From: Kyle Hudgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
Elder Kyle Hudgins