Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

Hey guys. 

Guys, this week has been hecka good here in Mirador. I think I said this last week but I love Mirador so much. It is easily the coolest area in the mission. #bendito 

Kristell´s baptism was this Saturday. Kristell is like my little sister here, she reminds me so much of Abby and Taylor. (extraño esos dos) I am so happy for her! Her foot came up twice and the water was SO freezing but we had so much fun and I am so happy she is officially a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! 

love you people. 

Elder Malloy. 
still in the mission business.

Friday, March 20, 2015



Wow this week flew by, This we had all the new elders and sisters come, "consejo" or the night where the mission secretaries have to talk to all the zone leaders in this big conference, leadership counsel, and zone conference. SO yeah a lot going on. Not to mention preparing for a baptism the week to come!  

 Stories for you this week;

1. Nelí, 
I don´t know if anyone remebers when I talked about Nelí but we finally got to speak with her again! Nelí is the mother of a two missionaries who served in Spain a few years back and now live in Europe. The night we found her (about a month ago) she was SO happy to see us and was so excited to come to church. But, when we went back to see her she had completely changed and we had no idea why! Anyways, Thursday night we were passing by her house/store and I just felt a an impression to go in. I told Elder Rossano and he shrugged it off, due to her complete lack of interest in us the past month, I agreed we kept walking for a moment and he said "No, you´re right we need to go back." The moment we entered she came running up grabbing us by the arms telling us a long experience. She shared with us how she got discouraged to be Mormon by a friend. But in the last week she received an answer telling her that she should not have turned us away and needs to start coming to church and learning more. She talked about the light she can see in the member of the church. We were so happy! Sometimes the spirit tells us things and the natural man tries to brush it off! But I am so glad Elder Rossano and I turned around and saw Nelí that night. 

2. K so today is P-day but Elder Peterson and Moreno (the other secs) had a baptism so I was in the house grabbing some things with Elder Peterson and our landlord comes to the door. I answer the door and, without introducing herself, she begins explaining how we need to kill the birds and their eggs that are nesting in our window seal. First off I was sitting there like who is this lady like I had never seen her in my life! But when I came to the conclusion that she was our land lord I tried to reason with her without confrontation #representativeofJesusChrist about how we should wait until they hatch and can fly but she would not have it! So I might be hiding fugitive bird eggs in my top drawer until they hatch. Oops. 

3. The sisters in our zone called the other morning asking us for help, because they got locked out of their room. So yeah, not really sure what they were expecting us to be able to do but we swung over to try to help with "Papito" or Brother Minaya. (I can´t remember if I have told you guys about Papito, he is this 55 year old man who works for the mission and is basically in a trio with me and Elder Rossano we are his best friends and he is with us working and driving us around Arequipa to run errands sun up to sun down. Love that guy, he wears a mission plaque that says Hermano Minya haha. Anyways yeah) So we get there and tried to break in through the window but the window, but the window wouldn´t open. So Elder Moreno just starts shoving random keys in the slot and one of the Office keys worked to open their door. GHETTO. So I officially feel really safe at night now knowing that the locks here are super trustworthy. ¡MAS BAMBA! }

Everything is well here in Mirador. 
I love my area, it is huge. We are in the ancient part of the city with old chapels and stone streets. We find a new cool place to contact almost everyday. The work is really moving along here and I love getting to know the people. Also, still working hard in the office. 

Love you people, 
Elder Lobro  

Friday, March 13, 2015

Better late than never.

Hi family and friends.

This week has flown by; the first and last week of the change are always the busiest here in the office. We sent 15 elders home Thursday and are welcoming 15 more this Tuesday. It really puts in to perspective how fast 2 years goes by. I see all these elders leaving and realize you never really feel ready to be done. I have so much to do here and so much to learn! 


Okay this week has been an amazing week of spiritual experiences amongst all the chaos of the changes. 

For one we met this amazing Mom who hasn´t been coming to church for around 4 years, when she was originally taking the mission lessons she had to sneak out of her house in fear of her abusive husband. Now, 4 years later she is ready to come back and her 12 year old daughter is more than excited to be baptized. We asked her if she had any questions after the lesson and she asked "¿Cuando es lo más pronto que yo pueda ser bautizado?" "When is the soonest I can be baptized?" I love the feeling that comes with seeing a family apply the gospel in their lives and playing a role in their return. 

Today we had an activity in the stake where all the missionaries left with a teenager, preparing for a mission, to show them how awesome it is to be missionary. I left with Pedro, this super cool 16 year old from the Umacollo ward. We headed to visit this little grandma investigator  who loves listening to us and is always happy to see us at the door I thought it would be a safe bet for a great experience! ABORT. Things went so bad. HAHA Her 4 foot nothing, Peruvian tempered, 70 year old, husband came marching to the door cussing us out with a mouth full of Spanish far beyond my gospel driven vocabulary.


Still not ready to give up on them quite yet haha. But, so here I am trying to show Pedrocito how awesome it is to serve a mission, trying to keep up with Señor Julio´s SMACK TALK, all while dodging a door slam. BUENO. 
So back up plan we head to one of the inactive members of the ward we are working with. He invited us in and we shared a nice lesson with him, but just as we were getting ready to go, his grandma hobbles out asking for a blessing. She recently fell down the stairs and is kind of just a senile mess. (lo siento gma) The spirit was so strong as we invited the whole house to sit in on the blessing. Before we left we knelt down with the family and the father offered a prayer. He ended in tears as he tried to count the years since his last prayer. Pedro bore his testimony on the strength of a family. It was sick. Later at the end of the activity Pedro shared his testimony of missionary work. LA OBRA DEL SEÑOR people!  

Anyways it has been such a great week here. I hope everyone is gucci back in the land of the free. Love you all so much can´t wait to hear from you guys Saturday!