|Elder Montgomery on divisions with Elder Hyde, "so cold|
they rocked sweaters" .. that's what he said :)
Elder Hyde and Montgomery up on the roof
New Years Eve, watching fireworks
In a Taxi: back- Elder Sande and Borden
front- Elder Montgomery and Hyde
Going to Hike at Monkey Park on p-day.
Elder M. walking through a grassy field,
yes there are some green areas in Lubango.
"...and I took the path less traveled by and it made all the difference"
Look there are real power poles in the back ground.
Kind of funny but a cool shot, teaching
in a ditch under a bridge. the ditch looks cleaner then
...Teaching in a ditch
Elder Borden and Montgomery at Serra de Leba
#23 in Angola 9 months out this Friday the 18th
ola minha familia!!!!!!!! Jan 14,2013
hey everyone!! I mean, OLA MINHA FAMILIA!!!!! I love you all so much! how is everyone?? my week has been a tough one, but I’m hangin in there just fine. first off, I’m SO mad that notre dame didn’t pull out the win!!! I was really rooting for them, not only to upset the SEC but because their independent and its just cool. idk.
Ya so this week was pretty rough though. We had the baptismal interview for Lino and everything, but turns out he has to wait a while and get interviewed by Pres Kretly, who doesn’t come till February with a 70 named Elder Cook. So that’s kind a was a bummer, then my packages stillll aren’t here. Shocker, and Elder Hyde finally got his, so I was pretty sad and felt left out. It’s none of your fault at all don’t worry, but I just am afraid their lost and will never come. Sorry everyone. I still have faith, but I think this Christmas is gonna come veerrrry late for me aha if ever. We’ll see! I still have high hopes. mom, don’t worry, let’s just pray for a miracle!
The next thing that happened that was kind a crummy was that one of our members wives who is investigating the church, named B---, she dropped us this week. She just felt too punched by her family so she said chega for now. chega means enough ahha but I have faith and know that eventually shell get baptized. to answer the question, hardly any of the families were teaching who need marriage have the money. That’s why it’s so hard. Hopefully the church can come up with a way to hel, but it’s just so expensive it’s really hard.
But anyway!! there was some good things that happened this week ahah. one, I got on a good workout schedule and am getting in good shape. two, I’m staying here in Lubango for one more transfer, so that made me really happy. I love it here and wanted to stay. I’ll get to know Luanda eventually ahha I am literally the only missionary in the whole mission who has never served or spent significant time in Luanda, Even for zone conferences other knew guys have been there, so literally President Thompson told me I am the most isolated missionary in all of Angola ahahah so hey that’s kind a cool I can tell my kids that I was a ghost missionary for half my mission! haha but ya I’m staying in Lubango. so that cool. Hyde, Borden, and Sande are all staying too, so it will be a fun transfer.
My language has been getting even better lately. I taught gospel principles, a very common thing, but I gave the whole lesson without messing up hardly anything and it was about exaltation and patriarchal blessings and allllll that in Portuguese haha I felt pretty accomplished after.
but ya. Good week. tough but good. I loved all your emails. Thank you so much! I take pictures of all the pictures you all send so I can have them too. I love them all. Don’t stop.
SHOUT OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT TO ALL MY HOMIES BACK IN G TOWN AND M TOWN THAT ARE GETTING THEIR MISSION CALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR ALL MY BROTHERS AND IM SO PROUD OF EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU! STAY SICK EVERYONE AND DONT FORGET TO EMAIL WHEN YALLL GO INTO THE MTC! firstname.lastname@example.org THATS ME. MAKE SURE YALL HIT A HOMIE UP! COM MUITO AMOR! ELDER MONTGOMERY
Sorry fam I just had to add that because all my bros are leavin and getting their calls makes me really proud to see them all doing the same thing and changing their lives, because that’s really what a mission does! changes lives!!
anyways, I’m gonna go to a different cyber now to send pictures, so I’ll be right back with tons of pictures!! love you allllll!!!!!!!! Have a good week everyone. I love you all! stay sweet, sick ,and know that I love every one of you!
ate proximo, com muito amor
Elder Colin Jay Montgomery
ps sending a letter and some pics home today in the postal! let me know when they get there!