Wednesday, November 25, 2009

não pensa... só me manda muítos pacote! lol

tu queres fala portuguese? lol How are ya Family and all those who read my amazing emails! i hope all is well! so lets see how i~m ganna start this shin-dig! oh ya wow destinee is growing up. thanks for the pics mom! so ya i sent a cd to kristen in the mail right and the dude at the mail place is like "whoa man u got an object in this envelope".and i was like "ya dude i know i put it in there!" but he said i had to make it a package and all this dumb stuff and it ended up being 30 Reias! thats like 20 bucks almost! to send a stupid CD! so i havent sent yours yet but i will it will be there soon! so my address is what i send to you guys when i send letters lol. but im getting letters and packages still so i think the one you have works. So am i feeling home here you asked? Mom this is Brasil lol i will never feel like home. i~m in a tropical place where i eat rice and beans everyday. but naw i~m feeling kinda at home ya know but i would love to go home and like sleep in til 12 o´clock! my dream. and ya the words are just flowing. this language is a peice of cake now! i think its easier to speak in portuguese than english. but i have learned way to much slang. i go to the ghetto and just speak like a thug. heres some slang. i dont even know how to spell this stuff. like this is how yall would pronounce it right. Yayhee Moneeey Tudo Suça aiye!? and the kids are like who is this white dude speaking like a thug. but its tight they just laugh lol. so why am i losing weight?! well first its hotter than haities here! like im talking you just fry in the sun. and yes im using sunscreen. but hot hot hot. i~m talking you dont even wanna stand in the sun. when we go to look at our planners we look for the nearest tree. and ive been doing some trades with my comp cuz he got fatter. he he lol. so we trade clothes so my clothes fit now. right now i have 78 kilos! so ya i have gotten close to some families. theres one family in my ward now that they moved here like 6 months ago. and first let me tell ya that my ward sucks. just a bunch of rich people that talk talk talk but do nothing! i have gotten 0 references in this ward. but this family moved from like the country and theyre way cool. their names are sister christina and brother danial theyre like 28 years old i dont know their last name and they have 2 kids. gabrial thats 7 years old and rafiel with 3 years old i think. i love playing with them. sister christina is always like dang it elder arroyo you made my kids all wild again. but i will take some pictures to show you guys! when our lunch falls we always go to her house and eat. but in this ward only this family. oh ya 2 sundays ago i gave my first talk on the mission i gave it about the book of mormon. i burnt the ward. i was like if you have a testimony share it! what is the coolest thing that i have seen since i have been here. i dunno i think like that there is a bakery on every corner and the food is cheap and i just eat and eat bread. i love fresh bread! so there are a lot of missionaries waiting huh? crazy i havent heard anything about it. the next transfer is on the 23rd of december so well see. id extend my missoin if i had to. its not that bad. so ya me and my comp changed yesterday. we burnt everything that we had that we were slacking with. like not obeying the rules. from now on its 100% obediance. were ganna baptise here. we have 5 people that have potencial! and now when i do my contacts on the street its not. oh hey were missionaries and have a message about christ can we come over and share it another day? No! i have changed cuz so many people we teach dont want to follow. ya they will hear everything you have to say but when you say ya will ya go to church.. whoa whoa no no i cant. but now my contact is. hey im elder arroyo whats your name? oh "Herbie" do you belive in christ? (everyone says "yes!") and then im like "were you baptised like he was?"and i hold a picture of john the baptist baptising christ. and there like "no?!?!?!" and im like when you know what im talking about is true will you be baptised? and the people that yes i write down their address and the others i just give a pass along card and say when your ready call this number! but it works really well cuz now our investigators are the ones that are really interested! but ya i have rambled enough! so ya i will let you guys go and have a great week! oh ya and congrats mom for your calling. try to get as many dinners for the missionaries! and the sister in my other ward that had this calling every 1st sunday of the month she got together some goodies for the missionaries. like got the other sisters in the ward to just buy little snacks and put it all to gether in a bag and give it to the missionaries. it was wonderful. arg i hate this language! Obrigado por tudo mãe! Eu Te amo. Até proxíma semana e fala "Oi" Para todo mundo! Tchau Tchau
Elder Arroyo

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

9 Months!!

Its been 9 months! its crazy how time flies by so fast! so ya i have 0 time this week. but this week was good. we taught a good bit and got a lot of stuff done. look on the site me and my comp made it up on the "highscore list" again. were working. were gonna baptize 5 this month its our goal and nothing will stop us! this area has been without baptisms for long enough. but its just everyone here doesnt want to change anything. its dumb but ya. i got mrs kathie's package and she sent a photo of you guys but it wasnt in there. it was empty the photo thing. oh and dont worry about thanksgiving. i~m not even thinking about it. but christmas and my birhtday yes i~m waiting. im gonna eat a cake for my birthay and thats pretty much it. and christmas who knows what. the next transfer falls on the 23th of decemeber so i could get transfered. lets hope not. i dont wanna get transferred 2 days before CHRISTMAS! but thanks for the email this week i will make a longer one next week!
Elder Arroyo

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Hey mom!. ok so every week i am waiting for the package from mrs kathie but it never comes. did she send it? i hope it didnt get like stolen in the mail. and yes i got the holloween package. and i got the mp3 player! thanks. so wow destinee broke her foot. that sucks. i remember when i broke my ankle i think i was her age. So lol justin got his razor sharp pizza cutters in. or his front teeth. thats cool. me and my comp had pizza 1 day last week. we had to treat ourselves. last week was the worst week on my mission. i had a stomach ache tuesday and we taught 0 lessons and then saturday and sunday we taught 0 lessons. we did horrible last week. but we got the transfers call monday and me and my companion are staying here but he got called district leader! all my comps have been district leaders but its good cuz i~m prepared now. but one of the other elders got moved out of our house but a new one is in and hes more excited and has more humility. So ya me and my comp cleaned the house and it is beautiful now. we moved our beds and stuff. everything is rearranged and were ready to baptize this month! our investigators that were firm got cut. they stopped progressing. but we have found good ones now and were working hard! This area is a test of faith for real. so ya me and my comp will stay here until the next transfer which falls on 23th of december ya..... 2 days before christmas. but my birthday is comming up! and i already baught my new camera. i talked to dad about this. i bought it from a member and it takes videos with sound and has all the same features that my old camera had. ya had... i traded my old camera for a new suit lol. i traded my comp. so now i have a camera thats better and a suit that fits! cuz i am a lot thinner and the other suit is huge!. but ya my new camera was only 125 reais. so its was good. its a samsung. ok so what else happened this week that i can tell you... nothing really lol. oh this week me and my comp have already taught 10 lessons and done more contacts then we have too! Since he is district leader we made a pack to always have numbers high! higher then the secretarios and the assistants who are still in our district!. well see how that goes!. oh so chris wants to shave his head lol. crazy! he needs to grow the frow lol. its tight. but oh so your gonna send me another box! sweet and mom can you put some guitar picks in the box please cuz i went to buy some here and its 3 reais for 1 pick! thats like 1 dollar for a pick! so i would love some picks please. and i am looking for those things that you want mom. like the cookie cutter and the doll. im trying! and i know you want pictures! i have a big envelope that i~m sending you that has tonz of letters to people and has a DVD of all the pictures that i have taken on the mission its like 800 pictures! yes your welcome! i will send it saturday cuz i~m out of money :) lol but dont forget me you guys have a great week!
Elder Arroyo

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


what a loving mom who writes her son every week!. wow justin and destinee are growing up man. i think i lost another 10 pounds today. today was the Olympics! lol. i played in the basketball part and we got crushed. cuz there was one zone that was just full of tall people and my zone was just not too tall lol. and people dont know how to play zones lol. so this week me and my comp taught a bunch. but me and my comp didnt knock a lot of doors we just improved how we represent our message. im just like.. hey im elder arroyo and man how hot is it out here? and people are like ya its blazing. and were like ya we share a message about christ can i... is the gate unlocked cuz its really hot out here. and there like ya come on in and we just teach. but this past week me and my comp we found 33 new investigators and it was the most in the mission this past week. its on the mission site! my name for the first time! lol.
its on the right side of the site!. but yesterday me and my comp had stomach aches. we stayed in the house until like 7:00 and tried to teach and found no one. but today will be different! oh ya so this ward hasnt baptized anyway in 10 months! its a lot of time for an area here in curitiba but me and my comp are gonna break it! we have a person almost ready for baptism just water! shes like 50 years old! what else happened this week oh i got the package! thanks mom! i love candy so so much. oh ya and holloween was a bummer we did nothing just worked as usually :( i hope christmas isnt the same! well i dont think anything really exciting happened this week. oh i dont know if it is safe to fast in this heat. its crazy hot here. and i~m tan way tan lol. almost way tan. well see in a while lol. but thanks for everything! love ya
Elder Arroyo

oh ya mom in my next package if you could send me like 4 pairs of socks lol and i would love those flinstone vitamins ya know that you gave to justin! that would be great lol. but not alot of candy in the packages just like a big bag of skittles and starburst lol and laughy taffys lol. thanks mom.