Elder Maller

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

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

Hola
Elder Araya and I had a pretty rewarding week together.  It felt like we were getting rejected all week until Friday came around and we just started to find the most prepared people I have ever met.  We still got even a bunch of support from the ward.  We just met with our brand new ward mission leader the other day and he is so hyped to work with us.  He wants to personally know all our investigators that we are working with.  I think in a bit once we coordinate everything we are gonna be doing a bunch of divisions with ward members.  One thing that makes this area dangerous is the snakes hahaha not snake snakes but snakes as in woman hahah.  It’s a little sad though how much they disrespect themselves here.  So far this area hasn’t been dangerous it just looks a little ugly.  This week was actually really warm and humid to it felt like we were in summer the whole time.  I have been able to also loose a little bit of weight here in this area cause we play soccer every morning with the missionaries in Merlo.  Life is pretty great so far, President Resek hasn’t arrived to the mission.  He gets here on the first of July and President Robertson leaves the same day.  Today was my last day to write him which was really sad cause they really have become parents to me almost.  Not sure what else to say, life is really great here, I love the mission to bits its crazy as well to think I got 8 months here. Time just flies. Hope all it great at home love ya all 

Elder Maller

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 19, 2017

Hola 
It’s been a great first week here in the Grand Parque San Martin. Its got dirt roads and great members and that’s about it hahaha.  I love it though, it’s a great area.  Right now we don’t have really any investigators; only 3, but the area has got potential. So all this week we have just been searching high and low for the elect.  I think we found a few good potentials but we will have to see.  When I said the members were great I meant to say that they are the bomb!!  We went to this young couples house for a lunch appointment and we asked for a reference and they both were quick to respond but not only that they asked for a card so that they could go and contact them!!!!  So they went and did it and got an appointment for us tomorrow!!!!! Isn’t that insane hahaha; I couldn’t believe it.  We also talked a few days ago with this guy who just randomly offered us water, eventually we taught him the restoration and after we shared the first vision we asked him how he felt about it and if he thought it could be true.  What he said I have never heard before and I love it.  He said I don’t have the faith that it happened because I don’t have the works!  So true, how can you expect anyone to believe in the first vision if they don’t have the works, which is to read, pray, study, fast, all those things.  It applies to us as well.  If we doubt something about the church it might be because we probably haven’t done the works and after we have done everything, another work is to be patient and on the Lords desire we receive this gift of faith.  We are gonna keep working with this guy named Cristian and see how things go.  Hope all is well at home love you all 

Elder Maller

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 12, 2017

Hola 
Okay, big changes this transfer.  So I’m leaving Villa Tesei, I will be heading to the zone of Merlo in the area of Parque San Martin B and I will be with Elder Ayrara who is from Chile and that’s all I know about him so far hahaha.  I have heard my area is pretty crazy though all dirt roads apparently it’s pretty ugly and a little sketchy hahahah, but finally I get my first Latin companion!!!!!!!  Yesterday an office missionary came to our pench to pick up Elder Wihongi to take him to the offices; really hard to say good bye to that guy I’ll miss him a ton, we did so many great things together and we got really close as well, he leaves to head home today at 8 o’clock.  Really happy for him, he has served a really great mission and he finished well this week.  We found 12 new investigators and we got three new baptismal dates! sad that I’m leaving Villa Tesei, it’s a great ward!  But because the mission is saying goodbye to more missionaries than it is receiving right now, president had to take out our area so now Villa Tesei has just 2 elders and that ward will baptize 100s, it’s such a huge area now without bikes!  Today me and Elder Meyers are spending p-day together cause his comp Elder Trent goes home as well; should be good gota get packing though.  I think it’s like 2 or 3 hours to Merlo but it’s still not really Argentine country side.  Finally we confirmed Sonia Bueno, which was great to do on me and Elder Wihongis last transfer.  She was so happy to finally get the Holy Ghost it seemed like satan was working hard with her for a while.  I hope all is well back at home I’m loving every day here it’s, great to be in the service of the Lord 247. Thanks for the prayers love you all 

Elder Maller

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 5, 2017

Hola 
This week was de diez.  I don’t know if I have already talked about one of our investigators named Patricia, but she is pretty awesome. She has been progressing really well and she wants to get baptized the only problem is she isn’t married and her boyfriend is not awesome. His name is Willie and he is quite an alcoholic and were pretty sure he is abusive.  He is never at home and always out drinking and doing stuff. He comes back late like 2 o’clock all drunk and stuff it’s just a mess. He doesn’t want anything to do with the church and he doesn’t want to get married and he won’t let Patricia leave the house. Soooooo it’s pretty sad but when you’re in situations like this, all ya can do is fast.  So me and my companion and Patricia did a fast. Crazy enough Willie let her leave to go to church yesterday!!!!!!  So awesome! We are gonna work with her a lot this week and see if we can have a chat with Willie.  We also found a really prepared guy named Fernando.  He lives alone, has a kid, wants peace in his life doesn’t drink doesn’t smoke doesn’t have chastity problems....... we got a baptismal date with him for the 1 of July!!!!  The work is going great here and I’m happy to be doing the lords work. It’s hard at times though because Elder Wihongi goes home in a week and he is having his last interview as I write this.  We are so going to hang out after the mission; no doubt best comp so far I would say.  He is getting pretty stressed though about leaving. The mission has changed him a ton and it is weird cause I’m starting to notice how it’s changing me.  I’m in love with the mission. What more can I say. Hope all is well back home love yall! 

Con Amor Elder Maller