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



We love seeing those sticky notes disappear!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Moisés Zuñiga

One of Elder Loveless' past companions, who is home now, wrote to him on June 26th, 2017

"Elder loveless quiero comentarle que me alegra mucho todo lo que esta pasando, especialmente quiero que sepa que al leer sus cartas puedo notar un cambio en usted,  su espíritu y fuerza están creciendo,  usted es un hombre de bien con un corazón noble,     siga siempre así. De mi parte estoy disfrutando mucho mi nueva vida,  es difícil porque tengo mucho mucho que aprender pero es un camino emocionante,  también estamos pensando cambiar de casa y eso me emociona porque cambiaré de ambiente :) Después de la misión he podido ver la guía de Dios"


Translation:

"Elder loveless want to comment that I am very happy everything is happening, especially I want you to know that when reading his letters can notice a change in you, your spirit and strength are growing, you are a good man with a noble heart, always follow so. For my part I am really enjoying my new life, it's hard because I have a lot a lot to learn but is an exciting way, we are also thinking of moving house and that excites me because I change my room :) After the mission I could see guide God"


Monday, June 26, 2017

Saying Goodbye

"Saying goodbye to Presidente and Hermana Vasquez."




Elder Arango

Elder Arango and Elder Loveless

"Elder Arango and his son and me and my son."



Favorite Painting

"My favorite painting in the oficina de la mision."


Other crazy pics!

"Other crazy pics too, jeje!"



Alexis

"Alexis - He was my last baptism in Americas!"



June 26th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

June 26th, 2017
Weekly Letter

😭😭😭😭

Those are for the subject....I never thought this day would come that they'd be leaving...I think I'm gonna cry. Presidente and Hermana Vasquez are going home this week and Presidente and Hermana Durán will get here on Thursday.

This week we had multi zonas and for the first time in almost 8 months, I didn't have to give it jaja. But this week it rained a lot...like a lot a lot. Lots of water fell from the sky. Also FELICIDADES to Emily and Zac!! I'm finally an uncle. I was waiting so long for this moment jeje. I'm all 20 and old and an uncle...that's when you know you're not a kid anymore jaja. 

This week we had 3 awesome lessons with our new investigator Samuel that talked to us on Sunday night and told us he wanted us to teach him.  Awesome miracle. He has completed alllll of his commitments and is in 1 Nefi 10. He went to church yesterday too! He was a Jehovah's Witness but ya no jaja. He went yesterday after church to tell his family and the JW's that he's going to be leaving their church. He is so great. We have another lesson with him today. 

We're also looking for a ton of new investigators because we don't have a whole lot. My companion is doing good...he's trying my patience...😁 But I know I'm with him for a reason. We're doing good. I'm sad that Presidente is leaving, but I know that Presidente Durán is also called of God. 

So, we're good here! I complete 17 months tomorrow so that's a little weird..but we're all good!

I love you all and I'll send pics!

Saluuu Pues!

Con amor, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best- Hermano Samuel fue a la iglesia. (Brother Sam went to church.)
Worst- Lots of rain jaja!

Letters and/or Packages:
"I got my shoes!"


June 25th, 2017 - Sister Killian's Homecoming

June 25th, 2017
Sister Killian's Homecoming







Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 24th, 2017

June 24th, 2017
President and Sister Vasquez
visiting all the districts!




Monday, June 19, 2017

Pics!!! My birthday, eating pupusas with familia Henriquez!!!

Pics!!! My birthday, eating pupusas with familia Henriquez!!!







June 19th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

June 19th, 2017
Weekly Letter

Changes week!!

Hey everyone!! Like the subject says, this week were the changes. I just started my change number 13....wow. Time flies by. This last week Elder Goodman went home and also Elder Spencer Sabey from Saratoga Springs. So that's weird...jaja.

On Tuesday I got permission to go and receive the new missionaries with the other Assistants so I went there all day long and that was fun. On Wednesday we had the changes meeting and I received my new companion Elder Fallas de Costa Rica. He's a great kid. I'm learning patience, but he's good. So I'm in Colonial 1 training  and I'm also the district leader. In my district we have Elder Perez y Elder Diaz in Santo Tomas, Nosotros in Colonial 1, the secretaries Elder Brimley and Elder Hooley in Los Alpes and the hermanas area in trio in Colonial 2; Hermana Espinosa y Hermana Rosenlund are the Hermana Leaders and they're with Hermana Garcia. I have a good district. I also realized that I'm the oldest missionary in the zone...so that's super weird....jajaja

This week we spent a lot of time learning the area and finding new investigators. We put a couple of baptismal dates this week so that was good. And it's been raining non stop..I like that it's not hot but I'm getting sick of so much rain jaja.

Yesterday for my birthday well..we went to church and it was stake conference. Now there are no districts in our mission, only stakes. That's awesome. Also we have a new stake presidency. Presidente Panameño who was a counselor of Presidente Vásquez is the new Stake Presidente and I sent a pic home a long time ago when I was in Americas of a guy that looks like dad. He's the 1st counselor. It's cool. We worked normal afterwards and then ate pupusas with the Familia Henriquez. (I'll send pics). We're working super hard and trying to learn the area super fast. But Colonial is a cool place. All is good here. I love you all and wish you all a great week. Saluuu Pues!


Con Amor, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Previous Week:
Best-My birfday!
Worst- Well...it rained a ton jaja!

Letters and/or Packages:
None

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 14th, 2017

June 14th, 2017

Today is Elder Loveless' last day serving as an AP in his mission. The past 8 months have been exciting, challenging and interesting as he has served in this capacity. He is going to be a trainer now and is thrilled to work with another "son". He loves his mission!!!





Elder Loveless and his new "Greenie" Elder Fallas!

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

June 12th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Hey!

Hey everyone!! This week was another great one, but it was super crazy. Monday night I got a call from Elder Eve (My old companion and the asistant in centro) and he told me I had emergency changes....so Tuesday we all took a bus to the temple to see Elder Alonso, his wife, Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife speak to us. That was so great. I got to shake his hand. He's a great guy. On Wednesday I had my last consejo de líderes (Leadership Council) and I went to a trainers meeting. I then went to my new area to learn it a little bit.

The rest of the week I was here learning the area with an elder that was already here. The area is basically dead...So I have a lot of work to do...Also I'M TRAINING AGAIN!!! I'm so excited to have another son. He gets here tomorrow, but I'll be with him on Wednesday, My new area is called Colonial 1 and I'm back in good ole San Salvador. Actually in the same church building. I saw a bunch of my converts yesterday so that was cool. Other than that, all is well. I have my camera again, I just need to take a bunch of pics....so forgive me this week jaja.

I'll have more to say next week...

I love you all and hope everyone has a great week! Saluuuuu Pues!

Con Amor, Elder Loveless


Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best--We saw Elder Renlund!
Worst--I had emergency changes!

Letters and/or Packages:
I got my camera!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June 8th, 2017 - Sister Killian is home!!!

June 8th, 2017
Sister Killian returned with honor today from her mission.
We are so proud of her!!!





June 6th, 2017

June 6th, 2017
In San Salvador - Getting to listen to Elder Renlund

Elder Loveless is in the very back on the right hand side, second from the end.


Elder Loveless is the tall guy in the very back in front of the off-white wall.

President Vasquez wrote on Facebook, "Powerful Assistants!"

It's a bit blurry but Elder Loveless is the 4th from the end on the left hand side next to the Sisters.