Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Macaco means monkey! 4/29

Mom the swine flu seems pretty intense dont get it! so sweet so your friend is ganna give me a package and so are you and soon kristen wil too. i~m getting spoiled lol. i like it though keep em comming. so ya like peoples gates you stand outside of them then you clap then they come out and talk to you and tell you if you can enter or not lol. you dont just walk in. you will die if you do lol. jk . plus all of the gates have dogs inside lol. ya we have a freezer. mom put all the letters you have from anyabody in that box lol. and rememaber send everything to the mission home. destinee is moving up thats way crazy. chris needs to make some more friends lol. aww i miss shrimp so much mom. i wish i could have been at the shrimp/crawfish boil. you dont even know thats cool justin got to report. oh mom i always have a smile dont worry. thats how i get addresses from people when we do contacts i have a smile on lol. they cant say no. that and i have a jesus christ picture in my hand lol. ya cant say no´to jesus. so i have this contact that works almost every time. its. hi were missionaires from the church of jesus christ....... and we have a message about jesus christ, do you believe in jesus? they always say yes lol. then i say well after christ got called a prophet and this prophet restored the church of jesus christ. can we pass by your house another day and leave this message with you? that contact is money. and its in portuguese of course lol. but last saterday we did 76 contacts. cuz were supposed to have 105 a week and we slacked during the week. acrazy. so let me tell you about my week. there was a soccer game on sunday and it was 2 rival teams and on our way back home at night we saw on a bus like 15 kids fighting. and cops like beating them off athe bus it was way sweet. but scary for the other people on the bus. ok let me tell you about this one lady. so we go to this house and we clap and this lady comes out with like this blank face and my comp knew her cuz he had taught her the first lesson before i came in the area. so hes like how have you been and she is silent with a blank face. then were like all silent for like 20 sec. then hes like whats wrong? and she like shrugs her shoulders. and somethings like just not right. then hes like is there something wrong and she like barely nods her head so i~m thinking like crap shes being held hostage and shes trying to tell us. so like adreniline is pumping through my body. then my comps like can we help you or anything. and so she starts talking. and the stuff she was saying i could barely understand but from what i heard this is what i got out of it. shes talking then i hear death and she has this guilty face on and shes talking about her husband and i~m like holy crap. i~m thinking she killed her husband. and i~m like freaking out. but my comp explained that her husband killed himself. it was so sad. so we went in and tried to comfort her teaching her parts of the plan of salvation but it was so so sad. way crazy. but to get out of this sad stuff. me and my comp have more new investigators and there sweet. oh i got to skate this week .at the church there were some youth skating and i jumped on and tried some stuff. i scruffed up my shoe so no more skating lol. we got to watch stake conference. it was hard to understand cuz they translated it lol. but we had 2 investigating families come to church it was ausome.. oh that pizza you gave me me and my comp made it and super improved itl. we made it brazilian. i will send you pictures. oh guess what i might to do today!! we might go into the jungle with a member and feed monkeys!! like my comp said if you are still with a banana in you hand that the monkey will run and grab it out of your hand. i will take pictures and videos dont worry lol. but how cool is that huh way cool or what. . oh tell chris to email me i got to talk to the kid. nothing else really happened this week. today we made sweet sandwhiches subway style lol. we cleaned the house today. well keep the family running lol. love ya guys. elder arroyo

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Good Tuesday Morning! 4/22 (mom's email)

Ya i got the package and it was amazing! just what i needed. up in the next package i could use more coolaid lol. but thats pretty much it. oh and candy of course always candy. oh and send a bunch of recipes. i~m doing my best to get your recipes from here. we eat at a members house everyday exept pday here. and we eat lunch cuz thats the biggest meal for brazilians. me and my comp hardly eat breakfast and dinner. but i can live without. we walk so much a day like we basically walk all day unless we get in a house to teach. i do 15 contacts a day more or less and get about 3-6 addresses. my portuguese is comming along well. i teach half of the lesson and my comp teaches the other half. so my first night when we went to teach this family i almost got attacked by a dog crazy. but i am used to dogs now but still hate them. there so annoying. they bark while we clap at the gate and then the person cant hear what were saying cuz the dumb dog. but we teach lesson 1 ´pretty much every day to one of the addresses we got contacted. we get tonz of addresses and we just knock those doors. there is a family we started teaching when i got here and we have taught them the restoration and half of the plan of salvation. this is a good family and i think they will be baptised. we already commited them and they accepted. we have committed like8 peeps to baptizm. crazy!. i love it out here. it was hard at first but now that i~m in the groove of things its sweet. me and my comp get along very well. he plays drums its cool. he is a very good trainer. he teaches me alot. but every thing out here is good. its crazy its been 2 and a half months. way crazy. well i love you guys oh and mom post the mission home address as the address for me to get mail. just send everything there. i dont wanna risk moving areas and not getting mail lol. love ya

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Pictures (scroll down) and a note 4/15

Queridos Missionários,

Novamente, sejam bem-vindos a Missão Curitiba, uma missão de batismos, trabalho duro, obediência e fogo nos ossos!
Estamos felizes com a sua chegada e oramos pelo seu sucesso aqui no campo missionário.

Segue em anexo algumas fotos de sua chegada.

Lembrem-se de escrever ao presidente todas as semanas.

Um abraço com fogo nos ossos!

Wanted Missionaries, Again, they are welcome the Mission Curitiba, a mission of baptisms, hard work, obedience and fire in the bones! We are happy with its arrival and pray for its success here in the field missionary. It follows in annex some photos of its arrival. They remember to write the president every week. One I hug with fire in the bones!

My Address

Elder Arroyo
Praço Joseph Smith,
15 Portão

1st Week In The Field

Hey mom hows it holding.~i~m in my first area now and it is called ~jardin italia~ it is pretty sweet. my new companion is Elder huber! he is way cool and a very good trainer. i got him yesterday at like 3 0 clock we ended up getting to our house at like 7 we have a house wih 2 other elders. one i knew from the mtc. our house is pretty big. its sweet. so last night when we got to the house we left right after cuz we had 2 appointments. he had neve met the people so we were ganna go get to know them and maybe teach the first lesson. but we walked there it took like 20-30 min to walk and none of the appointments fell through.. but its cool. we did contacts to people on the way and i got 1 address from somone!.. we went to the church and i met some of the youth. they were skating and wanted me to skate. but i dont wanna get hurt. so what missionary knew me from provo? i need names. thats cool about chris. does he go out with the missionaries alot. tell him to start learning the lessons. it will make a big differenece. i~m ganna be teachig the restourating to a real investgator tonight ! crazy. i weigh like 177lbs. well mom i got to hit the road. i love ya. dont forget me!
elder arroyo

your welcome. ya i just figure if i do my best then i will be ok. oh ya i forgot to tell ya. there are dogs everywhere lol. in like everygate. i thought i was ganna get bit last night! crazy. i hate dogs

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dad's email from Jimmy 4/8

i only have a few min. minha profesora é comprendo nos sucós! lol my teacher is buying us juice for our last pday here. there juice down the street is so good. i cant wait to leave this place though lol. but ya conference was amzing i took so many notes. i liked the talks mainly about future stuff that i am going to need lol. family stuff marriage you know lol. my next steps in life. ya elder hollands talk was good too. i am so tired. i just played basketball for an hour. oh i can dunk a volleyball againl. im down to 180lbs and my pants / suit are to big. well i need to hit the juice place. see ya. love ya lots. tell chris to emial me. ! bye

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2 Emails from 4/1

ya mom the food aint bad. im just getting used to it. i found out at lunch you can go up to the lady and be like. i want an omlette lol. there way good. but i just eat rolls and butter. or ill put the meat in the roll and sandwich it up lol. i cant wait to get those pictrues of justins baptism lol. way sweet. oh and problom. i accidently threw away my 1gb memory card. it was my extra one. i still have the 2gb with all my photos. sorry i got clusmy. cuz it was in an envelope and i was cleaning. sorry. well this week was good. i~m speaking portuguese better. love ya mom i will send pictures some time later

ya we go to the temple every pday. and ya the one in the picture is the sao paulo temple which is the closest one. its way beautiful on the inside. tonz of stained glass. sweet i cant wait to get that package it will be way cool. just put some random stuff in there too it will be funny. lollove ya.... elder arroyo