Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ya (1/27/10)

 i made it im finally senior. its feels good to progress but ya it just means that your the one with all the weight. your the one with the last word. but nothing really. so ya my sickness has gone away! i had it for about 9 days!. ive been feeling better starting monday, but a little bad every once an a while. we went to eat an a members house for lunch and the sisters mom was there and shes not a member. but shes like oh you guys have no one to take care of you and she was like i got something to make you better and im like naw naw im good im just ganna wait it out. and shes makes this tea from some plant and was like drink it now elder! so im like sipping it until its all gone and let me tell ya it was way strong and nasty. but it did the trick. she gave me 2 more of the tea packets and when im sick no doubt ill be drinking them!. but other than that past week was normal. were getting ready to baptise someone saturday!. his name is jonothan and he is 19 years old.! hes excited too!. oh and i got a recipe mom! recipe for coxinha! my favorite brasilian food. i dont know if i have told you but like the whole time we have been in this area we have been visiting a less active that makes like salty foods. i dont know how to say it in english. salgados!. its like hot pockets and pizza rolls that type of food. but its not frozen. she makes the food and gives it to restarants to fry. but we have been going there and she just makes us some and we just eat. so i just sit and watch the ladies there make the food.. a bunch of ladies in the kitchen making food with 2 elders watching. then theyre like just eat. but today we went there for a reason!. i went to learn how to make coxinha! so i got into the dough and mixed it and made my own food. it was way cool. they taught me well. so when i get home ill teach you so you know how its done. but it was way cool today. and yes i took pictures and videos. oh and i have 6 postcards that i need to send you!. so an elder there made a book of justins phrases lol. thats funny. and thats great that chris is doing his senior project! i remember doing mine or faking it. i cant believe i slid through faking the senior project. and the ladies judging me were like whoa you did a great job you could be pro at this stuff lol. but dont worry i have changed im ready to get home and study a ton! ive been taking notes about how i want to live life after the mission. like how im ganna get money for a house and for college and what i need and dont need and stuff. ya dont worry about me im in for the ride after the mish!. oh and uhh. did you send my camera! im way ready for it to get here!. but ya i think thats all that i got for this week!. i never can remember what i want to know too lol. but thanks for everything! love ya guys.

Elder Arroyo

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sweet (1/20/10)

thats way cool that you guys went to the temple! the memphis temple looks a lot like the temple in louisianna. and its cool that chloe got to go for her first time. i love going to the temple. and even cooler you got me an Elvis Pick lol. save it for me until i get home. ya you got to show me off good for the missionary night. have my missionary scrapbook perfect and all!. make some food too. so this past week was alright. i have had stomach achs every day almost. theres got to be something wrong. im ganna call sister araujo and see whats up with me. so im not feeling too good now so this email wont be too long. but me and my comp are going to baptise soon. Its ganna be great. we are working with our ward and theyre great. but this week was normal i think. oh we went to pizza hut today and it was good. but i wasnt feeling so great so i didnt eat much. i lost the contest. only ate 7 peices :( but all is well. but nothing really happened this week. it rained alot... and we had zone conference. it was good too. i learned a lot of good things. we did one activity where theres a stage and a bunch of missionaries on the floor. and one missionary goes up on the stage and has to preach to everyone about like. the word of wisdom or something about joseph smith and i was one of the missionaries that went up there and talked about the word of wisdom. it was fun and really cool. but i think thats all i got for this week. im already running to the bathroom lol. love ya guys. bye

Elder Arroyo

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Ya so.. this week wont be that long lol cuz i gots nothing to say! but ya i try to write what i can.  thats great that matts getting out there on the mish and that hannah got married. everyones growing up. ill be married before ya know it!.  the new area is great. its like im in america now cuz im like in the city city! in my area we got walmart and mc donalds and subway! its way tight. i just dont have the money to eat there. sometimes subway!. and my comp is great. hes obedient. and you relized that i was speaking great portuguese huh? ya i am amazing in this language. monday we ate lunch at a sisters house and she was talking about her kids learning english and was like i hope they can speak like elder arroyo is speaking portuguese fluently. i was like ya thats right! thats me. i only have a few problems with portuguese. some grammer problems when i speak about a story and i speak in past tense sometimes i will say a word wrong. but it happens. so its cold there? i love the cold. jackets and all. here its way hot! way way hot!. and its been raining a bunch so its like hot then humid hot!. and i heard its been raining bad in other parts of brazil!. oh and its cookie season!. mom i wanta box full of boxes of girlscout cookies!. i want thin mints, tri foils, the peanut butter ones, and the ones that are like carmel and chocolate and coconut!. i miss them!. but ya its almost my 1 year mark!. hurray i made it halfway! but thats all i got for this week. oh and we should be baptising here soon! but tchau têm uma semana maravilhosa! Te amo

Elder Arroyo

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ya All is good (1/6)

Hey Mom,

Sorry i didnt write you last week. its a funny story. So ya P-day got moved to friday again cuz of new years right? but they were like no use the internet on wednesday to email your parents. you got 30 min. i was like. ok perfect. but wednesday came around and when we went to the church that morning there was 2 missionaries sitting in there. and the church here is the headquarters of our mission.(where the assistents and secrataries work) so these 2 missionaries are from curitiba but have already sent there papers in and they have an opportunity that while they wait for there call to serve here in our mission. so there sitting there and Elder Galletti the assistants like ok elder arroyo and elder Dos Santos get these 2 new missionaries and go work. so we got to go out with them. so i got so worked up in helping him and teaching my appointments that i totally forgot to use the internet until the next day. then i was like aww well i´ll just wait till next week. so here i am writing away!. but ya new years was great for us too. me and my comp had no one to eat with again so we stayed at home and bought a tub of ice cream. there was tonz of fireworks that we heard... cuz our apartment faces another apartment. but it was good!. but sounds like you guys had a blast!. but ya oh and me and my comp found a family really elect. i like them a lot. but what else happened this week... oh a drunk guy almost stole my pen lol. we were in the ghetto and this drunk dude saw my pen in my shirt pocket and was like hey can i borrow that and i was like uhh... sure.. thinking he would like write something. and he just started to walk away. and my comp was like. dude come back and my comp snatched the pen lol. oh ya so my comp. is elder dos santos. he is taller then chris i think!. hes huge and hes black. so no one messes with us.  hes way nice and a hard worker!. so ya im here in Vila Izabel and its almost in the center of curitiba. there is a lot of apartments and few houses. so its a little harder to work. a lot of closed rich people. but its good. in my area we have Walmart! Mc Donalds! Subway! and many many more things!. its amazing. i went on a division with an american elder and we went to subway for lunch and it was legit subway. amazing!. i miss america. ok so what else did you talk about in your emails??
on the mission your eyes open and you see life and how you can live it to the best. always getting better and raising the bar! but thats my lecture for the day thats get on to bigger and better things. so thats cool that kristen and the katies went to the house but im like wondering what you guys talked about for 3 hours lol. but ya she is lacking writing me as well as a lot of people lol. but its cool. i know how it is!.
oh so mother i have some things that i need and that i want lol. needs come first!

So what i NEED:

1.) Socks would be great cuz almost all my socks have holes in them and the socks here arent good and there expensive. i liked the socks aunt Becca got me. the new balance and there like sport socks. (Black)

2.) I need deodorant! the deodorant here is horrible and if you could send me a couple of sticks (3) remember "old spice sport"

3.)Need/Want!... A new Camera! if you guys havent already baught one i say a new american that got here saterday and i think he had the same camera that i wanted. he said it was like $220 or $230 it has a huge screen on the back and i think its like 10mp. i need a camera. and i will sell my camera that i have to my comp for 50 reais.


when you guys can, send me garments, and fillers in a package. my comp loves twislers and i love easy cheese lol. never forget skittles and startburst. but remember that i dont like chocolate lol. snickers yes but pure chocolate is horrible lol. .

oh and a camel pack would be way cool lol. alot of missionaries have them but i think there expensive. if you can one day just buy the camel back and i can rig it onto my backpack! or buy the whole backpack! whatever is easier!.

thats it. ok bacck to the email. so ya chris is getting ready for his mission thats way cool. he should start thinking about what he wants now! like if he wants cool stuff or not. cuz i didnt think about anything and got in the mtc and looked to see what mom packed lol. but it would be good if he bought cool stuff that he wants. like a backpack comfortable and stuff and shoes. a watch everything. but ya. i think this was my week lol. oh ya i think you wanted sister christinas address its

but thats my week. thanks for everything and have a great week!

Love Elder Arroyo