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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The church is a house on the beach

Man, I love my new area so much. Its so awesome! So theres only one bridge that goes onto the island and going over it I was just thinking about the show LOST. I feel like im sweating so much more here. Our house is really nice and it has a tree of Cupuaçu in the back yard!!! YES!! One fell off today and were going to make some stuff with it, We pretty much forced it off. Me and Elder Manson are like brothers from another mother for reals..! Let me just say.. Gamer… lol Halo X-Box. Hes from Fresno California we had like the same life its sooo strange!! We are teaching soooo good together, The spirit is just so strong. We are going to have at least 2 baptisms this Saturday, 2 on the next and already have 1 on the next!

Ok, So Outeiro its just a branch. The Stake president basically told us we have 2 weeks to help change this place or hes going to close the branch and were all going to have to trip to church sooo far away. I know that God is helping us so much. And God is just putting people in our way to be baptized. Really... People are making contacts with us on the street! 2 days ago a guy stopped us and was like what do you guys believe in, we told him and went to his house yesterday He was so interested that he accepted baptism and the date and then asked how he can serve a mission like us. hes 21 years old and is going to be baptized on 17 of December. So excited.

There is just soo much dirt on the road here, so my mouth is like always dry.. The church is a house on the beach.. ha it looks sooo awesome. Like its on the cliffs of the beach. Its pretty much Babylon here on the weekends, cause everyone comes here to party and swim. Just got to keep your eyes basically closed walking on the streets. The other day a guy stopped us and just grabbed elder Manson and gave him a huge hug and starting crying. And he followed us for like 2 blocks and grabbed my hand and Elder Mansons hand and just hugged us both really tight.. man its a long story.

Im just going crazy that Thanksgiving past.. and Christmas is almost here!! Its just all going by sooo fast! Its almost 2012!!

Oh yea, so our house is infested with those huge spiders that I always send pictures of.. Yea.. deodorant spray and matches is the only way.. We are going to buy a bunch of raid today. We left the island. Cause there is nooo internet or places to shop. So were in Icoaraci, the big city off Outeiro. I was told that I have 2 boxes in the mission office.. Probably ill get them tomorrow. Ill let you know. Just don't spend money that you dont need to.

Mom, I just want you to know im having the best time of my life. And Im just learning so much about the Gospel everyday. I know Gods Plan. I have no doubt about its principles or doctrine. I know its true. And that Jesus died to save us. That it is not possible to act in Gods name without the Proper Authority of Jesus Christ that was restored by Joseph Smith. There is no way that anyone can deny my testimony. Everything we teach our testimony juntos with the Book of Mormon and the Bible is just undeniable.

Thanks for everything mom! I love you!
Elder Arroyo

Monday, November 21, 2011

Outeiro is known for it's beautiful beaches!

Six months here in Laranjeira! Six months that changed my life completely. I know that the Lord needed me here, And I know that I touched who I needed to move. But Yea. Im getting Transferred!! My new area is called Outeiro. its on an island north of Belém. Its known for its Beautiful Beaches.... ha. My companion will be Elder Manson. I heard the area is sooooo beautiful. I cant wait to get there. While you all are shivering from the cold. Everyone here is sweating up a storm. lol. I bet everyone is excited for Thanksgiving. But Natal is just around the corner, and ill get to call you guys!! Hope everyone is ready!

Six months passed by like a flash.. Feels like I just got here.. I have another 6 months.. I think ill have another area after this. There is a huge debate here in Pará about wanting to make Pará into 3 states. Everyone is going nuts. But it is a state very beautiful that everything is just Natural.

I know that the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. That following its precepts we can grow closer to God. We can live like the nephites and prosper in the Land following Gods commandments. Keeping the Word of Wisdom, Law of Chastity, Paying our tithes, Keeping the Sabbath holy. And everything else possible to show God our loyalty. And after boom! Blessings :) I know that Jesus is our savior and that breaking a commandment isnt the end. But its the start of a new beginning. The teachings of repentance help us grow. And is the only way we can live in the presence of God. I have no doubt in my mind that this is The only True Church on the face of the Earth.

I love you mom!!
Elder Arroyo

Monday, November 14, 2011

I know that God is with us and them

MOM!! Woo! Baptisms!! Lets see how much longer we can keep it up. We have people lined up every Saturday. So I know that God is with us and them.
Baptism!! The woman next to her was baptized last week .

So yea, Its raining everyyyy dayyyy, and just pouring.. Im definitely praying everyday for those shoes to come in. haha. My comp has it worse, his shoes are like sandals I dont even know why he puts socks on lol. I have a hole on the bottom of my right shoe the size of a golf ball. But even with good shoes water still finds its way through.
Theres some parts where you just have to walk through ankle high water to get around. But its just wayyy beautiful here.
We found a wild pony!

Everything, the surroundings, the animals, the noises. Everyday I see another creature that ive never seen in my life.  I always think about Grandpa, and how many times he would want to stop and grab something here lol. The other day we saw 2 lizards the color of the rainbow run through the road. Im going to walk with my cameranow, everywhere. Theres just too many cool things.

Tucupi YUMMY!
Yesterday we ate a Lunch Culture of Para, called Tucupi. MAN! Talk about amazing. Its made from leaves of a fruit called Jambu. Ah man, That was a great experience. It tastes pretty good. Its like a soup with leaves that goes over rice. Only here in Para. It numbs your whole mouth. Super Strong.
Transfers will be next week, Ill let you guys know about everything. Dont worry about me here. Im doing great. I love you guys, and keep up the good work.
Elder Arroyo

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My testimony on priesthood blessings is unspeakable

Our House

WOW! so much american candy!!! I miss it so much! So yea mom! I didn't forget! HaPPY Birthday! I just calculated my pdays wrong :P.
Just got off the bus from Belém. I had to renew my visa! So yea, im good to stay here for another year. 
ITS Mango season again!! Thanks Goodness! The trees are full of them, and theyre falling all over the place. Manga juice, manga ice cream, manga pudding, manga candies! Whatever you can think of they make it. Its suuuuper cheap in the markets right now. but dont even need to buy it cause everyone gives them out for free, or just pick um up on the side of the road.
Last Saturday one of our miracles was baptized. And her daughter will be baptized this Saturday. 3 families that I completed here in Laranjeira are preparing to enter the temple. I heard that one family that I baptized in my first area will be leaving to go to the temple on the next trip!! Im sooo excited! I was thinking, how awesome its going to be after this life, and meeting up with all the people I met and helped. And also seeing the people that rejected me :P

hmm, im sweating sooo much, it was sooo hot on the bus and there were just tooooooo many people on.. So yea transfers is in 2 weeks on the 22. And I have no idea what will happen... Maybe ill go. But we found a whole road of Gold... Most of the people accepted Baptismal dates and will be baptized.
Our Road

In the Leader Conference last Tuesday, A elder thats in my first area said that he baptized a family that said they know me. I dont remember who they are, but it goes to show that I planted seeds and now other missionaries can take the fruits :). I love it when that happens.

So whats this talk about Mitt Romney will be the next president of the US! That would be crazingly awesome! It would be like in the BoM when Alma was the Supreme Judge. The USA would go off the scale with blessings!

A Cake I Made

Ill definitely keep Chloe in my prayers.. I know that she can be healed if its God´s will. My testimony on priesthood blessings is unspeakable.. faith.

And tell Grandmama I said thanks for all the support.

I know the Church is True. And that with faith anything is possible. From moving a mountain, to curing a common cold. I know that this is the only way we can live with our father in heaven.
Love you mom!
Elder Arroyo