Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

seriously... this week has been a whirlwind. Im in a big city... i have no idea where i am or where i am going.. haahhaha its soooo crazy. its definitely been a transition.

I dont even know where to start... but lets see... monday tuesday wednesday were spent crying... hahah not really but my last moments in ituzaingo are always going to have a special place in my heart. the members.. baltazar. It breaks my heart. But i know that changes are for our benefit. heavenly father doesnt need me in ituzaingo instead he needs me in the heart of ENCARNACION. soooo thursday morning we travelled to posadas and said our good byes. lets just say hardest 5 mins of my life  (next to walking into the mtc hahahahah just kidding!!) but me and hermana wilson just kept saying how sad we were that this transfer was ending. it was one i am going to remember forever! but then i got in the taxi and headed across the river! my first moments in paraguay....
wow.. its different but not too different. I can find kit kats and extra gum if that says anything! hahahah but I have mickey ds and burger king in the area sooo i think ill survive hahahah but we are in the centro... so you would think that would mean a lot of contacting and a lot of apartments but no.. its all stores.. and pensions above that we cant get into... and the city is soo tranquilo there isnt hardly anyone outside. so if any of you have any ideas of how to get into locked apartment buildings let me know! hahahhaha but yeah the rama is small but there are toooonnnnssss of conversos recientes! which is AWESOME... and GUESS WHAT?? we have a baptism next week!!!! 

continuing on with my week... sooo thursday, friday and saturday were getting to know the area... helping the elders get to know the area hahahhaha but i finally made it to sunday... I LOVE CHURCH ON THE MISSION! its where i feel at home! but anyways...

THE BAPTISM!!!! Celina! soooo my first lesson here... was in guarani. WOW. seriously i was having nightmare flashbacks to my first few weeks here. it was nuts. i didnt pick up anything.... its just sounds like mumbling. but celina only speaks guarani but she is amazing! has such a desire to be baptized.. but with the language barrier you would think.. oh  just have her read and she will get all of it.. but that is one of the things about this area. is that lots of people arent able to read. but that is when you just rely on the spirit. hahahah an some members that speak both spanish and guarani! but yeah... so anyways she passed her baptismal interview and she will have her baptism a week from saturday

BECAUSE GENERAL CONFERENCE IS THIS WEEK!!!!!!! ahhhhhh im sooo excited!!!! we are going to be able to watch it in english! which is AWESOME! but yeah its almost like christmas! i am sooo excited! 

soo the next couple weeks are going to be really busy! but this week i have been studying patience... i love the story of the sons of mosiah in alma 26 it talks about the blessings that came from enduring their afflictions with patience! i think that one of the greatest blessings from patience is that heavenly father knows that he can trust us.. that we are going to continually strive to do his will even when the circumstances are hard! he is going to give us more blessings and we will be able to be instruments in his hand! 

I love that... I love the scriptures they are amazing....... wow. I love this gospel. THE SAVIOR IS THERE... change has been hard.. and i know that he knows! 
I love you guys and thank you soooo much for all the letters...
keep the faith! 
have a good week xoxoxoxoxo hermana pitts 

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 14, 2015

well it wont let me put a subject.... soooo what a week! hahaha this transfer has just blown by.. i cant believe that i have almost lived here in a foreign country for 3 months!!! but this week has been crazy busy and not how i would have liked it hahahah! but igual. since tuesday i have spent wednesday thrusday and friday in posadas doing divisions! but yeah... this week has been a lot of traveling and a lot of changing of companions! which makes me kinda sad... hermana wilson is Amazing! i freakin love her! but all good things come to an end... hahahah CAMBIOS are next week.. WHAT???? its soo crazy. this transfer has flown! and i seriously have no idea if i am going to stay or if i am heading to the other side of the river... #paraguay but yeah we will be finding out here in another week! 

but i really hope that i am staying one more transfer in ituzaingo.. we have some really cool people that we are teaching and i havent even had a chance to teach them this transfer with all the traveling! but yeah..
we have been learning alot. 

this week we had some really cool experiences with our investigators! 1st of all.. wow where do i even begin! MARIO! ok soo i dont know if i ever told you the story of mario.. i really hope i have but we found him working one day and passed by his house he has recieved a dream about the truthfulness of the book of mormon.. #everyonehasdreams... anyways. so he has a baptismal date but he lives 7 km from the church soo that is the obstaculo right now! but he is so good!!!! and he is going to come to church this week!!! im so excited! 

Carlos now has an answer too!! which is soo cool! he is the one that we contacted and he runs in his house and brings out a book of mormon from who knows how long ago... but we found out this week taht the missionaries were teaching him back in the 90s hahahah and that he kept his BOM! soo cool... anyways yeah soo mario and carlos and then there is mauricio we are still working with WHO NOW HAS A MOTO!!!! woot woot! i was soo pumped! it was such a miracle and blessing because he has been working soo hard and now he can get to work AND to CHURCH really easily! well soo we told him hahahah but yeah! 

its crazy... ituzaingo.... its such a weird crazy place where when i first arrived we were lacking preisthood holders and now that is all we are teaching its so cool... because in this mission that is a rarity to teach men and that is all we are teaching! but seriously if anything out of this crazy week... i have learned that god is in our lives! i love that. he truly is in our lives all the time! I hope all of you are doing well in your crazy lives! 

OH COUPLE OF cool things that happened this week.. hahah 
1. I SAW A MONKEY!!!!!!- sare is probably seeing them everywhere but it was really cool!!!
2. WE MADE A BOMB PIZZA. im talking one of the best pizza i have ever eaten... just wait.. 15 months from now im going to be cookin them pizzas..
3.i went on divisions with an hermana woodwell that came with me.. hahahah AND I UNDERSTOOD THE LESSON!!!!!! WE HAD A LESSON WITHOUT OUR MOMS!!!! it was killer!! 

4well thats all hahaha there is more... but my mind is soo scattered! hahahah 

but i really want you guys to know that i love this gospel! the last 3 months have been a complete whirlwind and I often look at the end and think wow... 15 months is a long ways away.. but i know that i am supposed to be a missionary. I have learned so much and i know that heavenly father has a plan! you guys are part of the plan he has for me! i love you all and i know that somedays are hard but really its when we look for the little things and the tendermercies that we realize how blessed we truly are! i love you guys soo much and i miss you everyday! it sounds like everyone is doing good! but i love and miss you all and know that this church is so true. that heavenly father is so loving and merciful! he loves us so much!!! ahh i just want to tell the whole world hahahah that there is no reason to fear because heavenly father and christ are walking this life with us! 

youre the best and keep the faith as always

xoxoxoxo con mucho amor y felicidad

hermana pitts 

Sept. 21, 2015

IM HEADED TO THE PROMISE LAND.... PARAGUAY. Am i freaking out?? a little. am i sad to leave hermana wilson?? devistated. BUT AM I PUMPED OUT OF MY MIND?? YES! Its soo crazy how fast this transfer has gone, i swear that i was just switching moms... and now im flying outside the nest all the way across the river... TO ENCARNACION, paraguay. Transfers are tal vez wednesday or thursday.. but im leaving my birthplace. Im going to be sad to leave. but another adventure is coming my way! 

here its as simple as once you go to paraguay.. there is no turning back. rumor has it that it is an entirely different place, im crossing the river... but another chapter is starting in my mission! 

Im really sad to be leaving here.. i have learned an grown soo much.. i wont be able to see my investigators like mario.. be baptized.. or carlos. but that is part of the mission and part of life i guess! its going to be another chance to learn and to grow.. but i dont even know where to begin with this week! honestly me and hermana wilson have just been enjoying our time together. hahahaha but lets see what happened! monday and tuesday we were in posadas.. AGAIN. hahahahah and then Thursday as well for tramites and zone meetings! but with all the traveling we still managed to have 2 of the most incredible lessons.. both with less actives. I have never felt the spirit so strong as they bore their testimonies about how the are recognizing the need of repentence. 

REPENTENCE is EVERYTHING! i think that that word has such a bad connotation.. but ITS SOOOOOOO GOOD!!! we have to repent. We have to change. that is what repentence is CHANGE! i love that.. i need to change every single day.. We all need to change a little everyday. repentence is not something that we can do all at once. its a process like change! its a process that allows us to be better.. become a little more like our savior and it is through him that we do that! 

Sunday we had conferencia de estaca! WOW. its was so cool.. we travelled again to posadas from ituzaingo and elder resek and president la pierre spoke! I loved what president talked about.. he spoke about the spirit. it was exactly what i needed to hear. That we as missionaries are going to say something that touches people and that people are going to remember from the preearth life! 

I love this misison.... its hard. everyday i am tired.. and its getting hot.. and soo im sweaty and there is sand in all of my shoes and in my bed.. i doubt my abilities as people laugh at me for saying something wrong. but i love the spirit!! that is why i am here... so that people can feel their lord and savior through his spirit! 

I love you all.. keep the faith

xoxox hermana pitts 

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 8, 2015

This week was long... im going to admit. but everyday you just have to continue on and pick yourself back up.. i learned that a lot this week! but yeah... we are kinda stuck in a rut. with investigators.. menos activos GALORE... the rama went from 50 asistencias to about 25 this week... so lets just say that ituzaingo is holding on by a string and me and hermana wilson are trying to do as much as possible.. be as obedient and in tune with the spirit as pòssible! I AM DEFINITELY LEARNING PATIENCE. that sometimes heavenly father is testing you! its all in his timing! but yeah..

soooo tuesday and wednesday we had divisions!!! which was really amazing! i love divisions and because hermana wilson is the hermana leader we get to do them a lot!!! que suerte! but yeah... i was with an hermana that goes home this transfer and it was really cool to get to learn from her! she has such a testimony of the mission! she is so sad to leave! this is how i want to be... to not have any other idenity other than a disciple of christ which hermana moreno is an amazing example of that... but the rest of the week was hard... not going to lie. Thursday... i was sad. I just kept thinking about all the amazing things that were going on at home and how i was in the middle of argentina... and all of our appointments fell through... and how sorry i was for myself.. but that is when hermana wilson was the best! she knew that i was sad and she told me we were going to get a treat and contact! my favorite!!!!! sooooo by the end of the night i was grateful that it was over.. BUT GUESS WHAT??? I LIVED!!!!!! that is what i learned this week... that sometimes life is hard.. and things dont work out but you just keep living!!! 

Then little did i know that heavenly father was going to push my patience a little further... friday.... noche de rama came around and no one showed up... then all of our appointments fell through friday and saturday! to sum it up... we werent able to teach any of our investigators this week! but i learned a lot. heavenly father must ahve been working on me as a missionary! I learned a lot about perserverance and trusting that my efforts werent going to waste and that its ok... you just have to keep pushing on and knowing that its ok! but yeah.. this week we have some crazy plans and then its the end of the transfer.. it blows my mind!! its gone soo fast and its already september!!!!! but thank you to everyone who wrote and your prayers... but enough about my sad life... ( just kidding THE BEST LIFE EVER!!!!!) HOW WAS THE WEDDING?? and SARE your headed to CAMBODIA!!!! MADI B has a boyfriend.. RPITT is married.... TMANG is killing it a BYU! I HAVE A BROTHER.... WHAT??? CLARENCE isnt cheering... CAM is a junior in high school... WOW. Things are changing!!! its soo crazy! but i love you guys soo much! i hope all is well at home.. i know that this gospel is so real. i thank heavenly father everyday for this sacred experience as a missionary! its soo amazing to be able to be challenged and to learn that i can push through it even if it is hard. but i love you guys and hope all is well! remember little al pal all the way down here in ituzaingo... keep the faith! 

xoxox hermana pitts 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sept. 1, 2015

Seriously my weeks are starting to just blur together. im starting to hit that point.. as alll missionaries say.. the days are soooooo slow. but the weeks are flying! i cant believe that we are already half way through this transfer. ITS CRAZY!!! but nothings new in my life but everything is about to change in the pitts fam! im obtaining a brother... POR FIN. seriously though BIG... Gigantic SHOUT OUT to my sis and trent for tying the knot... IM SOOO EXCITED. although my heart will probably hurt on thursday i am bursting with happiness! its probably kinda weird but i think a lot about the future... not in a way where i am trunkie and want to go home but just in a way where i think of why i am here learning the things i am learning... 

Millions of missionaries are asked the question... why did you decide to serve a mission... and the truth is i really dont know! i know that i had the desire and that was why i decided to go! right now i still dont have a definite answer but I am hoping that this experience is going to bless my future family!!! i know that i needed to learn how to teach my own kids. but a mission is AMAZING!!! its hard sometimes and other times its the best.. but that is life!!!! some days are hard and somedays are easy... some fly and some drag.. but you just keep living! 

but anyways... i just remembered.. this was an eventful week!!! hahahahhahah we had ZONE CONFERENCE.... and then i had to travel for visa stuff.... so we werent in our area a lot... which is hard this week we are going to have to build it all back up! but becuase hermana wilson is Hermana leader we are doing divisions today! so there goes another day... but oh well.. we are staying busy and working hard!!! heavenly father is going to have to keep the work going!!! AND HE IS!!!!! 

soooo zone conference first! i learned soooo much! we have such a big zone that we only met with our zone with president and hermana la pierre and the asistentes! it was amazing!! i learned so much about the importance of arrepentimiento. We have to change every single day. repent and come unto chirst... One thing that i loved that president la pierre said was that repentence isnt just confessing the things we do wrong and making the big changes necessary but that repentence is committing yourself to the savior a little bit more every single day!!! i love that... i have been trying everyday this week to remember that and to pray a little bit more sincerely for the perdon of my sins... my faults and my weaknesses.. to come a little bit more unto chirst and receieve his grace. 

but then ii was in posadas for tramites alll day but i got to stay with ehremana fox! which was really fun to relive the mtc days.. but yeah... nohthing else has changed..

im still working on my spanish.. which is coming.... but isnt coming... hahahhaha some days are better than others! but im not stressin. it will come! it always does! 

ituzaingo is beautiful!!!!! right now it is starting to warm up... actually its REALLY hot. Im talking middle of summer in utah.. and its not even spring yet. but yeah hot and humid... and with the heat.. the sunsets have gotten prettier.. the FIREFLYS ARE OUT!!!!!!! oh my heck.. and the stars.... the night time i feel like i am walking through the jungle.. through adventure land at disney land!!! and this is my house!!! its amazing! ME ENCANTA ITUAZINGO.. the frogs are croaking... its kinda swampy... its sooo beautiful.. i wish that i could take a picture of it.. so everyone else can capture it! but ahhhhhh its amazing

and on top of that... 2 of our new investigators... MARIO and MARTIN have gotten answers about the book of mormon!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhh whenever someone tells me this my heart just leaps with joy!!!! THAT BOOK IS SO TRUE... The book is blue and the church is true... but funny stoiry mario told us that he had a dream... oh yeah everyone here has dreams... why doesnt heavenly father answer my prayers that directly i will never know.. but yeah anyway he told us that he had a dream and that he knows he needs to be baptized... so he asked us. how does he do that! we then explained that in the capilla there is a font! and that we baptzie by immerison.. he then said oh! yeah my sister was baptized in a font.. in the mormon church have you heard of it?? we were dyin.... we told him that this is the same church.. he then said that ohhhhhhh his sister was trying to get him to listen to the chruch because it has changed her life... but god works in misterious ways!!! but yeah just a funny experience!!!

I love this mission its beautufly and i know that it is for me! i love this gospel and know that this is the way to be closet to god on this earth! we have the truth in fullness!!!! we have it!!!! and we need to share it!! I know with my whole heart that the book of mormon is true.. and because i know that i can know that the chruch is true.. that jospeh smith was a profeta and that we have the power of the priesthood to preform the saving ordinances that we need! i love you gusy and hope you ahve the best week...

dont party to hard without me!!! but i know that god has a plan.. and that this is mine!!1 to be here at this time for this purpose!!!

i love the gospel and i know that families are eternal! i am so excited to see what its going to be like!!! because there is nothing that i love more than my family and heavenly father and my savior... and they are all going to be in the celesital kingdom!!! ahhhhh sooo awesome

have a good week
keep the faith. 
xoxox hermana pitts 

ps shoutout to sare collins.... sister collins!!! youre headed to cambodia!!! ahhhhhhhh im soo excited for you! remember tooo keep the faith!