Merry Christmas to all our dear friends and family. We have been in London now for 6 months. We have loved every part of the experience. We love the dedicated missionaries we are able to work, the wonder members and especially all those who come and visit us at the center, feel the spirit and have a desire to learn more. We talk to many who are interested to learn, to change, to improve and to all those who do we see the happiness and peace the teachings of Christ bring to their lives. One such individual is from China. She is in England studying at the university. I was with the missionaries when they taught her she should not smoke, or drink coffee or tea. She said “smoking I can understand, but there’s no way I’m giving up coffee and tea…that’s part of my culture. That’s part of who I am. I can’t do it!” We continued working with her. She accepted the challenge to pray and see if God really wanted her to do this. She did stop drinking coffee and tea and she joined the church. She has been responsible for several others becoming interested in Christ’s teachings. She’s now a leader in her singles ward and teaches the Chinese Sunday School class. She left yesterday to visit her home land of China for the holidays. Every time we see her she is so exuberant, jumps up and down and tells us how happy she is. You can imagine how that makes us feel.
We likewise are so happy to be members of Christ’s true church and to be spreading his message at this time in our lives. We are happy we have so many who encourage us and support us and pray for us; most especially our wonderful friends and families. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. We love you all.