Yes, Every week is a week of miracles! .... February 3, 2014

My dear family,
How grateful I am for you. Its so wonderful and such a comfort for me to think of you and how amazing you all are. You are such wonderful examples for me.
Funny story this week. In France, for the most part streetside stores and restaurant don't have public restrooms. Instead there are individual Public restrooms around cities. They clean themselves automatically after you use them (spray themselves down and stuff). We were out working and I stopped to use the restroom, then came out and Elder A walked in to use it, and I told him not to, because it was going to clean itself first. He either didn't understand or didn't listen because he just walked on in and shut the door. About 30 seconds later he started screaming, Elder! Elder! Its spraying water and soap everywhere! HAhahha I rushed and worked to open the door. Fortunately we opened the door before he got too soaked. But never walk in, if someone else just came out.
This week we had lots of cool things happen, and we got to teach more than normal. (When you go through long periods of time where you don't get to teach anyone, it makes you appreciate teaching so much more) There are few things I love doing more than teaching about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Its brings so much happiness to share the most incredible and literally life-changing message of all time. How many times have I repeated the plea of Alma:
1 O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people! 
2 Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth.
Especially this year we have shifted our focus to families. How when we bring an entire family into the Gospel, we create new love. A godly love. And its a love that makes us happier in this life, and unbelievably more happy in the life to come.

I'll share one cool experience we had this week. I was on an exchange with our Zone leader, Elder Happairai-Hansen. We had about 10 minutes left before the bus would come to take us to Geneva to finish the exchange. And, well we weren't going to waste that 10 minutes. To left and the right were some big roads, but right across the road from the bus stop was a smaller back road. We took it and talked to about 4 as they walked and biked by us and all waved us off. We then turn the corner and see a lady walking into an office building, just like that, like it was second nature, we hurried our pace to catch. Just as she walked in to the building, we threw out a "madame!", for a second I wasnt sure if she heard us, but after a long 2 second pause, she reappeared outside.

We shared our message quickly (as we had 4 minutes til our bus came) And testified of the Book of Mormon and how it is a message of happiness for the entire world to read. Her whole face changed. She asked if we were the Mormon missionaries....yessssss. We talked quickly and she told us that she was now late for work but told us to pass back by her in the afternoon and we could set up a time to see her. It was so cool. We then RAN back to catch our bus. It was so cool! The Lord just seems to place anybody in our path we just have to have the faith to act. We found a potential ami in a mailman as we contacted him while he was putting mail in a mailbox this week.

I wanted to share a cool quote from the Prophet Brigham Young. (I'm not sure if it was actually a quote or not, I just heard it).

It is said that a reporter once asked the prophet Brigham Young if he actually thought that he had enough faith to move a mountain. And the prophet responded, 

"Yes. And I'd be the first one there with a shovel."

I love that, because it shows how the Lord provides oddly practical solutions to our problems that it seems like such a big and impossible task, but with Faith in our Heavenly Father- diligent obedience to His commandments- we can move mountains.

I love you all. Thank you so much!

Beaucoup d'amour,

Elder William Montgomery

PS: yes i was sad to hear of the broncos loss...

We had an investigator from Las Vegas who works at the World Health Organization in Geneva give us a tour today of the WHO HQ.
So we walked by this in the search of an old investigator and I looked at Elder A and said, Yes. Trop vite...means Too fast ;)

love this view out of our apartment in the morning

World Health Organization in Geneva tour

World Health Organization in Geneva tour

Elder A and I on the top floor overlooking Lake Geneva.

World Health Organization in Geneva tour