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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec 15, 2014 - This is it, the last e mail

Well folks, looks like the mission is coming to an end. It is something very unreal to say the truth. So unreal to be honest I'm not really feeling it, my mind knows that I'm going home but my heart still hasn't caught the memo. 
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! 
Con Amor
Elder Scott Bennett Lloyd 
"The crowning attribute of love is obedience." -Elder Holland
Obedience #1

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec 8, 2014

(HE has exactly 11 days and four hours left...but who is counting??)

Sent: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 4:33 PM
Subject: This week
So in short it is all wrapping up... Granted, I still have 2 weeks which is awhile to work and work hard! That fat lady still has not sung, and will not until this name tag is taken off to never be put back again. 
But, what I have to say this week is basically just wanted to tell all of you how much I love you all and I thank you SO much for the love and support you all show. Honestly, that is about all that I'm thinking and feeling is love and gratitude toward you all. I feel so blessed to have you all in my life!
Center this Christmas on Christ and you will have the best one yet!! 
Elder Lloyd 

Dec 1, 2014

So this week is how it has been a pattern lately I don't have much time to write. This last week was a good one and these past weeks as well. It has been different now that I am coming to the end, it does not feel like it by any means. We have been seeing great changes in the ward that I am in; which is awesome, change of attitude in leaders and members. The Lord, still with 23 months under my belt the is stretching me in different ways, like I haven't expected. 
One thing that I have been pondering on and I love from my mission is an eternal look on things. An eternal look on the decisions we make, trails we have, and things that we really desire and want. It is something that has helped me and I know that the Lord wants us to have. And as we have that in our life's, we recognize Him a lot more, and make better day to day decisions, and being obedient isn't so hard, we see it as it is, a blessing. 
I love you all 
Elder Lloyd 

Nov 17, 2014

his last week we had a lot of conferences out of no where in the mornings and things of that sort. It was a pretty crazy week. 
This last week I have been thinking a lot about how a lot of times our own will and what we want and think is best isn't always the Lords will. Many times, if you are like me it is very hard to humble yourself and accept that. But that is when we need to humble ourselves and realize that He does know what is best. What I am finding is that it is a process, it doesn't always comes as an, "okay I get, and accept it." Type of deal, but comes through real heart felt prayer and looking to accept it. Hard? yes. But worth it? Every bit of it.
I love you all so much and thank you for all the love and support! 
Elder Lloyd 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nov 10, 2014

I would like to apologize for not writing these past few weeks, things have gotten a little crazy. We have been SO blessed lately and are seeing things happen. The work gets tough with lots of things on the side, trials, personal failures etc. But the Lord always loves us. Being thankful and not only being thankful but showing that thankfulness is where we can truly be happy! Everyone wants to be looked out for and loved, and when we do that for others in word and in action, we find our true happiness. Happiness is within giving and loving others. That is because that's what Christ does for us, following His footsteps is following in true joy. I know that. I want to thank each and every one of you for the love and support you show to me I love you all so much!
Elder Lloyd

Nov 3, 2014

Day of the Dead Selfies

Oct 27, 2014

Hey, things have been good, and hard as I am on this roller coaster ride they call a mission. What I have been finding is that the Lord sends us trails when we are least expecting it, and/ or when we feel like we have had enough. The Lord has his ways to do things and His plans, a lot of times they don't always match up with ours. But they are His and perfect none the less. We always just need to stick to the basics that we know, strap down, trust in Him and take it day by day. Let Him mold us... if you're a person like me, it can be very hard sometimes. 
The days keep on going too! Sometimes we've just got to get to the next one, but we might as well keep our chin up while we are at it. 
I love you all so much and thank you for all the support and prayers. 
God Speed. 
Elder Lloyd