England London Mission

England London Mission

Monday, November 25, 2013

Are you canvassing the area?

On Tuesday we had a companion exchange with the zone leaders. We were tracting in a neighborhood.  We went up to a door and knocked.   Just then a car pulled up, it was a normal plain car and so we thought it was the owner just coming home.   We went out to speak with him and a cop get outs of this unmarked vehicle.  Before we know it we were being interrogated to see if we were doing anything illegal.  It was two cops, a man and a woman, and they were like well, we are in this area tonight, a lot of us, because there have been a lot of burglaries happening here.  We are trying to catch the guys.  So what are you guys doing- canvassing the area again?  We showed our badges and they were like oh- ya…. Alright, well just take it easy tonight.  You might get stopped again though because there are a lot of us out tonight.  

It’s getting dark about 4:30 p.m. and it’s dark.  A little depressing.  With so many cloudy days in England, you don’t even see the stars at night.  Tracting until 8:00 in the dark.  It’s getting colder and raining more also.  I got some new gloves and a big fur hat a few weeks ago, so I should be set for the winter here. 

We found another investigator this week.  A man who’s recently been without a job.  A super nice guy, really devoted to Jesus Christ.  We were able to teach him about the restoration.  Taught one of our other investigators the lesson about Gospel of Jesus Christ with an Elder from a neighboring area.  That was an amazing experience-  the Spirit was really strong during that lesson.     Still working with some others as well.

Able to do a little more service this week also. Loved it.  One of the families in the area needed to move.  So we were helping them to move into a new house. It took about 4 hours.  Their little boys made it fun and kind of entertaining.  The one them is about 4 or 5 and he really wanted to help us.  So he would take things and help in every little way he could.  

I had to speak in church this week. It went really good.  I had everything all planned out as to how I was going to present things.  But nothing went according to my plan.  However, it ended up being really good. 

I ran into a farmer the other day and had a good conversation with him.   He retired about 10 years ago and sold out.  All of his farm ground has now gone into a housing development.  He says that’s happening to a lot of their farm and tree land around here.  He was a little upset about it and wondering what will happen when all of the farm land in England is gone.    We did walk by some farm ground the other day.   It was wheat, they had strip tilled it and then they are already planting beets in there.  I thought it was a little strange, but these beets are up to the 10 leave stage.  Quite big, so I was wondering if maybe they were going to be seed beets.  It was interesting to see how they did it. 

Love to all, and hope that you all have a great week!  

Love, Elder Stevenson

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