Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Got Transfered! (9/30)

Yes! So its my first transfer on the mission. i moved from "Jardim Italia" to "Campo Bel". there not that far apart. but whats way cool is that me and my new comp "Elder Coelho" (a brasillian) were opening this area!. cuz it got closed a while back. everyone says its way hard to open an area but this was like my dream lol. like 2 or 3 months ago i had an interview with the mission pres and he was like do you have any questions and i was like. how can i be a missionary that could open an area and he was like do you have faith and i was like ya! so he gave it to me. So here i live with 4 elders again! its way tight though. and there is some cheap food here! good for the money right? but its sucks to leave my other area, prepared some investigators and there almost ready to get baptized! but i know that me and my comp here will work hard. but we have 0 references, we know 0 members, we dont know the area, nothing! but i~m way excited. just knock a lot of doors lol and contact a lot of people. so lets see what happened with past week. well elder santos finished his mission he lived with me in my last house. and i said all my goodbyes to the members and other people. it was good. so i~m on my 3rd brasillian companion but this one looks tight. and hes way chill so we will get along. but he is excited to work too. already getting things ready and stuff. but if you havent sent my package yet remember i need socks and the mp3 player you dont have to put music on it i can do that here. and skittles, and reeces peanutbutter cups! and if you can send me ear muffs that would be great. just really cheap ones not expensive. as cheap as you can buy!! not joking lol. but i cant think of anything else and oh i got your letters they were great. i will write everyone back that sent some. and wow your friend is ganna send me another package! Amazing i~m so excited!. it was full of stuff and boosted my work! lol. tell her thank you, thank you, thank you! so how are you guys at home. is it getting cold yet? its cold today but then like another day its way hot! its crazy and it will just randomly rain! you cant tell what the weather will do!. but i think this is all that i have to write. have a good week and then tell me all about it. love ya guys, stay strong,
Elder Arroyo

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

re:Transfers? (9/23)

transfers are next wednesday and i will get transfered i think. 6th months here. so i have no time i wont write much. we had a zone activity today we played paintball and of course i dominated lol!. theres a flag in the middle and i ran there grabbed it and ran to the other teams wall and won too! i~m so amazing lol. they call me without fear! sem vergonhá! lol. but umm rechargable batteries would be good with a recharger. but i would like socks too. but like sports socks that are long! that are thick cuz padding is wonderfull. well i got to go take a quick shower and get out on the streets. but my portuguese is good. i can speak easy and i think i~m ganna be senor next transfer! lets pray. i~m so ready! well i love you guys! bye

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

nope! (9/16)

ok so thats tight that destinee got 2nd she must be a fish! hahahah i bet chris is laughin his head off lol. so there is a brasillian in front oif me and i~m like the 7 person from the back i was walking on the edge the right side. try and find me lol. and we had jerseys on that said mormon helping hands but in portuguese. so yes i would love an mp3 player and i can put music on it out here. but like efy music or like the best 2 years or home teachers or singles ward that stuff is good lol. and ya i got the packages. new shoes are freaken amazing lol and the backpack is better too lol. i~m just waiting to get jumped cuz someone wants it lol. i was dissapointed cuz i had 0 candy! but all is well lol. yall can repent! lol. jk so what happened this week. so last pday when we started to work in my area there was no power! so like on the main street theres only emergancy power. so i had to do my contacts in the dark and people think i~m ganna mug them and stuff. it sucked. but ok me and my comp were walking this back street and it was pitch black lol. i couldnt see nothing. so were walking and i see this figure really black. and i thought it was a chicken cuz theres like chickens just walking around sometimes. so i~m walking closer and then when its like 1 foot away i relize its a dog! lol. so i like freak out. i dunno why but i did. so alot of fear leaves my body and i guess like the dog got excited so when i passed him he lunges out and bites me! lol i yelled really loud lol. i yelled "Rapaz!"lol it means like a boy with the age of like 12 to 20 lol. but its also like dude! lol. but luckly he bit my pants and i just felt his teeth like press against my leg. but it was freaky lol. i jump up and ran like 10 feet lol. i hate dogs!. but last week was good lol. well not really it rained and me and my comp only taught 14 lessons all week. but this week will be better. so you guys are good back in the states huh. i hope so. oh mom i want recipes of "cheesy chicken!" and "chicken sphaghetti". oh and the recipes that you sent me i dunno if i can use them. ok here we dont have shortinging lol. and canned food is hard to find too lol. but i will try some out lol. so i want to send you guys a package. like really small lol. but i might this week it just depends. oh mom you need to make some brasillian food for the house one day. look up coxinha and make it its amazing!. but other than this i dont remember what happened this week lol. just alot of rain and work and sun and food and stuff lol. but i hope you guys have a great week. lol dont forget to go to church! dont forget me too
Elder Arroyo

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

i~m wet :( (9/9)

ok so right now i~m way wet! i hate the water. so let me tell you about this week. we worked lol. and ya there was a holiday it was monday and all the missionarys who are serving in the city of curitiba we got to march the street with the mormon helping hand jerseys! i think we were on tv. there were other orginazations marching too. but it was so tight we were walking and then we started singing called to serve lol. in portuguese of course. it was tight. cuz like in portuguese its talking about how were always ready and stuff. ya someone took a picture of me and 2 other elders and asked if he could put it on the "sud" site so i~m on the sud site. i think its a church site. but it was way cool. ok so today we had so much fun i laughed more than i ever have on the mission today. me and my comp and the other 2 elders in our house and our zone leaders went out to eat mexican today. it was amazing.. a buffet and they just keep bringing the food out and you just make burritos lol. but we just kept joking about things that happened on the mission and like mexican jokes and stuff lol. and then after we walked to jardim botônico (botonical garden) it was way cool. but it was raining so so so so hard. but we took pictures there and stuff. you should look it up on the internet. but wow i~m so wet. it was cool. so thats tight that the church started some sports and that justin plays soccor. i~m learning out here lol. brazillians are way good. and sweet that destinee swims. she just needs to practice!. so chris is too cool to do stuff huh lol. he will miss water stuff once he gets on the mish. i hated water but i would love to swim now lol. so why is there a fast of technology. its a need not a want!. and good that the kids are getting good grades. besides chris lol . so no i havent gotten my packages yet. but i~m pretty sure there here just the zone leaders havent gone to get our stuf yet. i want my stuff!. but all is good here just a lot of rain. so how are you guys. doing good. i almost have 7 months on the mission. almost!. well until next week. love you.. your son

Elder Arroyo (or elder arroz lol. it means rice. kids call me elder rice lol)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


am i feeling at home lol. no cuz when i was at home i just chilled lol. when i get home here i got to plan for the next day then eat somthing fast lol and then sleep. i have time for nothing. i cant wait to talk at christmas too it will be tight. so no i didnt take pictures at the baptism cuz it was last minute and i didnt have my camera but members took pictures and will pass them to me no worries. ya the conference that you saw was the whole mission it has never happened before it was cool. so mom of course i am a good example lol. i am always laughing and in a good mood. it good that i make people laugh too it keeps people happy. and i will take pictures with the families here. so ya lol sometimes on the street when there is a members skating i will skate too. but these shoes are already torn up on the inside. but my skate shoes are thrashed lol. they already had holes when i got on the mission. but i sewed them up lol. but when i skate the parts i sewed break again lol. my everyday pants are good just a little baggy lol. but its all good. i weigh like 170 still i think. and i~m still working out. and im getting tanner lol. its so hot here now. i dont like the heat alot. so i have been drinking the tap water here more lol. like at the house of a random person were like hey can we have water and there like sure. but sometimes the same night i feel horrible lol. but only for like 30 min. you gotta do what ya gotta do lol. so ya we eat with members every single day here except p-day. but we always eat rice and beans and genereally some kind of meat. and juice. but pure juice almost . they make it with the fruit lol. so i eat alot of oranges and bananas not too many apples but there are tons here. umm papaya or in ingles its mamao lol. umm i think just this but theres tons of different types of oranges and stuff. oh and passion fruit too its good. so thanks for sending out the letters and ya my scrap book will be cool to see later. so grammama sent me a package sweet! letter here thanks!. it will be a good surprise. so this week we worked hard again. and were almost ready to baptize some. its ganna be good!. but i love you guys. stay strong. i will try to send some pictures!
elder Arroyo