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Monday, August 29, 2016

Preparation day is Wednesday Elder Taylor Malolo In Madrid, Spain

Today is not preparation day for us, it's Wednesday. Quick update, I'm
not as sick. New news, I twisted my ankle hard core...

Élder Malolo
Misión Madrid, España

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Elder Malolo on the move. Spain, Madrid Mission

Hi everyone!
    This is Elder Malolo's mother. He has been ill for a little bit. He has also been transferred to Cuenca, Spain.  He was too ill to transfer out the day that he was supposed to go. With tremendous faith and the right remedies that we sent over to him as soon as we found out he will ill, hopefully Elder Malolo will be feeling better soon.
    I will continue to keep you updated on his writings as I receive them!
Much love to all xoxo

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pokémon GO cheerleaders

Hola fambamington
  This week wasn't too eventful...but hey we still got work done! We
spent a lot of time on the street (welcome to the Madrid Spain
Mission) and talking to a lot of people and only being able to stop
the Latin Americans (Thank you Lamanites). We found a lot of people on
the street this week that used to attend the church on Sunday or as a
kid and as they got older just forgot about it. They saw us on the
street and come up to us telling us how much fun they used to have
coming to church and so we were able to testify to them that they will
have just as much fun because church IS FUN!! And 3 of them came last
Sunday which was so cool!
    The name of the title is basically the new name of the
missionaries here in B3. We all agreed if we see people on the street
fighting a Pokemon we would start cheering them on. This week we were
able to cheer on 11 people in the street and what's even more awesome
is that other people would join us in the cheering!!
  The best moment was on a bus, a woman in front of us was fighting a
Pokemon and so I stand up and I start yelling "Venga!!!! Matalo!!!!"
And everyone on the bus just starts cheering her on and in the end she
finally won and everyone starts applauding haha it was actually really
  Other than that it was a pretty normal week, teaching them people
and spreading the word. This week is gonna be a fun one and also
transfers are on Saturday so maybe I could be moving, maybe not. WHO
  I hope you all have a good week and help out those lost sheep.
Remember, members are missionaries!!

Monday, August 8, 2016

"Os vais, o venís"?

Buenos días familia mía!!
  This week we were able to meet a lot of interesting people! We were
able to show our futbol skills with some chavales. Most
importantly...spread the "good news"!:) let's begin shall we not!?
  So we haven't discovered the full map of our small area so we
decided to take adventures this week and walk until our feet became
nubs! In the process we were able to find all sorts of people from all
sorts of countries! Well, here in Spain you will find just about any
person! I am just the only Polynesian here though...buuuut we met a
woman in the street from the Dominican Republic who stopped me cause
she knew I was Samoan!! Weird right?? She was telling me how she loves
watching the Samoan 7s Rugby team...I was like, you are awesome! She
came to English classes and then to church!
  Another man we met was from Romania who spoke fluent English, he saw
us and thought I was a construccion worker cause I have big arms, I
said no...I just work out! But he was really nice and he was huge..he
was a security guard for a strip club! Oh the people I know!
  Last was a woman who believed and "knew" I was born in Gijon because
of my Spanish accent and that my English was so bad that I had to have
just learned it from school...sooooo kind of compliment kind of a shot
taken at me, but whatever's.
  As for sports skills, while we explored we passed by a turf futbol
field and I saw the keepers were not keepers and so I asked hem "Hey
I'll play keeper if you pay for me to get in" and they let us in! My
companion was a forward in England so he played up. Long story short,
we won and they invited us to come play again, and then offered to buy
us athletic clothes because we played in church clothes!
  Something totally awesome this week is a man from my last area is
getting baptized on Saturday! The reason I am pumped is because he had
to take a huge change in his life. He was a homeless man who was an
alcoholic. We have been through a lot together! He came to the church
building one time with no socks and blisters on his feet so I gave him
my socks and he began to thank me a lot and said one day he will pay
me back haha. Also bad moments, he ca,e to sacrament drunk and so I
had to carry him out and we gave him a good talk outside the church.
When I left, he had been sober for 4 days. He has now been sober for 2
months and is planing on never drinking again! I couldn't be more
proud of him!
  What I get from this is of course we all have challenges but it
depends on our attitude and our desires to overcome them! Whether it
be drinking, pornography, marriage, or anything! There's nothing we
can't do, we can do anything, it's just hard to get there. In the
process we WILL fall, and we will have to fall so we can learn and
progress. It's a long hard process, but it's worth it. Trust me!
  I hope you all have a bomb week, cause I know I will!! 6 months to
sexy has begun...ill see you all in summer next year!;)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Don't be a douche RM..

Hola chavales!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   Despite the title, this week was freakin boooooooomb!! Let's begin with Monday not being a PDay. Usually on Tuesday I have to give an informe of the week and my District. Buuuuut because we had an early lesson we decided to skip studies so we could get there on time, and that day we had 6 planned lessons that went through! What the FREAK!? That never happens here so I was pumped and the whole day we didn't have time to do anything but get to our lessons.
   On Wednesday we had temple day and it was so great, I advice everyone to go to the temple with a question or a scripture you have been wondering about and to study it. You will receive your answer if the Lord wants to and if you really desire to know! What I studied was temples. While I was there I read in the Guide to the Scriptures that "The temples holiness is closely followed by the Spirit that we can feel inHOME!!!! I was like "Why haven't I read this before!?" Surprisingly enough the whole week was spent sharing the message of eternal families. And yes, there were many tears shed in 85% of the houses we went to. 
    After that we played basketball, but of course the teams were picked by Zone Leaders and one side was completely dominant...but I ain't even mad!!! What I did get to do was box with my Zone Leader cause he followed me to my new area! So we brought out the gloves and sparred and I might have punched an Elder in the face, but that's a different story;)
    On Friday we had ZUMBA CLASSES!!!!!!!! I forgot to tell you all that I have been teaching the Zumba for 3 weeks now and the stake president told me he has never seen so many people come to one activity consecutively before!! Not only that but we have received 5 new investigators from it!!! 
    Now, onto the title of the email. The last Zumba class I did an RM came up to me and pulled me aside and started ripping into me about how I can't do the activity anymore. Because I don't take crap from no man, I ask him if he was a church leader. He said no, so I asked why cant I do the activity. He said "because missionaries aren't allowed to dance!" I go "Who said that?" He told me it was in the White Handbook (Missionary Manual) I take out my white handbook and I give it to him and I said "here, show me where it says I can't dance and come and tell me when you do." I went on and finished my class. Afterward he gave it back without saying a word and I take out the red church handbook and give it to him and tell him to find it in there. He said it isn't, and I go "Yeah I know." He walks off all bitter that I just destroyed him. 
     Please please please, if you are about to return home soon, do not be a Mean RM. 

    Last but not least we finally did it.....we put our Chinese investigators on date and I even gave the opening prayer IN CHINESE!!!!!! I am now a Chinese elder;) But we are excited and so is our friend, he had been praying to know how he can, in his words, "Be numbered upon the people of God" it could not have gotten more golden than that!!:) Today we are gonna chill in the mall, and walk into stores that don't carry my size....cuidados!;)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sports, Sports, Sports

Hola familia!!!!
    This week we got a lot of new missionaries to my District and we
are the most athletic District in the world! So we are taking that to
our advantage, playing soccer, football, volleyball, basketball and
Ecuavoli. Let's just leave it at, all we do is win! We have also
challenged people to come to church and what I did is one day told a
woman on the street to come dance on Friday (Zumba Activity) she
didn't believe me that I was going to teach it and she came!! She
swear her butt off and then she came to church on Sunday! Fun times!!
    Not too much went on we had a big leaders meeting this week, we
spent a lot of time contacting and funny enough we actually found a
lot of less active people and we now have a lot of meetings with them.
    The other day we set a baptismal date with a man name Alexander
from the Dominican Republic, he is awesome and he hates reading but he
knows the Book of Mormon is important!
    Other than that just a lot with working with members, they didn't
have a good relationship with old missionaries, but have no fear,
Elder Malolo with a ukulele is here!
  I love you all sorry for the short email but I have to play
basketball or I will get killed...

Have a goods times chavales!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

My IPad is dying.

Soooo my iPad is at 6%..I haven't been home in 4 days, long story BUT
  Transfers were Saturday, my companion went home for foot problems
and the other elder in the other companionship is finishing his
mission so now I will be withhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Elder Liptrott, a elder from England! I don't get along to well with
them, they don't understand my accent, I don't understand theirs! Fun
times. I am still DL and in my area. Sorry but that's about it!! Have
a good week!

Élder Malolo
Misión Madrid, España