Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 22, 2016

well this week is transfers.. and i will be staying LA PALOMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but get this.. so this zone has been 8 missionaries for a while.... 6 elders and 2 sisters.... but WE NOW HAVE MORE SISTERS IN THE ZONE! WOOO as hermana lider i will have more sisters to take care of.. hahahah but 

ESCUCHE....... THEY ARE BOTH PERUANAS... hahahhahahah and then my comp is peruana... I was dying its just going to be me and all the peruvians here in the middle of paraguay-brasil.. but dont be too worried if in 6 weeks i am peruvian.. hahahhah no im kidding.
my companion will be hermana palomares! i dont know her super well... but she is super sweet... she is kinda quiet but hermana merchan says that she cooks....... A LOT. soo i think we will be a good pare.. hahahahahha but she seems super sweet! so im excited to get to know her better! 

Im super excited to get a second chance here in la paloma.. seriously i am excited to keep working and helping the investigators that we have in this branch! We are currently working with the same people but this past week we were able to find 13 new investigators... it was seriously exactly what we needed.. and now with a new fresh start with hermana palomares! i am excited for this next week! its going to be a crazy transfer.. with stuff every week! ahhahaha lots of divisions and lots of viajes... 

This past week we had quite a few crazy experience.... SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT POURED EVERY SINGLE DAY THIS WEEK! Seriously poured.. but with the lots of rain drops there were lots of blessings! 

1. WE did something that we call divisions GUAZU.... which means that all of us switch areas for a day and everyone works in a different area.. but since there are only 2 sisters in the zone... the elders did a white wash here and we did a whitewash in salto del guiara which is the city that is on the border with brazil... anyways it was super fun being there and reliving my time in CDE a little bit... but the elders went to our investigator that some what dropped us to visit with his wife too that goes to the temple this week... ADILSON AND MATILDE... sooo long story short... adilson recieved a preisthood blessing and we were able to see some progress.. that was the real miracle with him.. THAT HE ASKED FOR A BLESSING!!!!!!!!! And It just soo happened that a brazilian elder was there and could give it to him in portuguese!!!!!!!!

2. The branch presidents ex daughter in law came to town with there grand daughter to visit and she brought her niece that speaks straight up portugues..... soooooo she was hooked at our hips and we were able to explain a little bit of the book of mormon and she said that she would try to read it and find out more! SOOOOO COOOOOL... its crazy that we can all be speaking different languages but the gospel is the same.. its touches the hearts and changes lives. I love it! 

Well family these are just a few few of the many experiencese that i had this week. i am so grateful for this opporutninty to serve! it seriously is the best and i know that this is the lords work!

i love your letters.. shoot me one.. I love you!

God speed the right....
keep the faith

hermana pitts 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016

Seriously time is just flyying. This week was good. we were able to find more people to teach. but we had interviews. we were schedule to have our interviews at 1 in the afternoon.. while we get a call at 9:30 that president wants to see us at 10.... in salto which is 25 mins away...

sooo we seriously left our house running... but we got there at 10:05 and entered our interviews... 

hahahah it was good! but a lot different than presdient la pierre.. but i am sure he is just getting the hang of things still.. i mean where are we at 6 weeks in the mission. but we were able to talk about these last few transfers that i have and got to know each other more. 

but these weeks i am going to be honest. have been hard.. I sometimes get home and cant keep myself from getting on my knees and complaining... but really i know that the lord gives us the strength that we need. Next week will be transfers and most likely my companion is leaving the area.. she will leave me to teach the area to someone else.. but the thing that is hard is that we have dropped almost all of our investigators... 

i am kinda nervous becausue we have been searching but no one is progressing.  but i know that god is going to give a miracle. that he is going to help us help us recognize the person that he has prepared. Everytime that i feel that way.. hopeless and a little bit overwhelmed. I just remember the promise that moroni has given us in ether 12... that if we keep working and keep going the witness will come. I dont mean to tell you the bad things about my week.. but i will let you know that when we have challenges.. god is still there. because i have still be able to see the hand of the lord in my life. 

this next week will be a good one. i know that this is the lords work and that he has a plan for every single one of us.. every single person here in la paloma and the branch here.. he has a plan for me and my mission and i know that he is there! 

i love you keep the faith

xxoxo hermana pitts

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aug. 8, 2016


wow... i swear this transfer has gone by in a blink of an eye...
HOW ARE YOU GUYS?!?!?! hope everything is good and hot back at home nice and hot... if you can believe it its the middle of the winter and its about 75 80 degrees outside... sometimes i think how did we do it in the summer... but its all good here! 

hahaha well la paloma.. this week was full of lots of challenges... but sometimes those are the blessings from the lord in disguise... 

but alright soo here in the dove of the holy spirit.. (LA PALOMA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO) literally its called the dove of the holy spirit... but we shorten it to la paloma. hahahhaha  this week we were able to work a lot with the members which was awesome... we were able to double our lessons with member sooo that was a miracle... 

one of the menos activas that we have been working with her name is matilde... SHE ISSSSS SOOOOO COOL. So matilde started coming back to church in may... when i got here... 
she had problems before cause she worked on sundays but she recently changed her job and now is amazing..... ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDD SHE IS GOING TO THE TEMPLE TO RECEIVE HER ENDOWNMENTS IN 2 SEMANAS!!!!

SOOO crazy... seriously its sureal... sometimes as missionaries we are soo focused in the work of finding and teaching but seriously one the miracles this week was matilde.. even though a lot of our investigators werent home and we werent able to teach a lot matilde really showed the spirit of missionary work this week.. and it makes me even more excited to be able to see her go through the temple.. knowing that she really loves this gospel... so anyways matilde calls us on saturday during lunch and asks if we could come to her house later that day.. we thought that she had a question or something but... SHE TOOK US TO HER FRIENDS HOUSE FOR A CHARLA... WOW... i love when people are excited to share the gospel... IT was amaziong...  she is sooo cool...but her friends name is cecilia and is this brazilian that her daughter left a few weeks back.. and she really has been seeing the hand of god in her life... it will be an adventure to be able to teach her.... (living about 7 km away from our house... BUT I HAVE FAITH!!) but really I am soo grateful for the hand of the lord in our lives... 

Sometimes its hard to see... sometimes i just think... ahhhh heavenly father you are pushing me... pushing my faith but really truly honestly ether 12:6 is real...  the miracles come after the trial of our faith... 

but i love you guys.. Pray for the people here in la paloma.. they need it! we need to find those that are truly prepared to hear this gosepl. I love you all and hope you have the best week ever... 

keep the faith 

hasta la proxima.... 

xoxoxoo hermana pitts 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 1, 2016

HELLO. I hope you didnt forget about me this week.. hahaha no im kidding... but wow... i hope you all are doing well.. this week was good. 

I cant remember much.. im sorry. i need to really think about what i am going to say before i get on to write but sometimes i get to the computer and my mind goes blank about what happened this week. but that is ok! we saw miracles and we saw gods hand in our lives and i think that is really what matters.

I am blown away seriously about how much my feelings about heavenly fathers love for me have been strengthen.. SERIOUSLY HE LOVES ME SOO MUCH. HE HAS GIVEN ME SOO MUCH. 
Everyday i wake up and just think wow... im soo lucky. this is the biggest opportunity that i have been given and never in my life i thought i would be where i am... in the middle of a farm town on the brazilian border of paraguay... speak a different language and understanding 3 others... 

I never thought that i would get to know these people that are just soo happy. Never thought i would be soo grateful for a dish washer and carpet. for a family that has been sealed in the temple and where all my sisters are my best friends.  i dont know how or why my heavenly father has blessed me soo much. 

I love this opportunity that i have had to be able to grow. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST. for those of you who are doubting the mission who are on the mission in a time when its hard... IT GETS BETTER... IT FLYYYS... You will look back and just think what happened.. i blinked and 3 months passed. hahhahahahahhahaha but seriously and those who are thinking about going... GOOOOO get out of here.. seriously you will love it. I love this place. i love guarani... i love portugues... i love spanish.. i love this work. its the lords work. and its the best thing that we can be doing! 

i love you all have the best week ever.. keep the faith

xoxoxo hermana pitts