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Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013 - We carried her in her wheelchair down every stair

Wow, what a great week! 

After the passed tough couple weeks we have been so blessed. 
We have been visiting people that are inactive, and it has been great to see so many people that have not been to church in years returning. This week we have been visiting with a family that has not been active in about 10 years or more. It is a Single mother with 2 daughters and a son. They are between 20 and 18. They Take care of their Grandma that is bound to a wheel chair and is turning 86 years this week. And like most people here is Catholic. We Invited them back to Church, And have been having great lessons. We decided to focus our lessons on their Grandma also. We had a lesson and we felt the Spirit very strong, and we decided to invite her to be Baptized. She answered me with a yes.... Her daughter looked stunned and said in the Mormon Church Mom. She responded with oh no, I've already been baptized. We explained to her the importance of why we need to be baptized just like Jesus Christ. Then she says," Well if its necessary I would like to be baptized.... What do I need to do?" We explained to her and made the date for this coming week. 
This Sunday was awesome, because as she is bound to the wheelchair, and they live in a little house but on the side of the mountain, so they have lots of stairs to leave, and no car. Well That wasn't going to stop us!! We called one of the families in our ward with a van. Went to their house in the morning. We carried her in her wheelchair down every stair. Then we went to another Elderly mans house named Pedro that hasn't been to church in years because he cant really walk. And we were off!! It was an awesome experience to see The inactive Hermana attend church, and with her mother...... Now we've just got to figure out how to baptize her. ha ha
We've been teaching a lot of great people, and this next week is looking great.
Every time we visit these inactive people, almost it is always because they have just slowly stopped doing the little things, the fundamentals. Reading their scriptures, praying, being together as a family, having faith. It is more and more apparent to me everyday how important, and how POWERFUL these little fundamentals are. "By small and simple things, great things come to pass."

Love you all so much.
Elder Lloyd 

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