Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Elder Loveless and Elder Clifton
This last week was really good!
I started out by doing the attribute activity in preach my gospel, and I knew I needed to study charity. As I came across the scripture of Moroni 7: 48... Pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart that ye may be filled with this love... I have prayed for charity before and I was contemplating on what to pray for charity this time. I decided to pray for charity for my Heavenly Father and my Savior. It has changed me. I have come to know his love more and more and to see his hand in every aspect of missionary work, and life. One of which was this:
Elder Loveless' Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
We went to a mans house we had planned for. As we got there, I had the worst feeling that we had to leave the area. As we did, we felt prompted to go to two former investigators. We went over to their house and we shared the plan of salvation with them! They decided to investigate again. It was so amazing to see how I have seen the promise that our Father has given to each of us through His son knowing that his hand is constantly stretched over us.
We are having a lot of fun here especially with it being fall time! I have loved my stay while here in Indiana, and I know I will continue to stay here as long as my father in heaven would have me stay. I truly am blessed to have the most amazing family and friends in my life.
I was also reading in Alma 5 and decided to write down ever question he asked... It is the ultimate interview chapter! I love it! try it out!!! Its fun :) 

Love you all,
Elder Loveless

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

:) Great Week

Elder Loveless and Elder Clifton getting some new ties.
This week was so amazing :) but also hard!

We have been getting anti-ed quite a bit, and things yelled at us and yea .... it’s been weird, more than usual. But I am reminded of a scripture in Acts 5: 41-42, " And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name...and daily in the temple, in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."  I am so grateful to be considered even remotely worthy to suffer for His name! I love being able to live for my savior. I know He lives. So many experiences this last week have testified of that truth.
Elder Loveless and his new tie
Elder Clifton & Elder Loveless with their new ties.
I have been praying to feel of the Atonement more in my life and how to see it more. As I was receiving a blessing I was had a special promise, and it meant a lot...When I received the promise, I felt the spirit whisper to me...this is the atonement. I couldn't help but cry feeling the atonement. I can’t describe what it means and feels to me. I may never be able to describe this priceless gift to all, but I know it’s true. I feel it, I see it, and I feel it now. My savior lives and loves us all, because of his great love I will see my lost brothers, my uncles and grandparents, and live with all the people that I love and hold dear. It is because of his love that I can live each day! And know where to go! I will forever thank my father and pour out my heart to him for allowing his beloved son to suffer for me and all. How is this gospel not true? It is!

Elder Loveless with his Pooh Bear collection
I had a cool experience this last week, as we were in a members home going to teach them the restoration, beforehand I was asked by my companion, "don't they already know it?" I told him, "I don't know it enough, and we all need its spirit." as we were testifying of Joseph Smith, the father began to cry along with myself and my companion. He told us he loves hearing that message because it makes him want to share the gospel more and he feels his father’s love! How special is our message! I love being a missionary! So grateful I can be one my entire life!

Love you all so very much.

Elder Loveless!
More Winnie the Pooh

Monday, October 14, 2013

:) Elllo every one!

Elder Clifton and Elder Loveless
So I am training Elder Clifton from Orem Utah ... (didn't need to say Utah everyone knows where Orem is).

Elder Clifton, Elder Loveless and Elder Eller with his new companion
He is awesome! We have a lot of fun together! Training is really fun but also it is hard and exhausting! You really learn to rely on the Lord more and more every day as a missionary! I regret not relying on him more and turning to him when times were Hard. I learned a lot when finishing up Helaman how the people only turn to the Lord when times are hard, I know that I have found myself doing that, but I realize I need to rely on him constantly! I have put so many sticky notes around my desk and wall that when I read them I can think of my savior and come to love him more! I truly love my Savior for his love and sacrifice. :)

Brother and Sister Johnson, Elder Sperry, Elder Loveless, Elder Hallstrom, and Elder Eller
 The work is progressing very well, I love it here! I truly do love Indiana, and someday I will serve in the other parts of HIS vineyard. I loved the lesson about the plan of salvation, when Adam and Eve fell, they weren't able to see and be with God, he still showed an immense amount of love to them and still reached down to pick them up when they "fell" by sending angels, speaking to them. We are too, like Adam and Eve. WE all fall, but we all are being picked up by our dear Father and Savior, we just have to let them pick us up and reach out to them! I love you all so very much! Love serving here :)

Elder Loveless

The Wade family with the Elder Loveless, Elder Sperry, Elder Eller, and Elder Hallstrom

Elder Loveless with the Wade family

Monday, October 7, 2013


So crazy thing happened last night...Got a call from President saying, “Elder Eller, Elder have been here long enough and haven't left yet. Elder Eller you will be leaving and training, Elder Loveless you will stay and be training."
So crazy...I was blessed to train up in Niles for a while never thought it would come again. I feel so blessed to have the trust from my Father in Heaven to train in this outstanding work! I pray it is a visa waiter :) but I will do what the Lord will have me do. Our visas will come in his time... His time is definitely not our time...Its long...ha-ha Love it!!!

So a lot of cool experiences, I will be quick! We got permission from President Cleveland to go to Hoosier Hysteria at I U for their huge pep rally...4 of us elders were on the big screen twice all in our I U HOOOSIER gear! it was so cool! we caught a shirt that we are going to give to president! It was sweet!

We also had a cool experience this morning... an Asian man we have talked to that I gave a Book of Mormon to came up to me and said, "I love this book you gave me, and I want to send it to my friends in Asia. Can I have two more? And will you put your names in it??" It was so cool! The Book of Mormon is true! It changes lives, and its power to convert with the power of the spirit is so amazing and it is the power of God. Love this gospel.

Man I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved Conference! So cool! I loved how President Monson said that this was the most inspiring conference! That Man of God has been to many and this was the most inspiring. WE all have a lot to take from it and if the Prophet was inspired I pray we all will do as he does :)

Elder Dube was so cool! I loved how he said, “Never look back. Look at what we still have to do...we all need to be equally yoked in the hastening of the work...the Lord is leading us." How profound! That was so amazing. We all have done a lot of work. Those who have served missions have done a lot of work but must look forward and see all the lives they can still bless! It greatly affected me! I know I must look forward to the work He needs me to do! I want to be a part of that present that Elder Ballard said we can all give to the Savior. He has given me all that I family, friends, and His love. I can’t wait to continually share his gospel and do my best to GIVE to HIM. I love my father in heaven I am grateful for his "stewards that oversee the household of God here on earth." (PMG) I know that he was speaking to us this weekend. I know that they love us, and we can show our love to them and please them by keeping the commandments. One of which is to preach the gospel! I love my Savior for His love to me. As His imperfect missionary, I know He loves me, and that is what keeps me going!

Love you all so much!

Elder mom...Loveless :)

 Marinated Chicken with Sauteed Spinach (Gary's was pretty proud of this meal he made)
 Priesthood Session with Zach
Gary and Elder Eller with Heather and Eric

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

:) Oh how sweet

I have seen so many blessings this past week...(well not the satan spider that tried to kill Elder Eller and took us 10 minutes or so to get the nerves to suck it up with the vacuum...brazil will be scary...I’m glad I will have a wife one day and daughters to kill the spiders for my sons and I...)

So to the blessings, one of which was a priesthood blessing. I have been getting a ton of bug bites randomly and they spread and get huge and itch like crazy…(I’m ok mom :) ) so I was receiving a blessing for that from Elder Eller. We weren't even talking about Brazil or anything and then he paused for a while and said these words, "Our Father in Heaven wants you to know your time left in Indiana is short. Share your testimony of the truthfulness of this work to all who are willing to listen." It was such an amazing blessing. I know my visa will come in his time. I have learned just as the apostle Paul did to be content in whatever situation the Lord puts you in.

I love the scripture in John 9: 5 "as long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." I can’t see the light and the end of the tunnel for when my visa will come, but I know where I can find my light and that is enough for me to see. I love my Savior with all my heart! He lives, as I have strived to do the promise in PMG that the more we study about the atonement of our Savior the stronger the desire we will have to share the gospel! How true is that! He lives...Why should I not share that!

We also had such an amazing lesson with a member family about the priesthood but we put a different approach on it on how the women in our lives bless us as priesthood holders. I will tell you I am sad to hear about the women protesting to have the priesthood. How sad. Their calling is so much more amazing than ours as priesthood holders. I do not know where I would be without the women in my live. They have given me a reason to live worthy of my priesthood and a reason to strive for the better. I would not be on a mission right now without the women that have so tenderly loved me and helped me be worthy!

Love you all with all my heart!

Elder Loveless

Elder Loveless and Elder Eller eating with Eric and Heather