Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Visiting Los Angeles - Looking for Housing


I am thinking of visiting Los Angeles in June this year and staying for a few weeks. I was looking at accommodation but, apart from a dormitory in a hostel, it is very expensive. I was wondering if any of your congregation would be interested in letting me stay with them as it would be good to stay with a real American family rather than in some anonymous hotel room.
Also, it would be good to see an American church and see how they are like British ones.
Of course, I would be very happy to provide payment, which might help with the budget. And I might cook an English meal or two, although cooking is not my greatest strength. I am clean and tidy and very quiet.
A little about myself.
I am a 50 year old Englishman and would be travelling by myself. I currently work for Barclays bank dealing with Payment Protection Insurance compensation claims. Which is quite complicated. I have saved up my leave and would like to see a bit of the world. I am a big reader and that is why I would like to visit Los Angeles as I have read so many thrillers set in LA that I would like to see it for myself. It is probably nothing like how it is depicted in the thrillers but I’d still like to see it.
More importantly, I have no criminal record (I don’t think Homeland Security even let you in now if you have a criminal record) and have a certificate from May 2015 showing I have no criminal record. I do not do drugs, smoke and only drink occasionally – although I do enjoy a pint of craft ale.
I am a Christian and am a regular attendee at Elm Hall Drive Methodist Church in south Liverpool. I help to run a cafĂ© there, help with a Bible Study group and am used for the ‘heavy lifting’ – moving all the tables and chair etc. Having worked in customer services, I get on well with most people.
Please find attached a recent picture.
Anyway, I hope to hear from you and if you want any more information, please get in touch.
Ed Deighton