From: Kyle Hudgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Time flies when you are having fun!
Date: November 24, 2011 12:23:43 PM MST
Well, its a pretty cool feeling that this will be my last email here at the MTC. I still can’t really imagine myself in Argentina but that only a couple days away. Yeah Im not to excited for that that 12 hour flight from Atlanta and then Im sure another long plane ride or (hopefully not) bus ride to Neuquen. Yeah The flight plans that we got didn’t say how we get from Buenos Aires to Neuquen. I guess maybe someone from the mission office will be there to pick us up or something I don’t know. But its going to be an awesome experience, Im way excited.
So this week we have been a little spoiled here at the MTC. On the tuesday night devotional we had D. Todd Chritofferson speak to us. He gave an awesome talk about what things he would have done differently on his mission (he actually served in Argentina as well). One thing he said was make sure to focus on your results. See what your efforts are doing and if they aren’t producing then you have to change. Another one is earn the trust of the memebers. I can only assume this is really important. In one of our investigators she didin’t really have a desire to be baptized but once she went to churuch, she felt it was the thing to do. She mentioned that is was like a family there and they made her feel welcome. If she had a bad experience, it probably wouldn’t have gone well. So everybody back home in the ward, it is very important that you fellowship anyone you don’t know becuase that one visit to church could bring them to baptism or the loss of interest. Another thing that he said that i really loved was to yeild your whole heart to the lord. This is something that has been on my mind a lot these last couple of weeks. It is deffinitely not an easy thing to do. But one of the most important things as a missionary is for everyone that you come in contact with to feel the love of the savior. The only way we can do that is if we are like the savior and make our will the will of the Father.
So today, I just barley got out of another fireside where Russell M. Nelson spoke. Its pretty cool to get two apostles in my last week here. The first thing he told us to do was for me to tell all of you at home that he is thankfull for you. He talked a lot about thanksgiving and giving thanks. It was pretty good. He told a story about how the church started in Russia. He was so confused about what to do and everything he had tried to do didin’t work. So thats when the lord stepped in and people where memeber started moving into the country and eventually they were able to register the church in Russia. He then told about when he gave his prayer of thanks to the lord.
I’m so glad to here that everything is going well at home. I love hearing about it. Keep sending dear elders these last few days. I want one on Friday and Saturday. They are my last two days of mail. Make them count. And seriously Tyler send me one, come on now, i know you can find time.
So yeah this week has been pretty awesome. But im so excited to go to Argentina! And im pretty sure I will not be able to get my luggage to be under 50 pounds, I don’t know what to do with all this stuff you have sent, I don’t even know if ill have room. I’ll try my best but be expecting a pretty big spending spree at the airport.
I hope you all have an awesome Thanksgiving today. We have a service project and a little treat in the evening. Mike said they got to watch football so thats what I’m really hoping for! Have a great week. Till next time from Argentina!
Elder Kyle Hudgins