New York Skyline

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Monday, June 29, 2015


Hello everyone!

This last week has been lots of fun! We're staying busy working with the members of the church here. They are super awesome. Last night we ate dinner at Rosa Lujan's house. Then she invited us over for breakfast because she wanted to know how to make French toast. I gladly accepted that offer! I made French toast and she made this amazing omelet thing. I love food so much.

There has been a soccer tourney going on lately. Because we are in Corona, we actually get to watch most of the games as we walk down the street. Even though they are at least out for the first place spot, Colombia is now my favorite team. As it turns out soccer isn't that boring to watch! Every time a different country plays, everyone is out wearing their team jerseys. It's really cool.

I love it here! The church is great!

Love you all!


Monday, June 22, 2015


Corona is stupid awesome!  Pictures because I don't have much time!

Being epic.

Useless monument in Jackson Heights

World fairgrounds in flushing


Bad weather about to happen in Corona

Thoughts on Father's Day

Tell Dad, Happy Father's Day! Here are some thoughts...

Well having a worthy priesthood leader in my home growing up was something that I definitely took for granted! Being here, there are many families that don't have that. They definitely can get by, but having that advantage is huge.

A Dominican guy gave a fantastic lesson this Sunday. He talked about how his dad was a great guy and how because of that, he's a good dad, and he wants his kids to be even better than he is.

My dad is pretty great! I learned work ethic from him.... Even if it doesn't seem like it.....

All of the memories that I have of amazing family vacations and trips and camping come from his hard work and dedication so that he can pay for things like that. Him being a great bishop is also a huge example to me, I was just thinking about that yesterday.

I'm having major trouble putting my thoughts together right now, but I have unlimited respect for him, and I know I owe him everything!

Love you!

Check out the video, "earthly father, Heavenly Father."

Monday, June 15, 2015

One more thing...

Show this to Kate! The back of my name tag. Courtesy of Elder St. Rose!


Hey all!

This week I got moved to Queens! The area that I'm in is called Corona. The city is super awesome and super dirty. The Spanish population in corona is crazy. We rarely see people that don't speak Spanish. There are tons of Spanish shops and street vendors which is a new thing for me. All of the streets are covered in people. It's awesome.

The other day we had a guy to look up in an apartment building in Lafrak City. We had to go in through an underground garage that was under construction because the door man wouldn't let us in. Needless to say, it was super sketchy. We went though a lot of doors that said employees only and got caught twice. One time we were backtracking through the underground maze underneath the 6 building complex and we came back to this door that we had gone though about two minutes before. Someone, in the two minutes that we had been somewhere else, had placed a burning stick of incense in the door..... We were really confused. Maybe they were warding off the evil Mormon missionaries?

I'll include some pictures of corona. There will be many more to follow!

The work has a lot of potential here!



Monday, June 8, 2015

Me voy de Riverhead maƱana!

Transfer calls came today! I'm leaving Riverhead. I'll find out where I'm going to be for the next six weeks tomorrow. I'm super excited to be leaving Riverhead, but I'm super sad because there are a lot of great people here -- but I'm ready for a new place!

This last week has been similar to the last four weeks. Everyone is working everyday, all day. It makes it very difficult to teach and meet with people. I will fill you all in on where I am next week!

Sorry for the lame email. :)

Love you all!

The Arreola Family --  Riverhead, New York

Hector Acevedo -- Riverhead, New York

Monday, June 1, 2015

Transfer 3, Week 6

This picture sums up the most exciting thing to happen this week. Our screen door tried to murder us when we got home Saturday night after soccer.

This week has been really hot, and really humid. Right now however it is about 56 degrees and 93% humidity. It's kinda like swimming when you go outside. Still perfect weather to wear a white shirt and tie!

This is the last week of the transfer! We are probably going to see some pretty big changes this time around. My mailing address will probably change soon. I'm wanting to leave riverhead to see some new parts of NY, but at the same time, I will be super sad if I get moved out right now. There are a lot of amazing things happening in this little branch.

Stay classy!