Nice...Exclamation Point! ..... October 7, 2013

Chére Famille,

What a crazy week! We had some crazy experiences that I want to tell you about. They both happened on Friday.
We first taught a man named Alain. And he is this huge conspiracy theorist! and has all this interestingly ridiculous stuff about technology and war and the USA....but all in all is interested in the church and we committed him to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. For him he had never considered the idea that we have a living, caring, loving Heavenly Father. That concept really blew his mind. That rendezvous lasted 2 hours.... and he talked almost the entire time...wewww...

Later that night .... we had a rendezvous with an interesting man. He also talked and talked. We didn't get a word in for an hour, he poured out his life problems and several emotional events that he had kept locked up for a long time, many of which were things that were rather difficult for us to listen to. But he is also interested and we likewise left him with the Book of Mormon and gave him the challenge to read and pray about it. (He was talking so much we were having to inch our way out the door as he was telling us a story...we pulled a dad ;) 

Both of these guys just wanted someone to talk to, and are looking for something to take away guilt that they have, and both are in need of the healing, orienting, and directing power of the Atonement, as we all are. They are both men who can be examples of the miracles produced by the Atonement. I am excited to see what the Lord has in store for them.

Viktor is doing well and came to two sessions of general conference. He has been keeping all his commitments and dropped coffee the day after we taught him the Word of Wisdom. We had a very emotional rendezvous with him this week. After talking for a long time about what we had been teaching him, I finally asked him, "Questce que vous cherchez"  .... What are you searching for? And he replied, "Ca c'est un bon question".... that's a good question. So we are continuing praying that he'll understand who he is and why he has been led to this point in his life.

Alcides is doing super well and has continued to be faithful. This week we are going to teach another Cape Verdean woman whose ex husband was an RM and has a friend in our ward...and she lives right across the street from us. Hahha I am very excited for that lecon!

And how about General Conference? Woooooo. It was like flipping Monday Night Football. The ward had food going all day and we had lots of missionaries from surrounding cities....It was so much fun and so rewarding! We have yet to see or read the Sunday Afternoon session because of the time difference... 

My Favorite talk goes to President Uchtdorf, 

"Let us rise up and be men of God." 

But Elder Bednar calling the world to repentence was sweet and Elder Christoffersons talk on women was incredibly good.

I couldn't really handle Elder Neilson's excitement level. (** my subject today was dedicated to him and his talk.** ) I didn't know if he was preaching or shouting a play from the line of scrimmage...
But in all seriousness, General conference was amazing and it brought incredible and profound peace and gratitude to my soul.

I will leave with my two favorite quotes that I want you all to internalize this week:

President Uchtdorf:         

"Doubt your doubts, before you doubt your faith"

 President George Q Cannon as quoted by President Eyring: 

"There is not one of us that God has not given his angels charge over"

God is real and our Loving Heavenly Father. The message of the Everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ must continue to spread around the world!

I love you all!

Beaucoup d'amour,
Elder William Yarn Montgomery