Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jan. 11, 2016

another week... how crazy is this... i swear it was just christmas and now we are almost halfway through january! double digits. 

but this week we went to posadas for consejo!!! lets just say it was super bitter sweet.... i had to say goodbye to hermana wilson who is heading home this transfer! it seems like just yesterday we were together in ituzaingo! finishing up my training and now we are 6 months outside of that and life hasnt changed much! hahah i still feel new. but im getting old. 

but while in posadas we had our consejo about what we can do to change the mentality of the mission and change the faith of our missionaries it was seriously a consejo counseling back and forth about what we can do in order to help our zones to progress more and achieve the goals that we set! this is one thing that i am grateful that i am learning right now in my life! how to set goals and achieve them! its definitely something that is hard... to know what things are possible and logical but also how to push yourself and when you have a big goal to make what little steps you have to take in order to achieve that goal. as a mission we are focusing a lot on faith!!! and my zone this month has decided that we are going to focus on exercising that faith by following the spirit! relying more on the strength of the lord than on our own! 

i love this!!!! i think that it is something that we all can work on... including the lord in everything that we do!!!! we have to learn how to rely on him even when times are easy! its really easy to do it when we have a basket full of challenges and trials but when its smooth sailing we have to learn how to include him more in our lives.. that is how we are going to get to know him! 

but as for our goals.. we are still working out how we can have more animo and more faith. how we can recieve the revelation that we need. but anyways we are working with a few awesome people right now! 

victoria, fatima and sandra. 

victoria is AWESOME!!! she is practically fluent in english she is 20 years old and was a reference from her dad!!! she believes in god but she doesnt see the importance of a church! but this week... it was super cool.. this week we went to visit her while on divisions with hermana la pierre!!! awww this was seriously the coolest thing of my life.. because hermana la pierre has great spanish but its been really hard for her. she is amazing but she has a hard time anyways... with vicky she got to bear her testimony in english!!! it was seriously sooo amazing!!! just about how she joined the church and how much this gospel means to her! but anyways... PRAY FOR VICTORIA!!! we really need help to get her to come to church. she is really interested in the story about jospeh smith she has promised us to a least come to chruch!!! soooo fingers crossed this week!!!

Fatima... wow. THIS GIRL IS PREPARED! fatima was a reference from another missionary that found her on the bus... taught her lesson 1 and imediately she asked for a book of mormon which this hermana didnt have... so she got her number for us to give her one.. when we came to her house she and her friend were there and they were super awesome!!! she kept tellig us that she has calor frias or goosebumps!!! I just kept saying that is the spirit!!!! but the problem with fatima is that she is hard to get a hold of!!! but super cool. i love sharing the restoration with people and them realizing the spirit that comes from it!! THE SPIRIT IS SOOOO STRONG!!! it builds my testimony that truly jospeh smith saw heavenly father and christ that spring day in the sacred grove!! 

and then sandra.. we dont really know her super well but it was a miracle how we found her!!! sooo im excited to see where it goes. she has these 2 adorable little girls that are always screaming hermanas!!! i love them!!!! they run up to us and give us these huge hugs around our waists and always want us to visit there mom who is never home... anyways. thrusday we practically went to every single person that we could think of... and NO ONE WAS HOME. we were tired and probably had walked like 10 miles hahah no just kidding but a lot... and we were exhausted... the end of the night.. we decided to contact this set of alquilers... when we found sandra!!! the mom of these little girls!! and she just kept telling us how much she wanted her daughters to grow up different than how she did... in a house with god. a house built on the teachings from a church! It was super cool. 

These were some of our experiences with the spirit this week. I am ready to exereice more faith and see what miracles heavenly father has in store for us!!! I know that he is in our lives and i am soo grateful to be able to represent him here in encarnacion! i know that even though its hard that everything has a purpose and that it is part of his plan! I love sharing the gospel and even though im tired and sometimes my faith dwindles i know that he is shaping me and this area to be what he wants it to be.. what he needs it to be! 

i love you guys have the best week... 
keep the faith. 
xoxoxoxo hermana pitts 

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