We spent the first part of yesterday at Warwick Castle, which remains wonderful despite the fact that it has been turned into a bit of a Disneyland in recent years.
Then we drove into London, where I gave a presentation on the Book of Mormon to about forty or fifty of the missionaries in the England London Mission at the Hyde Park Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is located between Hyde Park (big surprise there!) and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Afterwards, with the Flacks (whom we’ve been traveling with) and the Ainsworths (good friends of ours who are serving here) and President and Sister Jordan of the London Mission, we shared a good Indian meal at a nearby restaurant and then enjoyed an adjacent gelateria.
It’s good to talk with friends, and to meet with people who are committed to spreading the Gospel. (There were some remarkable successes here to talk about.) And it was fun to meet the missionaries, who were a kind of United Nations — from France, Finland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Sweden, the Netherlands, and many other countries. President Jordan says that forty different countries are represented among his missionary force of not yet two hundred. He also says that the number of missionaries under his leadership will soon have doubled from the number he had when he arrived a year ago.
Posted from London, England.