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Só Os Fortes Servem No Norte Missão Brasil Belém
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Friday, August 27, 2010

I almost cried when Sister Pack gave me a hug (is that legal? haha)

1 Hey mom! Yea no visas! ONE MORE WEEK HERE! Its sooo wierd! I feel soo old at the MTC haha. On wednesday we got to host the new missionaries coming in. Cause were like seniors here! It was soo much fun! I got to serve like 4 elders and a sister! I loved it soooooo sooo much!! You pretty much just welcome them at there car on the curb and open the door for them, get there stuff and just show them around and get them all there stuff. Ok! On Tuesday, Jeffrey R. Holland spoke to us at the devotional!! Ohh man! Definitly my new favorite speaker! He is just sooo powerful. I sat only 13 feet away from him!! I got soo many notes off of him. I think he came cause they installed new bleachers in the gym, and the first week I was here the started the contruction of it. and now its finished! Ive been here to long haha. But he was great! I wish I could tell you soo much more!! ahh!! Other news! Me and my comp were making contacts around the building to random elders and I saw 2 sitting on the couch so i went over there and was like hey can we share a little message with you. and one of the elders was Elder Asay! Hes from Clinton or Madison I forgot! But Ive seen him a few times! Lindeys friend! haha. 
Speaking of the Packs!! I was walking into the lunch room! And being sooo tall. I never look at anyone! And I here my name and I see Brother and Sister Pack!! Ahh, I almost cried when Sister Pack gave me a hug (is that legal? haha) anyways it just felt soo good to get a hug from someone I knew back home. Soo yea a little over one more week! Im def excited!! I know the lessons in portuguese! Oh hey, can you guys send me my pat blessing if you havnt! That would be sooo sweet! I love you guys sooo sooo much!! Hug everyone for me!

2. It was soo alwesome to see them! I miss everyone soo much! And cant wait to get my reassignment! But im pretty sure ill only be out there for one transfer and then ill get my visa! hopefully

3. Thanks mom! Yea, I'm use to being out on my own! Well not exactly on my own. I have a comp that im with 24/7 haha. It fealt sooooo wierd hosting and being away from him. I cant even describe it.

3. Stay safe!! I only have 1 more minute! Love you guys!! Ill let you know where im getting reassinged!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Emails back and forth today

1. its really hard to remember stuff from home now unless you really try to focus on it. Noooooo Visas! soo a brizilan district got reassigned to the states for no visas. So hopfully they will start comming in, or were the next ones to get reassignments. Whatever happens happens though. I just want to get out into the field and teach!! Wether it be in portuguese or english. haha Ryan. Tell him I went and ate breakfast by the gate today. where there are 4 benches and outside the fence are a bunch of little houses. Are those his? Oh, And sorry about the pictures. Its really hard to get them developed... theres always a huge line! and it takes a couple weeks for them to print them out!
2. I prolly wont be able to develop them now because im out in like 2 and a half weekss!!!! WOOP WOOP!! I feel sooo ready! We taught the 1st lesson again in portuguese for 45 minutes! Of course my comp didnt do any talking! But it really does strengthen me. Cause I know that I can do it by myself! Uhhh lets see, This week. Same ole! Just more and more portuguese and knowledge of the Gospel! And OH MY HECK!! You guys sent me a new pair of Adios!! haha! What happend to my old ones?!? Thank you sooo much! I hope you all are doing great! Cause I pore out a lot of faith in my prayers for you guys. Oh one thing I reaallllllly need is my patriatical blessing! I think you guys were going to shrink it down or something? anyways. It would be great to have. But you dont have to send it if you dont want to. Oh yea! And I played piano in sacrement last week! And this Sunday im playing in priesthood! Im getting better and better! And me and Elder Deakin are thinking about starting to do musical numbers for devotionals or firesides or anything. we sound reallllly good together! For real haha. Anyways! Keep praying for my visa!! And ill talk to you guys next week!! Love you all!! Tchau Tchau!! :D 
Elder Arroyo
3. Yea, long time no see huh? :D ha, I miss you guys a lot. But its nice here in Provo! Hey you can add this to my email to if you want! Who all is going to BYU right now? Cause its like right across the street, and I dont know, They could hook me up with something. I feel like im in a bubble!! Whats up?
4. Um, nothing that I can think of. Im pretty much set. The only thing I can think of is my Pat Blessing. But you dont have to send that right away. Cause its looking to me like im going to get reassingded to the states for a bit.
5. Just put in my email that i asked who was going  to BYU, and that maybe they could hook me up with some outside MTC Stuff! :D haha we'll see what happens. Or they could drop off a letter or whatever.
6. Ahhh thats sooo great!! I just went this morning! and also did service in the big laundry room! Its was soo much fun! The longer your here the cooler jobs you get :D
7. Well mom. I have 1 minute left! I wish I could talk all day! I love you. Have faith and you will have the power to do anything.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Just have faith in the Lord and keep His commandments and He will work miracles.

Hey mom! Ahh thats a pretty bummy dream. I wish it were true. But I have a lot of weird dreams out here. Really weird haha. I think its the food. We all tell each other about our dreams cause they usually come true! Ahhhh Come on! I was looking forward to seeing where preston was going!! hah!! Tell him to let me know! or anyone! I didnt know if you wanted me to write you cause we email. Sorry. Ill write you soon. And Destinee better write me!! For realz! Oh and hey! My nikes that I brought here were a baaaaad idea!! They were soo old!! I was playing soccer and the bottom of my right shoe just came right off hahahahaha! Man! How lame! I ducked taped that sucker though! it looks cool! Buuuuuuuuut! Can you guys send me my adios?? porfavor. My nikes are just destoyed. My adios are the white skate shoes. Dont send me the white DC's Send me the White Adios pleeease! Thanks :D
Ok, So this week... Life changing. So I start it off with teaching my progressing investigator. And I went in there knowing nothing about him. And he knowing nothing about the gospel or bible or anything. But after I was done with him he wanted to believe more in Christ and God, And was getting very interested in our lesson. The spirit was guiding me in sooo many ways! I LOVE ITTT!! Sometimes I just dont even know what im saying!! And then on Sunday we watched a Joseph Smith movie, and I broke down like 4 times. The spirit is soooo strong. And it just takes control of you. I wish I could share the feeling. And then we got to teach our first lesson in portuguese to the returned brazilian missionaries that volunteer here. As always I did all the talking...! But at least I know I cant teach the whole first lesson in portuguese! Ok, And heres my top story of the week. I wont share all of it with you for personal reasons. Wednesday night, I told everyone in my district that if anyone is feeling down or depressed, to come into the custodial closet at 9:40 at night in our dorm place. And so there were 4 of us in this little closet. And we were joking around for a little and then we started getting serious, and this elder wanted to go home for a reason. And he told me, and we were discussing it, and the spirit was sooooo strong in there. And then he looked at me, and no lie 10 minutes from the time he looked at me to the time I looked back everyone was crying. I can hardly remember what I was saying. But I just remember looking at everyone again, and they were all crying. And that they said everything I said that they could feel the spirit soo strongly. I know for a fact that the Lord loosed my tongue and told that elder what he needed to hear. I will never forget this experience. Just have faith in the Lord and keep His commandments and He will work miracles.
The portuguese is going great though!! Were doing portuguese fasts 3 days out of the week. And I love them. It just feels natural. And obviously still no visas.. And were getting a shipment of 140 brazilian missionaries next week!! Something is up with these visas. This place is about to get crowded. Let me know if you find out anything por favor. I love you so much. And miss the fam a lot too! and the ward! I gotta email Jimmy and Dad!! See ya next week!! Tchau Tchau!
Elder Arroyo

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm living the life! 8/6

Hey mom! Ahhh, Another good ole week at the Provo MTC haha. Im not going to lie. This place has grown on me sooo much. It feels like home. But I still want my visa!! haha. Sooooo this week. Uhhh, No more English! We are now halfway through so were doing the lessons in portuguese now. And yea, Ive been fasting since 6 this morning by myself. Mainly doing it for the language, but also for a lot of other stuff. But yea. Portuguese is comming along great. Everyone says I have a southern accent though haha. I dont think so. We went to the temple this morning. Man, Let me tell you. That place just never gets old. I love it sooo much!! Ahhhh!!! 2 days ago I scored a goal in futeball!! haha!! It was amazing!! Its an army of missionarys out there and no one ever scores! maybe like 4 a game. out of 50 people haha. I love playing soccer!! I feel like I know this place like the back of my hand. Its been 4 and a half weeks. I watch american missionarys come and go. haha. ITs crazy!! I dont know why. But im having writers block!! I dont know what to talk about!! Eu sui que Jesus Cristo e nossos redentor e eu sui que ele amos nos muito muito. eu sui que O Livro de Mormon e verdadiero. Eu soi que grato por minha familia E tudo familias! Eu sui que Jesus Cristo E Deus amo tudu familias E abencoas familias com eles evangelho. Eu soi grato por nos igreja. Em nome de Jesus Cristo, Amen. haha just a short little part of what I know off of the top of my head. You should hear me speak it haha. Its soooo fun!! Were no longer the portuguese noobs!! We dont have to clean the bathrooms anymore!! haha. We have been upgraded to vacuuming!! I love it! I really am changing out here. I watch myself grow up a little more everyday. haha. Its kind of wierd. I cant wait to email voces from brazil!! Man! I have to wait another week to find out where Prestons going?? haha. Let me know ASAP! A

Ok, My email just started to delete stuff!! What the heck!! Dont worry about me here haha. Im living the life! I miss you guys sooo much!! And love you all sooo much too!! Until next week!! Oh and I know the lessons like no other!! Im soo sick at them. Well got to go! See ya next week! hopefully Ill get to call you.
Elder Arroyo