The best week of my life!

From: Kyle Hudgins <>
Subject: The best week of my life!
Date: June 25, 2012 9:19:55 AM MDT

Oh my goodness what an amazing week we had here in Rawson! Can I hear you all say FAMILY BAPTISM! Yes that is was happened this week we completed a family and baptized more of that same family this week! Together with Elder Nance and Elder Minghini our small district of 4 Elders baptized 6 people this past Saturday! Yes 6 people and all from the Chemin family! Oh my goodness it was the best day ever it was amazing. I´ll start with what happened on Wednesday. We went over to Gustavoand Fernanda´s house to make sure that the date for Gustavo was set in stone for Saturday. We then focused our attention on Fernanda´s son Tomas who is 13 years old. He lives with them and has sat in on a lot of our lessons. He has told us that he wants to get baptized and has been keeping commitments but never really set it in stone. So on Wednesday we invited him to be baptized on Saturday. He told us that he didn´t know. He still wasn´t sure. We were a little dissapointed a when we left that we weren´t able to get him to commit. But in our next appointment, Fernanda called us. She told us that Tomas wanted to get baptized on Saturday! So that was awesome. We went over on Thursday to prepare him for his interview and passed with flying colors.

So also another miracle. On Thursday night we were thinking about Facundo. He is 8 years old and is Gustavo´s son from a previous marriage. He lives with his mom so we have never been able to teach him much. But we did give him a Book of Mormom with all the pictures ans stuff. He came to church last week and loved it. So on Thursday night we were praying that in some way, Facundo could be baptized along with the rest of his family. We didn´t really do anything to tell Fernanda and Gustavo. But when we showed up to the church for the interviews. Facundo was there! We decided to go ahead and let him be interviewed and he passed as well. So there are our three baptisms. All miracles!

So meanwhile, Elder Minghini and Elder Nance have been teaching the kids of Gustavo´s sister, (the granddaughters of Hno. Chemin) Florencia, Doloris, and Ludmila. On Wednesday night we talked with Elder Nance and Elder Minghini and we told them about Tomas. We told them to do every thing could so that they could be baptized on saturday. On Thursday we got the news that they all had been reading the Book of Mormon and were ready to be baptized on saturday. Another miracle.

So on June 23 we had a baptism of 6 of the Chemin family. Gustavo, Tomas, Facundo, Florencia, Doloris, and Ludmila. It was the best thing ever. Hno, Chemin baptized 4 of them. I´m sure he was happiest man on earth that day. It truly was an amazing experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. On Sunday all of them were confirmed as well which was also really special.

So while all this was going on we also got transfer calls on Saturday night. We got word that Elder Rivera and Elder Nance are leaving. Elder Nance is leaving for Comodoro and Elder Rivera to Plaza Huincul. It was kind of a sad moment becase all of us have become so close with the Chemin family. So the decided to through us a big going away asado last night. We all had a really awesome time. At the end the parents of Florencia, Doloris, and Ludmila (who hosted the asado and aren´t members) both gave their thanks to all of us. It was a really special moment. I can say that I have no doubt that those two will be baptized sometime in the future.

So with all that said I hope you can feel how awesome this week was and how much the Lord has helped us in the work. And also how much he has helped this family enter the gate to an eternal family. It is the best blessing our heavenly father can give us and I am so greatfull to help people receive that blessing.

I love you all and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Con cariño,
Elder Kyle Hudgins


From: Kyle Hudgins <>
Subject: pics
Date: June 25, 2012 9:31:06 AM MDT

Some pictures of the baptism

This is from the asado from last night.

An amazing week! Plus Bonus more pics

From: Kyle Hudgins <>
Subject: An amazing week!
Date: June 18, 2012 8:45:11 AM MDT

Wow this week was awesome! The Lord sure has blessed us here in Rawson with some awesome investigators with righteous desires and with member willing to so some work!

Well I guess I will start off with our baptism that we had on Friday. Gonzalo was baptized and it was a great experience. I was able to enjoy it a little more this time because I wasn´t all flustered and everything because I had already gone through the process. But man it was an awesome day. When somebody gets baptized its really hard to explain what its like. Its like a high because you just want more after you get one. It was really special because Gonzalo was able to be baptized by one of his friends Ema. (In the picture it goes: Me, Ema, Gonzalo, Elder Rivera). It was sweet. And on Sunday Gonzalo was confirmed. That was also a really special experience. I´m so glad I was able to help Gonzalo. He is really excited about being a member and wants to do what he can to get closer to the Lord. He is also really excited to get the priesthood next week so he can pass that sacrament. That will be awesome!

Man this week was really awesome. Elder River and I reached the estandarte of the mission this week! Last time when we were really close, we needed to more in sacrament meeting, but yesterday we had 10! And of those 10, 9 of them where there for the full 3 hours. That is almost unheard of for a lot of missionaires. Man I am so greatfull because now all these 10 investigators have taken giant steps in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am really excited to teach these investagators this week to see how they all felt in sacrament. Man I can not express how greatfull I am fo the help of the Lord in our work here. It has been amazing.

So another really awesome thing this week. We had a really good lesson with Fernanda and Gustavo and he said that he would be baptized this coming week Saturday. Fernanda Gustavo and their two sons Tomas and Facundo all came to church on Sunday and I think they all had a really good experience. I don´t know if I mentioned it but Gustavo is the son of Hermano Chemin our mission leader. So that will be a very special day. We are hoping that Tomas will have the desire to be baptized along with his dad. We are going to talk to them tonight and I´m sure that it is going to go really well. I´m really excited for that.

We were also able to find some really amazing investigators this week. We found Soledad, who has a daughter that has down syndrome. She has a strong testimony of Jesus Christ so we are excited to teach her. We also found Sonia. She has cancer right now and is a little down on life. We were able to teach about Jesus Christ and the plan of savation and she really liked it. We were able to put a baptismal date with her for the 14 of July. We found Beatriz who is having some marriage problems right now and is having a really dificult time. We had a lesson with her Silvia, and Virginia who is a member. We talked about the atonement of Jesus Christ. Beatriz came to church and had a really good experience so that is wonderful. I love finding new people to teach. Its always nice to have a lot of work. But its really dificult as well but much better than not having a lot of work.

Well hopefully this week will be as good as the last. We just gotta keep on working hard and we will keep all this great things going. I am so greatfull for this work. Its the best thing ever. I love you all and hope you have a great week!

Con cariño,
Elder Kyle Hudgins

From: Kyle Hudgins <>
Subject: more pics
Date: June 18, 2012 9:33:22 AM MDT

Gonzalo with the family. Now I also have some really bad news… I dropped my camera and it doesn´t work anymore. For right now I don´t know what I can do but I´m going to try to see if there is somewhere I can go to repair it. I sure hope so.

A week of miracles!

From: Kyle Hudgins <>
Subject: A week of miracles!
Date: June 11, 2012 8:43:55 AM MDT

Well we sure did have a pretty sweet week here in Rawson. It´s amazing to see the Lord´s hand in this work and to see him blessing the people who strive to follow Him.

This week we had a couple of mircles that I would like to mention. The first is with our investiagtor Silvia. She has been investigating the church for quite a while now and has finally received a testimony of the church and the restoration. She has been going to church every week and has been reading all the chapters we leave her in the Book of Mormon and more as well. She has been progressing really well. The thing that is keeping her from being baptized is that she is living with a man right now and she can´t marry him until she gets divorced. The problem is, she has to go to Buenos Aires to divorce her ex-husband and she doesn´t have the money to do that. So a while ago, we brought Fernanda with us to one of our lessons. Her husband Gustavo works with the government and she said that she would talk to him to see what he could do. So finally this week we got a call from Fernanda telling us that Gustavo was able to get the airplane tickets for her to travel to Buenos Aires. It was awesome and we then right away called Silvia to tell her the news and she couldn´t believe it. She was so happy and so excited. She recognized the blessing have come from the Lord as well.

The other miracle came from the brother of Rodrigo, Gonzalo. He is the one who came with Rodrigo a couple weeks ago and really liked it. But he hasn´t been to church since then and never sat in on our lessons with Rodrigo. But this Wednesday night we had a noche de hogar and invited the whole family of Rodrigo and a few other people from the ward. We had a lesson about faith and we did a couple of activities and played some ping pong as well. It was a really fun night, but the best thing was that while everyone was playing games, Gonzalo was talking to us and said that he wanted to get baptized. We told him “yeah we can do that. How about th 16 of June.” Then he says well can we do it any sooner. So we say yeah how about this Saturday. Unfortunately his mom had to work and everything so we couldn´t do it this week. But Gonzalo is going to be baptized on Friday this week. So that was really sweet! He came to church, as well as their other brother and their cousin. So the gospel is spreading through this family and it is so awesome to see. The gospel really does bless families!

Another miracle came with Judith. She investigated a while ago and is now showing interest again. Last week we left her to read Alma 32. So when we came back to teach her again this week we asked how her reading went. When she was expaining what she read, Elder Rivera and I were both like, this isn´t was we left her to read. She actually read Alma 30 which talks about Korihor. Now I´m not exactly sure how but she said that she received the answer that she has had for a long time which is why have all these bad things happened to me. She has desires to be baptized but we need to help her quit smoking and get married. So that will be our focus this week and hopefully we will be able to have success with those things. The Lord sure does work in mysterious ways!

Well Thats about all I have for this week. I´m so greatfull for the blessing I have received and also for the blessings that my investigators have received. I know that the Lord is helping in the work. I hope you all have a wonderfull week!

Con cariño,
Elder Kyle Hudgins

more pics

From: Kyle Hudgins <>
Subject: more pics
Date: June 4, 2012 9:00:02 AM MDT

Some pictures at the birthday for Hermana Dalia,

The family of Rodrigo at the baptism. (All of them are nonmembers but they all had a great experience at the baptism so hopefully this will help them accept the gospel in their lives. Rodrigo´s parents were both in tears during the service. It truly was a sweet moment.)

The last picture is of the giant ant problem we have in our pension.

Awesome Week!

From: Kyle Hudgins <>
Subject: Awesome week!
Date: June 4, 2012 8:51:33 AM MDT

Well this week sure was awesome! Rodrigo was baptized this week! It was such an awesome experience this week to be able to help him and to see him make a covenant with heavenly father. There was nothing sweeter than seeing the smile on his face when he came out of the water so that was very satisfying. I can´t really descirbe what it was like during the service. I just had such a good feeling. I was thinking of all the work I had done these past 8 months and it was probaly the hardest 8 months of my life. But I would do those 8 months all over again just to have that one baptism. I guess the best way to describe how I felt would be found in D y C 18: 15-16 and we will just leave it at that.

This week was also just really fun working. We were really stretching ourselves trying to reach the standard of the mission. We were able to do a lot of good this week and find a ton of new investigators, some really good ones too. But we fell short with 3 investigators in church when we needed 5. We were able to find a couple families that accepted baptismal dates and have some really good promise. So the work here in Rawson has some really good things coming forward and I´m really excited. For this next coming weeks.

Oh we also had a miracle this week when we found a menos activo knocking some doors. Her name is Nancy. We were walking around during the siesta and all our appoinaments failed us. So we decided to knock doors which we never do during the siesta because it just isn´t a very smart thing to do with sleeping Argentines. But we ended up knocking on Nancy´s door. Her whole familiy was baptized 6 years ago in Formasa Argentina but now they are all inactive. When we knocked Nancy answered the door with a face of inbelief and excitment at the same time. She then told us that she had been thinking about going back to church and wanted to go this week and that she had also prayed that the missionaries would find her again and teach her. So there was an answered prayer it was amazing. She came to church yesterday with her boyfriend who isn´t a member and her sister came as well from Trelew.We will be visiting the family more this week and hopefully we can get them all going to church.

This week was also just really fun. Last Monday was the birthday of one of the recent converts in the ward Hermana Dalia. So we went over there to play some games and eat some torta. We played some fargo, I forgot what they call it in spanish. But we all had a great time. The missionary that baptized her is in Trelew so he and his companion came and we all had a great time.

Man there really is nothing better than the mission. I am having so much fun and the rewards you get from doing the Lord´s work are priceless. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Les amo,
Elder Kyle Hudgins