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.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Man this week has been a busy one which is good. It definitely makes it go by faster. For my spiritual experience for this week was when we were teaching a man named Abraham. He is probably 21 years old if I had to  guess. Anyways we just finished teaching lesson 2 which is The Plan of Salvation and he started to ask us some questions about the church.  One of them was “how can I know?” we told him he can find out through prayer. He just brought up more and more questions which was fine, but in the end the prompting came to me that he never prayed about Joseph Smith. I testified to him that The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints was the only church one the face of this earth to hold the Priesthood power and that NO other church had it. I promised him two things, the first one was that if he never  prays to know then he will never find out, but I promised him if he does pray then his Father in Heaven will help him to understand the truth. I felt the spirit the whole time I was testifying.  It was sweet. The one scripture that I love that I have for this week is D&C 82:10. Now for my challenge, I challenge you to give me one way that you have seen the Lords hand in your live throughout the week or one spiritual experience.  I will be expecting it every Monday!!!


Man this week has been awesome. Tuesday we had a fun zone conference. We had a talent show. Our zone was going to do a skit but we decided to just sing Hymn 249 and we added two verses onto it. We blew everyone out of the water there’s no doubt about it hahahaha. One of the missionaries play a good piano piece. I wish I would have learned piano. Wednesday we had the spiritual conference that was awesome, I learned a lot. Thursday we had a service project which was great, one of the people that we were doing it for thought we wouldn’t be able to finish it but with 12 missionaries we did it. Friday we had an exchange which went well. Saturday we had a baptism and another district service project, which was painting a house. We got it done quick. My spiritual experience was yesterday in gospel principles class. I had the privilege of teaching it. The topics were the second coming and the millennium. The part when I felt the spirit the most was when a man asked the question that if us missionaries had the faith that the gospel would be spread to every corner of this earth before Jesus Christ came. I looked him straight in the eyes and testified that I knew that it would happen, I even promised him. Man the spirit was there. I loved it. Well here are some scriptures for the week: D&C98:23-48 (forgive everyone); D&C64:7-11. Well I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.