Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 13, 2017

I CANNOT wait to go to the temple! I feel like I just started to understand it when I left and then nothing for 2 years. jajaja It hurts!

My week was good, I have a companion who is motivated and awesome and really wants to work. So, I have shown him the entire area and am in the process of really helping him find out how to be a Senior companion. Just going with all my old investigators and also finding new ones!

I also on Saturday night was in Martinez with my Zone Leaders and guess what!? After 23 months of being in the jungle, I fed a monkey!!!!! It was awesome. jajajaja Her name is Micah and was really nice to us and ate all our candies. jajajaja

We had stake conference and that was good. The 70 that came from Sonora was super funny and talked about the importance of the priesthood. He actually challenged my convert of only 3 weeks to prepare for the
priesthood of Melchizedek. jajajaja It was funny but super cool because my convert, Ruben, was super impressed!

5 weeks fam and then we can just hang out again and be a family <3 I'm excited but I know there still are things I need to finish here!
Elder Bigelow

March 6, 2017

February 27, 2017

February 20, 2017

That blows my mind honestly that Braden is at the age and a bit more than when we moved into this ward. :) That is so cool.

Yeah, I actually talked to my buddy in the offices and he will be sending exact flight plans this week but I almost know everything because well "sources". I will be back if I'm not wrong the 19th of April at about 4 or 5 in the afternoon. But you will be getting that this week, I think so yeah don't worry.

I had like the funniest week ever btw. So first off we have 2 baptisms. I want to tell you a bit about them because they are really interesting. They are named Ruben and George. They contacted us in the street about 5 weeks ago wondering why our church is never open jaja. Ruben is about 55ish and is a really interesting guy. He doesn't have work and is pretty bad economically but is a mason and also a lawyer. jajaja He accepted the gospel like a boss and just has completed everything like a rockstar to be ready for this past Saturday. Then his friend, George, is a 76 year old crazy guy that just fell in love with how the spirit made him feel and just followed that to the waters of baptism. He makes some of the craziest comments ever when teaching and also plays about 7 different types of guitars. He takes them to every sacrament meeting and randomly will play them and just be noisy but loving. jajaja I love it!
This Saturday was their baptism and we did it in a river. Well it went ok until we all tried to get out. My comp and George fell face first in the water and mud. After helping Ruben out, I fell straight back into the water and lost my flipflops in the water and had to literally swim after them. jajajaja It was crazy!

Then after that we went to all eat chicken at a members house with everyone that went to the baptism. George brought his guitar and started playing a ton of songs and everyone was just having a great ole time laughing and playing. It was the funniest thing ever to see the members just accept this weird old man. jajaja We laughed
our heads off and then went home.

Things like that make the mission you know?

Other than I am working on little things and trying to plan my future..... weird
Elder Bigelow!

February 13, 2017

That's crazy! Braden is like big? What I remember is Landen was like barely having friends and such. jajajaja

Well my week was pretty crazy but also really good to be honest. We had interviews and I pretty much just talked to my president about my future, my ideas and things. He just read me the coolest scripture that gave me a ton of confidence that I am always going to make the right decision if I go with the Lord. He will open
doors for me where I choose!

Also we went back to Tetziutlan for a zone conference and I totally snuck away to see one of my investigators that is getting baptized with her husband. jajaj I found her about 6 months ago and her husband was super rude to us over the phone and really was being a jerk and not letting her go to church, to the point that we stopped visiting her because she just stopped progressing. Until my last week, we saw her and invited her back to church again. She came and I guess since then its been a long process but her and her husband got married
and are getting baptized together! MariVel is her name and she is super cool with her two little kids :) It makes everything worth it!

Other than that just teaching Ruben a ton to prepare him for his baptism, he really has been a miracle. The first week till now he has just been really awesome and accepted everything. He says he got his answer during one of my Gospel Principles classes that this is the true church which makes me feel good. I really, really like teaching Gospel Principles to be honest and I kind of hope that they put me back in that assignment when I get home for at least a bit!

Then today we went to the beach with my buddies from San Rapheal! Elder Babcock! We have been together for a lot of our mission, and he really is a good friend! So yeah right now we are going to eat some quesadillas before we go help them work in their area! WOO!

It was a good week :)
Elder Bigelow


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