Elder Hayden Bigelow Mexico Xalapa Mission April 2015-2017
Monday, October 17, 2016
October 3, 2016
It was a really good week for me to be honest. Something I have learned is fasting is so powerful so I have been trying to fast weekly. I fasted for Dad that first week and I hope it helped him!
That really stinks about Courtney! I will definitely pray for her because that like really stinks. Sometimes God just gets us home early for reasons we don't know. I know she will be fine though. :)
So like I said, I had a super fun week and we had a really good time working hard. Kinda awful weather as it rained every single day this week and the temperature dropped to about 48 during the day and about 30 at night. I think. jaja I am such an Arizona boy though because I seriously sleep in a hoodie and sweats and this pair of socks that heat up your feet and a beanie! I get super duper cold at night so yeah jajaja. But other than the rain we just worked really, really hard. It was an interesting week because they closed an area in the zone and the elders are living and working in our area right now so we just like constantly do divisions in our area. It is good but pretty sad that they had to close that area...
The area is really progressing and that family I mentioned last week is seriously just like the coolest thing ever. G went to 4 of the 5 sessions of conference with us and the rest of the family went to the 2 on Sunday. I am pretty sure they like really, really liked it and received a ton of answers to their questions. Speaking about receiving answers, I also was really uplifted by conference. I had been feeling pretty down about my abilities as a leader and how the zone was progressing and was really just not happy, happy. Like yeah I had fun and tried and such but like that happiness that we get that just kind of stays? Yeah that I did not have.
The prophets really came through for me because I felt about half the talks were for me in that moment. I have kinda of a new life motto coming along and I will think about it this week. However, I know without a doubt that true happiness does not come with any other thing than just centering our lives in the Savior. I felt super uplifted and that spirit is still carrying me today! :D
Today was super fun too. jajaj We got together as a zone and made this sweet food from the north part of Mexico called Discada. It is seriously just like a ton of meat that you cook together with spices and all sorts of love and then eat in tacos. It was super, super good to be honest. jajaja Tomorrow is another trip to Xalapa for the leadership conference so that should be fun. I am kind of just tired of traveling. jajaj With this trip, I will bring the total to 184 hours on a bus in my mission. jajaja
I am really trying to be firm in Christ and keep working with the quality that my Lord wants me to and I KNOW that this church is true. That is something that I have loved is that I don't only just believe in Christ in general but I have gotten to know who he is and become his friend :D