I have thought for a very long time about what I was going to say in my last letter to all of you, and many things have crossed my mind, and I have wanted to knock your socks off, but when it comes down to it, all I can do is what I have done for the past 2 years. Testify of Christ, and our loving Heavenly Father.
Our Heavenly Father loves and knows everyone of us, no matter who we are and what we have done He wants us to come unto Him. To feel His love and to be on the road back to Him once again. To know Him on this earth and feel the love and happiness that we knew so well when we lived in His presence. AND He loves us so much he gave us His son.
I know that He lives, I know that Jesus is the Christ. When it says many times in the scriptures to come unto Him and perfect ourselves in Him, that is a literal invitation. He suffered for our sins and our temptations and our hardships, and because of that truth, we can be clean and overcome those things that we cannot ourselves. He loves us more than we can imagine, and for that reason He paid the ultimate price, He is always there waiting for us to come to Him, to feel His love and to become whole once again. He is the way to the Father and the Only way to the Father.
I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet. He saw the Father and the Son, and through him this organization so perfect was restored. The Church of Jesus Christ, the church of the Only Begotten, and no one else. That we ourselves need to put to the test James 1:5, to KNOW that this is the truth, to have the Father through the Holy Ghost testify of these things. To never fall away from this Gospel. The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead and as well we need to have a relationship with Him. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God, and through exact obedience to him and the Apostles and what they say is how we find true happiness.
I know that the priesthood is real, and as men and sons of a living God we need to MAGNIFY this incredible power that we have, to bless, love, and serve everyone. It is our duty.
I know that this is not the end, but the beginning. That in these two years the Lord has given me the tools that I need to magnify His name at home, and to become that man and son, that he needs me to be. He has made me realize that following His son Jesus Christ is everything, and most importantly about doing that is knowing that the most important thing is service and love for everyone. That is what I am so excited to do for my family and for everyone. Serve and love them, there is nothing greater. I know that. I want to thank all of you for your love and prays in my behalf. Words cannot express how grateful I am for that, I love and thank you all so much. Until soon.
Les amo demasiado y quiero que sepan eso!
Elder Scott Bennett Lloyd
"The crowning attribute of love is obedience." -Elder Holland