Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wow time flies!

Well this last week has been awesome! Two exchanges, and two this week! I love being on exchanges though, I am able to learn a lot! We were meeting with our investigator Zack (the one that stopped us and ran from his car) he asked probably the best question “how do I become a Mormon?" Man that question has a spirit to it! Well we then had a meeting with him yesterday and he asked us how we came to know that the church was true! What an amazing opportunity that was for each of us to bare our testimonies! The spirit was so thick and strong you could feel it. You could tell he felt it. He then began to cry and said he wanted what we have! Ahhhhh I don't want to leave Indiana! I truly love the people here!

Elder Budge, Elder Loveless, and Elder Zapata
We have been doing a lot of tracting and personally contacting to find new investigators... It is so amazing to be able to share the gospel. I feel so privileged to be able to share what I know and share my testimony. Just as a song states, “I don’t have the words his truth deserves." It is true, I can’t come up with words that can begin to describe how amazing this gospel his. How true it is and the peacefulness it brings to me in my life. I truly am so blessed to have wonderful parents who were willing to be God fearing and ensure that I would have the Gospel in my life. I only can pray and hope that all who do not have what we have, could have their hearts opened and feel of the joy. I love being a missionary! I love it with all my heart. I know that the atonement is real! I see it change people’s lives without them even knowing it! How blessed are we to have the restored gospel with us in our day and age! Words can’t describe how much joy that brings to me.

Elders Mathias, Buck & Loveless, Sisters Farr & Cordner, Elders Mills & Stucki 
So we have transfers next week. I have no idea if I will stay or go to is a very bitter sweet moment, but I will find out next week! I hope all is well with everyone! I love you all and I can’t thank you enough for your prayers and support on not only my behalf but for all missionaries! Love you all,

Elder Loveless

Monday, May 20, 2013


Wow...this last week flew by!!! I don't like how it goes by so fast. We only have two weeks left in the transfer and I still have no clue about my visa! I have drawn so close to the people here! I love them. It solidifies my testimony of the truthfulness of the work of the lord. It doesn't matter who you serve. Quite frankly the most important missionary work we can do is in the walls of our home and ward. 

When times get trying and hard (every day :) ) a scripture that always comes to my mind and a scripture I have grown to love is in Romans 8: 31 ...if God is for us, who can be against us. That scripture is so true! Even though times get hard, and people will get mad at us, swear at us, and say we are representing the devil, I feel an overwhelming spirit comforting me at those times. I know that Heavenly Father, His son, and the Holy Ghost are every bit involved with this work. Without them those times would be even more difficult, but our Father in Heaven being all loving will always be there to wrap his arms around us.

So this last week, we met with the Clouses, Brandy wants to wait for her baptism so she can be baptized with her girls! Which is awesome! So we are now teaching her and her daughters so they can work towards baptism. Jason is wanting to go to the temple and receive the priesthood soon! He is so amazing. Mom he absolutely loves the ring, and I gave him the Salt Lake temple pin! He loves the salt lake temple. A little history about that...Before the missionaries ever came, he had a dream that he was before this castle (Salt Lake temple) and as he went to the doors he went to open them and couldn't see because it was too bright. He then found a picture of it the next day and then the missionaries came! So he told them about it and they gave him another picture! He loves the gospel and is doing so amazing!!! I love that family!

Well on exchanges the other day in our area, a man drove past us and flipped around and got out and ran to us (never happens ) and he asked us what do you believe! We then were able to testify and share with him our beliefs and answer his questions. We gave him the Restoration, Plan of Salvation, The gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Book or Mormon. He wanted to read over them before he met with us!!!!!!!!!!!! SSSSSSSSSSSssOOOOOOOOOOO sweeet! We meet with him tomorrow! I hope he has felt of the spirit while reading them. 

I truly love being a missionary! I love every bit of it. It is hard, tiring and some days everything falls out of place. But the little moments, those moments are the ones that are most rewarding. I love being able to serve my Savior! Words can’t describe how privileged we are to be his servants. I can’t thank everyone enough for the prayers and support that is given to me! I love you all and am so thankful for your examples to me! 

With love,
Elder Loveless

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Ok, so where to start...Ummm Mothers day was awesome! I absolutely enjoyed being able to talk to everyone! Everyone sounds amazing and is doing amazing! I truly am lucky to have the family and friends that I have had in my life and still do! Love you all.

Jason Clouse was confirmed yesterday! It was so amazing! What an amazing family they are. They have fed us, and given us so much food even though they have struggles of their own! I love that family, it will be so hard to leave them.

It is so weird that I have been out two months! Time flies, but I have never been so happy in my life. Each and every day I feel the guidance of our Heavenly Father in my life! I don’t know what I would do with out the spirit.

So last Monday, I went tracting with our zoneleader on exchanges, (love exchanges) and we found this lady named Susan. She said she was concerned about being with her kids forever. What an amazing opportunity that was to testify of the plan that God has given to us. I then met with her with a member, my companions went tracting. When meeting with her, she loved the plan of salvation. I then asked her to read 3 Nephi 11:1-11 and then asked her to be baptized. She is going to work towards it, but doesn’t want to set a date yet! So amazing! Then I called her on Friday to see how she was doing. She had done the reading and loved it, but wasn’t sure if she should keep moving forward with this. I then had an amazing opportunity to testify of the gospel and the Book of Mormon and encouraged her to keep praying that satan wanted her to stop taking the lessons. She wants us to come back!!!! Ahhhh the spirit is so amazing and is the teacher. We are but instruments in his hands and as long as we allow him to tune us and use us how we are meant, we will be able to do more than we are able.

I love this gospel with all my heart. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and I know that he suffered for all of us. He lives!

Love you all,

Elder Loveless

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Well where to start. I’m exhausted...constantly, but I love every bit of being a missionary! It’s been raining a lot, with 3 hours of tracting in it yesterday. We found two potentials, but so far no new investigators. I pray and hope that people will be able to feel of the spirit and have their hearts softened towards us. But all is well.

So Jason Clouse’s baptism was amazing. There was such an amazing spirit and he was glowing! But, just the night before we were meeting with his wife to help her set a goal towards baptism and with quitting smoking. She is so amazing. She loves her family more than anything, and wants to be baptized. So in the process of meeting with her, we showed her a picture of the Savior lifting up the little girl of whom her parents inquired of the Savior, and then read with her the footsteps in the sand poem. When she was done with that, the spirit was so thick and strong, everyone could feel it and everyone was tearing up. When she looked at us, we then asked her if she would allow herself to be lifted up by the Savior, allow him to carry her every step of the way and to follow his example by being baptized. She said yes. Never has one simple word brought me so much joy. A message about the Savior, and His atonement can and will change everyone’s life. The spirit that comes from reading His words, testifying of Him is something that will never be deniable. I can’t wait, she will be baptized on the 25 of this month. I pray that I may work harder at becoming closer to my Savior.

So yesterday was regional M. Wixom, Robert C. Gay, Robert D. Hales and Dieter F. Uchtdorf came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So amazing. Every single talk was based towards the family. On how families should be centered on the Savior, centered on having no contention. Especially they said that the examples of how a husband and wife treat each other and their families will be a result of how their children will treat their families. It was so amazing. The family is being attacked, but as we make the Savior our anchor in our lives, I know that even when the gates of hell are opened towards us, we will not fail!

Well I don’t know what to do if my visa comes...I won’t want to leave here, but then I want to go to Brazil. I guess it just goes to show that where you serve doesn't matter, but when you serve, and how you serve the Lord will always be there, and you will come to love everyone you teach no matter what. I love missionary work, it is crazy to think it has almost been 2 months since I've been gone, it feels like a week. But I wouldn't rather do anything else. The Savior is in everything. He is constantly around to bare us up, to help us with our load. With Him all things are possible. I know that He lives. Every day it is manifested to me through the spirit more and more.

Love you all! Thank you for everything.
Gary. Oops … Elder Loveless