Monday, December 8, 2014

Zone trip for P-Day!!!

Hermana Bigelow and Hermana Tirado (her greenie)

Star Fish!!

Huatluco Zone (autumns on the A)

Do you want to build a SAND man???

Hey Y'all! I didn't remember how tiring going to the beach was!!! and i didn't even swim!!!! We had a blast today! we took a tour of the bays here in Hualtuco as a zone!!! its definitely a BEAUTIFUL place to be!!! there ain't no doubt that i will be coming back here! i honestly have grown to love this little state of Oaxaca but most importantly the people and My Savior!
Yesterday we gave the gospel prin. class and we taught about the Savior and His life and that we are all here serving a mission because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we have all felt the Atonement in our lives and that's why we are here as missionaries! it was such a good class it really reaffirmed my testimony of the Lord and His sacrifice for me and the Love He has for me and that is why i am here! i am here because i fear no man i am here because i am a disciple of Christ and as one i need to do as He commands and walk in His shoes i am here because I know my Savior loves me and His children here! He has called me to be His representative here in Oaxaca because He trusts in me to help His children! i love this gospel it is the joy i feel in my life and i wouldn't ever ask for anything more. i know this church is true and the the Book Of Mormon is the word of God that has the fullness of the gospel! i am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ i am thankful for a loving Family that i have here on this earth that lead and guide me in the paths of righteousness!
thank you all for everything!!!!
Have an awesome week!!!
Hna Bigelow

Mexican Pizza :)

December birthdays!!

Love that smile... miss that smile!!

Preparing for the program!

Huatluco with President and Hermana Madsen

Her comp might think she is crazy... she would be right :)

a little McD's!!

Temple Trip!! 

So pretty inside and out!!

Thanksgiving in Mexico!

The program!

Sing it sister!!

I would have loved to have been there!!

Apparently it was a ball!!

Autumn and her sweet sisters!!



Hey... who can believe that its December??? I CANT I'm like a roasted oven turkey down here in the dirty south of Mexico! even though we had the Christmas program and people have lights out i do not feel like its Christmas i feel really weird!!!
Well this week was really cool! we have been blessed in so many ways!!!! We all day Thursday and Friday were in the chapel practicing and preparing for the Christmas program and we had interviews and everything all that good stuff!!!
Well the program was super spiritual apart from the fact that i sang a few of my words in English! it que... we had a song its called Gethsemane and its in English and the Hna Madsen told us we cant sing in English so on Friday in 2 hours i had to get help so that we could translate the song! at first i thought how easy but NO!! you have to find words that rhyme and then find ones that work with the rhythm its hard!!! but we got it worked out!!!
Well family here is a video that has the message of what this Christmas is all about!

I really don't have too much time!!! but just remember when we are in the service of other the Love of god is always with us and remember that we are to give the gift to our Savior this season through prayers, reading the scriptures partaking of the sacrament worthily and working to follow him!
I'm sorry its super short!
But i love you all and will write next week!!!!
Hna Bigelow

 ´´no matter what im gunna love you´´

well the title of this email are lyrics to one of my favorite songs right now that talks about Christ and its up beat i feel as tho my comp is so tired of the song cause its English and i play it all the time! i just tell her i will keep playing it til she learns the words in English hehe i am a great mom don't judge me!!! ;) 
Well this week was a great one and we had a lot of experiences bonitas! one is that this week we found a hermana that's been investigating the church for the past 2 years! she has never accepted a baptism date because she is afraid that if she is baptized again God wont accept her we taught her about the priesthood and that we are here for a reason to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized  by this power and authority and she understood it ... it just clicked and she will be baptized January 3! what an amazing experience! also yesterday we went with a member that has a problem drinking coffee! we taught her the word of wisdom in a weird way with only using an example of a car and she totally understood it as well ... I've realized the Lord is working lots of little miracles in the lives of many and i am SO grateful for the opportunity to be a witness of them all! 
The temple trip was a blast! it was weird to miss a whole days worth of work but it was a blessing to be able to go to the temple with Jairo and experience that with him! we were able to go through 2 sessions and go to eat we had a blast we then put my flashdrive in the bus and had fun singing the church songs in English and Spanish a bus full of member from my branch and then we got stopped by government police wanting to haul me off to jail!!! we are not a loud to carry our passports with us just copies of our passports and visas and he was upset that i didn't have the real ones then he started yelling at me asking why i was there and who i was with and an hermana told him that if he made me get off the bus that all the mormons on the bus were getting off with me and he threw the papers at me and left! WHOO HOOO!!! she saved my life! not really it was just a fun experience!
Well family its time for me to go! and just know i am so grateful for all of you and your love for me! i am grateful for the testimony that i have that i know my savior lives and because of that we can gain eternal life! i am grateful for a loving father that day after day shows his love for me and has given me this opportunity to serve in his vineyard and help his children here in Oaxaca understand the plan of salvation that is one of hope love and faith!! i am grateful for the living Prophet who leads and guides us today! i am grateful for the examples in my life and especially from my little brother down there in the dirty south of Columbia! Gracias Hermanito por tu amor! por tu ejemplo! échele ganas y recuerda que los enfermedades no hacen mas fuertes!! te amo!!! tenga buena semana!!!
I love you all!,
Hna bigelow

Christmas Program Practice!!

Love that laugh... I can almost here it!!!

Her area!!


Hey Y'all!! i hope it's all goin good up there in the united of STATES! oh and hunter down there in the hometown of my main girl Shakira!!!! Well its the start of a new transfer and i am DEFINITELY loving it!!! I have the cutest Little companion! Her name is Hermana Tirado ...(and for those of you that know spanish... yes like thrown away hahaha) she is 19 and from Sinaloa! she is the most innocent and i love to be with her! i can see the next 3 months being really great! I will be here in Hualtuco til 2 of Feb. whooo hooo! then from here who the heck knows where i will go!!! probably el itsmo! whoo hooo to finish my misión there! but who really knows i can not believe this week is ten months i feel like crying! i just have to put all my will to the Lords cause time is SHORT and it goes by TOO fast!
Well this week we had an AMAZING experience we went and contacted a reference that the branch pres and his wife gave us they are a couple she is 45 yrs old and he is 65. About a year ago he fell down the stairs and broke his skull but his skin didn't burst open all the blood caught up in his brain and he is paralyzed the whole left side of his body! but we had an AMAZING lesson with the both of them and they both are preparing to be baptized... during the lesson he told us about the time he went before to the Mexico temple to the visitors center and how he had felt there and the moment he saw us walk in he felt that same feeling and we explained it was the Holy Ghost and he said yes i know! we left him a chapter in the book of mormon to read with his wife they read it and both prayed and they both said they felt that feeling again and that its not just some random feeling they know that it is the holy ghost testifying that it is the truth! they are absolutely AMAZING! Hualtuco is full of people that are just ABSOLUTELY ready or just not quite! but its amazing the Lord definitely is blessing us as always!!!
Well this weekend my misión president blessed me and my comp with the opportunity to go to the temple! we will be going Saturday with our branch on bus all night long Friday to go and enjoy the temple and what makes it all the more better is that Jairo my recent convert will be going as well to do Baptisms! i am so EXCITED! it is going to be a BLAST!!!!!
Well family it is time for me to go! mom give the babies hugs and kisses from me  and tell them the Lord still needs me here another 8 months!
Hunter sigue Adelante! avezas los otro misioneros elegen al hacer lo mal o simplemente no cumplen con las regulas pero debes saber que es el camino mas fácil!!!  debes buscar el dioscuroso que se llama el cuarto misionero! es HERMOSISIMO!!! esta planchando me ahorita pero también es una ayuda MUY grande! es del año 2002 pero Hermoso!
Pues familia!!! LES AMO MUCHO!!!!
2 corinthians 9:6-7 MY FAVORITES!!!! GOD WANTS A CHEERFUL GIVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Autumn's greenie :) She looks so sweet!!!!

Laughing with her area missionaries!

Huatluco Hermanas!


FAMILY!!!! i cant believe it! how FAST this transfer went by! and this next transfer is my birthday and Christmas... WEIRD!!!!! and we can talk! how sweet it that?? 
Well this week was a lot i feel like just a lot of different things happened... i learned a lot about the atonement this week that i will never forget. Really that it is something that needs to be applied everyday for us to really endure to the end and keep our baptism and temple covenants and that it can be applied for what ever you are feeling.
Family what a blessing it is to know of the gospel and have it in our lives. To know that God has a plan for us and wants our happiness that there is not one thing that happens without a reason. I watched the Saratov approach this week. and it taught me a HUGE lesson that no matter who we are what we have done and when we do it the Lord has a set plan and when we fall the spirit the Lord will not let that plan faulter.
We taught this week a new inves the plan of salvation. it was one of the most beautiful lessons i have had in my mission. the hermana was waiting and preparing to hear this message and accept it into her life to help her realize that she is a daughter of God that just LOVES her so much and we are the instruments in his hands that can help Him help her!!! 
I am so grateful to be a missionary to share this light and this message! family i love you so much. thank you for your love and support and know you are ALWAYS in my prayers!!!! thank you for everything and never forget that we are ALL children of the same father!!!
Hunter, te amo mi hermanito! recuerda al amar su compañero y servirle en todo. recuerda que el es tu mejor amigo en que el siempre esta con tigo en CADA momento! peor de tu futuro esposa jiji! hermano GRACIAS por tu animos y amor! vamos a hacer este viaje que me dijiste! ya todo bien! le extraño!
I love you guys thanks a ton!!!! thank you for the prayers and i will keep you updated on health cause for now we are at the same point as last week! 
Hna Bigelow
Romans 8:25