Sunday, July 20, 2014

45 Days in London: Day 27

Day of Rest

The place where we attended church today was another international experience. We met people from Ghana, Turkey, Finland, and Albania. It was a small, humble little ward with an enormous heart. We immediately felt we belonged.

All of the leadership on the stand were of African descent. I don't think I've ever seen that before. It was refreshing and exciting to see the growth of the church internationally.

At the end of the Relief Society meeting, several women had brought things to share with each other: fresh herbs from their gardens, fruit from their trees, and a favorite Italian cake from a nearby shop. It felt like a beautiful symbol of the kind of friendship, nurturing and support we enjoy as sisters.

At night we held a family home evening in one of the flats. We talked about our Lake District experience, and loved hearing from the students about the spiritual and artistic impact it had on them.

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