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


Monday, August 21, 2017

I FINALLY GET TO STAY IN AN AREA FOR MORE THAN A TRANSFER.

Sister Eschgfäller is unfortunately leaving me to go to Leeds. Sister Eschgfäller has become one of my best friends and I am so sad to see her go but I will be getting Sister McCombs. I've never met her but I have heard great things about her so I'm excited to work with her this transfer!

I'm also excited to be staying because we found a new investigator this week! And I finally get to stay to work with him! His name is Rez and he is so cool! We invited him to be baptised and he was like "of course! Yeah I'll do that!" I just wanted to cry when he said that. He is scheduled for the 9 of September so please keep him in your prayers! He loves the Book of Mormon and asked us for another one because he gave his to his friend to start reading. He's already a great missionary!

Yesterday was an adventure because we (I) lost our phone...So we are now phoneless for a few days. Yay.

Spiritual thought: an Elder who is going home this week shared a scripture in his departing testimony on Sunday. He shared Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I find that to be so true. I know everything I have accomplished, I have accomplished because of my Saviour. He loves us and wants to help us with everything. No matter what it is.

I hope yous have the best week and I love you all!!

Sister Montgomery


Sheffield 1 District


Rez!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hello!!

Tuesday we had a little blitz with the elders which was interesting. Not something I thought I would ever do but it was an experience haha. They just called us and told us to meet them at a street and then we would tag team. It was good though. We learned a lot. It also poured rain all day and we got to our tea appointment later that night and Sister Nettleship made us put her clothes on while she put our clothes in the drier! She is so cute!

We had interviews on Wednesday with President which was really good! The assistants gave some great training on how we can get our investigators to better make and keep commitments which was something we needed training on. The interview was good. Of course my favourite part was talking to Sister Turvey. I just love her.

Thursday to Friday  we had exchange with the Sheffield 3 sisters which was fun! I was with Sister Keung from New Zealand! She is so cute and we had so much fun! I loved spending time with the Sheffield 3 sisters they are hilarious and such amazing missionaries.

The weekend was a bit rough but I'm so grateful I have the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation. I'm grateful I have such amazing missionaries in my area that look out for me. I'm grateful for my President and his wife and their love for me. I'm grateful for the sacrament and for the Priesthood. I'm especially grateful for my Father in Heaven and Saviour Jesus Christ. I know I will see my Grandpa again and I know he is looking over me and my family. I love him and miss him but I will see him again.

I love you all and hope you guys have the best week!

Cheers!
Sister Montgomery


 Sister Eschgfäller and I got cute matching pyjamas.


Our cute outfits given to us by a member when we came to her house soaked.


 I found a hidden Mickey!


Exchange with Sister Keung.




Monday, August 7, 2017

This week went so fast! Tuesday we visited a bunch of less-actives and recent converts and then the sisters from Doncaster came and stayed the night since we would be going to Huddersfield bright and early the next morning! I didn't have to get up as early as last Mission Conference though which was good.

Wednesday was so amazing!! We had a mission fast from Tuesday to Wednesday and it was so powerful to do that! It really prepared us spiritually to hear from an Apostle of the Lord. We got a mission picture with him and we each got to meet him and the other brethren afterwards. It was such a powerful meeting. The Spirit was so strong and I learned so much!! They talked a lot about our success this past month and how we need to keep that going on into the next month, and the next, and the next, etc. I also loved being with all the missionaries in my mission again. I have so much love for all of them and for my mission President and his wife. We were singing Called to Serve and I was just looking around at all of them and just started to cry because I love them so much and it was just a really great day.

Friday we had MLC. It was really good!! But it was also so sad because so many missionaries are leaving this transfer and it's going to be rough without them. But we just have to keep the amazing work they have done going. They have all had such an impact on my mission and all that I have learned, I learned from them. I'm going to miss them so much! I just cried all day basically.

Yesterday Sister Eschgfäller got really sick and slept basically all day so I was incredibly bored all day. We did get to go to church in the morning which was really nice! We had so many recent converts, less-actives, and even an investigator give their testimonies!! It was one of the most spiritual fast and testimony meetings I have been to.

Spiritual Thought: in 1 Nephi 5, Nephi goes to Laban to get the plates from him which has the genealogy of his father, Lehi. They tried a few different things with no success and Nephi decides to try one more time. This is was he says: 6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do. 7 Nevertheless I went forth, I love Nephi's faith in these two verses. He had no idea what he was going to do or how he was going to approach Laban but he trusted the Lord and knew He would provide. Nephi is such an amazing example to us of letting Heavenly Father be in charge and knowing He knows best.

I love you all! Have a lovely week!

Sister Montgomery


This is our picture with Elder Ballard!


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Our MTC group a year later!


My cute family💕


MLC


Elder Boswell and Elder Norton (my first Zone Leaders) and Sister
Koepf (my trainer) are all leaving me at the same time. I'm going to
miss them so much.