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!
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Elder Mattias Malzl
Argentina Mendoza Mission -- POUCH
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Elder Mattias Malzl
ARGENTINA MENDOZA MISSION
Cabildo Abierto 161
5510 Godoy Cruz