Thursday, October 28, 2010

Parabens Elder i have never seen this happen before

You didn't send Chris an email!!! What kind of mom are you?!?!?! jk lol it happens. So that's pretty sweet that you guys had a general authority that came and spoke. Who was it? and is the ward doing a lot of missionary work? and ya we learn here that when we teach a really spiritual lesson that right after the lesson instead of staying around to talk to just leave. leave them with that good feeling and then they will miss it, and want it again. The Lord blessed me and Elder Hope with another baptism this week! His name is Antonio. He has a pre-school that he owns here! He is just an amazing person also. His baptism was great too. We were happy with it as well as our bishop. It was funny generally the baptismal water is cold because the missionaries are slackers and don't give the water time to heat but the opposite happened this past Sunday. i turned it on to heat and the water got hot!! when they opened the baptismal font steam just came out lol and they had to put cold water in. Our bishop was like whoa!! Parabens Elder i have never seen this happen before lol. it was funny!. but ya me and Elder Hope are still working on our goal for 7 baptisms this month. we have 3 we just need 4 more!! We will see this next Sunday!!! Pray for our success! 
Oh and this past week i also got really sick... it was horrible. It started Friday night at about 11:30 i woke up and had to go to the bathroom because my stomach hurt. So hmm... to not like nasty everyone out i will talk slang. basically everything was comming out the "basement" and then i tried to go back to bed but i couldnt because of my stomach. so i like stood in the bathroom just breathing trying to calm my stomach. I had this feeling like "you are ganna throw up" but i was like NO NO NO... you cant throw up. you never threw up on the mission and your almost done. but then like after an hour of waiting i just looked at the toilet and........ uhh... ya know like... it came out the "Attic"!! but it was horrible. then i felt a little better and it was like 1:30 so then i went to sleep for like an hour then went back to the bathroom and basically stayed the diarriah and threw up 1 more time!! Lets just say that my night was long and just terrible! but i baptised and thats what counts! I think its cuz i was eating a lot of junk food lol. but the members say its not the food i eat but also the amount that i consume lololololol. but its all good! 
So mom your ganna send me another package? well one thing i would love is Oreos and peanut butter!!! that would be amazing! but i will think of things for you to put in it this week!!! and i dont think they have a bracelet at the temple but i will look.. if not i think i can get someone to make one!! i will see!! well that was pretty much my week! hope yall have a great week also! Love ya
Elder Arroyo 
P.S. And tell Kathie Olkoski thanks for the letter!!! and i dont need much but american snacks are always good!!!! little debbies!!!! and walmart fruit smiles!!!! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Man me and Elder Hope are just putting people in the water!! We baptised one more this weekend!. Her name is Maria, she is our neighbor and we have been teaching this family for a while now. (Since i got here) Her mother also passed the baptisimal interview but has visitors on sunday at her house and didnt go to church. she will get baptised this sunday if she comes back from the beach. But we are doing some work here!!. So that stinks you didnt get to go to the chicago temple! i wanted to see pictures!. So how was Chicago and all? Did you get me anything? lol jk. So ya chris told me about being in Belem. It has to be nuts, but slowly he will get used to it. I gave him a bunch of advice. He was a homeboy though lol. and you were exacly right with me... except you forgot to say how Courageous i am and handsome... jk lol. but i never really did have homesick problems except for when i was on the plane leaving mississippi. i remember thinking... "Wow this is real!?!!" but now i will be home soon. I am getting so trunky!! the secrataries called me the other day and were like. Elder Arroyo what is the closest airport to your house in the USA and i was like...... Uhh Jackson i think and then i was like.. "Why?" and they were like we are buying your plane ticket and it just blew my mind. im getting close!!! but dont worry im still working hard!. But yes Elder Hope is doing good. He is learning more and more of the language each day. When people talk to him i dont have to speak for him anymore. so he is doing better. and ya me and him have until the 17th of November. That is the next transfer date. I might go to my Last area!!! but ya so that was pretty much my week. it was a good one. and mom wasnt your birthday on the 18th??? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! or it could be on november?!" i get so confused! but hope you guys have a great week!!!

Elder Arroyo

Monday, October 18, 2010

NO DUDE you got CANDY!!!

Whoo! Chris got his visa!! i can finally send him this book i made!! So wow 20 hours on the plane is forever!!!. i bet he was thrashed lol!!. i bet its way hot there also. i feel for him. so it will be great to hear his stories now!! lets see how his portuguese will be also. So your in chicago huh? i bet thats pretty sweet!. I wanna see pictures of the temple there!. oh so i got my package!!! and THANK-YOU!!!! it was amazing. the best part was the SOCKS!!!! lol. man i got so excited i was like...... WHOO SOCKS and my Comps like... NO DUDE you got CANDY!!! lol. Thats the difference between a new missinoary and an old one.
but ya. So my week was good. We didnt have a baptism but this sunday we should. we have 3 peeps that can be baptised but 2 went to the beach and we dont know if they will be back before sunday.. and the other wants to be baptised next sunday but we will see. me and my comp are working our butts off also. The time is just passing  by just to fast. but hmm lets see a story for the week. Oh ya so like 2 weeks ago me and my comp were doing contacts and our investigator stopped to talk to us. (14 yeared old kid) then my companion went to do a contact and i let him do it alone cuz his portuguese is getting better then like 2 min after i feel this tug on my sleeve and my comp was like Elder Help me!! and i turn and this lady has her bible out and is trying to bible bash with my comp and my comp was like. "He speaks portuguese"and she was like... "Do you believe that God has flesh and bones" and i just smile and say "Sure Do!"and then she just starts rambling. then my investigator asked if she was catholic and i was just like no.. shes Jehovah's witness and then basically i watched a little doctrine fly between my investigator and the JW. but then we had marked another day with her and we passed by there last week......... WOW...... it was the lady and her mom and dad. all JW´s and then they just started to roll. Dont worry i didnt bible bash. but i just started to laugh in the middle. cuz my testimony was so strong. they couldnt do anything to me. He said to me at the end... "It looks like you learned nothing here son" and i responded "I´m sorry the spirit didnt testify anything to me" and i left with a smile. my comp after was like.... WHAT HAPPENED IN THERE?! 
 oh ya and today was choir... i tried out for the little group to sing in the front but like i got the shaft and didnt make it.... stunk so bad. so basically my singing career is over... :( but ya so i had a pretty good week. cant wait to hear from chris!! and about christmas. you can send that stuff you wanted to give to members. but what would be great for christmas is money on my card so i can start buying stuff to take home!!! but thats my week! thanks for everything! Love you guys!
Elder Arroyo

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I got 4 Months left!!! Isnt that nuts!!!

Whoo!! What a great conference!! and my last General Conference on the mission!!!! And whats better then Conferenece??? Baptising between Conference!! WHOO!!! We baptised a 15 year old kid!!! it was great!!! 
So we had Transfers.... and me and Elder Hope will stay together here in Afonso Pena!. We are excited and have a goal to baptise 7 this month!! we got 1 down 6 more to go!! it will be great!. But man is time not winding down?? I got 4 Months left!!! Isnt that nuts!!! but im still working dont worry. and mom i am asking around for all that stuff you want! this one sister in the ward said she is making you a toilet seat cover for christmas. it has santa on both sides you will see!! but ya it will be good. So that sucks chris hasnt gotten his visa yet! but at least he is working. hope he knows that its 2 years of missionary work and not just 2 years of missionary work in belem. and thats nuts the missionarys that are leaving and comming home! 
Elder Hope and Elder Arroyo with a young man
and his family on his baptismal day.
Soon its me!!! and im ready. so ya my week went well. im still looking out for my package. i know its comming!!! and oh ya so i got to do a couple of baptismal interviews this past weekend and they are amazing to do!!! Its weird cuz in the interviews they tell you everything. and people like open up to me and i dunno. a baptismal interview is the best thing in the world. its way spiritual!. but ya so.. until next week
Elder Arroyo