10 on the Nice Scale .... September 12, 2013

This week has been awesome. 

We've had so many cool experiences.

1. We had a Family Home Evening at a Brazilian members house with our now baptized ami. She invited two Japanese neighbors to join us. They are these two japanese students living in Nice. So we had four languages going here...but the only common one was French, and none of us spoke it natively. It was so tight. Anyways we have since had a lesson with Yuko and Mickey and neither have much of a religious background at all, but we gave them a Japanese Book of Mormon, and Yuko is super interested and we are planning on seeing her again this week. She really was intrigued by the idea that God is our Heavenly Father and He loves us and wants the best for each one of us. Very cool blessing.

2. We went to see a passback in Cap d'ail on Thursday (cape of garlic) which is on the border of Monaco so we ended up going to the catch the train home in Monaco. It was sooooo coool. First when you think nice cars you think bachelors strutting their stuff on the streets. We were seeing jaguars and mazerratis and bentleys and Rolls royces with families in them going out for dinner. It was crazy. And it is super clean there and significantly cleaner and nicer than Nice. However it is illegal to proselyte there so we had to take our badges off when we crossed the border. Definitely one of the richest areas in the world and incredibly beautiful. Very Cool experience.

3. We have an American family in our ward named the Harris family. On Sunday Brother Harris was telling me about the UGA-Clemson game and then the BYU UVA game. Needless to say it made me realize that the world is moving on without me. Quite an interesting experience, and i certainly enjoyed talking some college football.

4. On Saturday was Alcides Baptism. So cool. Such a great experience. First though, we got there a couple hours before and filled up the font. About 25 minutes before it started we noticed water in the hallway...We overflowed the font. We got it all cleaned up and it was fine because almost everything is tile here. But it was a good laugh and the Bishop saw it and just started laughing and cracking jokes with us. He is so tight. (We saw him in Monaco on a date night with his wife reppin some bright orange pants.) Anyways everything went well. The spirit was so strong and it was great to see. I gave the talk on the gift of the Holy Ghost. And it went well. My french is certainly coming along. Then we confirmed Alcides on Sunday. Standing in the circle was such a great experience.

The Lord is so bountiful with is blessings as we are faithful and diligent in our obedience and as we humbly pray for the things we need. The Bible Dictionary entry on prayer is very insightful. It says something along the lines of...There are many blessings that our Heavenly Father is willing and desires to give to us and others but are conditioned on us humbly asking for them. Incredible things have been accomplished by prayer and hard work.

I love you all and want you to know what a blessing it is to be a servant of the Lord. To see people change lives as they Come unto Christ is incredible and I am so blessed and grateful to play a small part in it.

Beaucoup d'amour,

Elder Montgomery