Saturday, August 15, 2009

HI! (8/12)

Hey mom,
So today i have time to write lol. yesterday was my 6 months on the misson. its gone by so so fast. and its all come to me that i am a missionary and that i~m in brazil and that i~m speaking portuguese. and i can tell that i am speaking alot better now because people understand me and i just feel it flow now without thinking. its amazing. the mission is great now. and its getting greater because we have transfers next week. and i hope i get away from my temporary spouse! lol. people always said oh your companion will prepare you to deal with your spouse but with marriage you have a compation for the person lol. with your comp sometimes you get this dude that eats your food and doesnt clean after himself! but its all good. just 1 more week! lol if i stay with him. it will suck for another month and a half lol. but i will still work hard no worries.
i want to send a small package home with some goodies from here. that would be tight.
oh and i was reading the book of mormon this week and i came upon a scripture and started laughing lol. its in 3rd nephi 14:9-12 lol. read this scripture first....
9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son ask bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, ado ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
ok after i read this i thought of dad in the car when we would drive to grampas. were in the back. "Dad we're thirsty!!" and he would say "you guys can suck on a rock. i will pull over if you want one!" lol i started laughing when i thought of this lol. wheres the love lol. but we survived so its all good lol.
so a thing that happened a while ago that i dont know if i told you guys. but i was on a division with a brasillian and we were walking on a kinda dark street and i needed to do alot of contacts that day. and we saw like 3 or 4 dudes more like thugs so i was like ok i will just give them pass along cards and get out of there lol. so as were getting close 2 police cars come racing in and slide it towards us... RRRRHHHHRHRHHH lol. and i~m like aww crap! cuz i got my hand reaching in my jacket for some cards lol. its like i~m pulling out a gun lol. and the police come out all pointing there guns towards us and there like hands on your head. i~m like crap! so me and mycomp put our hands on our heads and then the police say to me and my comp. NO not you guys was hilarious but kinda scary. so we run off. it was cool though but i didnt get the contacts! fail!.lol. oh last week me and my comp were fighting on the road cuz he lies about contacts and so we came apon some peple across the road and he was like are you ganna do it and i was like no. you go ahead so all mad we walk over there and he does the contact. it was at this bus stop there was 3 men 2 of them were like 60 years old lol and the other was like 34. when my comp asked if we could leave them the message the old men were all snappy and said no no. so were like why? and hes like i live far away lol and i replied really snappy and excited oh ya i live far away too i live in the united states lol. and the 34 yeard old started to laugh lol. and he gave us his address lol. it was funny though. but this is the life of a missionary food, gospel, fighting with comp and police! its way good here lol. but this week was good we found alot of new good people and are excited to work with them this week. how have you guys been. has school started yet? hope yall have a good week love ya and stay strong,
Your son,
Elder Arroyo

1 comment:

Curt said...

Hey, scary moment with the police. I know the Lord is watching out for these missionaries. Tell Elder Arroyo thank you from me for his example and faith. It's encouraging to see these young men serve faithfully.

And thank you for your comment on our blog. I sent it to my son in his letter this week. Any encouragement is helpful to him now.