February 11, 2013

luandaaaaa cuiou bueeeeeee - Trip to Luanda for Area Conf. with Elder Carl. B. Cook

Trip to Luanda for Area Conference 2-2013
Sister and Elder Cook with Elder M.

"the AZ BOYS,  Montgomery, Tilley, Wilhelm, Chatwin
where is Elder Clifford?

Oh here he is.. Elder M, Clifford AZ, Hyde Utah

don't they look like they are starving, Luanda Burger Shack
who knew they had a burger shack :) 
Elder M, and Davis

packed and ready to go to Luanda Montgomery, Hyde, 
Sande, and Borden

Taxi to the Airport

Modern Airport, 
Elder Hyde and Montgomery

Elder M,  shoes:) gonna impress the Pres. 

Trip To Luanda for Area Conf. with Elder Carl B. Cook                                          Feb.11, 2013

Ola Minha Familia!!!!!!
I hope you all had an awesome week last week. mine was one to remember for sure. Started out just the normal work week, but obviously we were trying to do everything we could because Thursday we left for Luanda about lunch time. It was pretty fun to have a little break in the work and to be able to feel like we were going on a vacation haha but ya it was sweet. The flight went off without a hitch. it’s like flying to Utah only an hour up to Luanda.
We got there and went straight to the be fica house where we were staying. The elders who live there have it nice its a palace compared to Lubango hah its Elders Davis, Hannay, ndala, Perry and Harper. They are all pretty cool guys. We got there that night and then went and got dinner because we were starving. Played some board games and then went to bed. Nothing special. The next day we all got up and went to the new biggest chapel in Luanda (it’s really just a mansion the church rents because we don’t have any constructed chapels.) for the zone slash mission conference. Holy cow it was so crazy to meet all the other missionaries and to see that there actually exists others than us down in Lubango haha but ya. The zone conference was SO cool. Elder Carl B. Cook of the 70 was there and gave us a ton of training on true conversion and how we can truly build the church here in Angola because that’s truly what we are doing is constructing the foundation of a nation that will one day have hundreds of thousands of members. Really cool to think about. He gave some good counsel on how to truly convert ourselves so that we can teach through the spirit and be extraordinary missionaries who teach with the spirit and help our investigators become truly converted members. It was a really cool day and really cool to receive training from a general authority. That was pretty much all day Friday, then we just went back to the house and chilled. Saturday woke up and flew home. Then the rest of the weekend went off normally. church and then working. Today the violins were still in Luanda so we didn’t play soccer, which was a nice break for sure. Then we ate lunch bought groceries and are here doing internet. So that’s how my week went. I truly enjoyed going to Luanda and coming from Arizona, it’s really not as hot as everyone thinks ahhah whiimps!!!!!! Just kidding,  but ya I think I’m gonna stay in Lubango one or two more transfers then the Lord will take me where he wants me. good week though.
 now without further ado, shout out time!!!!!!!!!
    MOM AND DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY Anniversary on the 13th!! 31 years is an amazingly long time and I am so grateful that you both love each other so much! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I love you both to the moon and back!
 GRANDMA CLUFF!!!! Happy Birthday! I love you and am so grateful for the amazing woman that you are and 91 is such a milestone. I love you grandma! Have an amazing birthday!
  Happy valentines day everyone!!!!!! I have officially decided that Claire and Tori are my valentines! No one else can have them!! HA
   Anyways I hope this was a good email for yall, I love reading your emails every week.  love you all so much and a so grateful to have friends and family that are amazing as all of you.  love you all so much and cannot wait to hear from ya’ll next week! Enjoy the pictures!!!

Loves to all, all the way from Africa,,~
Your son, brother, cousin, uncle, and friend,
your elder
Colin Jay Montgomery!
ps dad, I laughed out loud about the quote from the “me and earl about the pearly gates and stick and the spoon”. Thanks for the laugh! loves to all!!!!!

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