Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

Curious about Mormons? Go to the source and find real people at mormon.org--read what they believe and have live chats if you wish! (an official Church website)

Or, go to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, official web site: lds.org.

Note: The Blain's England Manchester Mission blog is a personal blog that is not endorsed, approved, or sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Address & Mailing Tips

Our address is:

Elder and Sister Blain
Flat 2 The Mount St Georges
Second Avenue
Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 8RB
United Kingdom

The Newcastle part can also be written Newcastle, Staffs ST5 8RB
You don't have to put "flat" either, since some of the mail comes with just the 2.

We can receive large envelopes and packages at our flat now. It costs, in American dollars, around $1.50 to mail a simple letter from here. The cost for a letter jumped from 90 pence to 97 pence this week. Postage is just way to high to try sending items. If anyone does decide to blow their week's paycheck, be sure to send items via regular mail because of the huge tax on something coming in through FedEx. A package can cost another $200 just to pick it up!

I don't think we'll be sending Christmas cards except through e-mail this year. We wanted to be sure you knew this in time, since December is eight months away. Letters seem to be taking around five to six days to arrive. Packages can be two weeks or more.


  1. Glad you guys made it safe! Miss you already :-(

  2. Summer told me that you guys sent an e-mail to everyone. I didn't recieve one, so I'm going to make sure you have my new address: courtniew@comcast.net
    I'm glad you guys are doing good. we miss you already and are so excited for you.