Sunday, May 14, 2017

single digits!

We're down to single digits! 8 days to be exact!
We Skyped her today for Mother's Day.
The next time we see her will be at the airport when we pick her up! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Hello everyone! 

So Auburn is super fun! I love it. It's all forest-y and we have a family of deer as neighbors. They are so cute. 
It's been raining a lot lately, and we had a thunder/lightning storm for the FIRST time on my mission! It was the greatest thing ever!
So I'm really sorry I haven't emailed in a while. I'm kinda lazy and it's getting to the point that I don't know what to write.
Yesterday we had a miracle happen! We were sitting in church and our zone leaders texted us and said we were going to have a baptism next week (with we didn't have any plans and we didn't know what they were talking about) so after sacrament meeting, we went outside and called them. Turns out there was a girl that came to their ward with a friend and walked up to them and said she wanted to be baptized, and she wanted to be baptized next week!!! She had just spent a week with a friend (who is a recent convert) at BYU-I, and she was taught the first 3 lessons there and knew it was true. CRAZY!!! We have our first meeting with her tonight. So I am super excited! I'm still trying to figure out if it's real or not.
Also yesterday we were driving to dinner but we were a little early so we saw two guys walking down the street and I said to my companion (half-jokingly) I have always wanted to just roll down the window hand someone a book of Mormon and then drive away. Sister Bodily said let's do it so we made a loop and stopped and rolled down the window and we handed the book of Mormon to the two guys (they were kinda punks) and told them we were missionaries and told them about the book. And we also gave them pass along cards for the new easter initiative. (If you haven't seen it go on right now and watch it) they asked some questions. Half of them were jokingly and half were serious. We answered their questions and then left. It was so fun and I want to do that more often. It made my day.
So Ya that's the miracles that have happened since being in Auburn! I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you all!

-Sis. Lloyd

Monday, April 3, 2017

the time has {almost} come!

Jess here. 
We've gotten Sister Lloyd's final travel plans, and she will be back *drumroll please* May 23rd!
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited we (and by we, I mean I) am for her to be home!
Also, her birthday is coming up, April 14th, so if you would like to send her a card/package and need her new address, let me know and I'll get it to you!

Have a great Monday!

Monday, March 6, 2017


Well, lots of things have happened since my last email.

Transfers are Tuesday and I am being transferred again! Two times in a row. But this will most likely be my last area before I go home. I am being moved to Auburn! And I am now an STL (Sister Training Leader) so that's cool. 
I only have 2 transfers left (12 weeks) until I come home. So that's weird. 
Also, last week Elder Ballard came to Chico and we had a special stake conference with him. 
The missionaries had the opportunity to meet him after the conference. So that was super cool! He told us how to be even better missionaries. It was really inspirational.

Also one of my really good friends is going home so I had to say goodbye to her today. It was really sad. This was her dying picture.

Also today my zone leader felt super sick and and stomach pains. The nurse had him go to the ER and now he is getting his appendix removed. Two other sisters went to the ER this transfer as well, so Ya. It's been a weird transfer.
I love you all and hope you have had a wonderful week! 

-Sis. Lloyd

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Hello everyone! 
Isn't it a beautiful day today? This week has been a pretty good week.
This week we had an investigator named Doug Ross get baptized. It was awesome! 
I love being able to witness the joy the gospel brings to people lives. It is the best thing about being on a mission. Watching people come Closer to Christ and it changing their life. 
That was pretty much the highlight of the week. Willows is very small and has been tracted multiple times so work is a little slow and can be hard at times but that's okay. It wasn't easy for Christ so it won't be easy for us. 
Love you all and hope you have a good week.

-Sis. Lloyd

Monday, January 30, 2017

Another Transfer

Hey everyone, sorry know haven't emailed in awhile.
I am now in Willows. We had transfers and I moved. Willows is a very small town for those of you who don't know. 
My new companions name is Sister Rosa. She is from Indonesia. She's very cute and very quiet.  Sorry I don't really have too much to say, my mind is going a million different directions right now but I promise a better email next week. 
I love you all and hope you had a wonderful week! And wish you a good week this week!
Have some pictures!

-Sis. Lloyd
Loading medical supplies to ship to Africa.

My mom's roommate from college!

Monday, January 9, 2017


Hello everyone! 
I am so sorry I haven't emailed in a few weeks. 
Life has been crazy, and to be honest I have been a little lazy. 
To start, Chico is good. Our area is super big. We do a lot of driving. It's good though because I love driving. 
I am struggling to learn Spanish, and I kinda feel bad in lessons because I don't understand everything that is going on. It makes it a little more difficult to learn because my companion speaks both English and Spanish so language study is not a top priority for her, she just wants to go see people, which is understandable. 
I just find myself trying to hurry and study during lunch, dinner (when we aren't at someone else's house), and before bed and sometimes in the morning if I can find the time. 
Ummm what else to say... Yup I don't really know. 
I hope you have all had a good week! Love you all!

-Sis. Lloyd