Elder Hayden Bigelow Mexico Xalapa Mission April 2015-2017
Sunday, August 7, 2016
July 25, 2016
Finally we can be done with all the home projects, hahaha, but I really didn't mind all that much when it was types of work that I liked. I just like hate painting with a passion hahaha.
Well this week was interesting. Basically, it has been like cold, cold and raining all week. The morning is always sunnyish and we go out all happy but after our lunch appointment at 2 we leave to monsoon like rain. I am not joking it has been pretty nuts. That huge rain coat thingy that I bought is finally worth all the time that I lugged it around the mission :)
We have kept our spirits high though even though we have had a few big difficulties with our investigators. The family of three is losing their desire and I am super bummed about it. But we have not given up hope yet and we are going to keep working really hard with them to help them out.
I really got bummed about all the problems and the fact that the rule of the harvest is just not coming to fruit when I want it to. It is really hard to be a leader and not have the success that I feel God wants me to have. It hurts because I am an example whether I like it or not. If I am not baptizing, I really cannot ask my missionaries to baptize either. So I had a hard time with that on Friday and Saturday. I really received some revelation on Sunday though. The lesson in Elders quorum was actually really awesome and was titled "Men there is a Work to be Done". I really enjoyed it because it just helped me realize that I have a work to be done and if God wants me to go through these trials I will go through them. Just like Joseph Smith, they will just be for a short while and then I will receive a joy and benefit from it. I just hope it hurries jajaja.
But I am really getting along well with my companion and he helped me understand and move on this week. He is a great missionary and I really think a friend for a long, long time (I hope). I think we will stay together this next change as well because they just did special changes to change a lot of the zone leaders around and lower and raise a few. I am happy and sad about that because my really good buddy, Elder Villa, got lowered so now we have less of a chance to be companions jajaja.
I am just working hard and enjoying life!
Update on the bee tie: A sister in my ward fixed it and I wore it on Sunday :) I have stunk at taking pictures though so I will try and get better this week hahaha