wow! things go by fast
here!!! haha so everything is great here haha the only problem is we got a new
rule where we cant email very much anymore so i am sending a picture with a
letter i wrote about this week for all you guys since i cant write much here!!
haha just know everything is great!! my companion is hilarious and a goof but
he is one of the hardest workers i know!
this week we had the
awesome experience to see president moreno and he gave us a ride home and
bought us food haha i love him he is amazing! our investigators are doing great
they just need encouragement going to church haha that is the main challenge here
is going to church!! haha
so spiritual time! i
am sending a picture of my agenda because i love the picture of the Shepard's
running to Bethlehem i want you all to read that part in Luke chapter 2 because
we need to be like those Shepard's, we have a savior and we know we do and
because of that we need to run to him!! I love you all!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY
JENI!!!!!!!!!!! haha i have a picture for you im gonna send next week!!!
12/5/16 week 3 I love Ecuador!!!! hey everyone!! haha this week was great i have so much i want to say but so little time! i love all you guys first off! but the mission changed rules and i can only email like one letter to everyone so just know I love ya!! haha but this week with our investigators was hard only two of them came to church but the didn't come to sacrament meeting soo all of our dates fell!! which was really sad! but we are going to work really hard this week to get them to come!!!
a funny story that happened this week is we were teaching a recent convert and this dude was in the house working one the electricity and he had his knife and was just ramming it into this outlet and i kept thinking man this guy is gonna die haha what is he doing and like the 5th time he did it he just started flipping out hahahha it was shocking him ahah but no one said anything so i was like dying inside!!! hahaha but he is okay now and alive it was just funny!!
haha çour investigators we are working with now is jennifer, jamillth and monica they are all amazing and really need this gospel in there lives!!
haha so i studied a lot of captain moroni today and i love him!! haha we all need to make a covenant like him that we will always stand for christ because God wil only suffer us to be destroyed in our own transgressions so if people make fun of you for being mormon that's ok haha because the lord is on your side if you are choosing the right!!!! alma chapter 46
11/28/16 This is the Shiz!!!! haha week 2 down!! this week has been crazy!!! i had exchanges on Wednesday and i got to go out with elder Terrones one of the zone leaders who has like 3 months left! he is a really cool guy just super trunky! which kinda stinks but i learned a lot from him!! haha
but things are great here Friday and Saturday were probably the hottest days of my life haha hermano parker and marchant i already got the stains we were talking about haha just from those two days!!!
but the food here is great! i love the juice!! the only one that sucks is like this tomato juice haha it tastes like alkaseltzer hahaha but we got 3 new baptismal dates! there names are genisis and alison and yamille and her mom monica! they are really cool people and i am glad to share the gospel with them!!
sorry for not a long email but i love you guys thanks for the support i will do better next time!!!! have a great week!!!!
you know I'm just out here grindin.. I'm workin hahaha some of you might get this!!
So I don’t
have a ton of time but I will say as much as I can! first off HOLY CRAP haha I
am in Ecuador!! it’s amazing though I really love it! I have and amazing
trainer his name is Elder Salazar and he is from Ecuador! he is such a hard
worker and I am blessed to have such a great trainer!
I am in the area of
Eden its right in Guayaquil! it is tiny but there is sooo much work to do here
we are constantly teaching and talking to people it’s great! I am so blessed to
be out here on a mission I love it! so the craziest thing that happened this
week is some dude ran up to us and started asking for like clothes and stuff it
was sketchy haha so we gave him and mango and left! hahahahaha we have 3
progressive investigators! they are really cool people and I am so excited to
talk with them about the gospel!
I know this is exactly
where the lord wants me and I love it!! haha the food is great and I love the
people here!!! thank you for all of your support! I love you guys!!!
am alive and my first area is in Guayaquil it is called Eden! My companion’s
name is Elder Salazar, I first just want to say this place is nuts! Like
nothing here is like America! Haha but I love it, honestly it’s amazing! I just
can’t really understand anything but who cares!!! haha today we went to eat at
a member’s house and she gave us a ton of food! and I had to give the spiritual
thought hahaha it was amazing! the buses here are probably the craziest thing
ever I do not like them hahaha but anyways I can’t say much cause I have to go
but I love you guys everything is great!! I love this work!!!!!
this MTC experience has just flown by its super crazy!! I absolutely love this
place and it’s honestly hard to leave but I am sooooooo ready for this! I
honestly have not been able to sit still all day and my stomach has been like
crazy in all my meetings today! haha but I am so ready! It was so hard saying
goodbye to everyone in my zone though!! Like I love them all soo much! There
were definitely tears shed!!!! One of the hardest things was saying goodbye to
my teachers! They are amazing and I really am super grateful for everything
they have done for me! I am totally gonna come visit them when I get back they
It’s gonna be rough
saying goodbye to my comp Elder Manua.... I love him! We have become so dang
close!!! But I will see him after the mission!!!
soo my teacher told me
something this week Hermano Parker, he said that I should come at everything
with a happy attitude like when you get a door slammed in your face or when
someone calls you a name just get right back up and keep going with the best attitude
porque that is super important and the Lord with bless us!!!
this is crazy!! IT seems like last week was when I got here!!! Honestly I am
going to miss this place a lot!! It has been just an amazing experience! So
first off some more news my companion Elder Harris went home which was sad I
really liked him but he had some struggles he needed to take care of before
coming back out.
SOOOOO I got my flight
plans this week!!!! I leave Monday at 2:30 in the
morning!!! haha my first flight is to Dallas where I have like a 3 hour
layover!! haha and then to Miami! and then finally to Guayaquil!!!! I am really
excited but super nervous at the same time! I am just so ready to share the gospel!
last night we had a devotional by Joy D Jones the primary general president and
she said "Smile, you have the greatest message in the universe and it’s
free" that made me really happy and excited to bring people to Christ!!!!
Soo I have a really
cool experience I want to share with you guys! Yesterday we did this thing
called a skype member TRC! it’s where we go skype a random member and share
like a spiritual message so we can get used to talking to native people! We got
this guy named Joe! he is from Mexico and he is a beast!! But me and Elder
Manua did a lesson about being a member missionary! And in the middle of it we
asked him why would he want to share the gospel with people around him and he
bore such a powerful testimony on how much joy the gospel has brought him and
why wouldn’t he want to share it!! and then he turned to me and said Elder
Bigelow (in Spanish of course) I know you are struggling with the language but I
want you to know that you will get it down! he said that the spirit will teach
me everything even not spiritual things and all that I had to do is keep
praying and being like 100 percent obedient and then Spanish will come fast for
me! I felt the spirit so strong and so I bore my testimony and when I spoke I wasn’t
like fluent or nothing but I could say exactly what I wanted and I didn’t
really stumble around it was amazing haha I almost bawled my eyes out hahahaha
but that was just so spiritual I loved it!!!!
Other things that
happened this week is Jenny Oaks Baker came and did a performance for us on
Sunday night and it was incredible!!! haha I got a sweet looking haircut
and I am still the champion at 4 square!! last gym time I was king for like 30 minutes
it was legit!! hahaha
I just want to end
with my testimony that I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he died for me!!
I know that Gods plan for us is perfect and amazing and that the Atonement is
real!! if there is one thing I could say to all of you and that I have learned
pretty well here is to not care what anyone else thinks about you but the
Lord!!! Because people may think you are lame for keeping rules or other things
but who cares!! because when you know the Lord is happy then you should be
happy with yourself!! and just use the atonement often it should be your best
friend!!!! I love all you guys!! and I can’t wait for Ecuador!! next time I
email you I will be it the promised land!!!! :)
The Kingdom of God or
Elder Bigelow... the
man, the myth, the legend!!!!