Monday, March 28, 2016


This week was another good one! Sister Lopes and I have been studying more about the atonment and I found some amazing scriptures; St John 15: 5-14

 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me,and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather thm, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you:continue ye in my love.
 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

We talked about these scriptures during companionship study and we had about 5 minutes where we just sat there, not saying anything because we were amazing at how much the Savior truly loves us. 

This week we didnt really have anything exciting happen.. Roberto (camillas husband) is reading the Book of Mormon!!! He is progressing slowly and it is so great to see the little changes. Other thing that happened this week is that I fell off my bed and bruised my hip. Haha it was funny, our alarm was going off so I tried to get up to turn it off but my arms were still sleeping and I fell off the bed and my companion jumped up and said ``LLOYD!!! WHAT IS GOING ON?!`` and then we both almost died laughing. 

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter!!! Always remember how much our Savior love you, INDIVIDUALLY!! 

love you all! 

tchau tchau

-Sis Lloyd 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Two Important Things

2 things very important happened this week.

First important thing, this week our Stake President and his daughter were doing visits with us and we were going to the furthest neighborhood in our area, BUT president got lost along the way and when he realized where we were he goes ``OH! we´re super close to a family of inactives!! lets visit them!`` so we visited this family and left a super spiritual message then the dad of the family goes ``before you guys got here I was laying here on the hammock thinking. And i decided to pray, i prayed for God to show me how i could protect my family better. then i went inside and not a minute later you guys knocked on the door.`` It was super cool!! President didnt get lost on the roads by accident, the spirit was guiding him to where we needed to go. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE SPIRIT!!!! 

Second important thing, theres a lady in our ward that me and Sister Lopes love, and shes a returned missionary- last week she told us about how one day a man stopped her and her comp in the road and asked if he could be baptized, he was keeping all the commandments and they just need to set up the day for him to be baptized. So i told her, ``when i get home from my mission, we´ll go out to lunch and ill tell you that the same thing happened with me, okay?`` (Note: shes moving to Utah in May so the lunch date is an actual possibility.) and she got all excited and told us that she believes this miracle would happen! Not even joking, the very next day Bishop calls us because a man stopped him as he was leaving the church and asked ``What do i need to do to be baptized?!`` this man is one of our ex-investigators, Antonio. We began teaching him in December but by the end of december he had given back his Book of Mormon and told us he didnt want to know any more. SO what happened from then until now?? After he gave back his Book of Mormon, he decided to check out what the internet said about the Mormons.... he saw everything good and bad about the church and saw on the church website an option of ``chat`` and started chatting with the missionaries from Provo. They set up a time to skype with Antonio and started teaching him via skype. After a time of investigating the church he felt a real desire to be baptized and started going to the ward in the center of the city. The elders there passed our Bishops number to him and told him that he needs to be baptized in the ward closest to his house. So he called bishop but bishop wasnt there, and then BY CHANCE, he passes the church right as the bishop came out the door! SO we reviewed all the lessons with him this week and he was baptized Saturday!! Yesterday at church the lady i was talking about at the first asked me ``hey sister Lloyd, did you like the miracle??`` haha it was super cool!! 

Thats all for now :) 

keep believe in miracles!! they are real! 

love you all! 

-Sis Lloyd 

Monday, March 14, 2016


Peace be unto you

This week was another great one!! Full of more miracles! ?
We´ve been working a lot with member referrals and have met some
great people!! One of them is Robson. He´s super great!! He´s already
been to a lot of different churches but never felt ``good`` in them.
He said that ours is the first church that he feels good in. He is
progressing a ton and has a goal to be baptized on the 26th!!

I would like to share something I studied this week, In Alma 58,
Helaman is writing to Moroni about the war in his part of the land. He
explains how they are without food and how the lamanites´ army is
bigger and he expresses his frustration because no one has sent
reenforcements nor food for them and then he says this;

10 Therefore we did pour out our souls in prayer to God, that he would
strengthen us and deliver us out of the hands of our enemies, yea, and
also give us strength that we might retain our cities, and our lands,
and our possessions, for the support of our people.

11 Yea, and it came to pass that the Lord our God did visit us with
assurances that he would deliver us; yea, insomuch that he did speak
peace to our souls, and did grant unto us great faith, and did cause
us that we should hope for our deliverance in him.

Even in the middle of the war, the Lord sent peace to their souls.
Right now, we´re in the middle of a lot of worldly confusion and a
spiritual war that is getting harder every day. BUT like Helaman, if
we do what is right, trust in God and pray with all our might, He will
speak peace unto our souls and even in the mist of all the craziness
we will feel Heavenly Peace.

That?s all I wanted to share with you all. Keep doin what right and
the Lord will deliver you!!

Love you all!

-Sis Lloyd

(the first photo is with Jessica and Marcio, they?re super cool.
Marcio is a recent-convert, they´re preparing to go the temple!!! and
the second photo is some parrots)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Miracles, Miracles, Miracles

SO Sister Lopes and I decided to do something different. Every day
before we leave our house we pray for miracles. and THEY ARE
HAPPENING!! I´ll share some with you guys.

We were making some contacts and we started talking to one guy and
then his mom came over and started talking to us too and then she
started asking a bunch of questions about the mission and about the
church and while we were explaining she just kept gasping and saying
``WOW you guys are sent from God!!`` and her son asked us ``if I wanna
serve a mission do I have to join your church?? cause I wanna serve
too!!`` and we went back to teach them and the mom started telling us
that she is super worried about her salvation and about the salvation
of her family and that she?s started to see things that don?t match up
in her church and she?s been praying to find the church that´ll bring
salvation to her family. IT WAS SO COOL!!

We had a family night with some members at Camilla´s and her husband
participated and the spirit was super strong and he came to church

We contacted an old lady that told us ``if it?s about religion I don?t
wanna know`` so my companion bore her testimony and then the old lady
started telling us about how hard her life is and that she doesn?t
have time for us to visit her, and my comp goes ``do you want a hug?``
and the old lady jumped back and said ``what?!`` and then everyone
started laughing and the old lady basically told us her whole life
story and cried and then goes ``look. you guys better come back here!!
and sorry that I was so rude at first! but come back for reals, okay?!``

The last miracle that I?ll share is that, yesterday after Ward Counsel
Meeting, there was cake!

MIRACLES HAVE NOT STOPPED HAPPENING!! They´re happening all the time,
everyday, all around us. We just need to pray to have the eyes to
recognize them.

That?s all I got for this week!! love you all!!

tchau tchau

-Sis Lloyd