers but to create more leaders. That is what the saviour did. He tutored
the young and immature Peter to the Peter that led the church after Christ ascended to heaven.
On Wednesday I went back up to Norwich in an exchange with the ZL there and we taught the most amazing family. In my life I have had little moments that have strengthened my testimony in The Book of Mormon. But in that lesson while explaining the Book of Mormon and bearing testimony of it, I had a very clear and powerful testimony of its truthfulness.  I know that book is from God. The family we taught is now preparing to be baptised next month.
The next day I went to London North on another exchange. This time I was with Elder Darrington and Elder Mortensen in a trio. These two fellows are my flat mates when I go to USU. They are great and we spent the whole day in the rain talking to people. It was awesome.
London rain does not mess around. It pours.
Friday I was finally back in the area and we spent the majority of the day preparing for Zone Conference next week. This is where things are getting crazy!

I have a few photos to send so I will send those through.
Have a great week and talk to you in a week!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

5 Weeks! HERE WE GO!

I will be staying with President Jordan for my last transfer but my new/kinda new companion is....ELDER NOLAN! Again! Haha how funny is that. We are going to have so much fun and work our tails off this transfer.
Usually we have six week transfers but this one is an awkward 5 week transfer. That means we have to squeeze in the same amount of exchanges, meeting, and work with one less week while making sure Elder Nolan knows what is going on before I leave. Elder Nolan will be the transition assistant for the new mission president and so he has
to know it all.

Elder Anderson will be training a new missionary for his last
transfer. He was so excited because he had never trained before hand.
Last Sunday night was both our best day on the mission ever. So you all have heard of Luc. He is great and we are teaching him. A few weeks ago his mum went to watch general conference near her home at the church to see what the church was about. Then he invited her to
stake conference two weeks ago. She loved it and took notes the whole time. Then after she invited us to come and have dinner with the family again to teach them more about the church. So we go over and teach this family. After we had dinner and continued on with a great
night. The two days later we receive this text from Luc's mum, "Hello Elder Anderson, thank you the lesson on Sunday. The way you and Elder David talked was quite impressive. It touched us and the spirit of the lesson was with us for the rest of the long weekend! You are always
welcome in our house." How awesome is that? Now one of her 4 kids came into the church doing there lunch break to have tour. And tomorrow they will be coming to church with us. The. After we will go have another lesson and dinner. It is a fairy tale missionary story. I will send s picture of us with the family.

I love you all and hope you have a great Mother's Day tomorrow.
I am excited to Skype the family and tell my angel mother that I love her.
Happy mothers day to all you reading this! Except the men. Not happy Mother's Day to the men.
The photos we took today.



Saturday, May 2, 2015

Got My IPad

The England London Mission is now an iPad mission and it is so weird!
I love it though and am using now to email you. It is great to use to
teach. Using videos and scriptures and the gospel art book. The
Chinese love it because we can translate hard works from English to
Chinese in an instant.

Elder Kearon and Elder Nielson came to the mission on Tuesday and gave
some really powerful talks. The first thing they said when they period
before us is this; "We are sent here on direct assignment from the
first presidency and they was us to tell you that they trust you."

They both spoke with such understanding. They knew that problems that
the world is facing. They spoke by the power of the Holy Ghost and we
all felt it in that room.

I thought they would come to speak about the technical sides of how to
use an iPad in the worm but boy was I wrong. They title then
conference "Disciples in the digital age." They focused on the
principles of Agency, faith, and repentance. I loved the whole thing.

Elder Kearon was actually a convert to the church and was found by
sister missionaries right out front of the Hyde Park chapel. He is now
the Area President of the church here in Europe. He met his wife here
in this chapel. She was on a BYU study abroad program and she shared
how this chapel is sacred ground for their family. It was touching to
hear them tell us the entire story.

He said something that stood out to me. It was pertaining to the
Sister missionary who had stopped him.  He said that, "To this day I
have no idea what she said to get me to stop. It didn't matter what
she said. She had become the message." I thought that was powerful.
Sometimes we all worry too much about saying the right things.  Rather
it is more important that the radiance which illuminates around us is
always brighter than our words. "She could have said anything. I knew
that she had something that I didn't have, and I wanted it."

I have felt this last week a power and confidence which comes from
living the gospel fully. I feel it in my day. I feel it right when I
get off my knees from my morning prayer. I feel it In my teaching. And
I know that all of you can feel it if you work on increasing your
glow. This requires faith in Christ and repentance. Make positive
changes. Say your morning and evening prayers. Keep the commandment,
go to church, and read your scriptures. If these things are not
happening in your life and you make the changes to do them, I promise
that the people you interact with, will notice.

Things are going great here. Today we will be working with president
on the transfer which is next week. Any guesses for me? Am I staying
for my last transfer? Is my companion staying for his last transfer?
The world will never know until next Saturday! I love you and have a
great week!
Enjoy a nice selfie with the moves board.