Só Os Fortes Servem No Norte Missão Brasil Belém

Só Os Fortes Servem No Norte Missão Brasil Belém
Só Os Fortes Servem No Norte Missão Brasil Belém

Monday, November 29, 2010

Its just straight huts and jungle out there

Let me just start off this email just saying that my sweat is just rolling through my eyes. I just love sweating like a sprinkler here haha. Ahhh Ole El Paso. Thats cool that everyone is talking about me haha. All the experiences im having are coming out of hard work. Ive never worked so hard in my life. Blisters are normal here for missionaries. Because your feet are pretty much always moist and the walking is just indescribable how much we walk everyday. I have lost sooo much weight I know. haha, Im looking so beautiful out here. I work out every morning. I do sets of sit ups pushups and curls. And then walk alllllll day. So when I come back, Im going to look pretty beastly haha. Oh, and my strict diet of rice beans and fruit haha. And yea, its a rule to have baptisms every week here haha. So we try our best. We had 2 more baptisms this week. I baptized the husband of the wife I baptized last week. So now their whole family is baptized! WOOT! They feel like my family now.

And the other baptism was Dora, and she was baptized by her son. It was great.

In Marituba we have 1 church building. its pretty new. The others are all in different areas.
Guarana Tuchua is only of the state of Para! And its flippin amazing! Im going to smuggle some home.

A Liter of Acai
 And Acai! I want to have you guys experiment this stuff so bad! Its my favorite thing to eat here! They eat it similar for how we eat ice cream. you buy it in liters. And we buy 1 liter for each of us at least 1 time a week. I tried to down one liter by myself and I almost died the next day mom. I dont know what I was thinking. This is the most powerful fruit ever... It put me to sleep for like 3 hours of a nap.. but it was cool because we couldnt leave the house anyway because it was raining super hard nonstop for like 5 hours.. I have one pic but it was during like halfway through.

At the end of the storm everything was flooded. Everyones houses just got smoked with water. They just stack all the stuff up on chairs and push the water out at the end like nothing happened. The houses here are big enough for a bedroom kitchen and sitting room. Super small. And no, I still havnt gotten any packages letters or anything. Im just in a different world. Every time I think about home, it just feels like a dream land that I use to live in. If you have a package that you are going to send or the next one that you do send. Put in Peanut Butter! And deodorant. The people here try to mooch stuff off of me that are American. Im just like nooo way guys I need this to live out here. We had an investigator that lives in Taua, which is like an hour away by bus from Marituba. Its just straight huts and jungle out there. I flippin love it! Ohhhh my goodness the sun here is just too powerful. It drains me. Look closely in the pics at my hair color, I swear its turning blonde. And I have a flippin tan line on my body in the shape of my tie!! Its pretty legit. But yea! Marituba!! LOVE IT! Biggest area in the mish! Ghettos! Slang! Membros are great!! Ive got the coolest Para accent in the world. But yea, I dont know what else to say! Probably missed a billion things I should have said! My testimony has grown so much. If I even had one before the mission. But now its super strong!! And only getting stronger. Because ONLY THE STRONG SERVE IN THE NORTH!! BRASIL, BELEM MISSAO!! I love that motto. I love you guys, Have a great week!!

Elder Arroyo


  1. Love your blog Christopher!!! Also the pictures are great also:)
    Love ya!
    Aunt Theresa

  2. Sister Arroyo, Im Brother Joel Looper from Jacksonville, Fl and our son is Elder Looper serving in Belem with your son. I posted a picture of the two of them together on his website at missionsite.net in case your interested. We received the picture today. Congrats on having two missionaires serving and if we can be any help, feel free to email me at looperjoel@gmail.com

  3. Hi,my Boy!!!
    I love following you on your Mission..I have seen you grow and enjoy knowing you can take a bad situation and make it good.
    When you come home I want to see more of you!!!
    Love you,