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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas from Pueyrredon 12/19/16

well folks my new area is different and well i also have 13 months in the mission, its crazy haha anyways this week i gave a talk in sacrament this week and it was good, this week we knocked on doors like crazy and it was a super long week haha but we found a few good people so that was good, my area is so much different from bolivar, last Sunday we had 53 people and this Sunday we had 32 and we are in the stake center haha i just want a lot of people in the church but yah.i have lost 5 pounds in this new area i think its because i just eat oatmeal and eggs and fruit haha ive tried not to buy as much junk food and im doing really good at that. well i forgot what else we did this week, we had a water balloon fight for pday last week and this week we just walked around Centro, anyways merry Christmas to you all and i love you all
Elder Pitcher

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dec 11, 16 Pueyrredon Bahia Blaca

Well im in my new area now and its like the downtown of Bahia or center i don't know what its called in English but its all the stores and shopping and everything, anyways the travel to get here was super long but i passed through some mountains and it was cool they were like lord of the ring mountains i felt like but it was super cool, also my new comp is elder rivadeneira from tucuman argentina and he seems pretty cool, also when i got to our apartment it was a mess it was terrible so i cleaned the crap out of it and organized everything and now its a pretty nice apartment. i have gotten a lot better at contacting people here, because my comp lets me talk to the people and now im super comfortable with talking to people i love it, i want to send photos this week but my computer wont let me but they are cool photos, anyways its been cool here in my short time in this area so hopefully we can get some stuff done here anyways i love you all a ton and happy seasons
Love Elder Pitcher

Transfered Dec 5, 16

well im getting transferred out of bolivar to bahia blanca so thats a big change from a small city to a huge city haha but this week i dont have very much to say but it was a good week and we found quite a few new investigators and that was cool but not a whole lot happened ill write more next week, i went and ate at a super nice restaurant as well and i loved it haha

thanksgiving and 1 year Nov 28,16

 well i didn't  write last week and well i hit one year in the mission, anyways this week was thanksgiving and it was pretty normal for me we had a little thanksgiving dinner with the other elders and we cooked a full chicken it was really cool and really fun, but this week we went to tandil for a conference with the mission president an we talked about exaltation and how its a place that we all want to go but we know hardly anything about it because it was revealed to us (some prophets yes) but its a place that we dont much about, but yah also we talked about the plan of salvation and tons of stuff, my mind was blown haha because now i understand more Spanish so i understood what president was saying and it was super cool and yah we had to leave for tandil and 1 am and i hadent fallen asleep yet and i never fell asleep on the bus the whole night so i pulled a 48 hour day i was so weird haha i was out of it at one point and staring at the wall and people were looking at me it was pretty funny, but we also had stake conference but they just had future missionaries bare  testimonies and then our mission president talked about preparing for a mission and health and stuff so it was a good time.we have been out of our area for like 4 days now haha i feel like i haven't done nothing its weird though but its been fun

Monday, December 5, 2016

Crazy stuff 11/21/16

so we contacted a house and they were like we are about to kill some chickens and then we talked for a sec and then they invited us in to watch them kill the chickens and then he killed 2 by slitting there throats then looked up at me and asked if i wanted to kill one and i said heck yah haha, so i stood on its wings and feet slid its head back and slit its throat and when i slit its throat it reacted and its wing came out from underneath my foot and started flapping and shot blood up all over my arm and shirt so i was covered in blood and it was awesome and they took photos and stuff and it was awesome haha ill try and get photos for next week

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

1 year 11/14/16

well we cooked up the ostrich eggs and they taste just like a normal egg but its huge haha also yesterday we ate with some members and they are kinda poor and we ate some meat that i have no idea what it was i was kind of a blueish black color and it was gross and i still don't know what it was haha, this week we had service 2 times and we mowed a guys lawn and then we moved dirt again.Good news we finally found some new investigators this week and im so happy, the one lady said she will invite her friend for the next visit and that makes me happy because maybe we can get another investigator out of it. We contacted alot this week and it was good because we found a ton of potentials to make into investigators so im excited for that, also ill be at a year mark this week how crazy haha time has flown by so quick its crazy but im happy here and life is good its getting really hot though so that sucks but other than that everything is good for me and i love you all and thanks for everything

Monday, November 7, 2016

another day in paradise

Well this week was good we had a ton of lessons and i like lessons but its been good the other day we ate baby pig with a family it was pretty good. it feels like this week was super long but its gone by quick haha we have been doing service a ton this week we are sheet rocking an un-squared ceiling and its terrible because its full of problems, then we moved dirt for this one guy with tiny shovels and we were almost done and then a dump truck came and dumped a load of dirt and bricks it was terrible haha but i got a good work out also i don't have much to say this week but it was a good one

these are ostrich eggs and we are gonna eat them tomorrow and the other pic is a red deer skull
Elder Pitcher

Sunday, November 6, 2016

happy halloween 2016

Well pretty good week this week, we taught in Sunday school with zero notice again but its not to hard to teach but i wish i had time to read the manual and prepare, nothing to crazy this week but our branch president called and said our investigator split up with her boyfriend and wanted to be baptized so we went to her house to figure things out but she didn't split up and was talking about his curiosity about the gospel so hopefully we can baptize them both and their kids because our branch is lacking members and we really need more people here in the church, also we had quite a few lessons this week and that was good and well it was a good week as well, we are lacking in new investigators i feel like we have focused to much on the ones we have instead of making new investigator so thats my goal this week is to find more investigators so we can baptize some people but yah.went to walmart in olavarria last week and saw a pic of 2pac the rapper in the street i like goin to olavarria to hang out with the other elders we made a apple pie last week it was super good haha anyways love you all and miss you all and happy Halloween, it doesn't exist here haha

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Still Here Oct 24, 2016

well im staying n bolivar for another transfer in bolivar with elder calixto so lets hope we can do some work and baptize some people, we have been eating more with members so its cool to talk to them and be with them and stuff like that, lots of stuff change in our mission they combined so many zones so there are have to amount of zones now haha so now the zones are huge and yah well this week was good we had a lot of lessons and 2 investigators in the church this week and last night we went on splits with the branch president and elders quorum president so it was fun i went with the branch president and we talked to one less active family and it was good, also we had to give the sunday school class yesterday with out notice but its not hard to do because we had the manual and stuff but its good to be in the mission today we are in olavarria again and yah also i met a girl from the states and

she came to college here and loved it so now she lives here so we talked in english for a while but she doesn't want to know about the church but she wants to o fishing and have dinner with us sometime but its weird that there is another  American here haha anyways t was a good week this week and i miss you all

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bolivar Oct 17, 2016

Well another good week in bolivar we had our first meal with people so that was awesome but this week was kinda slow i feel like but it was fun we went to the park with a member and ate choripan its like brats and they are really good and then we had some lessons this week, one of our investigators is in a court case right now and he was telling us a while back that they are liers the other people saying that he had a gun and everything and it was multiple time he went over with a gun and he said it was all lies and then the other day he laughed at us and said ok i did have a gun the first time but the rest are lies and the judge knew it haha but he is funny he used to be a druggy and then he went to a camp and read the bible and started believing in god and he has changed a ton since we met him and he knows the church is true but he isn't married yet so thats what we are working on because they want to get married but they have to fix some things because they dont have much unity in the relationship and yah, this week was pretty normal though so yah thats about all that happened for me this week
Elder Pitcher

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bolivar Oct 11,2016

Well this week was a good one and well we are 11 days into the new rule that we can eat with members and we haven't ate with not a single one yet haha, also all the sister missionaries have to wear pants now in our mission for mosquitos and the elders got to take off there suits coats and all our mission is allowed to wear sunglasses and hats so i think i might just wear sunglasses in the morning when the sun is in my face. anyways yesterday we went to olavarria again and it was fun i got to see Hermana estrada from my mtc district because she came to teach us about church visitor centers so it was cool, then me and another elder went and tanned on the roof haha we are so white now me and elder vance went up there haha.
Anyways this week we had a good lesson with some investigators and they had some friends over that started to listen and we gave the family the pamphlet for the next lesson and explained a little bit of it, and then there friends asked if they could have one to so we gave them a pamphlet of the restoration and a book of Mormon and taught them how to pray, now we just need to start teaching them, also I have a new goal and it is to study Spanish better so I can find there needs because its hard to find there needs when you don't understand them completely so i have been studying Spanish really hard the last week.
Hermana Estrada
Elder Hansen and Elder Vance

t-shirt I had made and knife I bought

Conferance Oct 4, 2016

Well conference was good i had to watch it on a members cell phone in the back of the chapel in English so that was good that i got to hear it in English and understand alot more than i could have, but i loved it and i love Thomas s monson he speaks with power and ya i love conference and we got to watch the priesthood session at like 9 to 11 in the night so that was good, im excited to read the talks now, i read every single talk from last conference it was my goal to finish all of them before this conference so that was good, right now we are in olavaarria and with the other elders, we went on splits last night and it was awesome I was with 2 super new elders like they have 2-3 months and they are both Americans so it was fun to have to be the example in Spanish and in teaching we had 2 lessons and each was pretty good.
Also in one session of conference we had a mom dad and there son so it was cool, also i had a day this week where i felt the saviors love stronger than ever and it brought me to tears it was awesome and i have a testimony that he loves each and every one of us and knows each and every one of us but I love the lord and his prophets and apostles and I'm happy to be here
Elder Pitcher

Bolivar Again Sept 27,2016

Well this week was good and we had some good lessons and everything we had an activity in the church we made smoothies and it was pretty much just like 15 people in total so that sucked but we made smoothies and did stuff like that, also me and my comp talked in sacrament this week and then we had to give the Sunday school lesson it was rough haha but i made it through it haha i forgot what we did this week we went to Add to dictionary and had a reunion and thats about it of what i remember as of now haha but im doing good and im sweating through my suits its bad and we cant take them off yet
I wont email on Monday next week either because we have a meeting that day but i will email on Tuesday
Elder Pitcher

Bolivar Sept 19, 2016

Well this week was good and we had some good lessons and the weather has been allover the place here it changes every day now, and we are making our way into spring, well we went to this ladies house and she was saying she never lets missionaries in her house but she let us in and she said its god telling her something so hopefully we can teach her more and baptize her and her family, anyways we were contacting one morning and i was getting really frustrated because every time i was talking or starting a contact my comp would cut me off and i was about to rip him a new one there in the street but then i decided no i need to humble myself so i did, and then we went to a less actives house and me and him talked a ton and he asked me about the temple and i finally got to talk to someone and my comp was quite and it was awesome even though it wasn't much it was a huge blessing to me and i know it was because i humbled myself and did what the lord wants of me so it was awesome and also this week we had 2 investigators in the church so that was awesome also i hit 10 months in the mission its so weird how fast its gone by and i feel like i haven't even started yet but I'm still getting the hang of things here in the mission but its an awesome experience and i love it even when days are long and hard but i get through them because the atonement of Christ but love you all and send me pictures of everything, because i love photos so much🌲💀

Transfers came Sept 12, 2016

Well transfers came and me and my comp are staying here in bolivar to baptize haha, im excited to be here though, this week was kinda slow we had lots of lessons fall through and that sucked and we didnt have an investigator in the church its been 11 weeks that weve had an investigator in church and this was the first time in a long time since thats happened, anyways i have a crazy story, so some kid came up to us and asked to use our phone he looked normal and happy and ive seen him at an investigators house a few times so i gave it to him, then he called his mom and started screaming and yelling and crying and swearing saying someone robbed him and all this other stuff and he wanted the money $1500 pesos and this went on for 20 minutes and he said he was gonna burn the house down and all sorts of stuff it was awkward because we were standing right there and listening to everything, anyways he finished his call and gave us the phone said thanks and shook our hands, then later that night his mom called us and apologized and the kid must have said we were missionaries and she thanked us for our kindness and she felt really bad though, she said it was something to do with marijuana and something bad happened and he was in trouble, and then she asked are you the Mormons so i said yes and she said when i see you i will thank you personally so we will contact her when that happens haha anyways thats about it for this week i finished my first journal in the mission so thats exciting always here photos from last week at the zoo

Elder Nathan Pitcher

Another Week in Bolivar Sept 6, 2016

Well ive forgotton alot of what happened this week haha we taught a ton and they were good lessons im teaching more because i told my comp that i also needed time to teach because i wasnt getting much time to teach, anyways we were at jesus lopez´s house and he works on semis so he is always greasy and dirty and he said he walked into a store and preteneded to be a begger and took his hat off to collect money, he said it was just a joke but someone gave him money haha, the other night we walked past the fair thats goin on and we saw the argentine rodeo and we saw them riding bucking horses and they ride them so different here they wip them to buck and they only jump up with there front legs so its super weird but it was cool, we went to the zoo today and it was fun and we saw lots of animals and yah i dont remember to much this week
church we are trying to get our investigators to come but they just wont and its stressful because we have like 18 in total so it would be awsome if they all came and our little church house would be full thats all i want

Elder Pitcher

Monday, August 29, 2016

Bolivar Aug 29, 2016

Well another good week it was cold some days and hot the others, anyways this week we went to olavarria for interviews with president and it was good also the rule changed that we can eat with members starting in october so im excited about that but i kinda liked cooking and learning how to cook it was fun, this week was kinda slow because we lost 2 days because of travel and being olavarria, but the the other day we contacted a dude that had a capybara and a heron and ostriches it was sick so hopefully he will let us teach him, this week we have had no money because its the end of the month and we eat of 25 pesos a day which is a $1.50 US so we have eating rice and tomato sauce haha but we are doing alright with that, its helping us not waste money on treats and stuff like that, we have been struggling to get our investigators to church so thats a hair depressing when you know it will bless them but they wont come, we call them Saturday night and sunday morning and they answer in the night and say they are coming but then Sunday they dont answer the phone so its tough but in time they will come hopefully we will work harder at getting them there, also i finally am legal in Argentina it was like 5 months i was illegal here haha, and i have the zone leaders hat on and i look like a gangster from the 20s haha , but all is good here, we are doing all we can right now, but there is always room for improvement
Elder Pitcher


Wrestling and fell in the drying rack!