From: Kyle Hudgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Happy New Year!
Date: January 2, 2012 1:18:32 PM MST
Sorry its taken a little while to get this email out today but we left this morning to go check out some of the scenery of around Trevelin. We went to this place called Nant Y Falls. Its a pretty cool place about 20 minutes south of Trevelin. Its a short little trail that takes you past 4 waterfalls, it was way awesome. I have pictures but this computers wont acept USB chords so hopefully i will be able to send them to you next week.
This week has been really nice. We didn´t really do anything for New Years. We were allowed to stay up late and be with members or investiagors but we just stayed in our pension. It was a little boring but everyone around us had fireworks so we went outside and watched them. They had some pretty big fireworks that would shake the house and stuff. I assume the laws are pretty laid back about buying fireworks here in Argentina. Then yesterday after church we spent the day in Esquel and we had the whole day off so we made a whole bunch of pizza and played Monopoly and card games. It was a good time.
The reason we decided to go out today was because this is the last week of the transfer and some of the elders in our district thing they might be leaving. Its crazy that i am almost done with my first transfer. It has gone by so fast. This whole mission has gone by really fast. I have already been out for 3 months. It feels like just yesterday you were dropping me off at the MTC. I guess time goes really fast when you are having fun and you have a lot of stuff to do.
The missionary work in Trevelin has been really tough. I feel like Elder Clark and I are working really hard but when we look at our numbers at the end of the week, we think man those really suck. Thats the only thing that really gets me down a little but is not seeing the fruits of your work. Im sure the lord is helping that person or whoever in some way but i just can´t see it. But one thing really awesome happened this week. We set up a baptimal date for Paola. She has been talking to the missionaries for about 3 years now i think and never had one. She has two kids that are baptized and she really likes the church. She just hasn´t been able to go becuase she has work on sundays. The date is for the 10 of March because she has to get divorced from her previous husband and marry Juan (the guy she is living with). he is also an awesome guy. He is way nice and my hope is that he gets baptized the same day. They are just an awesome family. Paola and Juan read and pray with their kids Irving and Nacho. Those two come to church every week and when we went to teach, Irving knew the answer to all the questions. He is only 11 but already says he wants to serve a mission. So that is probably the most exciting thing that is going on. The funny that was that the next day we had a ward activity for the new year and she came and we telling everyone that she was going to be baptized. So that was just awesome to see such enthusiasm from her.
Sorry its a little short i don´t have much time today but just wanted to let you know I love all of you and i miss you and i was so greatfull to see and talk to you the other day. It was so nice to be able to see your faces. Hope you all had a happy new year.
Elder Kyle Hudgins