Monday, December 29, 2014

Feliz Ano Nuevo Lozerz






 
1 Feliz Navidad, 1 tear-packed Skype call, 7 days of preachin, and 2198478392 lbs of paneton (peruvian fruit cake) and I am coming back at you from the internet garage. 

I don`t have much time this week but, I do want to say how grateful I am for all your Christmas shout outs and love. I love you guys so much. 

After an emotional Skype call with la familia I am reminded just how blessed I am to have this gospel in my life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings us a happiness that we can`t help but share. Happy New Years peasants

Spread the good news this year and remember Elder Malloy down in Peru is doing the same. 
Love you folks. 
Elder Lobro 
 
 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Feliz Navidad Peasentz

Okay okay. Feliz Navidad America. 

So I have officially received a complaint via the mother of fellow STG - Arequipa Peru missionary Hermana Holt that my emails have gone down hill. 
OUCH. Right to the corazón

Offense taken. 


So I am officially back in the game / I am going to try because my sense of humor for sure is at an all time low seeing as most of my comedic inspiration is found in Preach my Gospel. 

NONE THE LESS. 

Elder Lobromallo coming at you live this week with my new comp from the jungle, 
Elder Pinedo. We chill. (hasta esta hora) No for real, Elder Pinedo is down in my book.
He is a crackup and we are constantly laughing. 

I have been teaching him English and his vocabulary is as follows:

I need to pee, like now. 

Lets blows this popsicle stand. 

He has no chill. 

Awkward. 

I can dig it. 

Lets bounce. 

Chill yourself.

Sketchy. 

Sorry not Sorry

So basically he knows all the essentials.


This week we had a Christmas party with all the Zones here in Arequipa. I got to see some of the CCM homies/tried to dodge some of the not so homies. We had to put on a some ghetto play in with I originally stared as Elder Draco Malfoy and was later down graded to Kevin Macalister from Home Alone. Dont even want to talk about it. Hahaha. 

EXPERIENCIA ESPIRITUAL:  

Tuesday we were walking down the street and passed a family. Something told me to turn back and awkwardly greet them again. So we did. 
We shared a little bit about #HEISTHEGIFT #ELESLADÁDIVA (I am sure that all your instagrams are spammed with that by now) and planned a day and time that we could swing by again and share more. 

The day we came by to teach her she was ready waiting for us in her patio with drinks and snacks. Like, alright I can dig. Anyways, she said that in all honesty she is not sure why she set up a visit for us to come back, that it was totally out of her character. (welcome to Peru) 
But, she described a feeling in her chest telling her to let us come by and later not being able to explain it.

HOLY GHOST: 1 ADVERSARY: 0 

It was a great lesson and when we ended with a prayer she shared with us her feelings on prayer. She shared that she often prays to the Virgin Marry. Worldly me at this point is mid-eye-roll (ain't nobody got time fo´ the Virgin Maria or her false idols sorry not sorry)  but she continued to explain that she prays to her because she feels that Heavenly Father doesn't have time for her amongst all the other problems that we have in the world. 

That hit me so hard. 
An almost audible voice said to me I have time for her. 

Our Heavenly Father has time for each and every on of us. 
This Christmas remember how much he loves you, remember Porque de tal manera dios amó el mundo, porque de tal manera dios amó ti, que ha dado su hijo unigentio, para que todo aquel que en el cree no se perida ma tenga la vida eterna. - Juan 3:16
He has time for you. 


Merry Christmas family and friends. 
My love for you is so strong this Christmas season all the way from Peru. 


Elder Malloy. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

AYYYE. ¿What up guyz?

AYYYE. ¿What up guyz?

Coming at you live companion-less! Sent my comp, Elder Taysom, off to Tacna this morning. No shame definitely cried. HAHA Elder Taysom has been an amazing friend to me and I am hecka grateful for him. 

News on the new comp:
All I have been able to collect from the Zone is that he is from the jungle and "mas o menos negro" So, I mean, I basically know him right? VAMOS A VER PEOPLE. Update to come! 
I am sure he will be sick, definitely sad to see Taysom go though.. 

The closer we get to Christmas the more I am thinking about this #HeisTheGift if you haven´t watched it HIT IT UP!      http://www.mormon.org/spa/navidad

Love you all! 
Elder Malloy 



Monday, December 8, 2014

Whats good guys?

Whats good guys?

Things are getting hecka holly jolly here in the mission field sharing the #ShareTheGift navidad.mormon.org 
- Check it out and share the true meaning of Christmas. 

Not much to share this week! Its been a great week as usual with Elder Taysom. Minus the fact there was no church yesterday due to local law. The elections of Peru have no chill.  
Considering everything this week has been successful! We have a lot of new people interested and ready to learn. Holler at that.


Love you guys! 

Elder Malloy. 




Pictures: 
1. 99% this was a Lamanite.
2. Late night Llama Selfie 

Monday, December 1, 2014

WHATZ GUD


¿QUE TAL?

What is good guys? 


This week has been amazing. First of all Cesar was baptized! Saturday the 29th Cesar was baptized en LA IGLESIA DE JESUCRISTO DE LOS SANTOS DE LOS ULTIMOS DIAS. Heck yes my boy was dunked in the waters of baptism. It feels so amazing to be a part of his conversion to the gospel and to continue to see him grow and learn finding faith in Christ. He shared the strongest testimony after the service. Tears were shed. The church is true. 
Can I get an AMEN? Cesar is an amazing guy and honestly the most diligent searcher for truth,, He is almost complete with reading the Book of Mormon after one month of knowing about the church. Hashtag commitment. Missionary work is dope. Cesar is chill. Life is good. 

In possibly more important news. 
We killed the rat living in our room this morning at 5am. With a combination of brooms, shoes and a chair our resident number has been restored to the desired 2. 

Thanksgiving? 
Turkey was substituted for a lovely variety of fried jungle worms. RIP to my appetite. 
To the non-believers, there is video evidence. 

Change on Dec 14th! VAMOAS VER. Fingers crossed I have another change with Elder Taysom. 

I love you guys! Things are going great here in Arequipa, Zona: Central.
I miss you guys and hope all is well. Good to hear from my peepz as always! 
Happy Thanksgiving. 

Love, 

Elder Logan Brian Malloy

Peru Arequipa Mission
Av. Del. Ejercito 710' . Piso 7,Of. 702-703
Casilla de Correo 1884
Arequipa
PERU

Monday, November 24, 2014

I BE DAT E L D E R WIT MY NAME IN BOLD

¡Buenas! 

Hola everyone, what is good? Its been a great week here! Between a trip to the waterfalls and confirming a baptism of one of our coolest investigators (Sesar) for this Saturday I am totally content. 
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Peruvians are not about the Thanksgiving life I guess but a less active family we have been working with invited us over for their best attempt at Thanksgiving. "Día de Acción de Gracias" 

I got to go on divisions with Elder Bulkley from STG this week! Such a chill Elder. Holler back if any of you Snow Canyon wannabes know him! 

HauteBrillance is officially world famous! A 12 year old in the ward watches her videos. 

Once again I have no time, sorry peasants. I love all of you guys and its so nice to here from you all!



LOVE YOU, ALL IS GUCCI IN PERU


Photos from Yura Peru a fun P-DAY trip to the falls. 

Elder Malloy
still in the murda bidnez

Monday, November 17, 2014

Called to swerve, Month 3

WHOOP WHOOP! 

MONTH THREE PEOPLE! I am semi-not-a-newbie anymore! 
Feels so good to be out here and be in the swing of things! 

It has been a week full of service we helped a family paint their house and helped two other families move. 


Not much I can think of to share this week! 

The highlight definitely was the baby shower. Yes, baby shower. NO CLUE. We some how were involved in a baby shower unexpectedly? I was asked to give a speech.... I don't know how to give a baby shower speech in English let alone Spanish so let's just count are blessings that's over! 

I am out of time seeing as we are hiking out to some waterfall? Don't ask me. HAHA. 

I also had to speak for 15 minutes in sacrament and it was actually a BOMB talk so what up Peru. 

Love, Elder Malloy. 
 
 



Monday, November 10, 2014

NEW SHEETS NEW ME


Saludos a todos! Estoy tan feliz! Tenemos tres fechas para noviembre! El obra es realmente bueno en nuestro área en este momento! 
But most of all, I am stoked because my package with my micro plus blanket and hot cheetos came in the mail. SHOUT OUT TO LA MAXIMA MADRE EN LA TIERRA. 

Okay in slightly less self centered news my best friend in Peru (Lady age 9) (taking what I can get on the friendship scene) gave the prayer in Sacrament meeting.  !PUEDO ESCUCHAR UNA AMEN! Her family is preparing for baptism and we finally got them to church when Lady was in the Primary Program. BAH you think primary programs in the states are good you should have seen this on yesterday. At one point the bishops little son yelled translated to English something to the extent of THIS IS GOING REAL BAD REAL FAST. 

My zone is filled with newbz to the area this week with all the area changes. SOS they better be chill because I am not down for boring weekly zone conferences. 

We made more cookies last Monday after one my best friends (Elder Quilcat from Trijijo Peru) begged for us to show him how to make them. (not the slimmest Elder in the field I might add) 

SKETCHY... I mean spiritual experience of the week was having the opportunity to visit the hospital to give a sister in the ward a blessing. We found ourselves in a cramped  room of several patients with various conditions. The smell of dirty bed pans and sweaty elderly was hard to ignore as we met with the sister and began to offer a blessing of health. But as we were able to exercise priesthood authority the room fell silent. Moans of pain ceased and worried relatives lost words. As we prepared to leave shaking hands with the sister sharing last words of comfort and encouragement a woman approached us asking if people who are not Mormon are able to receive blessings, We promptly replied of course! She proceeded to walk us in the direction of her brother who lied pale and thin in his rickety hospital cot. He slept through most, if not all, of the blessing, but I know it was heard where it needed to be heard. After the blessing his sister reached for her purse asking how much she owed us. Completely taken aback we replied that money can not by blessings, that with faith and hope in the Lord and his plan he can know what his father has in store for him.

I love being a missionary and I love all of you! 

Elder Malloy 

Monday, November 3, 2014

¿Que Tal famila y amigos y peasants?


¿Que Tal famila y amigos y peasants? 

This week is the start of a new change. Elder Taysom and I were in the clear for changes because I am still in training but dang its straight up Hunger Games intensity level to see who´s going and who is staying. Sad that this is the most excitement we get? Maybe. 

Anyways, all is Gucci here! We are stoked for this new change and are hoping to get a lot of work done. Especially with our home boy Ceasar the 17 year old who lives across the street. He came to church and we introduced him to every young woman without arm hair. Flirt to convert. 







Pictures: Me with the spawn of Satan. AKA Pero Peruano these rat dogs that they love here. Feat. Hermana Sandra in the back. 

LOVE YOU PEEPZ
Elder Malloy 

BDAY S/O TO THE BEST BIG BRO IN THE WORLD. HOPE YOU TURN UP THIS WEEK CONYE. LOVE YOU. (BDAY LETTER ON ITS WAY)



 1. Roger (Rohhhhher) and I on Halloween.





   
 2. lunch



3. Preachin´ hashtag La Palabra de Sabiduría


 Old Pictures

 The place I am at today is different and its actually possible to send pictures so here are some randoms from the MTC (haha feels like 23648 years ago). 








Monday, October 27, 2014

¿QUE TAL GUYS?

¿Que tal guys?

First things first! I actually got a picture to attach! Halloween miracle. Elder Taysom and I are going full thug baking cookies for the less actives and elderly in the ward today. HAHA.
They don't understand the concept of a cookie here, they call crackers cookies and that is a problem, a problem that we are about to address  with a couple batches of ghetto gringo Americano missionary cookies.


This week has been great! We actually had a good turn out to sacrament meeting this week! The best was a man named Nolrberto (I thought it was Norberto, he just had a lisp due to his lack of teeth but it has been confirmed it is in fact Norlberto). Norlberto is 88 years old. Some might say wait a few years and do his work in the temple but I say there is always room for a fossil or two in the chapel. We may of may not have had to buy him breakfast on the way and wait 23745237 years for him to chew it (again due to his lack of teeth) but it was great to see little Norl in the chapel. He is a little hard of hearing and kind of blunt and lives alone but we LOVE him. He lost his wife 60 years ago after she was released from the hospital too early after a surgery and died on the bus ride home. We shared with him the message of the Plan of Salvation. He started crying as we explained he can and will see his wife again through the plan of his father in heaven. He´s lived 60 years thinking that he would never see her again, that life after death was nonexistent. Families can be together forever.

This is not the only case that has got me thinking this week but its definitely one that's stuck with me. We have dozens of investigators with dozens of problems but the gospel of Christ is the cure to all of them. 

I love you guys! Great to hear from all of you! Stay Ghetto. 
Elder Malloy

Monday, October 20, 2014

WEEKLY MALLOY UPDATED

Weekly Elder Malloy update coming at you live from the oh-so-familiar charmingly sketchy internet garage. Today's playlist: Spanish Reggae dubstep. This ghetto music is surely heaven sent. Even elders need an occasional accidental jam sesh and if Spanish Reggae is the best I can get you know I am taking it. Actually Elder Taysom and I have some pretty sick mission approved beats. Like, I can/definitely do get crunk to "Be Still My Soul"

Anyways, first things first! A special birthday shout out to the hippest little sister in the game Abby! I love you so much and hope you have a muy chevré cumpleaños¡ (PS Chica, you know I got a b-day card with some Peruvian goods coming your way)  
   Okay, next item of business. It is time I talk about our shower. First of all, let me start by counting my blessing of warm water. The water is heated by electricity which is sketch-ville sketch-county Peru if you ask me. I mean I am not going to pretend have a vast knowledge of the heating of shower water at its appropriate methods, but I am also not going to pretend like the occasional strike of lightning from the shower head should be a normal occurrence! The only really questionable part is when you have to flip the switch to turn the water on, and this is not some normal household light switch, people. We are dealing with some serious Frankenstein industrial hardcore means business med-evilest electrical hardware. Needless, to say I count my blessing even if they are sketchy and carry a temperamental electrical current. 
   
Next, 
   Companion Update: 
Elder Taysom is still best. He has been a huge help these past weeks and this last week specifically he has just been a solid friend. Missionary work is all the more chill when you companion is a homie. We have a hard time keeping it together sometimes when people tell us their life stories (I am not sure what it is about the mission plaque but people will and do tell us everything) But yeah, we are constantly cracking up slash nudging each other to stay awake when Hermana Rosa takes a trip down memory lane. Last night we found this old LDS film called "Our Heavenly Fathers Plan" OH MY YouTube this thing right now you guys. It is legitimately the cheesiest cinematic production in the history of men. The script and wardrobe changes are out of control HAHA. So quoting that sarcastically is one our other favorite activities. Elder Taysom is District Leader so I go on a lot of exchanges which is always fun as well. This week I went on a 24hr exchange with Elder Wilches from San Antonio, Chile and Elder Olachae from Lima, Peru. 

  The Grind:
So the basic update is overall really good! We have a lot of investigators who want to listen, a lot who want to be baptized, and a lot we can help. But, not a lot who want to give up their Sunday mornings to come to church.. Basically here is the struggle: Lote Reuniones these meeting they have here weekly for all the residence of a certain part of town, its basically mandatory. You have to attend or there is a fine and if you miss a certain amount you are evicted from your lot. SATAN IS LITERALLY IN MY AREA DISGUISED AS LOTE REUNIONES. But, from what I understand you only have to go through all the meetings once and then you own your lot. Who even knows? Ghetto. But, most of the members have lived here long enough to have it all figured out. Super ghetto and weird, but we still have a lot of hope for next week! 
     
We are really wanting to get the community involved in wholesome acivities together. (Poppin bottles on the street corner is just not cutting it) We have a brand new chapel in the middle of our area in walking distance from everyone! So Elder Taysom and I are putting together weekly community activities at the church:
Jueves: Clase de Ingles 
Viernes: Noche Misional (Vídeos y Películas) 
Sábado: Fútbol (con los Gringos)
This week was our first week doing this so it stared kind of slow. HAHA 
For example, Friday (movie night) We had two families and one investigator show up, a total of maybe like 7 people. I mean all was good though! Other then the fact that halfway through the movie a gang of stray dogs made their way into the chapel! Here I am trying to make sure everyone is having a good time enjoying the movie we picked out of the life of Christ and out of no where we got Lady and the Tramp over here in desperate need of a Chastity pamphlet! But I broke up the K-9 love fest and showed them along with two other strays to the door. The rest of the night went smoothly. 
     We are really excited for these activities. With the help of The Lord we are going to bring this area together! I am really happy with the way things are going! 


D&C 6:36 "Look unto me in every thought, doubt not, fear not." 
A good friend shared this scripture with me and it has been a great help for me this week. Its easy to get lost in my incompetence with the language, with my teaching abilities, and with my knowledge. But when I look to The Lord and confide in his knowledge before my own I am blessed! This is his work, I am just a tool in his hands. 

Love you all! 
Elder Malloy.

Monday, October 13, 2014

AYYYO FAMILIA Y AMIGOS!



Another week down in the field and I am going strong. This week I got to watch conference, in Spanish. My brain is literally still fried from trying to concentrate on the message but I can’t express how blessed we are to here from our prophet and his apostles. My favorite was definitely Elder Holland’s talk on charity in the Saturday session. Yeah apparently they have sessions on Saturday too? Who knew? 

Okay so a lot of you have been wanting to know an average day in the life of Elder Lobro so here you go children: 

I wake up at an hour that I didn’t know existed two months ago to go running with Elder Taysom. Let me remind you Elder Taysom is a pro-mountain biker and extreme rock climber who lived off a strict diet of heath food and granola before the mission while I am a graphic designer who enjoys the simple things in life like Netflix and hot Cheetos. Needless to say he has some serious patience with me not only on our runs.

Next we study scriptures for like 109 years and get some training in before lunch. Elder Taysom is easily the chillest trainer in the world.

All out meals are at our house. We live with our pension, Hermana Carmen. Our adoptive Abuela. She is a little loving Peruvian women with a huge heart and a huge desire to feed me a huge amount of food. 

The rest of the day depend on the schedule but mainly consists of 

Us politely integrating every family in Arequipa Central for their address and phone number so we can teach them about the gospel. 

Avoiding these ratchet dogs. (I have been bitten three times this week. The city of Arequipa is definitely the set of the ASPCA commercials and I find myself sarcastically humming IN THE ARMMMMMS OF THE ANGEEELS on an hourly basis.) 

Teaching so many lessons! I am happy with the way things are going we have found a lot of progressing investigators and I am so excited every day to see how they are doing and see what we can help them with.

Visiting members. Visiting Menos Activos. Contacting. Ghetto Service. Trying to speak in spanish.Noches de Hogar. Fighting off my homeless drunks and their desires to kiss me. ect.. 

We end the day with a planning session, a cheesy LDS movie, chill stories and vent sessions, a cup of Manzanilla and a bowl of my favorite Lucuma yogurt with almond cereal. 


So yeah basically I love being a missionary more every day. I never knew one day could be so productive.

Pictures; 


1 -My district. Love these Elders y Hermanas. They refer to me as Elder Malfoy and insist that I resemble Draco Malfoy. Also, they often chant my name which for some reason Latinos chanting your name is more motivating than its supposed to be.



2-  Just on our way to a visit.)

Love you guys! Thanks for all the emails! I love to hear from you every week! 

Elder Malloy 



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ELECTIONS THIS WEEK IN AREQUIPA

¡Familia Y Amigos!
¡Que Pasa?

This week was so chill you guys! 
I don´t have a ton of time (I never do)
But here's the deal.

SO I DIDN'T GET TO WATCH CONFERENCE! GHETTO LIFE PERU. It was the elections this week here in Arequipa, and they go cray with these elections. It was illegal to have church this week so that put a damper on the my entire life. HAHA But everyone was drunk and drunk people LOVE me so that was maybe a plus kind of I think. 

Brief stats. 

For those of you loyal friends who are trying to instagram stalk my comp search no further because he doesn't have one, he is straight up this hippie outdoor climber guy and probably doesn't know what instagram is. PERO we are like best friends so its chill. We stay up laughing every-night about our carnie investigadors and street contacts.
80% of the people I teach work in pet shops because I love dogs sorry not sorry. 

My eye is no longer swollen shut and only secretes a limited amount of puss so that's good. Count your blessings people. HAHA

Pictures:

These pictures are all so random I am still trying to figure out the best way to send these! But basically we had a way chill bon-fire with our zone (our zone is dope), made some pancakes with homies in the ward, and just had a chill week.







Scripture of the week:  Mosiah 8 

We are so blessed to have a profeta and I can´t wait to hear from him sometime soon I hope.
SOS PERU. 

K officially out of time!

But I love being a missionary, this week has been amazing I am sorry I couldn't share more! 

Love Elder Malloy.

PS: CANDYSHOP IS PLAYING IN THIS INTERNET GARAGE AND I AM GETTING DOWWWWWN SORRY NOT SORRY. LIKE HAVE A JAM SESH FOR ME GUYS.

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW COMPANION. NEW CITY. ESTOY CONTENTO.

¡FAMILIA Y AMIGOS!
¿COMO LE VA?

I made it! I am here in Arequipa coming at you live from some internet garaje on the side of the street. I am loving it all here! I am truly so happy and it freaks me out. 

NEW COMPANION. NEW CITY. ESTOY CONTENTO. 

My companions name is Elder Taysom, he is from Idaho. Heck yes, I got a gringo trainer. He is such a chill Elder. He has been such a help my first week and we get along perfectly. We watch cheesy LDS movies and go hard to EFY music every night. It is definitely a blessing to have such a chill trainer. He is new to the area as well so we have A LOT of work ahead of us. I am at a loss as to what the last missionaries in our area were doing because the last shown records are from 2011. Our ward has been so inviting, we have like 5 adoptive families. The chillest is the Familia Jarra they gave us some chill Latino stitched hoodrat jeans -authentic Latin fashion here people.

Okay, so the only real stuggle is I had this weird illness! I lost my voice for 3 days and couldn't breathe and my eye swelled up with weird puss. HAHAHA I swear I dont know how we have so many investigadores because when we first met I was looking ruff. I don´t dare send a picture. 

Funny Story of the Week:

Okay, So Elder Taysom and I show up for the first visit with a sister we met on the streets. She was very welcoming and invited us in excited for our message. We make our way to the couch and sit down BAM 10x7 painting of a provocative naked woman on the opposite side of the room. LIKE WHAT? Just your casual living room decor here in Peru I suppose. She left the room for a moment and Elder Taysom and I bolted to the other side other side of the room dying laughing. She gave us a weird look for a moment when she came back but I dont think she noticed why we switched sides. The visit actually went really well, her desire to learn is a lot better than her taste in art. She came to church with us yesterday, we stopped by and she was waiting all ready in her little church outfit with her bible. 


CRAZY OF THE WEEK:


Elder Taysom and I are just bumping down the street contently making our way to the home of an investigador when this little 4 feet tall women yelled something translated to the extent of ¨Hey! White Idiots come here! I have something to say!¨ Like oh, okay. So out of curiosity we listen to her story. Condensed version is she will not be joining our church because we do not wear hats and are going to get skin cancer and die, therefore she will be speaking with the Jehovah Witnesses because they wear hats. She proceeded to share with us that she has seen Jesus. One night when she was walking through a field Jesus stood in a house, but not a house made by a man a cave house. He told her to enter but she knew there was a lion in the cave and refused. She turned around and the devil was waiting for her. She took the devils hand and he took her to safety. 
AT THIS POINT I HAVE LIKE HOLDING BACK TEARS LAUGHING. Sometimes you have to stop and listen to the crazies to keep it interesting. HAHA BLESS THIS HERMANA HAHA 



These people here mean the world to me, and so does the message I am here to share. Its an amazing feeling to wake up everyday with the purpose of preaching the gospel. I hope all is well back at home! I love you guys at can´t wait to hear from you again next week! 

Your gringo, 
Elder Malloy. 

-PS NO PICTURES YET DUE TO THE GHETTO LIFE 
NEXT WEEK FOR SURE

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FINNA BUST OUT THE CCM