|Second birthday in the mission field - yippee!|
The next day, Elder Hanks and I had an amazing opportunity to go on exchanges with the assistants. They are incredible!!! I was able to go with Elder Pearce. Even though our morning studies occurred on a bus and while standing in immigration, we planned out our day and most important, we executed it.
I was so impressed as Elder Pearce urged me to continue to do my best to stay with our plan, even when we fell behind a bit or people cancelled and appointments dropped. We had made backup plans and had made preparations in advance, so nothing ever caught us off guard. Amidst all of the craziness (all but one appointment ended up dropping), we had an incredibly successful day.We literally talked to everyone in our path and were calling as we were walking. We worked so hard, but it brought so much joy.
|Mooncake - not sure if they want to eat it?|
|Oreo and cracker "sushi" to celebrate E Avery's BD|
|Post-Workout Birthday Breakfast Compliments of the Bensons|
I'm most grateful for the people around me who I learn from constantly. I'm so grateful to be a missionary and I cannot wait to continue to search and pray for revelation so that we may continue to further the work of the Lord. Thank you for everything and all of your support!!!
I don't have time to elaborate, but please study this scripture in Alma 31 and its background:
31 O Lord, my heart is exceedingly sorrowful; wilt thou comfort my soul in Christ. O Lord, wilt thou grant unto me that I may have strength, that I may suffer with patience these afflictions which shall come upon me, because of the iniquity of this people.
32 O Lord, wilt thou comfort my soul, and give unto me success, and also my fellow laborers who are with me—yea, Ammon, and Aaron, and Omner, and also Amulek and Zeezrom, and also my two sons—yea, even all these wilt thou comfort, O Lord. Yea, wilt thou comfort their souls in Christ.
33 Wilt thou grant unto them that they may have strength, that they may bear their afflictions which shall come upon them because of the iniquities of this people.
34 O Lord, wilt thou grant unto us that we may have success in bringing them again unto thee in Christ.
35 Behold, O Lord, their souls are precious, and many of them are our brethren; therefore, give unto us, O Lord, power and wisdom that we may bring these, our brethren, again unto thee.
36 Now it came to pass that when Alma had said these words, that he clapped his hands upon all them who were with him. And behold, as he clapped his hands upon them, they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
Love, Elder Lloyd