Mattias reports that he is in a great area and his companion, Elder Larsen is excellent, energetic, and passionate about the work! They are serving in the San Tomas and Moore Park area. Mattias really likes his mission president as well. The members and investigators really spoil the missionaries there. They have been invited to lunches, dinners, and even to a tour of the Winchester Mystery Mansion. Mattias also had several opportunities to do his famous light shows. Members are starting to book them for Family Home Evenings. Mattias is very happy and excited serving in the San Jose Mission!
Elder Malzl and a member of his ward, originally from Chile, who knows Gonzalo Sepulveda!
At Famous Dave's BBQ, invited by Tom Walker, a local member, who had served with Mattias's Dad as a missionary in Switzerland
We are thrilled to report that Elder Malzl arrived safely in his mission yesterday here in San Jose, California. We picked him up at the airport and he was able to do some missionary work right away. He visited the mission office, and ate dinner at the mission home, followed by an interview with me. This morning, all of the missionaries met their new companions and went back to their areas. Elder Malzl will be serving with Elder Larsen in the San Tomas/Moorpark area of San Jose.
You should expect to hear from your missionary on his next Preparation day, which will be Monday, May 23. Thank you for your prayers and support, and for sharing Elder Malzl with us here in the wonderful California San Jose Mission.
After two painful hip surgery's and a dreadfully long recovery time, Mattias's doctors attested that he his health is such that he continue his mission service. A week ago the new mission call came: San Jose California Mission, Spanish speaking.
Today we dropped him off at the airport. Elder Mattias Malzl is excited and ready to serve the wonderful people of San Jose!
On the way to Salt Lake City airport!
Saying goodbye's at SLC airport. Until we meet again next summer! We love you, Mattias!