Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lets just say i know that for the rest of my mission the transfers are going to fly by like crazy and that freaks me out!!! i don't want it to end so fast! the mission literally is the BEST PLACE ON EARTH! i am loving the experiences!
so this week we had something so sad happen.... Socorro and Ramiro moved to Vera Cruz:(:( i cried that was one of the saddest things I've heard since I've been here!!! but we sent the reference and they said they were going to keep listening cause its really something they desire to have in their lives! that's the best part!!!!
we have been going through our inves and dropping a ton that just weren't progressing and we are finding a ton of new inves so we are hoping to see a ton of progress there! something our president told us to do! well this week we went to the temple! i saw Hna MAMANI hehe and i was able to talk to my people from tlacolula cause guess what?!?! SHES STILL THERE!!! 7 1/2 months haha I'm JEALOUS!!!! well then we stayed that whole day in Oaxaca waiting for me to talk to a specialist it was kinda RIDICULOUS! and his prediction was totally DIFFERENT from the other two so i have no idea what to do just kinda lost but i am waiting on direction from the area doctor for Mexico!
we had zone meeting Friday it was somewhat lame! haha just kidding just a lot of talking about how we are done focusing on numbers other than focusing on helping inves get to baptism cause our mission has SUPER HIGH numbers but the amount of baptisms suck! so we are now focused on that and really listening and helping others to receive Christ... then after the zone conference it was like we both prayed to find the needs of our inves and then we started working and our inves all just spilled out on us and told us everything and all broke down and just seeking guidance from two 19 year old girls! that seriously was one of the hardest coolest things ever. what a blessing it is to be trusted so much from the people you are teaching and the spirit that guided us completely in saying and reading exactly what they needed definitely moments that i will never EVER forget! i am nothing without God i am weak without his help!!!
then Saturday all our appointments fell through so we just decided to listen for a minute to the spirit and go! we decided to walk up this road we talked to a man and then we were like dang we need to find people so we walked back down the hill and saw a side road I've never been down before so we went there and the second house on the road a lady said hi to us and said PASAN!! which is like welcome and we went up to her house and she totally was ready to listen ready to hear and we taught her on spot! she was so great i can't wait to go back! literally this week was just for me to figure out exactly how the spirit works with me and i know now exactly how i receive promptings and when to use them!
i have changed my perspective this week completely on the mission and its helping me so much to become stronger. yeah its hard but there is definitely nothing more beautiful!
Oh! i gave a talk yesterday in church i got the call to talk an hour before church when we were leaving haha crazy! but it went really good now i know i can give off the spot talks hahaha
well family i LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
i am so grateful for you and cant wait to see y'all again!!!
Have a GREAT week!!!!
Hna Bigelow
p.s. the scripture is Alma 26:11 y 12 and also 3 Nephi 19:25 and d&c 6:21 I LOVE Y'ALL!!!
bahahaa me cooking corn completing, 7 months in my favorite place in the WORLD! reyes etla oaxaca! and this is what POOR missionaries eat when the people that signed up to feed you dont haha mexican ham with plastic cheese thats so gross it wont even melt!!!! PEOPLE FEED THE MISSIONARIED AND LOVE THEM! hehe

Monday, August 18, 2014

Just eating Crickets!!!!!! And she says she likes them???

Mexican Corn.... delish!!!!!

Autumn has deemed this the most beautiful place in the world... I agree!!

Her District in Etla!!

What it is all about!!! Belen and Moises baptism Saturday Aug 16th!!!

hey y'all! well this week was bombin haha well after being in Oaxaca all day Monday for the doctor then again Tuesday then again ALL day friday i found out that i have rheumatoid arthritis. that something i never thought would come but to double check i am going to another doctor this week! but i received a blessing! and i know God is watching out for me if i just rely on him and his sons atonement!
Well this week we had an amazing baptism! literally! it was something i will never forget! it was so hectic and stressful but i have never felt so strong the spirit in a baptism before! literally Belen and her son Moises were so ready and so prepared and i just cant wait til my little Moises is in the mission! y'all what AMAZING work this is to bring families together and i cant wait til she can have the work done for her husband and they can be sealed for time and all eternity! she is so excited to reach this goal!
Also right now we have an inves. named jaqualine and she is AMAZING she is 19 and she has the goal of the 13 of sept. for her baptism and i am so happy for her she is so strong and already has such a strong testimony i LOVE THIS WORK SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
my time is running sooo short i hate it!
but just know i love this gospel and i love all you guys i am so grateful for the prophets and the direction we get from them!!!!
have an amazing week! and know you gots a little alaskan down here in mexico saving the world one person at a time hehe just kidding!
HUNTER:::: i am buying the tag this week! and whats that elders name???
Hna Bigelow

Friday, August 15, 2014

Well as my title says "don't take compliments from a degenerate low life's"... haha that's hna Martinez and my theme cause, wooow you would of thought we were gold if we were judging from the "degenerates low life's" point of view! haha noooo but well this week was a lot better it definitely is so true that the trial of our faith brings blessings!!!
Well this week we found BELEN! she was in Rio Grande for a month being taught there but came back we found her and we will be having her baptism this Saturday!!! her and her son Moises!!!! i am so excited for her!!! i cried when i found her almost haha and she really did! we also got a reference for a family of 6 of a widowed mom with 5 boys (she has all my respect) but they are so good and they are the family of gold! they are very catholic but open to change and a better life!!!! i am so exited to be progressing with them! we are learning a ton about ourselves and how we can better our teaching a tons hna martinez and i! but the sad this is ... is Sunday we get transfer calls and then who knows where we will be for that! I'm stoked! haha i am anticipating the heat of the coast hahaha not really y'all!
well we once again have a family of mice living in our house cockroaches and these little poisonous lizards that eat cockaroaches living in our house! needless to say we haven't slept that good this week!!!
Well y'all i am here in Oaxaca today!!! i have been having some really bad pains in my joints and especially my knees they just fall out of place while i am walking literally 6 times a day and i pretty much fall so today i am here getting blood studies done cause the doctor thinks that it is arthritis... but lets hope not!!!!
this week my testimony of families has been so strengthened and I am so glad that i have this opportunity to be here sharing the truths of a FOREVER FAMILY with all that i can! its the most beautiful thing ever! i am so grateful for my family and the love and strength they are to me!
Thank you all for being the best anyone can ask for! i cant wait to see the smile on Jesus face walking into his loving arms with my family right beside me!!! i love it!
Scripture this week: 3 Nephi 19:25 the only scripture when it said that Jesus was smiling!!!!:)
Love your mexican alaskan,
Hermana Bigelow

Friday, August 8, 2014

Oaxaca Festival Juice!!! 

Making tortillas!!!!

That's right she permed her hair!!!! So cute!!

well family! another week has come and gone! another really long week i feel like! haha not gunna lie your prayers were probably the extra strength i needed this week! it was a rough one! definitely a Prueba De Mi Fe! we just were not having luck our inves. are amazing and a few are progressing in reading and prayers but not going to church and others just the opposite. it was hard and then i just was feeling inadequate in my language skills sometimes and having someone tell me that my Spanish was horrible and then Friday and Saturday were just the hardest just feeling bummed not finding house being rejected and then we got our house infested with flying cockroaches and mice.... not gunna lie we did NOT sleep on Saturday night and our district leaders didn't answer and by that time the whole weeks accounts just added up and we burst out bawling at one in the morning and the only thing we could do was pray... then to add on top of that we forgot it was fast Sunday and we went to go pick up a little old man and bring him to church but he hadn't eaten yet and he was just really slow and then walked a mile an hr haha he was the cutest tho let me tell you but we didn't get to take the sacrament lets just say i felt like a bummer for a missionary..... but i have learned a lot this week a LOT! i am just happy that there is ALWAYS the loving mercy of Christ in our lives to help us keep going!
well! socorro is pregnant and they are progressing so well we are putting a marriage and baptism date when they get back from vera cruz! i love them literally haha they say one day they will go to Alaska... but hey who knows!!! he is applying for their passports this week hahahaha
well we are giving an English class to our ward every Wednesday its so cute and fun i love when the little mexicans try to speak it fills me with laughter!!!
this week we woke up to a really strong and LONG earthquake haha it was fun but dang i dont think out concrete house can take any stronger!!!!
well i honestly love yall with all my heart and lets just say i love saying i have a missionary little brother hunter keep on truckin bud!!!!! haha kade my hunky chunky funky STOKEY muscly brother haha what the heck happened?!?! haha keep the faith haha jeni my beauty stay strong! makenli and dawson STAY LITTLE MY BABIES! haha thank y'all for all y'alls prayers and keep your testimonies strong! til next week my eternal ones!!!
Your Mexican Alaskan,
Hermana Bigelow
p.s. the scrip is Alma 37:6-7 by small and simple things are great things brought to pass!!!!!!!!!!