Elder Hayden Bigelow Mexico Xalapa Mission April 2015-2017
Sunday, June 5, 2016
May 23, 2016
Well, I really hope that you can find time to relax because you really do deserve it! That is what I am helping my compañion with most right now is learning to find the time to relax and not let the stress of being a leader get to you.
I have so much to tell you that I am not sure I will be able to jaja. Well like I said the last week, I got the asignment to be a zone leader in the zone of Tetzuclan in the state of Puebla. It is the only zone outside of Veracruz and it really is super interesting to be here and see all the changes. The food is different and the weather is amazing! Literally it is like 80 or less during the day! I barely even sweat! Love it! jaja I left from Papantla where it was like freaking 100 and something to one of the coldest parts of the mission. My compañion is Elder Flores, he is from Matamoros which is right on the border with El Paso, Texas. He is really fun but like I said stresses a bit and has had a few problems with getting stressed and a few misionaries got really mad and annoyed with him. I get along with him super well and he told me last night that it is awesome that we are compañions and that I am helping him a ton!
We have been working like super duper hard and I have really enjoyed that and having a ton of success. We baptized this last Saturday and we are going to baptize hopefully the next 2 weeks as well. We have also found a bunch of really awesome people.
We had a sweet miracle this last week. So my first day we went and visited an Hermana that we are teaching and I met her son that is super depressed. Like has not gotten out of bed for like a year depressed and neither bathed or eaten almost nothing for like a really long time. Well, they have tried to help him and make him happy and help him out for a while but the second day that we went to the house he left the house to talk to us. He had bathed and told us he really wanted to go to chruch. So we took him to chruch on Sunday and he really liked it. We are way excited to keep teaching him and help him out. His name is Nacho.
It has been interesting being a leader but it has its perks. I got to plan our first outing as a zone. I decided that as a zone, to help build unity, that we should climb this mountain to a statue of Jesus that they have up here. It was a decent hike but really turned out super amazing the views of the city and the pine forests that are here and it was just way fun. Almost the whole zone came and we had a really good time.
I am really excited to keep helping our zone baptise and work and have fun. I am still scared but to be honest the Lord has blessed me a ton with abilities that leaders need. I feel the Lord really knows that I should be here in this exact moment to help out the zone and my comp. I am so happy right now!