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Monday, April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

Another crazy week in the Concrete jungle!! 

This week I was able to Baptize an awesome guy named Carlos. Wow is he crazy, and talks so fast a lot of times I walk out of his house with only a forth of what just happened. But he has such a great heart, and I love him. He is a father of  a 14 year boy and 12 year old daughter, and married to a great, very Catholic wife. But we are hoping, that as they all see the example, and the great changes in their father they will follow along. We had a combined baptism with our whole zone and it was awesome! So many incredible people making their first covenant with their Father in Heaven!.. But as 8 o'clock roles around, and all of the beginning talks are over and everyone heads to the fount. Only one problem..... no Carlos. We are calling him like crazy and he keeps saying their on their way. After the last person is going into the water they pull up. We run him into the bathroom, get him changed, take a picture, and head him into the water. When it was all said and done there was an incredible Spirit there, and he was so happy! 
This week has been a great week for finding people that the Lord has prepared for us, and there is no way of denying that it is anything less! I really like contacting and talking to people on the street. But do to circumstances of where I am serving we cant, which sort of stinks. But this past Saturday as my comp. and I stood to cross the road... Or what I like to call, playing real life frogger.... I was tapped on the shoulder, and turned around to find a couple in about their late 30´s. They asked us about the school here that is run by The Church, and provides great additions for the Highschool aged kids here, and they want their daughter to go there. Its now being converted into the new MTC here. So we gave them the low down on that. As we got talking, the wife said that they have two teen daughters, who lately have been asking questions that she said she cant answer. Like, Where do we come from, Why do we worship the Virgins. Questions like that....... Wow! Talk about a missionaries dream!! We set up an appointment for the coming Wednesday, to talk to them, and I'm really excited! 
This week I had a great testimony builder on how the Holy Ghost can do anything, if we just listen to the prompting's, and let Him do his job... We have been trying the past couple of weeks to get in contact with this women, and have not been able to. finally last Wednesday we got invited in. We sat down with her and just got to talking, and noticed her two daughters were cleaning in the next room. They are both in their early 20´s. We asked her to invite them in for the message. She said that she doesn't think they would want to but shell try. They came in and sat down, with not the best of attitudes. We started with a prayer, and then asked them how they feel about our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. In not wanting to be there they just responded with I don't know. Passing from the other room one of her sons, also about 25 heard the Question and shouted out a good response. So! we invited him to join us also! As we were talking the son mad it very clear, that he has Jesus in his heart and doesn't need church or anything like that, And his sisters agreed. Well went along with the lesson, and the Spirit present himself SO strong as we began to testify in the half way through the lesson. As we asked questions that were directed by The Spirit, and really got them all thinking. I could see, right before my eyes, all of there hearts being softened, and the revelation they were receiving of the truthfulness of This Gospel. They all expected to be baptized and are now really receptive. The Spirit is not part of our teaching, He IS our teaching. As we live worthy of His guidance, He will NEVER lead us astray. 
Hope everyone is doing great!
 LOVE you all. 
Elder Lloyd
"Always Prayin, Satan Slayin"

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