Elder Maller

Elder Maller

Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

Hola 
This week in Parque has been pretty sweet. Saturday we got the double baptism of Morena and Melanie which was pretty awesome. Yesterday they got confirmed as well! They both are pretty animated about the church, cause now they have a bunch more friends. Ever since we met them, we invited them to the mutual activities and they have gone ever since. This week we also bought them the Book of Mormon for kids, which has all the pictures and stuff. Already they almost have finished it haha. They both fight over it all the time but they just can’t get enough of the Book of Mormon stories. It even caught the eye of their parents and now they are starting to read the Book of Mormon as well! 
Today is also the very first day of transfers!! and we find out the changes today but this past Thursday at 10 at night the assistants called us and let us know the changes. Which made it almost impossible to sleep after hahah. But I’m staying in Parque and will be receiving Elder Mayorga!!  We are already great friends. He was in my very first district and we spent 3 transfers together. I’m really hyped, not only because we’re good friends, but because I know we are gonna work really well together!  We had done a ton of divisions before and every time we did them all of our appointments fell in the day so we were forced most of the time to finding. I’m not sure what kind of luck we had together but we always found some really great people, which is especially what we need in Parque right now.  Recently we dropped a bunch of our investigators so we are gotta pick up the finding again which is always fun and I know it’s gonna be great with Elder Mayorga!!  I’m actually really excited!!  This Wednesday we also get to meet and hear from Elder Mark A Bragg from the seventy!!  Pretty pumped because I really enjoyed his talk in general conference!  I hope everything is going great back at home. The summer break is about to wind down soon hahah; enjoy every bit of it!!!  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August 7, 2017

Hola
This past week was pretty great and this coming week is gonna be insane as well. But this past week I got another pretty funny story. Me and Elder Araya were working during the siesta which means that it’s basically a ghost town in the streets. We were outside clapping a door and while we were waiting we hear, this guy start saying I got a knife and I will stab you but he was kinda whispering it to us so in the moment I couldn’t really understand him hahaha.  So he comes up to us and he pretends to sell us avocados hahaha he says 2 avocados for 30 pesos which is a rip off hahah, but my comp started to buys some off of him which I thought was weird but he only had 20 pesos, so to help him out I pulled out of my pocket like 30 pesos and the punk saw it so he started to say “come on 50 pesos I’m from the streets” ( during all this time I didn’t realize that he was robbing us I just thought for some odd reason my comp wanted avocados hahaha). So Elder Araya snatches it from my hand and gives the guy the money and then we get out of there hahaha.  After he explained to me what really happened and what the guy said in the beginning but hahaha crazy eh. This week we weren’t able to go to the temple because Emorena and Melenie cancelled on us last minute because there mom has to go do chemo cause she has a tumor in her jaw but they still were able to come to church the other day which means that they are both getting baptized this Saturday! This is the final week as well of transfers and there has been some pretty big changes but we still don’t now how the transfers are going down. I get to find out this next Monday. This week in Argentina is election week so it’s also gonna get a little crazy and because of that we aren’t allowed to work and we have to stay  in the pench the whole day. They said that if we have to leave, we had to dress normal without our plaques hahaha, will see how this week turns out but I’m really excited for it. I truly I’m loving the mission, every day the spirit has always played a role in just about everything. I love serving the Lord and I love learning something new about myself and about this amazing gospel. I love you all and I hope you have a great week!

Elder Maller 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July 31, 2017

Hola
We had an eventful week here in Parque San Martin. To start off, Friday we had our ward activity and it was a great success we had a bunch of members and families come and even a few investigators as well! We played a couple of relay games and in the end we had a big volleyball game outside. It was a great time! Sunday President and Sister Resek and there whole family came and visited our ward. President and Sister Resek even came to our gospel principles class which was a hoot sadly only Luis and his girlfriend showed up for the class but it was a great time. Thankfully Morena and Melenie and EujeƱa showed up at sacrament meeting and president was able to meet with them. President Resek even helped us give the priesthood to Luis!! It was a great Sunday. After, me and Elder Araya shared our testimonies, President and Sister Resek gave a talk and they shared some pretty funny stories. I couldn’t be more happier with the president we have here in Buenos Aires it’s a great time to be serving in this mission! There are also rumors that we will have to chance to meet another apostle near the end of august but were not sure who it will be yet which is also exciting. This week our ward is going to the temple and we got permission from president to go if we can bring an investigator!  We also are gonna see more baptisms in August!! We potentially could have 3 in 2 weeks. We have a few baptismal interviews this week so were hoping all will go well. The weather has actually been petty mild thankfully a bit of cloudy but not too much rain. In a few weeks they say the weather should start to change in to spring which is pretty exciting!!! I can’t believe that you guys are halfway now through summer break! Only one more month left hahah! Hope you enjoy it love yall!

Elder Maller 

Monday, July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

Hola
We had a great week Elder Araya and I!!  We had the baptism of Luis on Saturday and everything worked out great!!!!  We had good attendance from the ward as well. One thing that happened which was pretty cool is we didn’t have much time to fill up the font so it was pretty cold in the water for Elder Araya and Luis. Elder Araya told me though that when Luis came up out of the water that the water started to heat up and their legs weren’t cold but actually warm and almost hot on the inside. Luis is such a convert that I’m convinced he will stay active and bring up a family in the gospel. He could even be getting married soon to his girlfriend who already is a member. The only thing is Luis has to wait a year until he can get sealed with her. But president will let you attend the temple with your converts for the first time if you’re still in the mission. That would be pretty special a year from now to be able to be there! Yesterday was also my first confirmation I have ever given anyone.  It was even crazier as Luis asked me to do his confirmation during the hymn right before hand. It was a great blessing though to be a part of that experience with him.  The work has still been going pretty good we could have another baptism just before the transfer ends but we we’ll have to see how things go!  It’s crazy to hear Shane it getting married to Nicky hahah, that’s awesome. Hope you guys have a great week! 

Elder Maller  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 17, 2017

Hola 

This week was pretty special. To start off we had zone conference this past Thursday, which lasted from 9 until 4!!  We missed basically a whole day of work because after we had to do weekly planning! Although we missed a whole day of work doesn’t mean that we didn’t have a successful week though, but I’ll get to that in a sec. During the zone conference we all had our first interviews with President Resek!  It turns out he is the biggest goof ball haha, but he is the best. We had a great interview together he can really share a powerful testimony as well.  He told me to prepare myself in any way I can because he wants to call me as a trainer next transfer, but will see what happens. In Parque things are going great we are gonna get at least one baptism for sure this week possibly 2 but we will see. I’m not sure if I have already mentioned Luis but one Sunday he just walked into church to learn because his girlfriend is a member of the church and from there we started teaching him. The thing I couldn’t believe is how humble he is, it’s really inspiring to me. He had a problem with smoking and with drinking coffee but right once we taught him the w-of-w from that lesson he decided to drop everything. We have another possibility for the week but she has been feeling a little shaky lately about her baptism so I’m not sure if it will happen this week. It’s great to hear everybody preparing for a mission and receiving their calls back home. Our stake is super boss haha its true though. Hope all you guys are enjoying the sun over there it’s been pretty shy over here. Love you all hope you all enjoy a great week!!    

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 10, 2017

Hola

This was a really great week, I’ll get some of the funny stories out of the way first. Right after I wrote you guys last week, we walked out of the computer shop and these two guys started fist fighting in-front of me like in real life! Haha; like a foot in-front of me.  The guy got all mad cuz some other guy didn’t pay him or something but the guy ended up breaking the other guy’s window.  I have noticed not many people here have much chill haha. This week as well we noticed that our neighbor’s rottweiler could get on our roof because our houses are right next to each other.  So one morning we are doing our studies and then we here the dog walking around on the roof so for fun we hit the roof with a broom handle and right after we hear something happen, we weren’t sure what it was, it sounded like the dog was crying.  After we finish our studies and get ready to leave I open the door and the dog is standing right in front of me outside! and the dog can’t leave because every house here has gates.  So until we could befriend our neighbor’s dog we couldn’t leave hahahah.  It was a little crazy cuz this dog always barks and always want to kill us haha.  Everything worked out though, we feed him some of my cereal and we became friend’s hahaha.  Finally this area is also starting to progress!  We got a couple baptisms in line for the end of the month, so we will see how things go!  I’m loving it here in Parque, we had a week full of rain and it says it will rain all of this week as well.  It’s not even cold though. Everyone has been telling me that July is the coldest month but it’s been the same as a Canadian spring.  This week we have a zone conference with President that is expected to last 8 hours and then right after we get our first interview!!  I’m pretty excited for this week!!  Hope summer break is going great!!!!  Love Ya 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

July 3, 2017

Hola
we had a pretty memorable week as we got to meet President Resek for the first time!!!! The mission is going to completely flip upside down soon just not sure when because President Robertson and President Resek are almost opposite people haha.  President was very strict and very formal in just about everything.  He always brought the spirit very powerfully into every meeting or any interview I had with him.  But it’s pretty easy to tell that President Resek is from Argentina. Our zone and two others meet up at a chapel in Merlo and we waited an hour and a half until he and his family showed up but when he showed up he was full of energy and animo.  He came around to each one of us gave us a hug and we each got to have a quick conversation with him. President Resek is just full of energy to work.  He is really funny to because once things settled down his wife gave a talk to introduce herself and President Resek came up to the pulpit and interrupted her a bunch of times in the middle of her talk and then when it was President Reseks turn his wife came up a few times and started to interrupt him during his talk; it was pretty funny, they're just such Argentines.  It was weird as well to because their son Elder Resek was there with us and that was the first time they have seen each other since he left, so it got a little trunky in the room for a sec but after they had to basically ignore him the whole time. I also just received all the letters from the primary!  I read all of them and they made me so happy. Elder Araya and I are starting to do great together.  In the begining of the transfer, we only had 3 investigators that really had interest in progressing. Now we have about thirteen or fifteen who have really great potential.  We have just been looking high and low just about everywhere.  It's weird to because a few times we felt impressed to talk to some people who just looked like thugs but they actually were very interested.  For example, one had a father who was sick sick sick bad, he was super skinny and stuck in bed.  We went and left with a blessing and he was just really happy and thankful.  It felt pretty great. I’m loving this work its incredible to be a missionary 24/7. I hope Canada day was the best it sounded like it was crazy. love you all 

Elder Maller