From: Kyle Hudgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Only one more p day left!
Date: November 17, 2011 12:38:30 PM MST
Ha well thank you for telling my flight information. I actually haven’t recieved my flight plans yet. I think we either get them tonight or Friday. So thank you for relieving my curiosity!
Well this week was pretty cool. The coolest thing was our devotional this past Tuesday. Tad R. Callister from the presidency of the 70 came to speak to us. It was pretty much the coolest talk I have ever heard. He talked about the apostacy and how we have to make sure our investigators understand it so they can see that there was a need for a restoration. This was something that I think will be very good to know because of all the Catholics I will be teaching in Argentina. He then went on to point out 10 witnesses that there was an apostacy. I can’t quite remember all of them, I forgot my journal (yes mom I am writing in my journal every night). But I will name of some that i remember. 1. The true order of prayer was lost. He made the analogy how like in battles and stuff they try to take out the communications first and that is exactly what Satan did. 2. Ordinance where changed, altered or lost. He found the first time where a sprinkling baptism was taken place (Pres. Callister is seriously a genious) and it happened because there was a lame man who was unable to be submerged and they allowed it for him and then that eventually became the custom. 3. The bible ends. Its seems so obvious yet i never thought of it. God obviously stoped revealing his word to the poeple. 4. The sctiputes tell us. I think the scripture is Amos 8:11 but im not sure but it is pretty porfound, look it up. 5. The scriptures were taken from the hands of lay members. Ordinary people could not own a bible and they were usually not in english so they could not read it if they got their hands on one. 6. The priesthood was taken from the earth. Sense I have been in the MTC I can really see how important the priesthood. It is the authority to act in God’s name on earth. There are less than 14 million people out of 6 billion who have that. Thats pretty crazy. Well that is all i can remember fromt he top of my head but that talk was amazing. My testimony of the truthfulness of the church grew so much. When he started talking about Joseph Smith and the restoration i could really feel the spririt. I know that Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that he restored the fullness of the gospel. I am so greatfull that I came on a mission. My testimony would not nearly be as strong as it is now and I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now. If i hadn’t come here. Im so excited to go to Argentina and i can’t believe that its only a week and a half away. Time goes by so fast here but I am so ready to get to work and help people come unto Christ.
So for that box, just go ahead and send it and if I can’t fit in my suitcase ill just send it back. Or can i just open it haha. But do it quick I dont have much time and things are crazy this week with me leaving and with thanksgiving. The dry cleaners are closed for the second part of the week and the barbar shop will propbably be closed to so I don’t know whats going on. But at least you will get to hear from me on Thanksgiving. I hope its fun!
Well I love you all and I miss you, keep sending letters, its the last week i will be able to get them every day!
Elder Kyle Hudgins