Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Aaron's Email April 10, 2012 (His 20th Birthday)

Dear Family,
Thank you so much for your kind letters and birthday wishes, today is turning out to be quite the day!! I'll fill you in a little bit on what's been going on but first i want to get right to something, i am grateful for the new white shirts, but sadly, the neck is a size and half too small haha sorry! i had to get that off my chest, but i will send those back within the next few weeks! We woke up this morning to a decorated car, some members figured out where it was and it was sticky-noted out! i took plenty of pictures so you all should be getting a memory card soon, perhaps with the package with the returning shirts. I have humbly reflected upon my adoption story and what an impact it has had on my life and how wonderfully blessed i am to have been raised by such amazing parents and my story is a sacred experience that i hold very dear to me, i just want to thank you so very much for all that you have done for me and who you have helped me become.
this weeks AWESOME APRIL update!! Samantha, who is right on track for her baptism on the 28th of April was able to make it to church on Easter Sunday! and the talks were incredible, focusing on the Savior and His atoning sacrifice on our behalf, what a blessing to be able to celebrate this wonderful Easter Sunday in PQ serving a mission. We had a lesson also with them this week, one that we were worried about but the spirit beat us to it and we were able to talk openly and with the spirit to guide our words and our conversation, what an incredible opportunity it is to serve out here, thank you for allowing me this experience.
My time is extremely short seeing as i am about to be kicked off at the library here. . . i promise next week's letter will be a whole lot better!! but i did hear from the family! i did not receive your card however but i did get a letter from the McDougals, Grandma and Grandpa Lloyd, Adam, Anna Nolie and Linkin, and the Haws family, how blessed am I!! We are going to La Jolla today to see some sights and a recent convert in the 3rd ward , Sis, Cheung and her family are taking us out to dinner tonight, again what a blessing, and her husband is also part of awesome April! He came to church for the 4th time in a row this past Sunday and heard some incredible talks! Bro Bagley spoke on the Atonement and how powerful of a talk that was, and he quoted and spoke from elder Bednar's talk in the April ensign, if you have not yet read it i strongly suggest it.
Ah my time is dimming on the computer but i want all of you to know how grateful i am for all of you and all that you have done for me, i thank you for your kind words and your prayers, i know that our Savior lives, i know that He loves us and He wants us to come unto Him, by following His example and living the Gospel, the first principles and ordinances, we can have true JOY, i love you all dearly and i hope you have a fantastic week!!
Elder Aaron Jordan Lloyd

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dinner with the Potter Family - April 6 2012

We love our missionaries! Thank you for sharing them with us!
With Love,
The Potter Family