Tuesday, July 2, 2013

AJ's First email from Bogata

From: Andrew Wigginton <andrew.wigginton@myldsmail.net>
Date: June 26, 2013, 11:32:20 AM MST
To: Gary Wigginton and Jenny Wigginton
Subject: Mission Life - First Letter

I am crying right now as I write this so some spelling might be off!

I am so happy for you both and the lives that you are living right now. Mom with your working out and getting things together! Dad good job on the promotion, I am so happy for you both :) blessings will flow as long as we are keeping the commandments of god, if we do work, we will get results! I miss you both very much, specially today, I was in the temple today and I was in the beautiful celestial room and I was just crying because I thought of the time we were all there in the mesa Temple; I prayed for Mindy (Jenny's Sister who died of Cancer) to be with me and I swear she was! When we are in trouble and need someone there, god is always there and are family members that have passed can be there as well!

I am able to work out for an hour a day, just cardio really. The food is amazing and we are eating like kings ha-ha there is a fruit called guanavna, you drink it out of its skin, its slimy ha-ha. My companions are amazing, he knows the language because he was here two weeks before me. I on the other hand, I am struggling with the language...I get frustrated when I can’t do something and I cry almost every day, either from the spirit or frustration.

I’ll admit I had thoughts about if I can do this or not, I thought maybe this isn’t for me after all, but I am a WIGGINTON, I don’t give up when things get tough, I am my mothers and fathers son, and I am a son of god. I will do the things which the lord commands for I know he will find a way to get it done if I work my hardest! I love you both so much, you have taught me everything I am today.

yo se que nuestro familia podemos

siempre, el libro de mormon es verdadero. dios ama todos sus hijos.

You are the best parents in the world and I cant wait to see you in 2 years!!! Will you guys be coming here to get me for sure? If so, the driving here sucks ha-ha, like worse than me!! So take a cab everywhere ha-ha. I love you both, and I am mucha gargcias for you both, thank you for all that you have done and will do!

I love you both

Elder AJ Wigginton

 Bogota Colombia Mission

P-Days are Wednesday for me - So please write me emails.......

I (Gary) wrote the following back to AJ:
On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM, Gary Wigginton < gary.wigginton@ericsson.com> wrote:
Yes Elder Wigginton,
We will be picking you up in 2 years. And no one drives as bad as me... Ha-Ha.
Love to hear everything that's been going on in your new world.
MTC Life
On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 2:16 PM, Gary Wigginton <gary.wigginton@ericsson.com> wrote:
My son – Elder Wigginton….
Just felt that I should write to you and let you know how you are feeling is normal, like you, many missionaries have your same thoughts. I too had those thought on my mission, about the same as you = “Can I do this”
I can only say that, as you learn and grow in the mission field – those feelings will be removed by the Spirit, and that the Spirit will take over those thoughts as you serve the people of Columbia whole Hartley, and you will be blessed! With many more blessings for your faithfulness and obedience.
I’m very proud of you son and speak of you to everyone I can; I let them know what an amazing missionary you are, and how proud I am of you and show your picture and speak of you, to everyone I can.
Love you always,
Recuerda quién eres!
Siempre Fuerte!

Elder AJ Wigginton going away at the airport on June 18th 2013

Elder AJ Wigginton going away at the airport. We are very proud of you and know you'll make a great missionary.

Love your family.

With Mom:
With Mom:

With Mom and Dad:



With his sister Tara and her 2 boys: 

With Little Big Sister Kara

With Arm-length Friend Alicia and Sister Kara

With Big Brother PJ

With Dad
in line going thru security gate: Love you

Saturday, February 9, 2013

AJ's Mission Call

AJ received his Mission call on Saturday February 2nd, 2013 to serve a LDS mission to Colombia Bogotá North Mission.

Were very proud of you son!

Love you dad and mom