This is a blog for the family and friends of Elder Lance Thomas Montgomery. He will be serving a two year mission in the Monrovia Liberia West Africa Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he left on April 18, 2013. While Elder Montgomery is on his mission his Mom will be posting pictures and letters as she gets them, the content will be straight from Lance (unless otherwise noted) - but spelling and punctuation will be corrected of course! Commentary and clarification may be added by his Mom as needed.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pictures from the Ghana MTC

There is a lizard in this pic doing push ups can you find it?

Elder Montgomery at the Ghana MTC


Missionaries in Ghana getting ready for some fun

Hey mom,
    Today we went to the temple. It was amazing, that temple is so beautiful. It was awesome to see the elders that have never gotten to go through for the first time. I actually got to help another member with some of it. The mtc has been awesome!!! I am slowly adjusting to the hummitity. I don't even sleep with a top sheet on me at night just the sheet underneath me. The food is different, for two of the meals we had tuna with our rice I tried a little the first time but at dinner that night I gave my piece of fish to my companion, he's from Sierra Leone so he loves fish, he is also 24,  we are doing good together. I did get everyones emails, tell everyone that I say hi and that I love them. I honsetly don't know if ill get to email in Sierra Leone but I hope I will!!! cuz its easier than writing letters. I attached some pictures of the temple and my companion. I cannot wait to go out in the field and start teaching!!!  The Gospel is true and the Atonement is real, I know because I have seen it work in my life. Tell everyone that our Father in Heaven loves them very much and he wants them to return to live with him. I know that to be true and I can testify of that love!!!
   Elder Montgomery 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hello Family,

                       I am in Ghana safe and sound. The plane rides were not very fun at all. But I am safe and that all that counts haha!!! The food hasn't been that bad, they really do eat a lot of rice. I ended up meeting 11 other missionaries in Salt Lake and we all flew together. They are some awesome people! Out of the 12 of us there are only 4 going to Sierra Leone after the MTC, including me. So far we have just checked in and met with the MTC President, and now I am emailing haha!!! I want to go out into to the field already! Well I have to go I love you all!!! Elder Montgomery

Waiting in the security line at Phoenix Airport

The departure from Phoenix

Elder Montgomery has landed in Ghana...we know this from tracking the plane through the airlines.  Elder Montgomery will be spending the next three weeks at the MTC.
We are all waiting for his email from there... 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Name Tags

I am so excited to go on my mission. Can the day hurry up and come already??? Only 14 more days!!!