Monday, October 16, 2017

Hellooooooo!!

Wow what an exciting week!!

So last week I mentioned Amanda and Rachel. Both still doing really well!! Amanda got interviewed for baptism last week and she passed!! She will be getting baptised on Saturday!! I am so excited for her!! She is so prepared!! She has been taught everything by the missionaries in Singapore and then she moved here and has come to church the past three weeks and she is getting baptised!! It just
shows that no effort is ever wasted and we are all on the same team!! I am so grateful for those missionaries in Singapore!! They were proper good man!!

Rachel had to have her date pushed back a week which was sad but she should be getting interviewed this week and getting baptised next week!!😊 she came to a European broadcast with Elder Ballard yesterday and loved it!! She is so glad to have good friends with good standards after not having that her whole life!!

We also had Zone Conference this week which was lots of fun!! We learned a lot about teaching the fruit of the doctrine and being fountains instead of drains.

I also got to go on exchange with Sister Cook in North Shields!! She is so cute!! I LOVE her!! We had so much fun!!

1 Nephi 20:10 "For, behold, I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction."
Sometimes Heavenly Father gives us trials to prepare us for our future. He always has a plan and a purpose for everything!

Love you all!! Have a great week!!

Sister Montgomery


 Service from 2 weeks ago!!


Zone Conference


CUTE!!!


Monday, October 9, 2017

It's nee bofah! I'm going doon toon, me.

That's how people talk here.......YES

MAN WHAT A CRAZY WEEK.

I took the train from Sheffield to Doncaster Tuesday morning and then I met my new companion Sister Ashcroft! She is so cute!! She is from Arizona and she is such a fireball missionary! We had a car for the first few days which was really nice!! We got to drive down to MLC on Friday which was good. We got smart phones to help us further hasten the work. I'm still trying to get used to it. It's been so weird having a smart phone again.

We found a new investigator on Thursday! His name is William. We were teaching an investigator Colin in the Library and William overheard us and after our lesson with Colin, William asked us to pray with him so we did and he is now scheduled for 28 October!! He is so cool!!

We are working with quite a few people who are preparing for baptism!! Two of them, Amanda and Rachel, will be interviewed this week to be baptised next week!! So exciting!!

Ether 12:27 "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."

Hope you have an amazing week and stay frosty!!

Sister Montgomery


A couch we found in Sheffield


MLC


Monday, October 2, 2017

Heyyyyyy

Not a lot of stuff really happened this week but it was still good! We went on exchange with the Doncaster sisters again which was lots of fun!! I was with Sister Majc and we had fun! It was kind of a shorter exchange but it was still good.

We found a new investigator named Katrina! She is so cool! The Doncaster sisters found her for us! She is really interested in the after life and being able to see her family again so we were able to answer a lot of her questions! We are seeing her again tonight!

General Conference was ACE!!!! Man I loved it so much! I especially loved Elder Holland's talk! I loved how he talked about how Heavenly Father loves us so much but we still need to keep his commandments because He just really wants what is best for us!!

Also it was really sad to hear about Elder Hales. He is really going to be missed.

We got transfer calls!! I am moving to Newcastle!! It's super close to Scotland so I am going to FREEZE. Also people in Newcastle talk really funny and even other English people can't understand them so that's going to be awesome...My new companion is going to be Sister Ashcroft! I have heard lots of good things about her so that's good! I just wish President would let me stay with my companion for longer than a transfer.....

I'm way excited and I look forward to this week! I hope you all have a great week! Love and miss you all!!!!!

Sister Montgomery


Sheffield 1 District


I'm seriously going to miss her so much!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Hiya !!

This week was pretty good. We had an interesting start to the week when we got a call from the elders saying that someone had broken into the chapel. Kind of rude but everything is all good now!

We are still working with Mark and he is doing well! It's been a bit harder to see him this week because he has been sick but he is still excited for his baptism and still talks about it all the time!

We got to go to Doncaster (home of the swag masta from Doncasta himself, Louis Tomlinson) this week for exchange! It was a lot of fun! I was with Sister Caughill and we just got rained on all day!! Unfortunately we didn't run into Louis...

A recent convert in our ward is starting to introduce us to his friends which is pretty cool! He wants us to start teaching them so I will keep you updated on that!

Speaking of recent converts, Dylan (my investigator from York) got baptised!! Sister Tautkus emailed me today with pictures from his baptism! It made my heart so happy! He has changed so much and I am so proud of him!

Yesterday we got fed rabbit at a member's house...not going to lie I kind of felt bad eating that poor thing...It didn't help that she had its SKIN JUST SITTING NEXT TO US. AAGGHHH.

Other than that it's been a good week. I have a bad cold which is really rude of my body to do to me because I literally just got over a bad cold. Whyyyyyyyy.

Spiritual Thought:
"As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day—whether to make this choice or that choice—if we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice." -Thomas S. Monson

Always choose Christ. :)

HAVE A GREAT WEEK. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL.

Sister Montgomery


how RUDE


Our incredibly awkward District picture


Dylan!!!!!!


thuggin

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hello!

I hope everyone is doing alright and staying safe from all that is going on in the promised land. You guys are always in my prayers!

This week was pretty alright. We have been able to actually go out and find people in our own area this week which was great!! And it sure payed off because we found a new investigator named Mark! He is awesome!! We have taught him twice already and he told us about a spiritual experience he had and he knows that this is what he is supposed to be doing! His friends are even supportive of him which is a huge blessing!! He talks about his baptism all the time and he can't wait! I'm so excited to help him on his journey to his Heavenly Father!

Nothing else really exciting happened except for that. I'm still trying to get used to having Facebook again but it's been good as well!

Spiritual Thought:
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland taught: “The great thing about the gospel is we get credit for trying, even if we don’t always succeed.” How comforting is that?! Just as long as we try our best, we succeed!

Love you guys so much!

Sister Montgomery


READ IT!


thanks Fran!


 happy birthday Elder Christensen!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Ayyup!

So as some of you may have noticed I now have Facebook again. It's so strange. I had it in my head that I wasn't going to see that thing for 18 months and I was completely okay with that so it's weird to see it again. But we will be using it for online proselyting which will take a bit to get used to but it should be fun! We already have a lesson on Facebook that will take place tomorrow so that's pretty neat!

This week was really good! We had Zone Conference which was so good! We did some training just with our Zone and we did it on High Love, High Expectations. We have a new Elder in our zone who can do lots of push ups and his companion is awesome and great at supporting and lifting up his fellow missionaries! So in the morning we asked Elder Rindlisbaker (the new elder) how many push ups he could do and he said he maxed out at 140 in the MTC so we asked if he could do it again and he was like "I can try for 150" and we were like .............go on then. When it came time for their part we told everyone that Elder R set high expectations for himself by saying he can do 150 push-ups. And Elder Lyman (his companion) is going to help and support and encourage him. So they came to the front and Elder R started his push-ups. He did 100 fairly quickly but once he passed that it started to get a little bit tougher. Elder L was giving great words of encouragement and showing him so much support and love to do his push-ups! When Elder R got to 120 he really started to struggle. Elder L got down on the ground next to him and was just like "come on man you've got this. 30 more you can do it" and then when he got to 130 he REALLY started to struggle. It looked like he wanted to give up but then Elder L wouldn't let him and said "okay Elder you have 20 more push-ups. Come on, I'll do them with you". At this point my eyes filled with tears! My heart just filled with the spirit as I saw these two companions working together to accomplish this difficult task. Elder R finished his push-ups and collapsed on the floor. Elder L continued to praise him and show him love and congratulate him on what he had accomplished. When he caught his breath and rested for a bit, we asked Elder R what his thoughts were on all of it and he said "I have never done that many push-ups before. When I got to 120 it was really starting to get tough and especially when I got to 130. I didn't want to finish them. I just wanted it to be over but because Elder Lyman showed me so much support and started to do it with me, I felt more motivated and it made them a little bit easier to do" and it was PERFECT. They could not have portrayed what we meant with High Love High Expectations any better than how they did. I couldn't get over how spiritual of an experience it was all day. Mind you, I'm still not over it! I'm still pumped from it!

Yesterday I got to go to Hull for a musical fireside Sister McCombs was singing at. Grimsby is in the Hull Stake so I got to see a lot of my friends from Grimsby and some past zone leaders, companions, and just other missionaries I've worked with. I also got to see Dylan, my investigator from York! He came to the fireside and he is being interviewed for baptism this week!! It was so amazing! Such a tender mercy!

Sorry this email is a bit longer. I just LOVED that story so I wanted to share! I love and miss you all and hope yous have a great week!

Sister Montgomery


Zone Conference (yes I straightened my hair. A decision I am now
regretting because my hair is not as curly now and I don't know what
to do. Help pls mum)





MLC (Mission Leadership Council)




Elder Cunha, me, Sister Tautkus. HULL FAMILY


Dylan!!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

So my new companion is Sister McCombs from California. She's amazing! She's hilarious and we get along so well! She's a new Sister Training Leader and her dad asked her how her first week being a "Lady Zone Leader" was haha.

Well let me tell you it's been a week. It's been really crazy and busy with a bunch of Sister Training Leader stuff. But it's been alright.

I know this week will be better and I'm excited for what this week will bring. The Lord will provide. :)

D&C 6:36 Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not.

Love you and miss you all so much!

Sister Montgomery