Monday, September 23, 2013

:) Sweet Week!

Elder Loveless and Elder Eller with President and Sister Cleveland

So much has happened :) So Heather is committed to baptism on the 9th of November :) and Eric is working towards it :) I want to relay an experience I had last week.

I was kneeling down in prayer and was feeling prompted to pray for Heather, and I didn't know why...I then wake up at 620 to see this text..."I found myself not being able to sleep for 3 hours. But I was woken suddenly. I felt a sense of power and urge to read a certain area in the Book of Mormon. Moroni spoke to me, I was looking through the names of the books and a very strong urge in my heart and mind told me to read the last book. I read the very last chapter, suddenly I started to cry and prayed to God. "Tell me this is true, Please God." I felt a warm feeling around me like someone was there holding me, comforting me. I let the feeling go on. I wasn't afraid. I believe I was touched and reassured by the Lord...I am overjoyed, I never have felt anything like this before. I know this is where I belong. He is my light and I will forever praise him."

Last picture with Elder Wall
This gospel is so amazing! This gospel produces miracles for the faithful and willing heart! I know that the Book of Mormon is true that it is the word of God. I know He lives just as Heather does for I to have felt that love and comfort of my Father! We are a blessed people!

Elder Loveless with Elder Buck and Elder Mathias at a Zone Conference
We have been anti-ed a ton this past week but it reassures me that God lives. For he loves us and is not willing to allow us to be succumbed by this evil when we are striving to work towards him! He lives! I know that with all my heart! He has comforted me in many times of need and even when I have felt overwhelmed just as the sons of Mosiah...this gospel is so amazing! I love my Savior for I know He suffered for us all! And I love the scripture in John 5: 20. Everything our Savior does, our Father has showed Him and has done Himself. It makes me think of the home...our parents teach us the way of the is coming to the point where the Home HAS to be the MTC. I will forever be thankful for my parents making my home a MTC so that I would be ready for the work of the Lord. Love you mom and dad with all my heart! We are so lucky to have earthly parents, but more blessed than ever to have Heavenly parents and a brother to show us the way!

Love you all,

Elder Loveless

Elder Loveless in the jungles of Indiana

Monday, September 16, 2013


This last week was sooooooooooo good! So you know how I told you we had prayed for a referral and we received one??? Well we went and contacted Heather last Tuesday, she told us she was interested because she loved David Archuleta and admired the light about him and wanted to know more about Mormonism. She said she had been praying for the right church and this is the only one that sounded right. The spirit was so strong, I felt it direct me to say, “Heather, I promise you in the name of Jesus Christ that you have found that very church. This is what our Father wants for you, and I know with all my heart you will find so much peace and happiness within it." It was such an amazing lesson! Tracting for 5 straight hours 3 days in a row with 95 degree weather and humidity was so worth every bit to receive a text like this saying,

"Hey this is Heather who you met with today at 4. I just really want to thank you both so much for the guidance and support you showed me today. There is nothing more I want than to be closer and fully connected with God. As I mentioned I have always believed, but there was always something missing, I really have been blessed in becoming to know religion. I may not know much yet but I feel this sense of peace in my soul. And happiness when I read about it like never before. I guess the reason I was so influenced by David Archuleta was his smile. It had a sense of joy, you could just tell within it that he had the Lord in him. He is blessed and I believe that is because he is on that exact path God wants us to all be on. If it wasn't for him I probably never would have known this religion and I feel the way I do now. And if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't have known the truth either. I look forward to learning more, and to see you both again Friday. Thank you for helping me find the Lord within the true Gospel. I could not be any happier than I am now, and my biggest thanks goes to you both."

That is what this work is about, and I testify that we all can have these experiences. I add my testimony to Heather’s that this gospel is what brings us the true joy in this life. This is His work and the work is coming to the end! We must do all we can to help all we come in contact with. I know my Father answers my prayers, because we needed heather more than she needs us.

One last thing, recent events this last week made me come across a quote from Elder Scott. "Father in Heaven saved His greatest, most splendid creation, Woman, for the End...only then was the work pronounced complete." I am so grateful for the women in my life! This church would not be where it is if it wasn't for the women in our lives. May we all truly love and cherish the sweet women that are in our lives!
Sorry this is so long,
Love you all, I know this is true,

Elder Loveless

Monday, September 9, 2013


So not a ton has happened. Since opening a new area, we are starting from scratch and have been working really hard on finding. Since we are not able to have a car or bike, we walk everywhere...haha love it! Well we have literally talked to every person we see. When we found a couple, we went and were talking to them about the Plan of Happiness, and Gods love. The husband and wife stopped us in mid-sentence and said, “We have reasoned that we don't need religion and that there is no God." With an aching heart I told them,” I am so sorry." We then left them with a card.

We CANNOT reason that there is no God. He is there, why would we ever deny such a perfect deity that has given us all that we have! I know that he lives. I know that.

So I felt prompted this last week to tell Elder Eller that we needed to pray for referrals...well as we have, and done so with faith, we received 2 this morning! I know that our Father hears and answers our prayers! This is the true church!

Oh and by the way, according to the kids here in Bloomington I am Elder Loverless...haha it has a ring to it. Dad we should start a new name so that people can make fun of us! Haha Love you all so very much!

Elder Loverless

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

:) So Excited :)

Elder Eller and Elder Loveless
So on Wednesday Elder Eller (MTC Comp.) and I were sitting next to each other, and were contemplating what might happen. President reads my name and states that I would be serving in Bloomington in the University ward with Elder Eller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were so excited beyond explanation. I feel bad, we were the loudest elders in the chapel...President laughed at us and then said the Lord has special things in store for you two. We then came to the conclusion that we don't have our own debit cards for food, driving privilages and bikes...haha we are going old school in Bloomington. Opening a new area is fun but hard. It is also nice because you have no idea who has been talked to, talk with everyone.
The hardest thing is we teach a lot of college students, and if the students are progressing we have to hand them over to the Zone leaders since they cover the campus and YSA branch. So most of our investigators are ours for but a short time. But I am serving with my cous...Elder Sperry! He is an outstanding missionary :) so excited to work with him!
Elder Eller and I had an interesting experience, we were praying about what to study, so we decided to study, questions of the soul in Chapter 5 of Preach My Gospel...we then later were talking with some college students, and their questions were all answered with the spirit of the Book of Mormon :) I add my testimony to Doctrine and Covenants 17:6 " your Lord and God liveth it is true." I know they live and that the Book is true. It is the keystone to our religion. it does in fact hold the fullness of the Gospel. I love this work so much.
Elder Eller and I spent all of yesterday in Indy because his sister that served in San Jose was getting engaged and his future brother in law got permission from president to have us go and see her. It was the first time in almost two years! way cool experience :) we got to see the War Memorial! I have some pictures to send! Love you all so very much,
Elder Loveless