Monday, September 28, 2015


This week was super good! 

First off, Joabe will be baptized on october 10- last week he got super sick and almost died and ALMOST agreed to be baptized earlier but he´s set for the 10!!!

And this week we began teaching Rodrigo. He´s super awesome!! He recently lost his job and his girlfriend of 11 years left him and for the first time in his life he started reading the bible these past couple weeks searching for guidance and then, as he said, ``we showed up`` haha. We only had time to teach him one time this week but it was the best lesson ever. He started out by asking us what the difference was between the bible and the gospel of Jesus Christ- SO we started teaching him about The Gospel of Jesus Christ and we got to the part about baptism and he started asking a million questions about baptism and the priesthood and who has the priesthood, etc. SO in the middle of our lesson we also taught the Restauration and he understood perfectly and even said ``tonight im gonna ask God if i need to be baptized by the priesthood.`` We didnt even have to ask him to!! the spirit seriously was so strong during the lesson and after the lesson he began asking us questions about the mission and how we feel when people dont want to hear our messages and i told him ``It doesnt matter how many people reject us, if we can save one soul- we´re beyond happy.`` and after i said that he was quiet for a minute and then said ``do you think it´ll be mine??`` 

Im so so so so so happy to be on a mission and to be helping other recieve the blessings of the gospel. i read a quote this past week by Ezra Taft Benson; ``The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of the people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment.Christ changes men, who change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.`` I know that all the trials and difficulties that Rodrigo passed through were the Lord preparing him to hear the Restored Gospel, and every trial and difficulty we pass through can help us reach our potencial and become more like Christ.

Thanks for all the support and love! 

Love you all!! 

Tchau tchau!

-Sis Lloyd 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Transfer 7

I?ve already been on a mission for 6 transfers??? WOW time is flying!

This transfer I´ll be training a new sister- she´s from São Paulo and
super tiny, and dainty. Her name is Sister Monteiro- I honestly don?t
know what I´ll teach her because she´s already teaching lessons like a
pro!! She´s super energetic and wants to talk to every single person
that lives in Cuiabá. haha! We?re finding a ton of good people to
teach and having a lot of spiritual experiences.

Right now we´re teaching 3 teens- Patrick, Eric and Adilson. They´re
SUPER good kids and have a lot of love for God. We still haven?t
taught them very much but they all have a LOT of potential.
Yesterday we taught a family the Restoration and it was one of the
most spiritual lessons I`ve ever had. At the end of the lesson I read
Alma 32:28 but I replaced the word ``seed`` with ``message`` and it
went a more or less like this: Now, we will compare the word unto a
[message]. Now, if ye give place, that a [message] may be planted in
your heart, behold, if it be a true [message], or a good [message], if
ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit
of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and
when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within
yourselves?It must needs be that this is a good [message], or that the
word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth
to enlighten my understanding ,yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
The family accepted the invite to ``plant our message`` in their
hearts and we ended with a kneeling prayer. IT WAS AWESOME!!!! and
really the same goes for any type of ``message`` we hear at church or
from our home teachers/visiting teachers.... if we give place to that
message, through pondering and sincere prayer, it?ll being to swell
within us and our testimonies will be strengthened- the gospel of
Jesus Christ really will become ``delicious to us``

Also today we went to the Chapada and it was awesome!!

Thanks for everything! love you all! :)


-Sis Lloyd

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

Sorry I didn`t write last week! it was a holiday and the computer
house was closed... so we used the computers in the mission office and
no one told me it was just for a short amount of time... so I didn?t
have any time to write... haha.

BUT ANYWAY. In these two weeks two major things happened.

FIRST: remember Thayná and André?? The two kids that were baptized
last month? Their dad, Silvio, was addicted to drugs and we think he
used to sell drugs too (but he wasn?t selling drugs anymore)- two
weeks ago he got in a fight with someone who used to buy drugs from
him and the person had a knife and stabbed Silvio 3 times and Silvio
started to run away and fell in the middle of the road and died. The
saddest part is that André was one of the first people to see Silvio
in laying in the road. He was a SUPER good dad for Thayná and André,
and he always listened in to our lessons- we had to hope that he would
have the desire to change and be baptized too. But all of this made me
super thankful that we found Thayná and André and we able to teach
them and that they were baptized. Last Sunday during fast and
testimony meeting they both wanted to bear their testimonies and
wanted to say something about their dad, so they told me what they
wanted to say and I wrote it down on a piece of paper in ``testimony
form`` and they both bore super sweet testimonies. They know that
families can be eternal and they know where their dad is at which is
helping them cope a ton. I?m so so so so grateful to be here on a
mission to be able to help others gain this knowledge!! it seriously
is the best!

SECOND: Joabe, He is SUPER ready and knows everything about the church
but he would not accept a baptismal date. BUT Tuesday when we were
teaching him he asked if we had talked to the Gospel Principals
teacher about him and that he wasn?t ready to be baptized (we really
didn?t say anything to her), because at church she went up to him and
started talking to him about how much he knows about the gospel and
whatnot and we were just listening to him in shock. haha and then he
said ``so I will be baptized...`` and I basically jumped out of my
seat in excitement and then he said ``...on October 10`` BUT finally
he accepted!!!! it was super cool how he got his response and he just
kept saying how incredible it was that the spirit told the Gospel
Principles teacher to say those things to him. It was super cool!!

And that was my two weeks. I didn?t break any more sinks, nor spill
water on anyone, so it was a good two weeks!!!

OH also, my companion got her mission call!! She got called to the
Brazil, Fortaleza west mission!! and she reports to the MTC September
30- she?s only gonna have 15 days to get everything ready!! But she?s
super excited!!! :)
thanks for all the emails and the love!

tchau tchau!!

-Sis Lloyd