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January 2, 2017

December 26, 2016

We talked to Hayden yesterday for Christmas, but he sent this video.
Enjoy!

video

December 19, 2016

December 12, 2016

December 5, 2016

November 28, 2016

November 21, 2016

November 14, 2016

I don't have much to say about this week, but it was really crazy and fun :) 

We went to Martinez (the closest city to me about 2 hours and some) about 4 times this week for several conferences and such. That meant just more and more traveling jaja but we got a ton of work done and we have seen a lot of people progress and learn so much. I love this area because the people just accept things with faith and they do them!

I actually saw Maddie on her last day here in the mission. She has become one of my best friends and I really miss her already to be honest. She supported me a lot and really looked after me so you need to tell her mom that I miss her and that she is amazing and invite them to eat or something jajaja.

My companion is really awesome and is really doing a great job at not letting me be tired jajaja. We work really hard and I really try to complete my responsibilities as a DL and I am really loving it to be honest :)

Time flies and things change but I Love the Mission!
Elder Bigelow
 

 

November 7, 2016

My week was good. It is kind of sad being in a goma again. Where there are dogs in our sacrament meeting and the two super old guys bless the sacrament and can't even pronounce the prayer, but they try their best. But then it has the familiar charm to it. There is a lot of work here and to be honest I must have felt and gotten your prayers because I just kept on rolling even when I just didn't want to. 

We are going to baptise 2 on the 20th and I found a family of 5 that looks like it could progress these next few weeks. I just have to work really hard with them so that they understand. That is my absolute favorite part about the mission. Just teaching! I don't like finding or contacting or walking or even studying that much anymore. Just teaching is amazing!

I am doing great, time is winding down and I am watching people that I love end the mission and go home. Maddie Xhristensen is going home this change and I don't know what I am going to do! Just keep walking, I guess.
Not much to say just another crazy goma with crazy things happening! 
Hey so what's up with the stake now? Did we keep the same president or not?

Elder Bigelow

 

October 31, 2016

October 24, 2016

October 17, 2016

October 10, 2016

Well I am doing good but also really tired to be honest! We started getting up at 5:45 to go to the gym in the morning again! I have been pretty sore, but I really love lifting. It is such a peaceful time for me that I do not have to think about much and it really gets all the stress out of me :)
Other than that it just rained and rained and rained jajaja. We just worked and worked and worked. We are progressing really well with that family that I told you about. We got to teach them about temples and just almost everything already and they are really excited!
Unfortunately, the rain really bummed them out and they did not make it to church on Sunday so we had to change their baptism for the 30th not the 23rd... sad. I really hope that I will be here for their baptism because I am almost sure that I am going to leave this area on the 1st of November with changes. 
We had consilio de leaderes on Tuesday and it was pretty heavy. President talked all about repentance and how we are not using it as missionaries and taught us how. I felt so terrible like I was a really bad sinner or something. Then the worst is I had to teach that to my zone the following day and it seriously felt like daggers were leaving my mouth. It hurt jajaja. Lots of missionaries talked to president to repent and almost 8 missionaries went home.... it was crazy. Me and my comp are working hard to repent of those little things and be better!
Because of the repentance and all one of the trainers had to leave, so he left us his new kid jajaja. I have 5 kids now in the mission! His name is Elder Monreal from Durango and we only had him for a couple of days but it was really fun!
Other than that we are doing good jajaja. Just working hard under the rain and I almost have 18 months!
Elder Bigelow