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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January 26. 2015

Okay, so Elder Bayles and I have been working so hard. This week we will have 11 baptism dates schedules. We have witnessed so many miracles this week.

One it was with one of our investigator families. This week we went to them with and the Spirit of God burning within us. We sat the couple down and were very straightforward and we basically like family advocates. We shared this example with three knifes and three cups. We related it to family, work, and church. We explained we have to maintain a balance with all of these priorities or else the others will collapse. They were able to express their feelings to each other, which was wonderful.

To make a long story short - we set some goals together. He will find someone to work for him so he can have more time with his family.  They now realize that they need to come to church. The family that we thought would fall apart is now growing back together!

This week has also been a week of trials. My faith has really been tried this week. But I am praying hard and trying to be strong. It just hurts to hear and see all the pain in other people’s lives. But as I am enduring these trials and I have been seeing miracles in return. 


I hope that all of you can feel the love that Heavenly Father has for each one of us. 

Love you all, 
Elder Mattias Malzl







Safest mailing address for letters:

Elder Mattias Malzl
Argentina Mendoza Mission -- POUCH 
50 East North Temple 
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 


Packages:
Elder Mattias Malzl
ARGENTINA MENDOZA MISSION
Cabildo Abierto 161
5510 Godoy Cruz
Mendoza, ARGENTINA

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015

Okay, this week we experienced sooo many miracles.... We found a family of 30 people, set more baptismal dates, found seven new investigators.  I will only write about one of these miracles in specific. 

So, this week we decided to explore more of our area and find where our boundaries are. On Wednesday we took a bus to as far as it could take us. We basically got off in the middle of nowhere and walked down the first street we saw. We walked this street for about 30 minutes and then turned into another street that had a neighborhood under construction. It was dead and no one was around. We walked down this dirt road which ended in a dead-end with a barbwire fence. We decided to continue our adventure and crossed over the fence and just kept walking. We were walking through pure countryside (campo) for about 40 minutes. There we no one in sight, but for some reason we still continued.

Eventually, we noticed a house far off in the distance and started walking towards the house. Then, two German Shepherd dogs noticed us and started approaching us. We decided to turn away and get out of there, fearing the dogs would kill us! At that moment, we heard some people at the house shouting and telling us to come back. I was worried that they would be mad at us for having trespassed on their property, or something like that. Upon arrival at the house we saw five, or so, people sitting around an outside table. They pulled out chairs, served us cold glasses of water, and invited us to sit down with them.

The first thing they told us was that they were going through a very hard time. I was a little confused, but they explained that they had a brother in the hospital who was dying, and that they were just praying to God that He would send someone to help them in their trial. Just after they finished praying, they heard their dogs barking and they saw us walking in the distance. Whoa! When they told us that, we were mind-blown! We then realized that our unusual excursion had been happening for a reason.

The mother of this household told us that she was actually a member of the LDS Church, but had been inactive for a very long time. Two of her daughters were members as well. The other people at the house we not members of the Church. We taught the Plan of Salvation to them and then gave copies of the Book of Mormon out to those that weren’t members. We gave one to a lady that was visiting with them.  As she opened up the scriptures, she started to cry: It had opened up somewhere in 1st Nephi, and pressed between the pages was a gorgeous purple flower. She explained that this type of flower had a huge significance to her, because it was her mother’s favorite flower. She said that the first thing she was going to do when she gets home, was to invite the LDS missionaries over. I know that she will be baptized.

We also found out that they have an 18-year-old son living with them at the house. He was so kind and so attentive. We taught him the 1st lesson and set a baptism date for him! :) This family told us that our visit was a clear sign from God that they have to return to activity in the Church. They will be coming to our ward from now on :).  Wow, what a miracle :)!  It is so amazing how God works. 

Here are pictures of how we found them:






Check out this weird fruit I ate! It tastes like a sweet flower! Soooo good!

Photos with Hermana Altamirano of our ward

These flowers are for my Mama, Laly Malzl!

Safest mailing address for letters:

Elder Mattias Malzl
Argentina Mendoza Mission -- POUCH 
50 East North Temple 
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 


Packages:
Elder Mattias Malzl
ARGENTINA MENDOZA MISSION
Cabildo Abierto 161
5510 Godoy Cruz
Mendoza, ARGENTINA

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January 13, 2015


I am so blessed to be a missionary! I am so grateful for the decision I made to serve to the Lord! Everything is going fine with our investigators but it is getting harder to visit with them. Yesterday we went on splits. I went Enso, a future missionary of our ward. Elder Bayles went with another future missionary named Matias. They went and taught one of our investigators who has a baptism date already set. Enso and I went to go find new investigators. We were blessed to come in contact with a lady who wants to learn more about our message. Sweet :) And then we found another new investigator. She wants to find happiness, and we promised her she will find it through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will meet with her tomorrow. I am making it a goal to take the future missionaries in our ward on splits. The youth in this ward are so prepared, they don’t even need the MTC, haha!




So, this last Preparation-Day we all went to Cerro de la Gloria as a district! It was so great and pretty! But super hot, haha!






And we all went and got some fresh smoothies :) Mmmmm :) It was one of the best P-days I have had so far! Today (P-day) we are heading to the Zoo, so that should be fun! 

This week has been a great week of work :)!  I am really starting to understand how to effectively work with our ward. We are making it a goal to take members and future missionaries out to work with us. We feel like it will help the members to be involved and help them become a missionary in their own way :). This way, we help to keep them all active and help re-activate other members! Since our area is huge, we have planned to send out members and ward missionaries to the houses of our investigators during the week while we are working in other parts of our area. Our members will be checking up on them to see if everything is well, and they will also be sharing spiritual thoughts and invite them to activities. We feel like this way we keep our investigators and members involved. We are seeing many miracles every day in this area. 

We were supposed to have a baptism scheduled this week of one of our investigators, but he has been gone in a different are. So, we our passing him on to the missionaries in his area. He is ready and we hope that he will continue with this amazing covenant. 

Our next baptism of another investigator is scheduled for Feb 7th. She turns 12 on Feb. 3rd and is incredible. We showed her the Mormon messages videos and it turns out she has been sharing videos and talks, as well as music and photos of the church with her dad and mom, and friends :). She told us she really wants to be a missionary so she can be able to help people as we do. I hope she knows that she already is a missionary and is already helping other people. We are planning a wonderful musical number for her baptism. It is a mix of "As sisters in Zion" and "Army of Helaman" it will be in English and Spanish :) And I get to play the guitar! Whoo hoo!

Oh, President Goates is trying an experiment with district. He is having us take an hour nap during siesta time, and wants us to work until 10:30 PM. Before this experiment we were supposed to be in bed by 10:30 pm. But now we go to sleep at 11:30 pm. I think it is great idea! If he sees positive results, he will apply to the whole mission! There are soooo many more people out and about after 9pm! And noooobodyy is out during siesta! So, I see huge benefits coming from this change! We make up for the extra hour of sleep during siesta. Mendoza is actually the only mission in the world that is conducting this pilot project! So I feel special to be one the first missionaries to try this out :).

We have big plans for Unimev, and have always hoped to be able to bring about a change to this area. This area has not been to well for these last six years. We will be working super-hard and bring the Spirit of the Lord to the people of Unimev. 

Thank you for all that you do for me. I love that I have a family and friends that support me. Thank you! I pray that you all of you will be doing well. Love you all!



This is a Peruvian dish that Elder Delgado and I made together while we went on exchanges! So good! 

Safest mailing address for letters:

Elder Mattias Malzl
Argentina Mendoza Mission -- POUCH 
50 East North Temple 
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 


Packages:
Elder Mattias Malzl
ARGENTINA MENDOZA MISSION
Cabildo Abierto 161
5510 Godoy Cruz
Mendoza, ARGENTINA