From: Kyle Hudgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hello everyone!
Date: April 30, 2012 8:48:16 AM MDT
Well I hope everyone has had a good week. I sure had a great time in Bariloche and really was able to learn a lot from the zone conference that we had.
We left on Thursday morning to Bariloche and got there at about 4:30 so we were able to work in the evening in Bariloche. I was able to work with Elder Prusse so that was fun to see him again. It was fun we were able to teach a couple people, the only downside was that we were totally in the most ugly part of Bariloche haha. So I wasn´t really able to see any of the cool sites. One cool thing was that just before we got to the pension at night Elder Prusse took me to Chango Mas (which is Wal Mart just with a different name) that was right next to their pension. It was interesting, it kind of felt like I was back in the United States for a little bit. On Friday the conference was awesome. We talked a lot about the vision of this mission and on the things we should focus on in our teaching. Another thing that we talked about it opening our mouths. We did this little activity how we were all blindfolded and then President yelled from across the room that he was a missionary from the church of Jesus Christ. We all then had to try to find a way while there were others trying to drag us in different directions. President didn´t say anything else so it was difficult to find him. They connected it with the scirpture in D y C but I can´t remember where, it says that the people are looking for the truth but they don´t know where to find it. So we have to be declaring with truth and talk with everyone!
This week we were able to find a new investigator named Andy. We found his dad Ignacio a couple weeks ago and we have taught him a couple times but his Andy recently moved in from Mendoza. They are both from Bolivia and really humble people. they live in just a one room house. They don´t have much and are just super nice. We talked a lot about baptism and priesthood authority with them and read from 2 Nefi 31. It was a great lesson and they both accepted an invitation to be baptized. They were all excited to go to church too, but they both recieved a call and had to work Sunday morning so that was a bummer. But they are both way awesome people so we are going to continue to work with them.
We also had a really awesome lesson with a new convert. His name is Septimio and he goes to church every Sunday. We were just walking past his house and Elder Stokes felt an impression so see how he was doing. We went in and he said that he was feeling really bad right now. His wives brother was just murdered and was just really sad about that. We shared a message about the resurection and the spirit world and I think we all left with a greater testimony of God´s plan for all his children. It really is a perfect plan and thats what makes it so awesome. The atonement makes up for everything bad that happens in this life. If we just keep the commandments that God has given we don´t have to worry about a thing.
On a lighter note, this week I had my first really weird food. Its called queso de pata. It was discusting. Its a cows leg just ground up and formed into a gelitin type texture. Tendons and everything even a little bit of bone and tons of fat. It was gross. At least I didn´t have to eat too much of it! Well thats about all i have for this week. I hope you all have a great one filled with interesting events! I love you all!
Elder Kyle Hudgins