Monday, November 20, 2017

Former and Current Mission Presidents and their Wives

Former and Current Mission Presidents and their Wives





The Temple!

The Temple!




The family Henriquez after their sealing.

The family Henriquez after their sealing.



The baptism of Hermano Martin.

The baptism of Hermano Martin.


November 20th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

November 20th, 2017
Weekly Letter

Semana chiva !

Hey everyone! This week was a great one, and I took a bunch of pics so I'll send those in just a sec.

Anyways, on Tuesday we were able to go to the temple as a zone and that was great. I love the temple and I really needed that trip.

On Wednesday we had interviews and a zone training from Presidente and the assistants. It's probably my second to last interview with him. Also I got a new temple recommendation because mine expires at the end of November.

Thursday and Friday worked super hard and found some new investigators to start teaching.

On Saturday in the morning, we baptized hermano Martín Mira then we went to the sealing of Hermano and Hermana Henriquez. That was such a good experience and I got to see Presidente and Hermana Vásquez!!! I was so happy. (I´ll send pics of that? and they gave us a ride in their new Hyundai Santa Fe (;

Yesterday my comp was sick so we just left at 6 to go to see the face to face with Elder Oaks and Elder Ballard for the YSA. That helped me to answer a couple of questions that I had. This week was great and super busy. Also next week are changes so I'll soon see where I'm gonna finish my mission.

Anyways, all is well and I love you all. Behave and be awesome in all that you do. Until next week,

Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-We baptized 1 and confirmed 2 and went to the temple 2 times!!
Worst--Uhhhh we couldn't work too much in the area.

Letters and/or Packages:
1 package from the fam and 1 from Tiffy and the fam!

Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

November 13th, 2017
Weekly Letter

Todo chivo puej

Hey everyone! I'm glad to hear from you all and to know you are all doing well.

Everything here is great. We're in the 'windy' season now so that's been really nice. It's not too hot and it's not raining.

Carolina didn't go to church to get confirmed so I was kinda mad...but we're gonna figure out why and if there's something we can do to help her...But this week on Saturday at 8 am we're gonna baptize Hermano Martín. He's super excited.

So yesterday in church they asked what thing in missionary work brings you the most joy and I thought about my 2 converts in there that both have the priesthood and temple recommends. It brings a lot of joy to see your converts progress in the Gospel.

I did interchanges on Friday and I went to Santo Tomas. We also had an all you can eat of pupusas and I only had time to eat 7 and bring 4 to the house because there wasn't enough time to finish there.

We're finding a lot of new investigators and working hard to be able to baptize in December. I hope I don't have changes because the members here like me and I want to finish my mission here, to be here for Christmas and all that fun stuff.

But we're doing good and even though I'm more tired than I've been in my entire mission and my life, we're still working hard. Also tomorrow we're gonna go to the temple as a zone and on Saturday after the baptism we're gonna go to the sealing of the first counselor and his wife and I'm gonna see Presidente and Hermana Vasquez!!!

Anyways, I love you all and wish you all a wonderful week!

Saluuu Pues y cuidense mucho!!

-Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best--We had an all you can eat pupusas..I only ate 7 there and 4 more in the house because we ran out of time...
Worst--Hermana Carolina didn't go to church again so she didn't get confirmed.

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Monday, November 6, 2017

November 6th, 2017 - Fotos!!!

"My district!"


"Pics of the baptism of Carolina and with the ward mission leader."




November 6th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

November 6th, 2017
Weekly Letter

Oi

Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing well.

This week was a good one. It wasn't too much different than the others, but it was still good. It's been a little hot but at least it's not raining anymore.

On Saturday Hermana Carolina was baptized and  I had the privilege of baptizing her. That was cool. The problem was that on Sunday morning, she couldn't show up for the confirmation. So until next week, she will not officially be a member.

Hermano Martín passed his interview and will be baptized on the 18 of Nov. Also we have permission to go to the sealing of the 1st counselor of the bishopric and his wife that same day. Presidente Vasquez and Hermana Vasquez will be there and I'm so excited to see them again! Woooo!!!

All is well...Always tired and working hard. I've never been so tired in my entire life.

Anyways, I love you all and wish you all a great week.

Cuidense Mucho!!!

Con amor, Elder Loveless


Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-We baptized.
Worst-She didn't get confirmed.

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October 30th, 2017 Photos

"My new companion, Elder Burgos de Guatemala."



"Empanadas! They're super good!"


"Pics of the baptism of Hermano Angel. 
The Bishop baptized him."






"Titi!!! She's so cute. She's the daughter of a recent convert, Hermana Maria Concepcion.
The little girl's name is Tiffany Lissemar but we all say Titi jeje."





October 30th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

October 30th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Baptism wooohoo!

Hey everyone! This week was super crazy!...But we're doing good. I hope everyone is good as well.

On Monday I got sick with a super bad fever, dizziness and other things so we didn't go to work...my companion and I have been sick all week, but the other 6 days we left to work.

We've been still working a lot with Martin and Carolina. Carolina at the last minute said she didn't want to be baptized and we haven't been able to find her since Friday. Martin hopefully will have his interview for his baptism tomorrow.

Hermano Angel moved out of the house of his girlfriend and moved in with his aunt and all went well. On Saturday he was baptized and yesterday I was able to confirm him. He's such a great guy and has a great life ahead of him. I love that guy. A lot of times we take the gospel for granted, but once you see the effect the Atonement has on people..wow. It's really changed my view of the gospel. I love this church and missionary work. Juela, it's hard, but it's worth it. I'll send pics of that.

We hope to baptize Martin this Saturday, but we'll see how that goes. Also on Friday I completed 21 months........I'm getting super sad because the time just doesn't slow down. I only have 2 more months to be a full-time missionary...that makes me super sad..anyways, I'm dedicated to give it my all and to work super hard.

Also supposedly there was gonna be a huge tropical storm , Selma, on Saturday so we all went to buy food in case we couldn't leave for a few days...nothing happened jajaja. But we were obedient and the Lord will bless us. But the weather is super nice!

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

Saluuu pues!

Con amor, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best- We baptized Hermano Ángel!
Worst- We've been sick allll week jeje!

Letters and/or Packages: None

Monday, October 23, 2017

October 23rd, 2017 - Weekly Letter

October 23rd, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Hey all! Viva San Marcos!

Hey everyone! Viva San Marcos!! Looks like I'm staying here in Colonial for a 4th change, but I received a new companion named Elder Burgos from Guatemala from a part called Petén (he has 19 months in the mission). He's a good guy.

So this week was a good one. Hermano Angel put his own baptismal date for this week, the 28th of October. He passed his interview yesterday. Also Carolina should be getting baptized this week as well. The goal is to have 3, if all goes well, Hermano Martin will also be baptized.

We're doing good and we're all happy and all. We also climbed up a huge mountain to visit a family that's actually very positive. They're old investigators from about 2 years ago.

We get along well and I'm also gonna stay as DL here and I have 2 other Elders and 4 Hermanas. Juela...Hermanas are...something else jejeje. It'll be a fun change. Also Hermana Ana and her daughter Allison that we baptized in Americas with Elder Arango surprised us yesterday and came to our ward. It was awesome to see them.

I love you all and wish you all a great and happy week!!

Con Amor, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-Angel passed his baptismal interview!
Worst...We have to find a new house and there's nothing!

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 16th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

October 16th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Oi!!

Hey everyone! I hope you all find yourselves happy and healthy.

This week was good. The weather is so weird. It rained for about 2 months straight and now it's hot again....  -_-  Oh well.

Hermana Carolina passed her baptismal interview yesterday so she will be baptized either this week or the next. She's awesome. The others, Angel and Martin, are doing good too. Angel should be baptized this month too, but at the end.

Changes are this Wednesday, but they haven't told us who leaves or stays yet, so there's a good chance that I'll write you guys next week from a new area.

We're doing good and working super hard too. There's a lot of potencial in this area.

I love you all and know that I'm doing good. Have a great week and we'll talk next week!

Saluuu Pues!

-Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-Hna Carolina passed her baptismal interview.
Worst-Now it's super hot!

Letters and/or Packages:  None


Monday, October 9, 2017

10-9-17 Photo

"The 1st counselor of the bishopric and his wife took us 
out to eat pizza. It was awesome!"



October 9th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

October 9th, 2017 - Weekly Letter

Semana Loca!

Hey everyone!! I'm still alive..this week was super crazy! But it was a good one.

We were able to visit Hermano Angel and had a lesson with the Bishop present. Angel works for the bishop and so he trusts a lot in him. He wants to get baptozed so bad, he just needs to decide if he wants to get married or get separated from his partner. The problem is that they have a daughter together. But he's doing good. He also went to the baptism of the Hermanas on Saturday and he went to church and brought his 6 year old daughter Rosemery.

We found a new guy named Julio who is 23. He just got out of jail after being there for only about 2 days, but said that he wants to change and is super receptive. He has a baptismal date for the 4th of Nov.

Carolina and her daughters are doing alright. They couldn't go to church, but next week they will.

Martin and his son are doing great too. They have the goal to be baptized on the 28 of October. Martin went to church as well yesterday.

We're doing, my companion is driving me crazy a little, but that's the joy of training and also just being in the mission..jeje.

Also yesterday I did interchanges with Elder Brimley, the secretary of registros, and we totally watched a drunk lady fall off a 10 foot cliff. It was pretty sketchy...she lived..but it was sketchy...I'll tell you more details when I have time..maybe the skype call in 2 months jaja.

Anyways, all is well and next week are changes...I hope all is well wherever you all are as well.

I love you all!

Con amor, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week"
Best-We found some new good investigators.
Worst---It's still raining...

Letters and/or Packages:  "I did get an email from Gma Barbara but nada mas."

Monday, October 2, 2017

10-2-17 Pics

The pics that Elder Loveless sent with his e-mail today:
Monday, October 2nd, 2017

We went to Los Planes de Renderos again and took
these cool pics of a rock we signed jeje



This is called a conoa. It's platano frito with poliada, 
raisins and cinnamon.  It's super good!


Pics climbing stuff in Los Planes






10-2-17 Weekly Letter

10-2-17
Weekly Letter

My last conference in the mission... ):

Hey everyone!! How are you all doing?? After receiving so much spiritual light this weekend, I'm ready to put a lot into practice.

This week we were able to find some new people and we also had 2 new investigators at the conference. Tomorrow we're gonna go visit them to see how they liked it.

It's been raining a lot...like too much, but this is the last month of the rainy season. I love these last 3 months of the year because it's nice and cool and doesn't rain.

We're still working super hard with Carolina, Xiomara, y Katherine. They're doing good. They're not drinking coffee, but it's hard for them to read and pray and go to church. Carolina is the mom and she's awesome. She is super excited to go to church, just her daughters need to go to church some more.

We're working hard and trying not to get wet.

Also my favorite talks were about how there are no such thing as consequences, all is inspired of God and I also liked the talk about truth and light. Also about service. They were all great jaja. Also the scripture from Proverbs 3:5-6 was used like 4 times. I really like that scripture.

Anyways, all is well in San Marcos, San Salvador, El Salvador. I hope you are all doing great. I love you all!


Saluuuuu Pues!!

Con amor, Elder Loveless


Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-Conference!
Worst...uhhh jej I dunno...the rain still!!

Letters and/or Packages:  None

Monday, September 25, 2017

Weekly Letter - September 25th, 2017

Weekly Letter
September 25th, 2017

Oi!

Hey everyone!

Sorry if this email is short...But we're doing good! This week was another good one! We worked hard and got super wet...here in El Salvador there are only 2 seasons: Hot and rain jaja. And each one lasts about 6 months. We're in the rainy season until about November...but that's all good.

This week we did service for one of our families of investigators, Hermana Carolina and we basically built her a new house...for not knowing anything about construction, we did a good job.

We made pupusas with some members and taught some good lessons. Hermano Samuel
yesterday got the priesthood and was made a priest. He's advancing super well and he's super awesome and excited. We're still looking for new people to teach..it's hard because here, everyone has a religion, but I've managed to do it for 20 months, so I can do it for 3 more jaja.

We're happy and getting along well. Also super excited for general conference!


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

Saluuu Pues

Con cariño, Elder Loveless

Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-We did service! And made pupusas!
Worst-It's been raining non stop!

Letter and/or Packages:  None


Response to how members help out the missionaries:
When the members work, missionary work is A LOT easier. Presidente Hinckley said the a lot of people think that missionary work is just knocking doors and handing out pamphlets. But there's a way that's a lot easier. Use the members! They need to share the gospel with all of their friends and then invite them to their house and invite the missionaries. When this happens, a lot more people get baptized and stay active in the church!

Saluu!

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!!!