Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

June 6, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

May 30, 2016

Another week, another awesome baptism! We are just rocking it right now and I feel so amazing jajaja. I really love this area so much. The weather is like perfect and the people are a little hard but rather nice and accepting. We have really been just crazy to be honest. 

Like every day we put all these plans and then head out. It never ever turns out the way we planned. Literally we are always doing service or anything else. But I can see all of the blessings from that because we have been able to have tons of new and really help them get to church and progress. I just love this work to be honest. 

I can say that being a ZL is super stressful and I am always worried about my zone and using my time to help their area, but I love it. I just really can get along with people. I really do feel like I help them and am really trying to put them first before my own desires. The Lord is blessing us for that because we have had so much success. 

I did have some crazy double dragon this last week though jajajaja. It means you are throwing up and having diarrhea at the same time. I really don't know what happened but in like one day I just got destroyed in my poor stomach. I had to do interviews and things that day so I went and worked like always but it was quite a few trips to the bathroom. I feel way better though so don't worry. I think I just ate something that did not fit well with my stomach. Sometimes that happens when you change regions or cities and it sometimes takes some time to change.

Today we went and visited a few waterfalls and things! It was way fun and I am so happy that we are having so many activities because I really feel like it helps the zone out, and it is a ton of fun! I took plenty of pics and even tried to scale a rock wall! It was pretty fun!

I am just so happy family! Time is passing so fast, every change is faster and faster. I am almost done... like literally that is how I feel because it is going way to fast. I just have to work until I finish because if not I will not have been able to finish the work that the Lord has given me here to do. 

Love you guys!
Elder Bigelow


May 23, 2016

May 16, 2016

WellI, I didn't have a lot to talk about until the end of the week! But yeah it has been a crazy couple of days!

First on Thursday we had a Seventy come and talk to us so we went to Poza Rica and it was way fun to see some old friends again. The conference was also really, really well done and gave me a few good ideas to go back and start working on. One that made me really think abut things is that we should be preaching more to the head of the family, the dad. It is so important that they also feel the spirit even though sometimes for them it is harder. The priesthood is so important in a home and the ability for a wife and father to work together and make the decisions together. I am working harder on that.

Then on Sunday we had a baptism and it was sweet. His name is C and is a 19 year old that is straight kick butt. We literally just met him walking and he gave me a donut. I gave him a card and then we started teaching him the next day. He just sucked in the gospel and wanted the change of life that the gospel gives us. We had a few trials with getting him to church, but in the end he is even considering a mission! YAY. Also in the conference the Stake President in Tuxpan said that 2 of my converts in Tuxpan will be getting the Melchizedek priesthood! YAY!

Then changes came that night. To be honest I was really hoping to stay here in Agua Dulce because I am really loving the work here. But the assistants called me and told me something that I was really not expecting. I am being raised up to be a zone leader in the zone of Tetzuclan. That is the only zone in the mission that is in the state of Puebla here in the mission. They say it is so different from here and that it is really, really cold! But it is summer so I really hope that everything turns out fine. 

We also went to Tajin today which was really fun. They are ruins here close to Papantla. We took some crazy fotos and had a really good time. I also bought some boots that should last me tell the end of my mission easy jaja.

I am pretty nervous but rather excited. I feel really inadequate but I know that God will help me out with all the problems. I am going to try my best to serve those in my zone. Well here we go!

Love you so much!
Elder Bigleow


May 9, 2016

No letter this week. We did get a call on Mother's Day. Kind of a funny situation, but it was great getting to talk to him.

May 2, 2016

Please help the missionaries! I am going to get back home and baptize Z and A hahahaha I mean I will try because they are such great people!

This week was hard but really good. The heat like soared up to above 100 easy... I had kind of forgotten how terrible the summers are here. So me and mi hijo decided to buy some sweet hats to keep the sun out of our faces hahaha. It does not help with the humidity or heat but maybe I wont be that pink all the time! 

We worked really hard all week but it seemed like we were just not going to have success. Until the weekend, we found a few people and had a great day at church because 4 people made it there and we baptized! I am really excited to keep working here and I really, really want to stay here in Agua Dulce for at least another change. It is crazy but this change is almost over! I really cannot believe it. It just seems that the harder I work the harder the Lord makes it so that I learn hahaha but he lets us have success because this is his work and I love it. Sometimes I really feel like I lose sight of the fact that we have the Lord's help in all of this and it seems like I get lost in the work of well just working. But then something hits me hard and I have to humble myself and ask for more help. It always comes.

Today was pretty bomb we played with water balloons and played dodgeball! Then we went and ate for the birthday of my ZL Elder Villa. He is one of my best buddies in the mission and we always have a ton of fun! 

I love this work and I am hoping this next year goes by fast but is filled with all the things the Lord wants me to do! I testify this work is true and that this church is the only way that I can live with my family forever. That is why I am here. 

Love you guys so much!
Elder Bigelow

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April 25, 2016