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!


😭😭😭😭😭



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.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Yalright?!

Wow can you believe it's been three months since I left on my mission?! Man, so crazy! Feels like a year!

This week was really good and busy! So I actually lied. I went on exchange with Sister Caughill's companion Sister Majc. She is from Slovenia!! She is so cool! I realised after that we forgot to take pictures though...But it was a lot of fun and I learned so much from her! She is such an amazing missionary and will do amazing things throughout her life!

So remember Secret Agent Adam? Well we are teaching him now and he has a baptismal date for the 19 August! Please pray everything goes well!! We saw Warly and Ron again which was a lot of fun! They always give us treats it's great.

Church was amazing yesterday!! I loved taking the sacrament. It gave me so much peace that I needed at that moment! I also finished the Book of Mormon this morning. What an amazing book. I know it's true!! Alam ko na totoo Ang Aklat ni Mormon (I know the Book of Mormon is true in Tagalog...Shout out to Tyler). The Book of Mormon has helped me answer so many questions and still continues to inspire and uplift me no matter how many times I read it!! I LOVE IT.

OH YEAH. So some really exciting news I keep forgetting to include in my email - Elder M. Russell Ballard is coming to our mission to speak to us this week!! SO EXCITING!! Especially since we just had President Nelson last year!! What a blessing!! I'll be sure to write about that next week!!

Hope you all have a fantastic week!! Love you and miss you all!!

Sister Montgomery


I found a dandelion





Apparently this is named after the Mormon missionaries who came to
England when they first started to come over!! (sorry I don't remember
the whole story)


It's on like Donkey Kong


My hair is a lot more poofy and my face is a lot more round but
my skin is a lot more tan so it's okay.


Korean face masks!!



Monday, July 24, 2017

Hiyalright

This week was a good one!!

We found a new investigator named Abetor. She is so cool! We carried her grocery bags for her and then she invited us in. She gave us some water and we started to share a message with her and then her sons came in and they ranted to us about race and religion the whole rest of the time...so...But we are seeing her again tonight haha.

Then we also have some new investigators name Warly and Ronald from the Philippines. They are so awesome!! They have such strong faith and Warly came to church yesterday! It was so good! We are seeing them again this week.

Sister Zurita emailed me and told me that Claire and Gareth (investigators me and her found in Pontefract) got baptised!!!! I was so excited!!!

Then we went to a member's BBQ for his birthday because there were some people he wanted us to teach there. So we got there and after a few minutes of eating and chatting, he dims the lights, turns on some disco lights, changed his shirt which said "DJ Kim Disco Fever South Yorkshire" and then he turned on an intro for himself....Then he started playing worldly music so then we had to leave....Oh my heavens it was hilarious.

I have my first exchange as an STL tonight which is exciting! I will be going with Sister Caughill from Toronto Canada.

Hope you all have a great week!! Love you and miss you all!!

Sister Montgomery

Warly gave us some cakes!


Everyone meet my wonderful companion





Our fearless district leader, Elder Beadle, got attacked by a
fence on the way to a tea appointment 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Welcome to my third area in three transfers🙃

Sheffield is so much fun wow!! It reminds me a lot of Grimsby but it's a bit cleaner and smells a bit nicer but it's about as crazy!! We just saw a fight brake out in town so that was fun.

Sister Eschgfäller and I have pretty much just been finding this week which has been very tiring but it's been a lot of fun because we just laugh all the time. It's amazing. She is hilarious. I love her!!

We met this guy named Adam who was a lot of fun. He talked to us for about an hour about some real deep stuff and we had no clue what he was talking about so we would just say "wow that's profound" and then he would say "I am profound" but I swear he was some undercover agent from the future and he had to rely on two sister missionaries to give a load of information to to warn us about how the future will be. He would say something then stop mid sentence and quickly look behind his as if someone was watching him. It was hilarious. He said he was going to have an LSD party and I told him to have a Book of Mormon party instead and gave him one. He said okay.

After we talked to him we were walking and saw a guy with a dog outside a shop so we told him his dog was cute then the next I knew I was holding the dog's lead so he could go in the shop to buy something. It was hilarious. Then when he came out he said thanks so we asked for his name and he looked at us and went "😏Elvis😎" oh my heavens it was great.

I just want to testify about the power of the Book of Mormon. There is not a more true book! I know Joseph Smith translated it through the power of God. The Book of Mormon is my anchor and I can't imagine my life without it! I encourage you all to read it
everyday!!!!!!!!!

Hope yous have a great week!! Love you all!!

Sister Montgomery



Dylan at FHE!!


A member made me wear her apron while I whipped some cream.


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Whaddup

Okay wow seriously the craziest week of my life. So buckle your seat belts.

So first! Dylan came to FHE and Institute and loved both of them!! The YSA is fellowshipping his so well it's amazing!!

K so Wednesday. I got a call from President Turvey and he has called me to be a Sister Training Leader. I'm pretty excited but also extremely nervous and overwhelmed!! HAHA. But it will be good. It feels like I'm restarting my mission again haha. I felt so young when I was at Mission Leadership Council on Friday. So I had to drive down to Leeds with the ZLs and STLs and Sister Tautkus went to Selby for the day and that took up the whole day. It was crazy. So I am moving to Sheffield to be with Sister Eschgfäller from Paraguay!! I am really excited!! I'm just making my way around the whole entire mission haha.

Saturday was so fun!! We did service in the morning for some members which was a lot of fun!! And then they gave me cookies and ice cream and sang to me and called me Katie and it was the weirdest thing of my life. Then we had to do our weekly planning after that and then basically just tried to find people the rest of the day. But it was sooo fun!! It was seriously one of the best birthdays!! Thank you
everyone for the birthday wishes and cards!!

The past few days have just been saying sad goodbyes. I seriously am going to miss this ward. I love this ward and Stake. I'm so sad to be leaving already. But I'm excited for this next step in my mission.

Love you all and miss you guys like crazy!!

Sister Montgomery


WITCHCRAFT


'MERICA


District Meeting York 1 District


Service with the member!!!



 I'm 20!!!!!!



SISTER WOOD


The Gore's


Saying goodbye to Elder Ferrell because He Dead. (Sister
Tautkus, me, Elder Ferrell, Elder Glenn)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Ayyup loves!

Not a lot happened this week so this is going to be a fairly short email but I have lots of pictures so it's okay because I know that's what most of you skip to anyway.

Alethea came to church yesterday!! Wow it was such a miracle!! It was so good for her and she seemed to really enjoy it! She is really putting in her effort to receive an answer from God which is so amazing!!

We mostly did a lot of finding again this week and have some appointments set up for these week so hopefully they will go well. The ward is really starting to involve us and are thinking about introducing us to their friends which is SO GOOD.

K so about the subject line. I have been having a lot of pain in my right foot for the past few months and my companion finally convinced me to go to the doctors. The doctor told me I am too clumsy and I roll my foot too much when I walk so it's putting a lot of stress on it and if I had left it any longer I would have fractured it. So they gave me insoles to keep my foot more stable. Then yesterday while we were knocking I was walking down some steps and I rolled my foot and the next thing I knew my knee was on the pavement. Like I ate the ground so hard. So I'm really glad I got insoles to prevent my foot from rolling☺️ I didn't get as cool of a battle wound as I was hoping though which was disappointing. Especially with how hard I hit the ground.

That's about it for this week. Enjoy the many pictures. LOVE YOU ALL.

Sister Montgomery


Elder Walker and Elder Callahan made us breakfast for District Meeting






We found a rock


My "battle wound"😒


We finally went to the York Minster. Pretty much only took
pictures of the windows because they were ace!!











A tourist trap


ohhhhhhhhh fudgeeeeeeee