Monday, October 20, 2014


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. 
   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.

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