Elder Maller

Elder Maller

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July 16, 2018

Transfers! bye bye Arco Iris and hello Bragado! We got the calls Saturday and I’m getting shipped far out to Bragado. It’s a little branch out in the middle of nowhere! I’m super excited for it though. My whole mission has been in the city, so it’ll be a nice change. I’ll be one of the counselors to the branch presidency too, so that will be interesting. Tomorrow I gotta go all the way to liners to take a big bus that will take almost 8 hours to get out there, so I think I’m gonna try to buy some melatonin or maybe a colouring book haha. It will be sweet though cause ill be traveling out there will one of my good Idaho friend Elder Burk! Road trip! My comp will be Elder Nash, he is from Utah, I’ve met him a few times and he seems like a great missionary! Were gonna do great I’m super excited. This week we had a baptism, I also went all the way out to Lobos and Elder Holmes and I had a killer day. For pday we spent most of our time traveling back home. Not much else happened though I’ve started saying some good byes and I really hope I can come back to this ward some day, its one of the best in the mish! I hope y’all are doing great!
Elder Maller 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

Yesterday there was a huge holiday and we weren’t able to write home. This week we got a lot of stuff done. Elder Ruiz and I got asked to do some special divisions this week with a few elders and it was a lot of fun. We were able to find a ton of new people to teach. We found so many people in the craziest of ways and we had some really awesome lessons but at the end of the week no one showed up at church. We got a ton of more divisions this week so we should be able to find a ton more new people. Today I’ll be heading out to Lobos, which is a 3 hour train ride, to work with Elder Holmes. It might be really cold out there but he is a great missionary and we will have a great time! Other than that this week was a good ole work week; I’m happy with it. This is the last week of transfers so that could mean that I’ll be leaving the zone of Marcos Paz, its crazy to think that I have been here so long, ever since the end of September I got to Ferrari with Elder Ruiz. I hope you all have a great week. 
Elder Maller  

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 2, 2018

This week went by with a lot of flashes. In mission terms, the word flash means when you get shipped out to a different area before transfers. What happens is president or the AP’s call you and tell you to pack your bags cause in less than an hour a taxi is gonna come and pick you up. Normally you go all alone in the taxi too which is super weird but so the other elders that were living with us got flashed out. Elder Hidalgo and Elder Chamberlian are long gone. It’s pretty crazy too because transfers are in two weeks and so now Elder Ruiz and I have the best area in the mish by ourselves. It’s gonna be super sick. This week Argentina beat Nigeria in the world cup but also lost against France and that was the craziest I have ever seen the streets here haha out of nowhere your walking down the street and people come running out of their house either screaming and beating each other up or also screaming and kissing each other hahah. Elder Ruiz and I got invited into this one house during the game against France and that was super crazy just lots of drugs and crazy people haha. Thankfully now that their out its a lot more easier to teach people. So far the work has slowed down a bit, we arn’t sure why but we are stickin with it. I hope your guys week was cool too love you all. 
Elder Maller   

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 18, 2018

This week Argentina played in the world cup and it was pretty dead in the streets. It was funny because even in the street you could hear the game and know what was going on because every single house had the game on. In the end president didn’t give us permission to watch it but it was all good cause we had a baptism that day. Santiago got baptized by Leo our ward mission leader. It was a great baptism and a little funny to because Leo pulled an Alma by baptizing himself hahahah. We filled up the water a little too high by accident so when Leo went to go dunk him Leo went under haha, it was funny but also a spiritual baptism. The grandpa of Santiago was a member and he recently died. He was a great member in the ward of Arco Iris and many members here remember him being a great disciple, so when Santiago came to church for the first time the ward did a great job of welcoming him and helping him fit in. The youth especially are great here, way better missionaries than I was when I was back home. lol the mission is going great still, I’m still super happy but I feel like an old man here in this mish. I got interviews with prez this week so that will be sweet, other than that life is all good. I love y’all and I hop you have a great week!!! chau chau
Elder Maller

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 11, 2018

First week of transfers passed by flying like it normally does. Tuesday we said bye to Elder Jackson and he has been with us in Arco Iris for about 6 months now so he was pretty happy to leave but we were all pretty sad to say goodbye to that guy. We had a ton of fun together. Thankfully Elder Ruiz and I are still together so its chill. That night we did the welcome calls to the zone and everyone seems pretty excited to get working. For p-day I learned how to cook an asado and its super easy haha, but really expensive; there goes all my money for the month, lol. On Friday we had our leadership council and president gave us the chance to debate about whether or not we should be allowed to watch the world cup with investigators. That was probably the most heated I have seen a leadership council get hahaha. So I’m not too sure still if we will watch it yet or not, will see. On Saturday Elder Ruiz got really sick so we had a sick day I’m not sure if it was because of the asado or not haha. On Sunday we had stake conference and it was my seconded in the zone of Marcos Paz! I have been here forever lol. It was a great one though! Present Resek came and during his talk he called me up to recite the missionary purpose in front of the stake so that was pretty cool. The talks were actually really good and the stake president talked a bunch about missionary work and the importance of being a missionary it was super good. This week we got zone conference so we should be eating at Carmens again! its gonna be a good one! I hope y’all have a great week!!
Elder Maller  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June 4, 2018

This week was a loooong week of rain and cold none the less, Elder Ruiz and I had a fun time. To start on, we did a ton of divisions this week and on Wednesday Elder Sultan and I did some divisions so we had a fun reunion. On Thursday for pday we went to Merlo and I bought a Deportivo Merlo shirt after hitting a year serving in the town of Merlo! I cant believe it. On Friday we did divisions with the AP’s and I went with Elder Neto from Brazil. That kid is super cool he is a convert too. I also learned a few things in Portuguese that day too. Saturday we had a double baptism planned out although the baptism got cancelled because the water got cut off :(((((( that was a hard day haha cause that was the second time a double baptism fell through for us but its all good. This Sunday we have stake conference and I’m pretty sure President Resek will speak. For transfers Elder Ruiz and I stay together for another transfer!!!  That means I’ll have 6 months in the area! No complaints though, this is the best area I’ve ever been to the members are super cool and the work is going great. Hope y’all are doing great!!
Elder Maller

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 28, 2018

This week was great. On Tuesday Elder Ruiz and I got asked to do divisions with a random area in the mission so I went with Elder Tanner from Utah, (not my old comp) this Elder Tanner is a great missionary and we ate a ton of food hahah I haven’t met a missionary that can eat more than him he is a beast. On p-day we went to Navarro to eat an asado with this really good soccer player that used to play on the Colorado team in the MLS league, he loves the missionaries and he has this huge futbol field and he always lets us play on it for free. Friday was 25 de mayo and so the ward had a big party. The tradition is to play soccer all day and to eat locro which is a weird pig soup. and they put all the parts of the pig into it even the eyes!!!! Thankfully I didn’t find an eye or anything in my bowl. but right after we had permission to play soccer the rest of the afternoon with all the youth. We made a team of missionaries and we got our butt kicked every time. We would barley last 2 min haha, it was a ton of fun though. The weekend was great we had a bunch of people and at church and we are looking for a double baptism this weekend!!! Santiago and Ludmila it’s gonna be sweet I’ll be sure to send photos! I love y’all and keep it going! 
Elder Maller