Monday, April 18, 2016


Remember Camilla? How she´s amazing? And how she deserves to be sealed to her family in the temple? Well today she got one step closer! 

Her and Roberto got legally married!!! Roberto is from a different country here in South America and last week we got a very happy phone call from Camilla saying that he decided to go to his home country to get his birth certificate to be able to get married! 

It has been so amazing to see the changes that have happened in their lives and their relationship be strengthened. Lots of peole have said that the mission changes you, but really its the Atonement that changes you. Here on the mission, everyday we study, we teach, we learn, we live a little bit more of the Atonement. We literally become closer to Christ every day. These ``changes`` are available to everyone. Everyone has the priviledge to study more, to learn more, to live more of the Atonement, and become closer to Christ every single day. 

I know that Christ loves us all individually and we should all seek to find a little more of that love. When we do, the biggest changes happen. 

love you all!! 

Have a great week! 

-Sis Lloyd 

Monday, April 11, 2016

This week we had an experience that was pretty funny.

So, we were in a neighborhood that?s pretty far away from our house
and we went to our first appointment, and she wasn?t there. So we
started walking to our next appointment and it started raining. Then
it started raining a bit harder. Then a rock entered in Sister Lopes´
shoe and cut her foot. The cut was made on a part SUPER sensitive on
the foot and she was no longer able to walk. So we knocked on the door
of the house that was closest to us. The lady came out to the gate and
Sister Lopes said ``A rock cut my foot and I can?t walk anymore... do
you have a bandaid??`` and the lady looked super scared and said
``look. You need to go to the hospital!! but ill see what I can
find.`` and she went back inside. 5 minutes passed and nothing......
10 minutes, still nothing...15 minutes and finally the ladies husband
comes out to the gate and said ``what happened with your foot?!!``
Sister Lopes explained and he opened the gate and saw that we were
missionaries and asked what church we were from. We told him and then
he said ``wait just a minute`` and went back inside. Then a couple
minutes after the lady poked her head out the door and said ``hey! you
guys can enter!`` All this time passed with us standing there in the
rain. haha but anyway, so we enter, she helped with Sister Lopes´ foot
and sent her husband to buy us food and then afterwards we taught them
the Restoration and gave them a Book of Mormon. It was amazing!! Then
as we were leaving, the lady saw that Sister Lopes was limping a
little and offered to give us a ride back home, so we accepted, and on
the way home she explained to us that she thought we wanted to rob her
and that she wasn?t gonna come back out but saw that we weren?t
leaving so she sent her husband out to talk with us and she said her
husband came back in and said ``look they´re Mormons... i don?t think
they?re gonna do any harm`` and she was still suspicious and said that
she had everything planned to knock us out when we entered. Hahaha it
was super funny.

There could not have been a better way for us to have found and taught
this amazing family.

Everything happens for a reason. Even things as small as a rock in your shoe.

Love you all!

Sis Lloyd

Monday, April 4, 2016


I love general conference. I have always loved it but there is nothing like being a missionary watching general conference. I literally felt like a sponge soaking up every word, every feeling that when it ended I felt like it had just begun. 

I LOVED all the talks. 

Now for the experience of the week! We went to teach someone that we met on the bus, so we get to his house and before we enter Sister Lopes looks to me and says ``can you share the scripture?`` so I agreed and we entered.... to find out that both of his parents are Pastors from another church, and they both wanted to listen to the message we had. During the opening prayer 2 thoughts went through my mind: Share the cute little scripture we had planned, or do something crazy. As Sister Lopes was ending the prayer I felt that I should do something crazy. SO after her prayer she calmly looked towards me to start the lesson, I calmly smiled, as I pulled out my Book of Mormon. Our lesson was completely lead by the spirit that we don´t even remember very well what we said. It was incredible. As we were explaining, the kid with whom we made the contact, started reading the Book of Mormon. His dad offered the closing prayer and said ``protect this two young ladies, because they have the truth.`` I dont really know if he understood the sincerity of that phrase but oh well. haha it was a super cool lesson and we totally felt like Alma and Amulek. 

2 Timothy 1: 7-8 
 ``For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord...``

Don´t be afraid to share your testimony. 

Love you all! Have a great week :) 

-Sis Lloyd