Monday, March 28, 2016

Sup Familia

K, super funny to see you guys at the "peruvian" restaurant! There are certain flavors that one simply can not experience in America... BAHA hashtagaplacaheadsoup Oh and you better believe the easter tradition here, Crawdad soup. My personal fav. haha Also They make like 12 different types of weird puddings "mazamoras" for the twelve apostles. (Apprently they think that happened in the bible somewhere haha) But its fun, I like it. 
But my first description of Inca Cola was carbonated peptobismol. 
Only 3 more family birthday dinners without me guys. 

So updates: 

NEW COMP. Elder Montes from Colombia. He is literally Marty from Madagascar. I know I say I love all my companions but its true! Its kind of sad to think that he is my last comp. This is going to be so great haha. But I am pretty sad to have sent Elder Zibetti off to Moquegua. 

ALAN AND MICHELE. Well its official Alan and Michele are getting married in the chapel on the 6th of May and baptized on the 7th! So the releif sosciety and bishopric is helping us put that together. I had a couple suggestions: Music: A whole new world Decorations: Spray painted white trees. 
BAHA I am honestly so stoked for them. We fasted this last week for Alan, that he would be able to except the gospel fully. The spirit was so strong as we turned around to see him walk in with michele and andrea ALL dressed in church cloth! Fasting is a lot more than just not eating breakfast kids. Who knew? haha 

Basically all is swell here! 

gaaaaaaaaaaaaash guys 
love you and miss you all so much. 
-- Elder Lobro

Monday, February 22, 2016


Coming at you this week with a knarly case of the black lung! The last 3 days have basically just been a large continuos cough. Elder Zibetti told me I need more vitamin C. I told him the only vitamins I need are G O and D! amirite? 

So Saturday Danitza was baptized! 
Lets just say she will never forget her baptism.. So she is 23 and has never been swimming before and didnt know she had a SEVERE aphobia of water. 10 pep talks, 5 hymns  and 30 prayers later she is an oficial latter day saint! Gosh, I love the mission. HAHA 

My new companion is basically me but cordniated and doesnt know the difference between sans serif and serif fonts is. 

We get along too well sometimes. We may or may not have riff offs on a daily basis. 

Bloggable highlights: 
- I can fit my fist through the whole in the heal of my shoe.
- I have a new 93 year old best friend named Julita who keeps a knife under her pillow and threatens to use it if we dont eat her assorted chocolates. 

adios fanz. 
elder lobro. 

More Pics!


Family History with Amiel! Next stop: Temple and a mission! 
                                  Awkward English Class pic.  

     Family History with Amiel! Next stop: Temple and a mission! 

                                    Gustavos Baptism. 

December 14, 2015

You better believe we fed pigs yesterday and Alberto came to church! 
Their family is doing awesome. María is kind of not sure about the 26th but she for sure loves coming to church and is studying every night. Judith is 100% sure. Alberto came to church which was a huge step. 
Silveria came to church! Which is good this is her 6th attendance. We are hoping she will be ready for the 26th! The only problem is she lives in her feild working all day long. So we might be helping harvest avacado this week to get a lesson in. 
Gullermina. She is my favortite of all our investigators .

Monday, November 30, 2015

Dearest compadres,

To whom it may concern: My most formal apologies for the lack of blog updates in these last few weeks.. or uhm, months. But as our beloved former prophet, Gordon B. Hinkley, once said: Forget your blog, and go to work! Close quote. 

Nevertheless, I hope you know I miss you guys mucho a lot! 

These days I am coming at you from Moquegua. Which for those of you who have no idea where Moquegua is.. me either. haha It´s this awesome little town in the middle of the dessert and I love it. The traditional women here wear the most ridiculous hats, Honestly I need to take a picture for you guys but just imagine like a Peter Pan hat with a full boque of indoor fake flowers and random confetti strands. #datstyledoe 
Other updates related to the change-- And it came to pass, that is was super hot and the members gave us way to much food and my cheeks did swell until they had become exceedingly chubby. Nevertheless I Elder Malloy, having been exceedingly blessed, my heart began to rejoice in the fruits of the labors of my awesome new companion from Ecuador. And they did call him Elder Alzamora and he was chill. 

We are preparing six awesome people to be baptized the 26th of December and honestly it sounds crazy to us but we have mucho faith! 
This week my favorite teaching moment was with Judith and Maria. (a super sweet Mom and her 18 year old daughter) Judith has been in the hospital all week and we have stopped by every day because she loves learning. The first day she was put in the hospital we invited her and Maria to be baptized the 26th and I dont know why I just started crying and they started crying and then Judith told us she had a dream an hour before we came that I would say what I had said! I cant really explain it but they are awesome and we love them! SO Be praying for the 26th people! 

I broke two of our "pensionistas" glass cups this week and she did not fail to point out that Christmas is coming.. 

Uhm, today we were walking to breakfast and this little middle aged shorty uhm, I mean... sister starts charging at us full speed (like knees to chest running) asking if I was from the United States. Needless pictures were taken 
So,15 months in Perú and the Lobro fame lives on.

I may or may not have been called out by an investigator for sleeping in Sacrament Meeting. 

Everything is just going super well these days and it feels really good. 

#hanacidounsalvador #asaviorisborn Elder Malloy 

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Chivay Guy

Well, I guess I always knew I was not cut out for the blog life. Granted I attributed that to my less than blog worthy living. One can really only post so much about Chick-Fil-A and Netflix. However, that is no longer the case. I am now a full time servant of the Lord in the land of the chuño and alpaca and if I do say so myself that is half-blogable. Pero, my blog game is pretty no bueno right now si me entiendes. (refer to your best Spanish to English translation source if you are new to the world of Spanglish humor por favor) Yes, I probably should step up my game. No promesas though. To my defense Perú is famous for many things high speed Internet is just not one of them. 
  Wow I am really not sure where to begin. Well for starters we are rolling into week 3 of the transfer here with my new companion Elder Hunter Kehoe from our very own Las Vegas. I would challenge you all for the traditional Insta-stalk run-down however I highly doubt we could dig any dirt up on this guy. He´s a saint. Elder Kehoe is basically a perfect missionary. (still looking for the catch tbh) He puts up with most of my jokes and I can usually get a pity laugh so that’s all I am really asking for out of a companion. My humor has really hit rock bottom people. But, anyways I think we make a great team. 
            Currently serving in Chivay, Caylloma, Perú or Colca Canyon (cue the google search). The population here is comparable to that of Lead´s, so things are pretty popping, if you catch my drift. The down village (wait, is that a thing) or down town I guess has a speaker system that reaches the entire village. So basically we are talking the size of a Walmart. It’s super convenient though for example last night an elderly man, Señor Dávid, was reported missing and the entire village was provided hourly updates on his where-abouts. Also when a stray alpaca heard or bicycle cart is lost they got your back. But, I got to say my personal favorite is the catholic mass broadcast to the tune of a native flute every morning. 
  This week it´s all about the Deacons. I have been trying to do my part as “Presidente de Hombres Jovenes”. 95% sure karma is playing a large role in this but caballero no más. The Teachers are impossible. The Priest are busy studying in Arequipa but are good guys who need a kick in the right direction. But the deacons are always down to hang out with “Hermano “My-yoy””. Truthfully we only have 3 deacons but we have a group of about 15 twelve-thirteen year olds who come to the chapel whenever the gate is open. This last mutual I named them the “Lost Boys” their parents either work or have other less wholesome pass times but the majority of them are left to play in the streets until the after sunset. One of them explained to me how his parents never really have time, and later said that coming to the chapel and learning from the “hermanitos” is his favorite part of the week. It´s easily my favorite part as well. It can definitely be discouraging sometimes working in this small branch. Being called as 1st Counselor directing the Sacrament meeting and leaving the podium to bless the sacrament. Teaching Sunday school 2nd hour and Young Men’s the 3rd while Elder Kehoe subs for the relief society. But my “Lost Boys” help me remember my love for this little Chivay branch. I know the work will move all the way throughout Colca Canyon every little village will hear the fullness of the gospel. Even if it starts with a Deacons quorum.  ´

Other “bloggable” highlights:

-       Gnarly stomach flu got me feeling sometime of way. 
           The City invited Elder Kehoe and I to march in the Independence Day parade, we opted out and helped with some of the volunteer work. 
           Elder Kehoe has caught on to the fact that when asked to lead hymns I just wave my hand in a cursive L shape and is now trying to teach me. (again Elder Kehoe has an incredibly amount of patience haha) 
          My awesome, not so kid anymore, sister Abby sent me the best package an Elder has ever seen. 
       The tally mark count up for number of times a donkey entered the chapel for the last transfer was 8. 

Love you guys. 
Elder Malloy.