Monday, November 30, 2015


This week we are working a lot with the Elders Quorum in re-activating
the ``perspective elders``
So we started visiting them and we went to one house and talked to his
mom, Jovanice, and she?s amazing!! She hasn?t been going to church for
over a year because she got offended with some things and she NEVER
receives visits... it was a miracle that she let us in!

Anyway, we visited her about 3 times this week and we already have a
special bond with her and yesterday when we got to church we were
walking to sit down when I heard ``PSST!!`` and I turned around and
there was Jovanice with her son and his girlfriend! It was such a good
feeling to see them at church!! Something that I have learned on my
mission is a lot about love. We can´t force anyone to do anything. But
we can help them feel the love God has for them and the love WE have
for them and they will feel a desire to do what is right and to do it
for the right reasons.

I don?t really have much more to say.. that was the only experience
that really stood out this week.


-Sis Lloyd

Monday, November 23, 2015

This week was super good!! So every Tuesday we have lunch with the
same lady, Laurença, and she?s inactive and her grandson, Vitor (who?s
also inactive), always eats with us and one time we invited him to
church and he didn?t want to go so I started asking him a little about
what he believes in and whatnot and needless to say he didn?t believe
in God. SO last week after lunch he goes ``yeah i think this week I?m
gonna go to church..`` and he went! It was super cool. Then Tuesday
after we ate he wanted to share a scripture with us and he said ``this
scripture reminds me a lot of my return to the church.`` and he read 1
Nephi 3:7

And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and
do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord
giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare
a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth

And then he bore his testimony and we all just sat there with our
mouths open. Then on Friday he had an interview with the bishop to
receive the priesthood and yesterday he called us in the morning
because he wasn?t gonna come to church because he was gonna get there
super late and then he said ``yeah but the sacraments first and that?s
the most important part`` wow I felt like a proud little mom.

I know that the Holy Ghost has great power. Though all of our little
lunch messages he truly felt the spirit testify to him the truth of
what we were saying. We should never be afraid to share the gospel
with anyone even if they don?t believe is God. Everyone chose God´s
plan before this life, they just forgot. The Spirit can help them
remember that.

also this week one of the sisters in our district broke her foot and
so sister Rodrigues was emergency transferred to her area and so now
im no longer in a trio! Its a little weird because I already got into
the trio mode so its been feeling a little lonely with just two.

but that?s all that happened this week!!

Love you all!!

-Sis Lloyd


Ps. Kettlin just called me to let me know that shes gonna serve a part-time mission in december!!! ahhh im super happy!!! Shes amazing!! 

heres a photo of her with me and sister camargo

Monday, November 16, 2015

Cuts and Laughs

This week I had a division with... SISTER FERNANDES!!! ahhh it was
super fun!! We laughed the whole day and she told me about the things
that happened in Bandeirantes after I was transferred and it was
awesome! Also this week there was a meeting in our Chapel with all the
members in Campo Grande and we went and I saw a bunch of my good
friends from Bandeirantes! It feels like I came home to good friends.

But on the other hand, this week we cut all but one of our
investigators because no one wants to progress. Just Crislaine. She is
18 and the daughter in law of members. She?s super hilarious and is
already strong in the church!! This next week were gonna work close
around her house and get a new pool of investigators in that
neighborhood... it?ll be super good!! so I don?t really have any
stories to tell.....

OH yes I do! hahaha Tuesday was a bad luck day for sister Jordan...
right after lunch we were walking to our next appointment and there
was a flower on a tree so she jumped up to grab it, missed it, and
when she came down the level of the sidewalk was different and she
fell and it was pretty funny (she didn?t get hurt, just a little scrap
on the knee so it was okay that I laughed.) then a little later we
went to a members house to see if he could visit an old lady to give
her a blessing and while sister Jordan was talking to him her skirt
got caught up in the fan and broke the fan! Then to top it all off we
had Family Night with Crislaine and invited a recent convert, Marlene,
and after the message sister Jordan was pouring juice for everyone and
when she was pouring it for Marlene she spilled it all over Marlene?s
hands. hahaha I was laughing the whole day long.

``Adam fell that men might be and men are that they might have joy.``

Don?t take life too seriously. Laughing is healthy!

Thanks for all the support! love you all!!!

-Sis Lloyd

Monday, November 9, 2015

``Family Of Gold``

The beginning of the week it was still raining a ton and still super fun. On Thursday we decided to knock doors and got the usual response from everyone: ``im busy right now but you can come back another day, okay??`` we were almost giving up when we turned onto one road and looked at my companions and said ``our golden family lives on this road.`` and we saw a house that had clothes on the clothes-line of a mom, a dad and children so i got super excited and and we knocked there. All of us were anxious to see if this family would accept our visit. 
 All of a sudden a little girls head popped up in the window and she got super happy and then yelled ``ITS THE SISTERS!!!!!`` i tuned and whispered to Sister Jordan ``how does she know who we are???`` then Sister Jordans eyes got huge and she said ``i just realized this is the bishops sons house.`` hahaha it was super funny. 

As a missionary i´ve been learning the importance of not wasting time. Every minute of our lives is important and how we use each minute will determine the type of person we are becoming and the eternity we are choosing. Theres a quote i like a lot that says 

``Try not to waste your time here
not when there are so many others
who would trade so much 
for an extra minute, an extra second
of what you have been given.
So many strangers you are never going to know
living lives you could hardly understand.
So many people sitting at the window,
looking for a hand to clasp
as everything slows to a crawl
and wondering what it would have been like 
if they could have done it all differently.
Try and remember that is moves
whether you want it to or not,
It moves quicker than you can see, 
it moves quietly, and definitely until one day, 
every last one of these moments is gone.
So from me to you
right here and right now
one human being to another
on behalf of the sick,
the less fortunate,
the wishers for great and impossible pasts,
I implore you to please try 
please try and make the most of it all.``
- Dallas Clayton

Thats all :) 

love you all!!! 


-Sis Lloyd 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 3, 2015

This week was super good!! I arrived in Campo Grande safe and sound
and when I got off the bus, who was waiting for me?? KETTLIN!!!! (she
was baptized in March) Ah it was such an awesome surprise! She also
visited my ward on Sunday with her non-member cousin. She?s amazing!!!

Being in a trio is super different but it?s super fun too!! My
companions are hilarious.

This week nothing too exciting happened; I?ve been getting to know the
area (which is HUGE!! one part of our area we have to walk for 2 hours
to get there) and getting to know our investigators!! We´re teaching
one couple, Altimiro and Lenise, they´re amazing!! Altimiro said that
a Pastor from a different church visited them and that he didn?t know
what to do and he said ``when he comes back I?m gonna show him and
book of Mormon and tell him ´sorry but I?m stickin with this
religion.´´ and they?re reading the book of Mormon together and
they´re already in Mosiah! I love them already!!

Also yesterday RAINED A TON and no one was home (or didn?t want to let
us in) so we just walked bar to bar and made contacts with the people
there. hahah it was pretty funny and all they said was ``wow!! I?ll
visit your church just because you guys are walking around in this

This week I started reading in Jacob 3 and here?s some verses that I
like a lot;

1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are purein heart.
Look unto God with firmness of mind, and prayunto him with exceeding
faith, and he will console you inyour afflictions, and he will plead
your cause, and senddown justice upon those who seek your destruction.

2 O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads andreceive the
pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love;for ye may, if your
minds are firm, forever.

That?s all.

Thanks for all the support and emails!

Love you all!!

-Sis Lloyd