Elder Maller

Elder Maller

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sept 17, 2018

This week we had one of the best zone conferences that I have ever been to!!! Elder Gomez came and he talked a lot about how we need to ask for references from everyone because it truly makes the work 10 times easier. Elder Riquelme and I got to teach some really great lessons too. For the first time we watched the new first vision video with this family and they loved it. The spirit was really strong during that lesson! For P-day we all met up in Chivilcoy before going to zone conferences and we played a ton of soccer and games. Once we got on the bus there I met up with a ton of old friends that I haven’t seen in ages like Elder Jimenez and the Bragado boys! It was a great bus ride. Elder Rivera gave me some maple syrup extract for my birthday so that was also a plus. The past week flew by and I feel like this one will too. Tonight, Elder Riquelme and I are heading to Chivilcoy for divisions tomorrow so it should be a ton of good times. Love y’all hope you have a great week!
Elder Maller 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sept 10, 2018

It’s been a great week in Mercedes! We have been able to work more than ever with the members; especially the youth. Each time we get to work with them I think about how much of a lazy kid I was haha. The difference in the work is huge when we involve the members; it’s like everything changes for the investigator. It’s super awesome to see. Yesterday I got to speak in church so I decided to talk about the Sabbath day. I feel like it was the focus of my studies this week. The blessings that we receive from keeping the Sabbath day holy are too big to miss out on!!! This week on Friday we have a big zone conference with Elder Gomez from the seventy. It should be a great one as it will be my last zone conference :(  I cant wait to tell you all about it. I hope you have a great week! love yall!

Elder Maller

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sept 3, 2018

First week in Mercedes was awesome!! Since day one we have been seeing miracles!!! Elder Riquelme is hilarious too, we get along great! The best part of it all is the members will do anything for the missionaries its incredible!! They are constantly offering to help and when they do help they go above and beyond! I hope I can be like them when I’m home. Thankfully the weather has been getting a lot nicer outside too. What’s great too is just about every time you get to a new area you have to kinda rebuild it a little but Mercedes is well organized and we have a list of people that could get baptized this month.  I’m hoping this month will be one of the best. Elder Riquelme and I put some high goals so we are ready to go. The funny story of the week was that on p-day we decided to go to a pizza libre and there we saw on the menu dulce de leche (caramel chocolate sauce). we thought it was some type of desert, so we asked for it but once they brought it out it was just pizza with cheese and dulce de leche on top hahah. Elder Riquelme and I couldn’t stop laughing about it but we ate it anyways and it wasn’t very good but we had a good time. Hope you all have a great week! 
Elder Maller 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Aug 27, 2018

Transfers came in this week!!! I’m out! These transfers were super different this time, but Saturday I got a call to go to Mercedes. I’ll be in my last transfer with Elder Riquelme, I don’t know that much about him but he is pretty new to the mission and he is from Chile! I’m super pumped to go to Mercedes!!! I remember president asking me in an interview where id like to finish and I told him Mercedes! It has one of the best wards in the whole mission! We leave today, so yesterday I got to say a couple of goodbyes. This week we also had a miracle baptism. It would take a long email to explain it all but it involved a lot of biking, a ton of phone calls and really good pizza! It was a great baptism! Elder Nash and I learned a ton of stuff this transfer and we are both pretty bumbed that I’m gone. We are gonna be really good buds after the mission though and I’m super excited for him. Him and Elder McConkie will be training this transfer. they both are gonna have a ton of fun. Glad to hear all is great back home! have a great week!
Elder Maller 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug 21, 2018

This week was such a good one. every day there was something crazy that happened so I thought I would go through each day. 
·         Monday night we ate an asado with noelia and franco.
·         Tuesday I had one of my last interviews with President Resek. Nothing to special happened but he wants us to do basketball classes for all the kids in Bragado. That night we played ball and this time almost fifty people came out. I only got in once and I didn’t play that great but the Bragado crowd was hyped. A lot of people know who we are now. 
·         Wednesday Elder McConkie (descendant of Bruce R McConkie) and I did some divisions. We killed it that day. We walked over by the school to hang out with the local kids and that turned into us signing up to teach English at the school. Hopefully this week will be going back cause those classes have like 40+ kids at them; will see.  
·         Thursday on p-day we went by the lagoon and we had a fun time slinging rocks into the lagoona from this abandon tower.
·         Friday Elder Nash and I found seven new investigators.  
·         Saturday Elder Nash and I found another seven new investigators. We also visited this guy named Raul. We found him about two weeks ago and each day he would smoke 40 cigarettes. The last time we saw him he was only smoking 8 a day!! He should get baptized in September!
·         Sunday we had five people in church and finished the week off with 30 lessons! 23 new investigators and we got 14 baptismal dates!  The work in Bragado is going insane, it’s so awesome! I’m loving it right now. I’m glad to hear about all the family fun back home keep enjoying the summer!   
Elder Maller

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug 13, 2018

Elder Nash and I had a really cool week. We have this investigator that really likes basketball and him and his friends really wanted to play with us so we decided to go by the city basketball club and when we met up there, this team from Bragado was practicing. After shooting around a bit they invited us to play a game against their team and Elder Nash and I ended up destroying this team. I didn’t get it, but every shot we took was going in. At one point the coaches pulled Elder Nash and I off to the side and they started asking us a ton of these questions because they wanted to pick us up on their team haha. They said to come to another practice with the team and that on Saturday we could play against this other team in General Viamonte. Elder Nash and I were super tempted, so we called president that night and talked about it and he was super tempted too but he gave us permission to just keep going to the practices to make friends and stuff. This week though we have been running into a bunch of kids though that saw us there playing it was super cool haha; one of them even invited us into one of his birthday party’s. The work in Bragado is going super well, we’re super close to seeing a lot of baptisms too, but everyone is just missing like one small thing to get baptized, its a little frustrating but Elder Nash and I have been super blessed this transfer. This week should be great we have interviews with president tomorrow and I think will do divisions too. glad everyone is doing great back home keep it up!
Elder Maller 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Aug 6, 2018

This week was a bunch of fun. On Monday we had to take a double decker bus to Ramos for zone conferences. On the way I met up with a ton of old buds like Elder Abrams and Elder Jackson. We stayed the night and ate a million empanadas with all the Chivilcoy missionaries. zone conferences were good. like always President gave a great message. This week we ate lunch with the familia Alverez. They are super gaucho (cowboy) so they gave us some fresh nutria to eat which is like a mix between an otter and a rat. it was super weird but good at the same time hahah. I also snagged a pic with some pet armadillos they have. That day was super fun then after I went on divisions with the great nephew of Bruce R McConkie (Elder McConkie) we had another great day there. For church the members have helped us out a ton. Randomly, Bro Domine brought his grand children to church for us and a bunch of other members have been inviting their friends and going by people that we have been teaching. I think that’s the best thing you could do for a missionary. For fast and testimony meeting a lot of members came and the spirit was super strong there. it was so cool. I hope you all had a great fast and testimony meeting. Recently Elder Nash and I found a family that reminds me of ours like 10 years ago they are super young and they’re so down to get baptized. We’re are just trying to get them married rn. hope y’all have a great week!
Elder Maller