Hello Everyone!

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: Hello Everyone!
Date: February 27, 2012 8:03:08 AM MST

How is everyone doing. Its great to hear from you again this week. Thanks for all the emails, I love getting them every week!

Well this week was a little slow and pretty frustrating. We weren´t able to have any lessons with any of our fechas and we weren´t able to get any of them to church either. Elder Clark and I have gotten a little disanimated about our lack of success but we just have to keep working and I know we will start seeing some awesome stuff happen. And one awesome thing did happen this week. So we went to our appointments with Paola and Zulma with her son (they live right down the street from each other) on Saturday. None of them were home. We were really down about it because that had been happening all week. So in planning we put our back up plan to knock doors in the neighborhood which we usually never plan to knock doors (my reasoning was that I really wanted to find a new investigator in that neighborhood because Paola and Zulma aren´t the most reliable people). Not the best demonstration of faith, but it turned out really well in the end. So Paola was not home so we went knocking. We started with the neighbor and it turned out that she was really interested in our message. It was awesome! Her name is Wanda and she had so many questions, saying that she likes the Bible but just doesn´t feel it has everything because of all the changes that have been made to it. So that got Elder Clark and I extremely excited. We talked about the Book of Mormon and gave the lesson about the restoration. She was very receptive to it and we put a fecha for the 17th. And she said that she would go to church. So Sunday came and unfortunatly she didn´t come to church. We went by yesterday and she said that she had slept in but she had read all of the Restoration folleto and 2 Nefi 2 and she has no doubts. So that was sick. We set an appointment to go on Wednesday so hopefully we can keep her progressing. Its awesome when things like that happen and you can see that the lord is working through you and he is also working in other places preparing others. I love the verse Jacob 5:72 where it says that the Lord of the vineyard went to work with the servants. I know that He is working with us in Trevelin.

Last night we went out with Pte. Ganga to do some visits. Alright so here is a little story. So Pte. Ganga was at the verdulería and he left his teachings for George Albert Smith book in the store. So a couple days later he returned asking if he left it there. The cashier guy pulled it out from under his desk and said yeah but he wanted to keep it because he has started to read it and he loves it. He is like 100 pages in. He then pulls out a teachings of Wilford Woodruff book and says that he has already read this one and loves it. I have no idea how he got those books but we were very excited to go contact him with Pte. last night. We we went and we were going to give him a Book of Mormon but he was busy helping people so he couldn´t talk. The unfortunate part was that we found out he lives in Esquel. Puchas. So we will be sending a very sweet reference to the Elders in Esquel.

Yesterday I also gave the lesson in priesthood. Suprisingly it went really well. I was really suprised that i could speak spanish well enough to teach a class by myself. that was and I just felt an awesome sence of accomplishment afterward.

We had an interesting opportunity to lend service by helping someone make a float for Carneval here. We contacted a guy and he was making a giant spider in his garage and he said to come by and help him out. It was sick I took some pictures and I´ll send them out to you in the near future when I can get a working USB.

I also got sick this week. I have no idea what it came from. But we wern´t able to go out because I was throwing up and stuff. Its really boring staying in the pension all day. I would much rather go out and work even if we don´t have the most success. I love this work and I am so glad to be a missionary. There is nothing else i would rather be doing right now.

Well I hope you all have a great week. I wish for the best in everything for all you back home. Love you all!

Les amo,
Elder Kyle Hudgins

Hola a mis queridos

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: Hola a mis queridos
Date: February 20, 2012 7:34:30 AM MST

Hey how is everything going at home! Its awesome to hear from all you again. I always get excited on Monday´s to read all the emails. Thank you all for all the love and support and thank you for always making my Monday´s awesome.

This week was pretty awesome. We were able to go to Trelew on Wednesday to listen to Elder Foster of the second quorum of the seventy. It was pretty awesome. I really though he was going to drop cane on us but he was actually just really loving and ecouraging on helping us be better missionaries. He talked about improving ourselves on being more obedient and then using the help of the members and us helping the members as well. He said that if we do that our baptisms will increase a lot. He was a really nice guy but he spoke mexican spanish and it made me realize how dirty it is. Argentine spanish is no doubt the best spanish out there, creéme (a little bit of vos for all you). While we were in Trelew we were able to work the day there because our bus didn´t leave till 10:30 at night. Elder Clark and I ate lunch with Elder Kimball and his comp Elder Brown. Elder Brown was in Elder Clark´s district in the MTC so we all knew each other. We ordered this pizza that was seriously the best pizza I have ever had, the Fugaceta. Oh man soooo much queso it was delicious. So we visited some of Elder Clark´s converts and some of the members. We had a lesson with one of the members who did a lot of work with Elder Clark. His mom is not a member. The Hermanas who are in the area where also there which was awesome. So we had 4 missionaries and 5 members all in one lesson for one person. It was awesome. We invited her to be baptized but didn´t really accept it but she knows that this church is true and I´m sure she will be baptized in no time.

So we got back to Tevelin on Thursday morning and Elder Clark was not feeling good and started to throw up and stuff so we had to stay in all day. So that was kind of a drag to lose 2 work days of the week. Another thing that sucks is that we lost our keys and we think they might have fallen out of Elder Clark´s poket on the bus so now we have to get into our pension through the window which is getting a little old by now haha.

So transfers were this week and we found out that Elder Clark is staying here for another 6 weeks. So thats pretty sweet. We really feel that the field here is ready to be harvest here. We have put in a lot of work so far to plant some seeds so we just gotta keep working on it and thrust in our sickels. Its pretty exciting but there is still a lot of work. We really have to get people to church. There are a lot of people that want to be baptized and could if they just attendent church so hopefully we can get them going here.

Well thats about all. I hope you all have an awesome week and have fun at work tomorrow, Dad. Oh and I actually got the package last Tuesday. Thank you for the ties they are awesome and thanks for the shirt Tyler. I love you all and hope you have an awesome week.

Les amo,
Elder Kyle Hudgins

February 13, 2012

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: (No Subject)
Date: February 13, 2012 8:00:47 AM MST

Hey how is everyone doing this week? Thats awesome news that ad finally got a job. I was praying extra hard this week and its really is sweet to see Heavenly Father answer all the prayers. This week for me has been another tough one but we made a couple break throughs that really are getting me excited for the future here in Trevelin. On Wednesday I did divisions with the district leader Elder White. He is a really bold missionary and when he is in a lesson he has that goal and will do whatever it takes to get it. He came here to Trevelin so I thought it was a really good opportunity to take advantage of the situation. We went to a lot of our investigators that day trying to put some baptismal fechas. Well, our first two lessons where really spiritual I thought but the investigators still would not accept the invition. It was a little frustrating but we felt we did all we could do. Finally in the evening we went to Zulma, a less active member, to help her son with his english homework. After he had finished helping we taught him a little bit about baptism. He has told his mom that that is somthing that he wants to do so we gave him the challenge to prepare himself for March 3rd and he accepted. It was awesome. His mom pretty much taught the lesson. She knows so much and she really needs to be going to church. I really hope that this will help her in her reactivation process.

We also had a really awesome experience, this week while contacting a reference we recieved last week. I can´t remember the last name but the last name is Marchan. We went to his house in the afternoon and he wasn´t there, but right as we were about to leave he pulled up in his car in his driveway. The first thing he said was that he wasn´t interested, and that he had just returned from the cemetary where he went to his wife´s grave who died recently. He was saying that he doesn´t want anything to do with us because he was mad that God would take away his wife. He said that he was just so lost right now and doesn´t know what to do. We told him that this is the reason we where at his house at that very moment. He still resisted and didn´t want to talk. But we were presistant with him and said that this is the help and direction God has sent and that there is a reason that we were at his house at that very moment. He still was resistant. But we asked him one last time if he wanted to talk to us and he said no and then in mid sencence he just stopped talking and started to cry and then said alright one day i will talk to you guys. So sometime this week we are going to go over there and drop off a talk for him to read that i just read this morning by Elder Worthlin called “Sunday will Come” its awesome. I´m so greatfull that we were put in his path to help him at that very moment. I really hope and pray that he will accept us when we come by his house.

Another sweet thing was that we put 2 other baptismal feches this week with the familia Uribe. I think I have talked about them before and how the dad lost his job recently and has to go work in the fields now. We put a goal with him and his 9 year old daughter to be baptized on the 3rd of March. They said that they would go to church on Sunday but they didin´t show up which was dissapointing, but i hope we can get them progressing and coming to church next week.

Things with David took a little bump this week. We went by his house and the door was open and everything and we could see some beer bottles in the house. One of his friends answered the door and we asked for David and he then looked behind the door and says hey the mormons are here and then you can here someone say oh tell them im not here. So that was really a bummer. That was something that really hurt. Its hard to see someone you help change their life and then make a mistake. We haven´t been able to find him since then but I hope we can really soon. We go by his house every day looking for him because we really want to help him and he know how happy he can be. I know he can still make this change in his life. We just have to keep praying for him so we can find him and help him out.

Thank you for all the support from home. I haven´t recieved the package yet. It will most likely be either next week or the next. Oh yeah i totally forgot. This week we are going to Trelew for a conference where Elder Foster from the second quorum of the seventy is going to be there. I hear that authorities usually drop cane at these conferences. I just hope he doesn´t do it on me. Its going to be fun because i will get to see Elder Kimball again and Elder Clark has some converts that we are going to go visit. I´m excited and I´m sure that i will learn a lot.

I hope you all have a wonderfull week!

Les amo,
Elder Kyle Hudgins

“porque no recibís ningún testimonio sino hasta después de la prueba de vuestra fe.”

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: “porque no recibís ningún testimonio sino hasta después de la prueba de vuestra fe.”
Date: February 6, 2012 7:26:19 AM MST

Holy cow what a hard week! I have been thinking this morning about what I´m going to include in my email today and its been hard to try to make it seem like I´m not having a terrible time on my mission. It just seemed like nothing we had planned to do did not happen this week. Although a lot of things this week happened that i wish didn´t i deffinately leaned a lot from it and i still have high hope for success here in Trevelin. This week we found out that David still has some problems with the word of wisdom and he didn´t come to church again this week. We are trying to help him through his repentance process and really feel the atonement work in his life. He still is a little hesitant about comitting to keeping the commandments of the Lord and its also very hard to work with him because he is not home a lot. I still think that he is prepared to recieve the gospel but its going to take a little more work. He still has desires to change so hopefully we can help him make that final step of actually allowing the gospel to work in his life.

With Paola things are a little tough. We are really trying to help her recieve her own testimony. Right now she wants to be baptized because she sees that is has helped her kids but she hasn´t made the connection of this is the only true church. She is tough to work with and is a little stubourn but I think we can still help her with this. Her kids are awesome and they always help her. She reads the Book of Mormon with them and also her son just recieved the Aaronic Priesthood yesterday so that was awesome.

The last bad think that happened was with one of our recent converts Jorge. He was baptized about 6 months ago and went to church every week since then. But now he hasn´t been for a month. He is not happy with the member of the branch and says they are hypocrites. He thinks he is ok because he still reads the Book of Mormon. We are going to see him today. Hopefully we can get him back on the right track.

One bright spot this week was with Prosperina. We teach a class for the investigators and recent converts that attend church. Yesterday Prosperina was the only one there. We decided we should talk about the temple. It was really good to talk to her about that. We had a little pamphlet with some pictures of the inside of the temple. At the end of the lesson she was like saying, “I don´t know what it is but i just feel like I have to go there. You guys probably think I´m lying but there is just something inside me telling me I have to go” And we were telling her no that is the spirit testifying to you of these things. jaja. It was awesome. She has really helped me a lot in gaining my own testimony and she wants her whole familiy to be baptized. She just had her daughter and son in law move here from Córdoba and we were able to talk to them a little this week and they are awesome. I really hope to be teaching them sometime this week.

Even though all these things happened this week I am still so greatfull to be a missionary here in Trevelin. Its not easy but if we keep working hard in know that we will find success somewhere. This week I felt really greatfull for this things that I have here. Especialy Presidente Ganga. He works about 12 hours a day pretty much every day. He has been the branch president off and on for 20 years here. Without him and his help the work here would be so much harder than it is. I am also greatfull for the opportunity to be a missionary. There is no greater happiness than the happiness you get from sharing the gospel.

Anyway, I can´t believe that the Giants won the Super Bowl. I actually got to see some of the game because one of the houses we went to last night was watching it. It was very weird to see some other sport thats not soccer. I´m glad you all had a good time with the family last night. The England babies are getting huge!! I hope you all have a good week. I love you all.

Les amo,
Elder Kyle Hudgins