Elder Maller

Elder Maller

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Feb 20, 2017

Hola.  A lot more news this week! including investigators!  They all got a lot of potential too, which is great. We had divisions in Atalaya the other week with Elder Cortez and Elder Mayorga.  I was able to make a deal with him and I got to sleep in his bed instead of the floor in their apartment that night.  That night he said at around 11pm just after I had fallen asleep, he was awake on the ground next to me and I apparently rolled over and started preaching to him in my sleep hahaha.  He said I shared a scripture and testified to him that these things are true and will bless his life hahah.  Right after that I said amen and my head just hit the pillow and I fell back to sleep hahaha.  The best part about this is that I was preaching to him in Spanish!!!!!  So idk but I think that counts as the dream!! (they say once you dream in Spanish on the mission then you got the language) Elder Mayorga even said that I didn’t have an accent or anything and that I was probably speaking it better in my sleep than while I’m awake hahah.  That got me pretty happy and hyped for the rest of the day.  I was also offered this week by two mothers to marry their daughters after the mission, it was even weirder cause they were in the room at the time, haha one of the mothers was a bondista to haha.  I couldn’t imagine having bondista in-laws and I don’t want to either. Transfers are also coming up this week. Elder Udall is gonna likely leave with 6 month in Los Pinos!!  What a trooper he still going strong too; great guy.  I was reading in Jacob 5 a few days ago and I felt something really special as I read.  I especially loved verses 21-23. Hope everything back home is good and that the weather is starting to warm up for you guys love ya. 

Feb 13, 2017

Hola.  Not much to say about this week.  We did get caught in the rain though, wasn’t that bad.  We had interviews with president also and it’s pretty likely that I’ll stay in the Los Pinos area and maybe with a Latin companion, who knows eh.  We also found a Walmart today and there’s a mall right beside it that is so American, it felt pretty weird being there.  All I’m thinking about right now is General Conference.  Elder Udall downloaded a ton that we listen to every night, man they are so much more meaningful to me.  Was recently reading in 2 Nephi 26, there’s a great verse 24 and 25 I’ve realized more and more that as we extend commitments and promise blessings how really important that is.  There isn’t one thing we do in this church that is not necessary.  It all is important, God wouldn’t ask us to do anything that doesn’t have any significance. The trick is to just keep helping others to realize this.  Eh if you guys want to look up the villa called the Fuerte Apache, it’s the second poorest villa in Argentina and it’s in the mission, Elder Udall has been there, apparently its nuts. Love y’all chow.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Feb 6, 2017

Pretty good week, we’ve been finding a bunch of new investigators lately.  Not sure if it has anything to do with the changes, but that seem to be the focus in this mission right now, which is to just find find find. On Friday we had divisions with the zone leaders Elder Dye and Elder Oyarce.  I went with Elder Dye and man, we have all the same likes.  He’s from Idaho, but we did the exact same stuff before the mission.  Together we went into what’s called a villa.  I never thought anything like this existed.  It’s nuts just look it up, it’s like a maze of poverty with dogs and garbage everywhere and it smells bad to.  We spent a lot of time there and the people are really nice though they would just listen to everything we had to say and they accepted it all.  They would ask really good questions too.  That area (La Tablada) does pretty well cause almost the whole area is a villa.  It was really humbling to be there.  I thought a lot about them and their situation.  They don’t have much to be happy but they just carry on.  Saturday we got caught in the rain but kind-of a blessing cause it’s a lot cooler out right now.  Hope everything is great back home love yalll

Elder Maller