We received an email from the mission office this morning. It included a picture of Kyle with President Peterson and his wife as well as a scanned hand written letter from Kyle. The picture and transcribed letter are below. (jh)
Just wanted to let you know that I finally made it to Neuquén! It was a very long trip. We arrived Tuesday night at about 11:00 PM. Once we got to Buenos Aires at like 10:00 AM, they put us all in a bus to go to a smaller airport in Buenos Aires. It was like an hour bus ride all the way across town. We passed the Buenos Aires Temple which was awesome. Tyler would like to know that we passed the stadium where River plays. That was cool as well (But they say in this mission we are Boca fans).
So we got to the airport around 12:00 and I was pretty much in shock because I couldn’t understand anyone. I had no idea what was going on, it was just crazy. There was a guy that was just telling us what to do and where to go and he only spoke Spanish so it was a little difficult. He was a nice guy and bought us lunch (Argentine pizza, it was a lot different than American pizza but it was alright). Our flight to Neuquén wasn’t till 7 and 7 hours in an airport is a really long time!
We met up with 2 other missionaries from Paruguay and Mexico who were going to Neuquén as well. It was fun talking in Spanish with them. So when it was time to board the flight we got word that it had been delayed an hour (what’s another hour when you have been traveling for 30 hours!). So we boarded a little after 8 and after another air taffic control delay we finally took off at 9.
It was so good to finally be in Neuquén. We meet the President and his wife and the AP’s there and they took us to the mission home and got my first taste of empinadas. They were very good. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of those while in Argentina.
Well just wanted to let you know that I made it here safe and I love you all!
Elder Kyle Hudgins
Hermana Nola Peterson, Elder Kyle Hudgins and President Darwin Peterson