Sunday, May 25, 2014

New area, 80+

Hey everyone! :) well time certainly doesn't seem to ever slow down. This time last week i was in 전주 running around getting things cleaned up and ready to go. and Now im in 대전 and don't feel like i have had much time to even unpack my bags :) haha but im loving every single moment! Elder Williams is one of the district leaders in my zone so it is super cool to get to hear from him and work with him! He is such an awesome missionary! 부전자전 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ!!!제가 훈련 시켜서 선교부 안내서 아버지 아들로 부릅니다~ haha anyways it is super weird being out of 전주 considering i served there for 9 months of my mission :) 대전 is very different, but i am loving ever moment! My new companion is Elder Khan! He is from New Zealand and is a total spiritual giant! This transfer is going to be awesome!  anyways miracle of the week.....we met this old grandpa investigator ( 80+) on friday evening. he is super super sweet! Apparently before he wasn't interested very much in the gospel but when we met him on friday all of a sudden he had a ton of interest. We invited him out to church and he came! :) he became really good friends with two other members close to his age. It was awesome to see them just pull him in. ANyways I got a chance to talk with him at the end and he asked if church is always the same time every week. I said yes :) he was super excited and just totally beaming. he says he wants to come out every week and he wants us to tell him what he needs to do to return to God after this life!  :) anyways super cool to just see how quickly the spirit came in and changed his life, despite how old he was. Goes to show that God will definitely never give up on preparing someone to hear the gospel :) anyways the work is going great! This week on Saturday Elder Christoferson will be coming to our mission and doing a mission tour! I can't wait! He will actually be coming to my ward building!!!! So COOL!!!!!!:) anyways i am definitely looking forward to getting to hear the words of a prophet of the lord! Well i hope you are all doing well! Sure love ya all! Im praying for you! Have a great week!
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Transfer / ZL

Hey family! Sorry i don't have a ton of time to email today. it was a super crazy busy day and still have a ton to get done :) we got transfer calls and i am getting moved. kinda crazy cuz i have only been here for 2 transfers....but president needs me to come up to daejon. Dang things are going to be crazy up there :) haha i can't wait! It is going to be a super crazy learning experience being the zone leader in daejon. It is the largest zone in the mission and it also includes the mission headquarters so ill get to work super close with President :) i can't wait. but im in a whirlwind trying to say bye to investigators, members, get packed, and everything organized for the other missionaries :) haha. but this week was great. we had a big music fireside that we organized with all of the missionaries and it turned out to be just super amazing and super spiritual! one of the members recorded it and im hoping to get a copy soon:) we also were blessed to have 2 new investigators come out to church and we have a family here is getting close to being baptized! :) im so excited for them! They are progressing so well! Anyways! Definitley glad to be able to hand it over to some knew great elders that i know will take great care of them all! ANyways I love you all and hope you have an amazing week!
Elder Bigler

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Little late but great!

So he sent this during the week while I was in Guatemala, I had poor connection there so I couldn't get it on the Blog until today, sorry it's late, but it's worth the wait, enjoy! - 

Hey everyone!!!! wow can't believe i am emailing again, even after having an extra long week between pdays :) haha and i can't believe it is already mother's day next week!!!! this past week there were two big holidays here in Korea...just like usual, when there is a holiday in korea the whole country practically stops to take a break :) its pretty cool actually and a wonderful opportunity to get to meet tons of families all together :) we were blessed to get to meet two super cool new families. :) anyways the week is sure moving on! Something i noticed this week is that it is definitely true how as people start making the decision to follow Christ that Satan works even harder. It always makes me feel good when things start to get harder, it kind of reinforces the fact that i am doing the right thing. If Satan doesn't want me to make good choices than i can't imagine he would make it very easy as we choose them. But every time we make those decisions we make it further and further up the mountain of life. Going up isn't easy, but it is certainly always worth it! The disaster with the boat was definitely a big trail for the people here. But i am so grateful for the plan of salvation. I was thinking the other day about how being in life is like sitting in a big testing center at college. Taking the test is hard but as time passes on people start finishing the test and getting up and walking out. When this happens it is almost like an added pressure to those still taking the test. They feel as though the questions get harder and harder as they become one of the last few still in the testing center. But as soon as they finish the test they get up and walk out and it is finished. They now see all the other friends who finished first. Those who finished first and walked out didn't struggle anymore with the test, but those still taking the test struggled more. Just like in life as this life moves along, people we love and care about move on. It becomes harder on us...but if we will remember the plan, and that for them they are in a better place, and that we too will join them soon as soon as we have finished our own test. if we remember this i feel as though it is quite a huge comfort to those of us still 'taking the test'. This test is such a short time in the grand scheme of things. Remembering the Big picture....this is our time to prepare to meet God. He is with us as we take this test and he is waiting to wrap his arms around us as soon as we finish. I can't wait for that day when i am able to see my savior again! and i hope i can help as many people taking this life's test right now to find that same hope and perspective that will bring such a light to this life. I feel so grateful to be here serving! everyday i learn so much! :) im not sure if any of you will recognize me when i get back or not! I have been blessed to have to many life learning experiences which have really strengthened my testimony and have definitely helped me to see the world in a whole new light! Miracles exist. God Lives and Loves us. And he really does support us through this life, and guides and strengthens us everyday. I am so grateful to be able to serve! I hope you all have a wonderful week! youre in my prayers!
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