From: Kyle Hudgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hello Family and Friends!
Date: March 19, 2012 9:15:53 AM MDT
FA! This week was awesome! Elder Clark and I were able to see a lot of miricles this week. Which probably turned out to be the best week of my mission so far.
Anyway I will first start with Uziel. He is the son of Zulma and we have been trying to work with him but we haven´t been able to make much progress. We went to their house on Saturday night to invite them to church. They were just about to leave to go do some shopping in Esquel though so we weren´t able to talk much. We invited him but he really wasn´t so excited, he had no ganas whatsoever. We were a little down because we really wanted someone in sacrament so we can have some investigators prepare to be baptized on conference weekend. On Saturday night there was an activity at the church and Uziel´s sister came who is an active member in Bariloche. We asked her what she thought and she didn´t think he would be there. So Sunday came around, we weren´t really expecting much. But during the sacrament song, Zulma and Uziel both showed up. It was the biggest shock to me, but I was so happy! We went to their house yesterday evening and talked a little. He said that he had prayed and recieved the confermation that he needs to get baptized. We set the date for the 31 of March so I hope we can keep him animated about it and get it done.
The other miricle we saw this week was with a new investigator, Cristina. We found her a while ago actually but we haven´t been able to teach her. We went by with Pte. Ganga for the visit and it was awesome. Right now she has been really down on her life. The guy that she is living with does not treat her well and she said she didn´t have much self worth. We talked about the love that God has for and that she matters to him. She broke down many times and the spirit was so strong. At the end Pte. Ganga gave her a blessing of comfort and that was also just awesome. The other crazy thing was that one of her old friends that she hadn´t talked to for a long time called her that same day to come meet up with her. That lady ended up being the granddaughter of one of the members of the brach Hna. Margarita, who Pte. Ganga told to go visit Cristina. So Cristina intorduced herself and then Margarita was like, “I´m supposed to visit you.” And they just started talking and stuff. We talked to her last night and she said that it was all an answer to her prayers. The day before she talked with us she was having very bad thoughts about her life and just didn´t know what more she could do. She said that she has no doubt that God put us in her life. We also gave her the talk “You Matter to Him” by Pte. Uchtdorf from the last conference and she says she has read it three time already and loves it. It was just an awesome experience to feel that we really were led by God and we were meant to help her through these trial in her life.
Alright so last week I had my interview with President Peterson. He is an awesome guy. He told us to share with him a scripture that has changed our life. When I was thinking I really could not think of one, but I could think of principle that have. The one that stuck out with the Atonement of Jesus Christ. While on my mission I have learned so much of the Atonement and it is the one thing I am so greatfull for. I shared with him Alma 7:11-13. Its probably my favorite scripture of the Atonement. He did all of that for us, but the only we we qualify for the blessing of the Atonement is if we follow the commandments of God. It truly is a blessing that everyone needs to hear and I´m so greatful for the opportunity to share it with the people of Argentina.
Thank you for all your prayers. I know there are all being answered and they have helped me out a lot and I love you all for that. There is no greater joy you get from doing the Lord´s work. I love you all and hope you have a great week.
Elder Kyle Hudgins