Elder Hayden Bigelow Mexico Xalapa Mission April 2015-2017
Monday, June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016
Something that I am happy about in the mission is that I finally understand so much about the gospel that I just did not get before hahaha. I really feel like I did not capture the reality of the atonement and everything, even though I had some really hard times of repentance. Makes me feel really good!
This week was really good but really crazy! First we went to consejo as Zone Leaders and it was my first one and all! Really fun and also really inspirational. We talked about all the problems and things that need to be fixed in the mission and how we can best help our missionaries. The answer that President helped us get to I liked alot: Conversion.
We put a ton of things on this board and the answer of every single one of them is all the missionaries need to understand the doctrine with their hearts not their heads. I feel that is a huge problem right now in the world of missionaires. We learn the doctrine and really have a ton of knowledge that we have gained by studying, talking and learning. BUT we do not apply it to our own lifes because we feel like it is for the investigators. That is why I have been studying a ton in a small part of PMG called live what you preach (I think in English). It has helped me a ton this week to understand how to help my zone progress.
Other than that we had a great week of finding people. We did a ton of divisions to help a few people in their areas. I took Friday and had another road trip. One of the district leaders here named Elder Romero is teaching a few people that live like 3 hours away from his area and it is about 40 minutes from mine. I got to know the parents of a girl that lives out there that they baptised this last week and I got really friendly with the Dad. So I decided it would be cool and helpful if I went with them to teach the first lesson. It was super cool and we taught like 8 new people that all went to church even though they live like 3 hours away! Super fun!
Then we had a mediocre Sunday with only 1 person that got to church. We found a ton of people this week including starting to teach the super catholic family of our recent convert D. They seemed to be progressing so super well untill they decided to go to the misa instead of our chruch... ugh jajaja, but this week we are going to get back on it! WOO!
Today we made french toast as a zone! woo! I did not take pics though jajaja