Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Return!! 2/10/2011

It has been way over due to make the 'last' post for Elder J. Arroyo's mission.
The drive up to Jackson was early and it was freezing especially for south Mississippi. Yes, SNOW was falling!
We waited for Jimmy's plane to arrive for what seemed forever and some one said he had just gotten off the plane that was at least a half hour early. I looked down through the window and shook my head and said that it couldn't be him. It didn't even look like him. But there was a ukulele poking out from his brown plaid backpack and then I knew it had to be him. Finally, Jimmy is HOME! I have to admit that I did cry. After all, it was TWO YEARS!!!

Yes, I got the first hug!

Return Missionaries and Best Friends!!
Greg, Jimmy, Nathan and Ryan
Not even in the door yet.....

Friday, February 4, 2011

mom dont worry you will get the first hug

Whoo!!! I made it huh? well not yet lol. i got one more week! But im way excited to come home and let me tell ya. I have some stories.... lol. one that happened this week and i have been taking tonz of pictures!. But the time is just flying by so quick!. Me and my comp are hoping to baptize 6 people this weekend. 3 are confirmed and 1 is pretty much confirmed also and the other 2 we are working hard! It will be great!. So ya i dont have much to say cuz... im coming home. but i hope yall have a great week and i hope you guys are waiting for me at the airport. and mom dont worry you will get the first hug. and mom i have been going on shopping sprees. Stuff from brazil!!! I just got to buy nathans present now!. But it will be good!. 
I cant wait to see you guys!!! Whos ganna be at the airport? Well hope yall have a great week. Until Thursday!!! Tchau!
   Elder Arroyo

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wow mom you sound trunky!

So my appointments sound great! I would love to get set apart quick cuz that means all these rules wont apply to me anymore!!! lol jk. So wow this keyboard really sucks... Its taking me like an hour to write this email. So i have like a check-up at the doctors office? and what topic do i have for my talk sunday? I would love to prepare my talk while im out here, i think it would be easier. So my week was totally nuts!. One Elder in my Zone got way  sick and had to go into surgury!. When the ambulance went to get him they didnt let his comp in so me and my comp had to go get his comp then later that night we went to see him in the hospital! His comp had to sleep there with him. then the next day we had to do there baptisimal interviews so we had to go on splits.I had to stay in the hospital with him for 9 hours. but it was good we got to talk a lot. and Sister Cordon brought me lunch. So then he got released but he couldnt go to his house cuz his bed was broken so we took a taxi to my house (my house has 4 beds) and they stayed with us for 2 days. it was nuts. but hes doing better now!. Me and my comp also had another baptism!! Were still working hard!!. and today our zone played basketball and i dominated. we have some sweet videos of us playing.. but im so excited to come home!! Im almost doing stuff for the last time. like last district meeting and stuff. but dont worry im still working a ton!!. i would send you guys pictures but im lazy. ill show yall when i get home. do you guys know what time im comming home? i sent you my flight stuff but i didnt know if it was my time or your time? all well! oh and i got my package!! Whoo.. Finally!!  and my companion loved his stuff!. Im working on buying a ton of stuff to bring home. i can bring 2 suitcases weighing 32 kilos each. so ill be bringing some stuff home!. So ya.... i only have one more p-day after this! One more email to write you guys! Nuts huh? its almost like i just left. and now im coming home!. But ya i dont know what else i can write about. Hope yall have a great week! Love ya
Elder Arroyo

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My time is short! Im excited.

My week went well!!! We are still working hard! I dont have much time to talk today cuz we went to the temple!. It was amazing and i took a ton of pictures!. We also had a baptisms last week which was way sweet. I bought another soccer jersey and i bought a ukaleili ya know the little guitar! Its also way tight. We are working to have another baptism this week and it will be great!. My time is short! Im excited. See you guys soon. and chris´s story was way funny! Love you guys
Elder Arroyo

Thursday, January 13, 2011

that was pretty much my week

Brasil Curitiba Christmas Program
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This week went well. We fought for 1 baptism. She really wants to get baptized were just waiting for the mission president to do her interview but we talked with him yesterday and he should do her interview today!. She asks us everyday... Can i get baptized today... were like no.. . not yet. but shes doing great. Today our zone played soccer! I actually played well today!. I schooled this one kid lol. i will have to show yall my soccer skills when i get back. I think its all in my soccer jersey though!.  So my Zone will go to the temple this next week! Im excited. and Elder Cox found this sweet place in his area that sells cheap suits! 30 Reais each!!! its like 20 bucks!!. Hes ganna buy me one. he already bought 2. And being zone leader doesnt mean i travel a lot. but i do, do a lot of splits with other missionaries and we have to be examples (being obedient, and setting the bar high with teaching and baptisms etc.) we also help missionaries that are trunky.. thats my specialty. and missionaries that have problems. we  basically just watch over missionaries and then tell pres whats up..  its a great job. but i liked being District leader better. i could actually get down and help more missionaries. but ya so that was pretty much my week. see you guys soon! Love ya
Elder Arroyo