Wednesday, March 25, 2009

bad story (email for 3/24)

MOM yes send me a package! send it to the mission home. i will get it when i get out in the feild which is in 20 days! so sooon. i need to learn more portuguese! but ya i would love starburst and laffy taffys and carmeled chocolate eggs. and starburst!! ok so this is my lil story that kills me. i got back to the mtc from proscelyting and the mail man was there so we go inside and there are 4 packages! i was like freak ya. i ran over there and look and saw my package from kristen. but that day was the pday for sister christopherson the mail lady so i was like hey can i take my package and they said no u will have to get it from her tomorrow. so i was like ok whatever. so that night i saw her and was like hey can i get my package? and shes like ya lets go to the mail room. so we go down there and my package isnt there??? i~m like what the? then se tells me that that packege was going back to the united states. i was like what?? she had it for like 3 days and in the database it says i hadnt left on my mission cuz of visa stuff. so when i saw my package it was being sent back to the USA! how dumb huh? so can u like somehow give kristen some money to send it again? or even better just get the package from her and put the stuff in a box and u send your package with hers. just in one box. that would be wonderfull. and just send it too the mission home. so ya thats crazy that marcus is having a baby. i just heard it from nathan. he said hes ganna be an uncle like me lol. aww so i hope that racheal can get back to church and nick can relize what hes mission out on. just teach em the plan of salvation. ETERNAL FAMILIES!. thats cool that kristen came to the house. i miss her tons and wish i had her package. i sent a letter home with 2 pictures and 2 letters. i would appretiate it if you sent my letters i put them in envelopes and stamped em and addressed em. can you put a return address on them lol. thanks.
well i love ya mom. hope everything is going well.
your son
elder arroyo

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pictures Received on 3/19/09

Please scroll down to the bottom to see new pictures of Jimmy at the Sao Paulo Temple!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Email from Jimmy March 18

sweet spring break! tell chris to email me. so here we have just been learning and studying and learning. i can teach the first lesson in portuguese for about 15 min and i can testify and pray and we always sing hinos or hmns in portuguese its basically just reading lol. for breakfast its usually like bread meat and cheese lol. oh and always fruit. lunch and dinner its rice and beans and some kind of meat with a roll usually i eat like some rice and put the meat in the roll as a sandwhich. thats a sweet calling. i bet you will be good with it. my calling is to serve the lord by bringing souls unto him top that! jk lol. so today we got to go to the sao paulo temple it was so amazing. i love seeing each celestial room in the temples. and all temples are so different on the inside!!. our branch president took a picture of our distact in front of the temple and he is ganna send it to dads email. so there is one on the way. i~m ganna send my memory card home soon cuz i have a ton of pics. i will prolly before i leave the mtc. well i hope you guys are doing well i need to go. love ya mom.

First email to dad from Sao Paulo CTM

Wednesday March 11:
Thanks for the info dad. so here in sao paulo, brazil the weather is about the same as back home. brazil is so different that what i was thinking. so how is back home? how is work how is everything. the mtc here or they call it the ctm is cool. so on friday 2 days after we arrived we got to go proscelyting it was way crazy. i couldnt even speak portuguese very well. i kept freezing up and stuff lol. they speak so so fast. we ended up giving out 0 books of mormon and 3 pass along cards. i have a new comp his name is elder mitchell. hes from texas. he is kinda hard to get along with but he is cool and is very smart. so you should use and send me lettters tell peeps at church too. and tell kristen. oh today we went to the temple in campina it was so beautiful. its like an hour from here. in 2 weeks we get to go to the temple here in soa paulo!. i couldnt take pics though cuz were not supposed to bring our camers out of the mtc cuz they say we will get robbed lol. the mtc has like way high security i~m talking camers at ever corner outside and gates and security gaurds outside its way hardcore. to get out onto the street at the mtc they open one gate then you walk in then you close that gate. then they open the next gate and let you out lol. crazy crazy. well keep buying me cookies from cheyneys. i need to write nate then go play some piano!! its the best way to calm myself. oh in my room we have 2 brazillian roomates. 3 bunkbeds one for me and my comp then the 2 brazillians and 2 other americans. ( my old comp and a really cool guy) his name is elder laBaron. oh they took our money when we got here and put it in a safe along with calling cards and debit cards. they gave us 60 hais or whatever. which is like 30 bucks its enough. there are little vendors out here selling ties for 3 bucks!! nice ones and we just shirts for 3 bucks too its so crazy. i ate a big burger down the street with a sweet shake for 3 bucks too lol. its sweet. well alright love ya dad and mom

First email from Jimmy to mom from Sao Paulo CTM

Wednesday March 11th:
i speak english more than portuguese but i speak portuguese as much as i can. i´m supposed to have a short lesson 1 in portuguese so its comming along and i´m learning lesson 2 now in english the food is all rice and beans and some kind of meet. it is good though. cool that chris is going out with the missoinaries. tell him to study preach my gospel too it will prepare him more. well i have 0 time now i love ya mom.