Monday, September 18, 2017

Letter from the Clark's

Letter from the Clark Family:

Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Hi Elder! I just wanted to send you a quick note to say hi. I really enjoy your letters each week. You are doing such a great job. Your mom is really ready for you to come home though! I love working with her and feel so blessed to be friends with your family. Your mom introduced Randy and me. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary next Sunday!! Be safe and enjoy this tail end of your mission. With love, Jill Clark


Letter back to the Clark Family:
Hey! Thanks for thinking about me! (: Everything here is going great. We're working hard and I'm trying to do my best with the little time I have left. But I'm glad to hear from you guys. Tell everyone hi for me!

Con Cariño, Elder Loveless

September 18th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Weekly Letter

Happy 18 de Septiembre

Hey everyone! Saludos de El Salvador!

This week was a good one. We worked hard and it rained harder jaja. I'm tired of the rain. I like that it's not hot, but it's almost worse being wet. But the rainy season is almost over.

This week we worked a lot with people that we already have found and we left a couple of others. We found a family super poderosa. It's a single mom with her 2 daughters. Her name is Carolina and her Daughters son Xiomara (16) y Katherine (12). They have friends that are members and yesterday, Carolina y Xiomara went to church yesterday. Katherine is gonna go next week.

We did service with the bishop and moved/cut a huge tree trunk...it was crazy...I'm still super sore.

We had a ward activity and I ate garrobo!!! Look up pics on google. It's basically a giant lizard. It was really good, It just has more bones than meat...:(

We're doing good and working hard.

I hope everyone is doing so good with everything that you're doing. Also felicidades to Zac and Emily and Lily for blessing her and feliz cumpleaños mañana to Sydney!

Saluuu Pues!!

-Con cariño, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-We found escogidos!
Worst-It's still raining so much.

Letters and/or Packages:
"1 package from the fam."

Picture from Google Images of a Garrobo!  

Image result for garrobos de el salvador

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11th, 2017 - Photos

September 11th, 2017
Photos

The last reunion with Elder Zelaya.
He finishes his mission on Thursday.

Fotos en la playa del sol.




Baptism of Hermano Samuel



Awesome FHE!

September 11th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

September 11th, 2017
Weekly Letter

Teach repentance, baptize converts!

Hey everyone!!

This week was a good one. It was kinda hard, but it was good. We also worked hard so that's what counts.

We found 2 new families to teach. One is a partial family. The dad (Eduardo) is a member inactive. He hasn't been to church in a long time. His daughter (10) Gabi is not a member neither is his son (18) Eduardo. They're very nice and they accepted baptismal dates for the 21st of October. The other family is the familia Rodriguez Gonzalez. They are our neighbors. They moved here about a month ago. It's a young pair with a baby girl who is almost 2. They're very nice and I feel good vibes about them.

Yesterday we also had a huge FHE and 33 people went. It was awesome.

The best part of the week was the baptism of Hermano Samuel. He was baptized on Tuesday the 5th and confirmed yesterday the 10th of September. He's so happy. He's gonna have his interview on Wednesday to get the Priesthood then next week, his temple recommend. He's a great guy.

It was a good week. We're always looking for new people to teach and even more now that my time is coming to an end...But we're happy and working hard. Also yes, we felt the earthquake very strongly, but everything is okay.

Anyways, I love you all and hope you guys have a great week.

Hasta luego

-Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-Baptism of Hermano Samuel.
Worst--Wellll I dunno...it's been raining a lot jajaja.

Letters and/or Packages:  None

P.S.  I asked Elder Loveless what he was doing when the earthquake happened and he said, "in the house praying jaja."

Monday, September 4, 2017

September 4th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

September 4th, 2017
Weekly Letter

Hi!
Hey sorry momma! I'm just sending this to you because I don't have a lot of time. I'll send pics next week. I just wanted to say that all is well. This Wednesday are changes and I'm staying here for another change with Elder Fallas en Colonial 1. Also this last Wednesday we had a multi zona and Elder Ochoa (The area Presidente) and his wife came and spoke to us. Also tomorrow we're gonna have a baptism of a guy named Samuel. I've talked a lot about him in the past, but he's doing great and he's ready to be baptized. Sorry that I don't have much time. P.S. this is my weekly letter (; I love you! Have a fantastic week!

-Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-We're gonna baptize!
Worst-ummm...I dunno jeje we walked a lot.

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Monday, August 28, 2017

19 Months in the Mission

August 26th, 2017
19 Months in the Mission for Elder Loveless


Corn Festival

With some members from Americas during the 
festival del elote (or corn festival).


Elder Eve

 With Elder Eve in the multi zona with my new suit. 
I'm still deciding if the shoes match well (; jajaja


August 28th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

August 28th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Woow. ¡Viva El Salvador!

Hey everyone! How are you all? Aquí estamos con todos los poderes como dicen aquí. Oh sea, we're all good here (;

This week we worked super hard. We're super busy with FHE's and trying to find a ton of new people. We also had a multi-zona and Elder and Sister Brough (I think he's the 1st counselor in the Young Men's General Presidency) came and they spoke to us and also Pres and Hermana Durán. It was super great. I liked it a lot.

Friday we had interchanges with the ZL and we both went to their areas to work with them. I worked with Elder Girón from Guatemala and it was a good day. We found a super cool family that I hope will progress!

On Saturday we contacted a couple of people in the street and they all turned out super good. One was named Carlos and he was cutting grass with his machete and so we asked if he wanted help and while my comp contacted him, I was busy cutting the weeds with a machete. I really like machetes. They're lots of fun. So yesterday we returned to teach him and he was outside waiting for us with his 8 year-old daughter Alexandra. They're such great people and we put baptismal dates with Carlos. We'll put another one with Alexandra this week. Also we contacted a  guy named Roberto who was really interested. We're gonna teach him on Saturday.

We also brought Karla and her family to church yesterday. She liked it a lot and said she's gonna do her best to go next week.

So yeah, it was a great week. I love you all and hope you all have a fanastic week.

Also happy 19 months to me! I gotta keep working harder because the time goes too fast...But I love you all and hope you all have a great week. We'll talk next week!

Cuidense mucho!

Con cariño, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Previous Week:
Best-We brought people to church for the first time in a long time. I also bought a cool new suit, shoes and belt and ties last Monday.
Worst-mmmmm I dunno....it was a good week. Maybe, the a dog peed on my companion jajaja.

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21st, 2017 - Weekly Letter

August 21st, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Hey cheros

Hey everyone! Happy day! I hope everyone is doing good and is happy!

This week was a good one. We worked hard and found a couple of new people. The old people...not a lot of them want to progress. So we need to find some more new. It's been hard getting people animated to go to church.

Everything is good. Pretty normal. We're working hard and we're trying to find new people to bring to church. We're learning a lot and I also am working more on developing charity. I've been serving my companion without him knowing, which I've never done in my mission, and I feel like it's helping, because like it says in Mosiah 2:17, if we serve our fellow man, we're serving God, and if we serve Him more, we'll love him more. It's been a good week. We're working hard and praying a lot to find the people that God has prepared for us to teach and convert.

Everything is good. I love you all and hope you all have a great week. Be the best at what you do (:

Con cariño, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best- I bought a new suit, 2 new ties and cool new belt!
Worst- Nobody went to church...

Letters and/or Packages:
None

Monday, August 14, 2017

Photos from August 14th, 2017

Photos from August 14th, 2017

Eating bunny rabbit!!



The view from Los Planes de Renderos. ¿Chivo vea?



August 14th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

August 14th, 2017
Weekly Letter

No Sé... Todo bien

Hey everyone! I hope all is well with everyone!

This week was a good one. I did interchanges with Santo Tomás, Los Alpes (the secretaries) and with the ZL. They were all really good. I learned a lot and I also did the interview for Nelson from Santo Tomás. On Saturday he was baptized.

On Wednesday we had interviews with Presidente Durán and they were really good. He's a very direct guy and yea...we'll just leave it with that. He re-animated me to keep working and he also reminded me that in a race, the end is when you run the hardest. It's the same in the mission.

We found some great people this week and we had an awesome FHE with some members and Hermana Karla and her 3 kids that are investigators. We're working hard and praying hard too.

I also ate rabbit for the first time in my life..it was really good. But yeah, it was a really good week. I'm animated again to work my butt of for these last 4 1/2 months that I have left.

I love you all and hope you all have a great week.

Saluuuuu Puesss!

Con Cariño, Elder Loveless


Best and Worst from the past week:
Best-We found some escogidos!
Worst- Nobody went to church.

Letters and/or Packages:
"Yes, I got one from the fam! Thanks!!"

Monday, August 7, 2017

Photos sent August 7th, 2017

"In the temple activity, I saw Elder Hernandez and Hermano Rommel, the ward mission leader from San Miguel. 
I love that guy."



August 7th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Hey, it's me--again jeje

Hey everyone! How are you all?? I hope good!

This week was...well...a rough one. My companion was sick so we didn't leave Monday-Thursday. Thursday in the morning, we went to the temple to have the temple tour that we have every April and August with the investigators, less actives and members. That went well.

Friday we did leave and we found 2 new investigators and put baptismal dates with them. They are cool. We'll see them again tomorrow.

I ate a pineapple too that I bought. It was really good.

We also found a partial family where the dad is less active for yearssss and his wife and 3 kids aren't members. We'll be working with them too.

Probably the best thing about the week is that today, my lunch from Subway was free because I have a Subway card. That made me happy. But all is well and yeah...not much happened this week...oh and also I finished the Book of Mormon! I loved it. Now I'm reading the Pearl of Great Price and on Saturday I'll start the DyC.

I love you all! Have a great week!

Cuidense mucho. Les amo mucho!

-Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Worst-My companion was sick for 3 days.
Best-We but some fechas!!  The best thing actually was that my subway was free!!

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pics sent July 31st, 2017

Pics sent July 31st, 2017

Mas fotos!! Disfrutenlas!







Elotes Locos
Save me a piece of that corn!!!


July 31st, 2017 - Weekly Letter

July 31st, 2017
Weekly Letter

Yo Soy El Jardinero Aquí Y Sé Lo Que Quiero Que Seas
(I'm the gardiner here and and I know what I want.)?????

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing good. And Feliz Cumpleaños to Grammy Val tomorrow!!  I love you!

Well, I don't have much to write....This week was good. It was definitely one of the hardest weeks of my mission, but it was a good one still. We worked hard...but heard lots of nos jaja. Hermano Samuel won't be getting baptized anytime soon...he doesn't want to confess what he did so there's no way to see if he has repented or not...we'll just keep praying for him.

We walked a lot this week. We climbed a mountain and found a goat up there.

We did have a miracle and we had 3 less active members in church and a family of 4 investigators...they're basically eternal investigators but they want to be baptized. Tomorrow we are gonna teach them in the church with the elder's quorum president and his wife. They are some of my favorite members here.

I had a really rough week and Elder Brimley (the registros secretary that we live with) reminded me of the talk-video from Elder D. Todd Christofferson that's called The Will of God. I love it. It talks about how the Lord has a different plan for us that a lot of times we have for ourselves. A lot of times he cuts us down so we can grow better. That helped me to understand the 'why me?'  I'm doing better.

I love you all and hope you all are doing good. I always pray for you! Behave and we'll talk next week!

Con Cariño, Elder Loveless


Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Worst- Samuel won't be baptized here soon...
Best---Welllll we're still alive jeje!

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 26th, 2017 - 18 month mark

July 26th, 2017
Elder Loveless has been on his mission 18 months.
Three-fourths of his mission is over!



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pics sent on July 24th, 2017

Pics sent on July 24th, 2017












July 24th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

July 24th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Changes week!!!

Hey everyone! Buenas tardes de Good ole San Salvador!

This week was good. We worked a lot found some really good families using the simi. I also did interchanges with Santo Tomas with Elder Diaz from Guatemala. It was really good and we found a family of 2, the Family Medino, it's a mom and her son. They're really awesome and we also found the Family Mena who are like 6 and one is a member less active. They're awesome too.

Hermano Samuel is doing good, still just waiting for his interview with Presidente Durán. We're hoping he can have it done this week and if he passes, he'll be baptized this week.

We're doing good here. This Wednesday are changes and I'll be staying here to finish the training of Elder Fallas. We're excited. This change we plan on baptizing un montón so that'll be good.

Well, I'll send pics so don't worry there. We're all good and happy and working super hard. The ward is great too. We just reactivated a family of 5. They're now gonna baptize their 8 year old son and bless their youngest daughter.

Well, I love you all and hope all is well with you guys. Happy 24th of July!!! Saluuu Puesss!!

Elder Loveless
Misión El Salvador, San Salvador Este

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-We're finding new people to teach!
Worst-I dunno jaja we had a missionary activity and almost nobody came...only members and 1 investigator.

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Monday, July 17, 2017

"Writing the fam woot woot!"

"Writing the fam woot woot!"



Drinking Horchata!

Drinking Horchata!


July 17, 2017 - Weekly Letter

July 17, 2017 - Weekly Letter

¡Hasta la vista baby!

Hey everyone! I hope all is well in all your fun cool places. I send my greetings from San Marcos, San Salvador. Also happy 50th birthday to daddy!!! And happy 22 birthday to Zac this Friday!!

This week was a good one. We walked a lot...it rained a lot too jaja. But the members here are really animated and are helping us a lot. The members in this area are great! I love them.

Hermano Samuel went to church yesterday and loved it. We did his baptismal interview and for some private reasons, he has to have an interview with Presidente Durán. I hope he can do it fast so he can be baptized this week.

We also have to go looking for houses because they're gonna kick us out because the other Elderes that we live with haven't payed the rent in awhile..jeje.

But we're happy. We're really trying hard to find people to teach and I feel like finally, we've learned a lesson and the Lord is helping us out more. We're happy and healthy. Today's my comp's birthday and I ate 5 tacos with horchata. I absolutely loveee horchata. I have an addiction.

Presidente and Hermana Durán came to our ward yesterday. That was fun. They're really good and super excited to help us out here in the mission. Also changes are next week. This one went by so fast.

Well, that's all for this week! I love you all and wish you all a great week!

Saluuu Pues!!!

-Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-We had a lot of lessons with members.
Worst-Samuel has to wait a bit more to be baptized.

Letters and/or Packages:
None

Monday, July 10, 2017

"My new blender. I'm excited to use it (:"

"My new blender. I'm excited to use it (:"


"Mis piñas! They were super cheap today so I bought 2."

"Mis piñas! They were super cheap today so I bought 2."




"Me with Presidente and Hermana Durán!"

"Me with Presidente and Hermana Durán!"




"Selfies with my 4th of July tie!"

"Selfies with my 4th of July tie!"



July 10th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

July 10th, 2017
Weekly Letter

Hey all! 

Hey everyone! How are you all doing?? Down here, things are good. We've been working hard. This week we worked super hard and had a really hard time finding new investigators to teach. We also had a multi zone and were able to meet Presidente Durán. I'll send pics. 

We've been working a lot with Samuel and he's decided he wants to get baptized on the 21st of this month. We're really excited for him. The other people that have gone to church are hard to find and teach, so it's been hard to teach them more about the gospel. 

The members are great and they love us jaja. This week was also the 4th of July and I wore my American flag tie. It was fun. We also did a service project as a zone and I got to pull out my machete and chop down some weeds. It was fun. Today I woke up at 5:30 with Elder Brimley to do some exercise. It was great. Afterwards, with some of my birthday money I bought a blender. I also bought 2 pineapples and some bananas and granola. It was super cool. I'm happy to use it. Today we also played volleyball. It was fun. 

It's been a good week, working hard and trying to change lives. 

I love you all and I'll send pics! Have a great week!


-Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-We secured the baptismal date for Hermano Samuel.
Worst-We walked a lot.

Letters and/or Packages:
I got a letter from Grandma Val, Sister Killian and the wedding announcement from Kade and Katey Palmer.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 3rd, 2017 - Weekly Letter

July 3rd, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Saluuu Pues Presidente Vásquez 

Well this week was good. Not a whole lot happened. We worked hard and a lot. I did interchanges with Santo Tomas and then I did interchanges with the ZL. It was a busy week. Also Hermana Garcia from our district had emergency changes so we had to take her to the terminal with Obispo Mercado. That was a fun adventure. 

Me and my companion are doing good. Hermano Samuel is doing great.  He went to church again yesterday. He basically wants to get baptized, he just needs to hear the lessons jaja. Also the members love us and give us a lot of food....I'm getting kinda fat jaja. But all is well. We're healthy and happy and working like horses. 

Presidente Durán got here on Friday, but we haven't been able to meet him yet. I'm sure we'll be doing multi zonas this week to meet him. 

We're all good and working hard trying every day to be better and repent and rely more on the Lord! Also happy 4th of July tomorrow! (Biggest holiday ever...) But have fun and I'll be celebrating from El Salvador. 

I love you all and hope you all have a fantastic week! We'll see ya! 


Saluuu Pues and with love, Elder Loveless


Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best---We had 2 investigators at church instead of just 1.
Worst---It's still raining a lot.

Letters and/or Packages: None


June 26th, 2017 - 17 Months in the Mission

June 26th, 2017
17 Months in the Mission



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