Hello from Trelew!

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: Hello from Trelew!
Date: 24 Sep 2012 08:57:42 AM MDT

Well I´m here and settled in in my  new area of Parque 2 in Trelew. Its a pretty sweet area. Definately the most humble. It made me really realize that I have been serving in some pretty rich areas my whole mission. But its a nice and different experience. But anyway, I´ll tell you about the wonderfull week we had!

Alright well I´ll start off with the not so good. So on Monday night I was saying my good-byes and everything and we were with Hno Chemin. He bought some sandwhich meat and he bought some raw bacon pretty much. I was kind of sceptical about it and asked if we were supposed to cook it or not. He said no and then started to eat it. And so then I was like whatever and ate it. It wasn´t too bad but not the best either. So we left to the terminal in Trelew to drop off Elder Yobonolo and to meet up with my new comp and I was not feeling very well at all. So I went to the bathroom and threw it all up right there in the Terminal. So we went to my new apartment and I´ll just say that my first night in Trelew was the worst night of my whole mission. I woke up every hour of the night to throw up. Yup I had food poisoning. It was not very plesant at all. So I was in bed all day on Tuesday. I was deffinatly not a fun transfer haha.

Alright well I will then start with the good. We had a baptism this week!! He name is Janet. Her husband Angelo is a member who is returning to activity and the two had just gotten married two weeks ago. So that was awesome. Elder Ruano said that the had been a little disanimated as of late but we went by on Wednesday and she said that she wanted to be baptized this week. So we were like yeah I think we can do that. So we set up everything really fast and we had a great baptismal service. One of the best things was that on Friday during the interview for Janet the bishop had an interview with Angelo and he was found worthy to baptize and confirm his wife. So that was awesome. It really was a sweet service with all the family of Angelo there (who are active members of the ward). So that was a good way to start off the transfer.

So another good thing is that we are going to have a baptism this week too! Her name is Karen. Her mom is menos activo but Karen is really animated about the church. She is 16 years old and she really likes it. She came to sacrament and she really liked seen the confirmation of Janet. So that is really sweet.

So yeah I´m pretty content with Trelew we have a pretty sweet district. Elder Stokes is my new district leader. It was awesome, I was talking to him about Trevelin and he was telling me a lot about the people that we were seeing and he said that a lot of them are slowly progressing. One of them in particular was Lucas. I don´t know if I mentioned him but he had his own business and was a volunteer firefighter, he was pretty much a copo. We were only able to talk to him a few times in his business. But Elder Stokes said that he is now listening to the missionaries in his house and his wife even cut his hair. He also said that one of the girls we found Alejandra is now going to church. So that was really awesome to hear. Even though I might not have been able to baptize anyone in Trevelin we were able to plant some seeds. And now I can see some fruits of my labors which is awesome.

Well thats about all for this week. I hope you all have a wonderfull week. I love you all!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

So one of the pictures is with Gustavo, Tomas, and Fernanda with their new baby Jazmín.

The other pic is with Janet and Angelo for their baptism!



From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: hola!
Date: 17 Sep 2012 09:22:18 AM MDT

Well hello there everyone back in the USA. I have some news to share here. My bags are all packed and I am being transfered! And I´m sure you wont be able to guess to where because I am being transfered just a half hour away to Trelew! haha. I have been transfered to the other zone that is in Trelew and my new area is Parque 2. So that will be interesting. When I found out that I was being transfered I couldn´t believe it haha. Usually when you get transfered in this mission you have to take at least a  7 hour bus ride. So that will be nice. It would be nice to get to know other parts of the mission but i´m sure Parque will be a great place. But I sure am going to miss Rawson thats for sure. But at least I will get to come and visit P-days if I want. It pretty funny because whenever I tell anyone that I´m being transfered to Trelew everyone laughs because its so close and also because there is kind of a rivalry between Trelew and Rawson. So I guess I´ll be playing for the other side now. But I´m sure Trelew will be great.

So this week was pretty good. We met with Augusto and his mom Claudia this week and they are progressing well. They have both talked to the missoinaries in the past but Claudia has never really been interested. But now in our lessons with them she is very involved and Augusto always likes it when we come by. So thats really good. I can see a lot of good things in the future for them. We gave them a Book of Mormon the other day and they said that they would read it and were very excited about it. So we will see what happens.

The Pelozo family is also progressing well. The dad Daniel and the daughter Aylen are the most interested. We talked about the Book of Mormon with them and they were very interested. The mom Marta is a little closed and is always doing chore and stuff when we go by so that makes it a little difficult. The thing is that they dont have a wash machine so she has to wash by hand. So we asked a member that lives close by if she could lend the services of her washer and she said yes. We still haven´t been able to tell Marta but I´m sure that will make her really happy and also give her a friend in the church. So that will be really awesome.

This week we did divisions with Elder Menghini. We sure did have a blast. We were working in Playa Union and we were able to teach a bunch of lessons. One of them was with an investigator that the recently contacted. We taught the restoration and it was awesome. She was asking the perfect questions and we could answer all of them so she could understand. It also strengthened my testimony of the restoration. Its always awesome when that happens.

Well in the next coming week I´ll be writing from Trelew. I hope you all have a great week! I love you all!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Oh yeah my new comp is Elder Ruano. I think he is from Guatemala. He was my replacement in Trevelin. Also Elder Stokes is being transfered from Trevelin to my district in Trelew so that will be fun. It made me laugh a little in you letter about all the work you did. I´m pretty sure I´m always tired but after a while you just get used to it so I don´t really notice it anymore. But hey I´m going to sent a couple pictures. I hope you have a great week. I love you.

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Kyle and a wale tail

Wale Tail

A picture of me and Elder Hernandez with Puerto Madryn in the background.

Elder Hudgins and Elder Hernandez


Hello from Puerto Madryn

Kyle mentioned that the computer he was on would not allow him to upload his pictures.  Hopefully next week we will see some new pictures. (jh)

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: Hello from Puerto Madryn!
Date: 10 Sep 2012 08:51:54 AM MDT

Well today I am writing you all from the beutiful city of Puerto Madryn. It could be my last P Day here in Rawson so we decided to take advandage. Madryn is a pretty sweet city. Its right on the coast. We were able to see some wales as well right of the shore. It was really sweet we were they were really close too so that was awesome. And yes I did take some pictures.

Well this week was pretty sweet. The coolest thing was the rededication of the Buenos Aires temple. It really was a great experience. We were also able to attend the cultural celebration on Saturday night where they did a whole bunch of folklore dances and stuff. But the rededication was awesome. President Eyring, Elder Chirstofferson, and Elder Ballard all came. It was really interesting to hear Elder Chirstofferson speak in spanish, he speaks really well. One of the best parts of the rededication was the talk by Elder Eyring. One thing that really stuck out was in the middle of his talk he says “I need to add something…” he then bore his testimony about how the temple ceremony he recieves a confermation there there are apostles in the Earth in these days. It was a very powerfull testimony that he bore and also something that he didn´t plan on saying in the first place. But it was a great experience. It really felt like I was in the temple again which is something that I havn´t felt for a long time now so it was very nice.

This week we also saw some progress with some investigators. We are teaching a Mom, Claudia, and her son Augusto. We taught them the plan of salvation and also really focused on eternal families. It was really awesome. We were doing an exchange so I was with Elder Yobanolo a mini missionary who was baptized only 6 months ago. He bore his testimony of the plan of salvation and it was really awesome. The spirit was so strong and Claudia was in tears at the end. Claudia and Augusto are really animated about the gospel right now. Hopefully this week we will be able to put them on a baptismal date.

The familia Pelozo is progressing well. We weren´t able to find them very much this week but we did talk to them for a little bit on Thursday. The said that they were all reading the pamphlet that we left them and were very pleased with it. So its good to see them progressing. Daniel the dad also had some questions about alcohol and stuff so we talked about the word of wisdom and at the end he accepted it. So we well see how is goes this week.

Sorry I don´t have too much time. I hope you all have a great day and a great week. I love you all!

Elder Kyle Hudgins


Kyle mentioned that all the missionaries in the mission will be able to participate in the rededication of the Buenos Aires Temple this coming Sunday.  He is very excited for this opportunity.  I believe they will be doing the dedication in the same manner it is done in the United States.  That is, they will make stake centers and or ward buildings an extension of the temple requiring a special recommend to attend and hold the dedications within the local buildings for those who cannot attend the temple itself.  In Kyle’s case, the temple would be a bus trip of over 30 hours.  (jh)

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Date: 3 Sep 2012 08:26:42 AM MDT

Hello there my dear family. Well this week was a good week so I hope you´re ready for the good stuff.

I´ll start off with our conference with Elder Zeballos of the seventy. Yeah it was a pretty sick conference. I think its impossible to have a bad conference with a seventy. It was seriously awesome filled with the spirit. The hermana Zeballos started off and man she was pretty awesome. She was really energetic which was a welcome sight. Darn I forgot my notes but one thing that really stuck out to me was how she said that the mission rules are not just rules but rather commandment and whatever our mission president adds to that is also a commandment. Sometimes its easy to take the mission rule lightly because you can say to yourself “well its ok if I do this or that because any other member can do it.” but that is not true. As missionaries we are for sure not your ordinary member and its those commandments that make us extraordinary. Elder Zeballos was awesome. The first impression that I got from is was that he is called of God. It was nice because normally conferences with authorities we talk about goals and stuff but this one was more focused on how to help our investigators. He shared some really awesome experiences from his mission and from his time as mission president. The spirit was great and I really learned how I can help my investigators progress.

Another thing that was sweet this week is that we found a sweet family named the Pelozo family. So Elder Rivera and I actually contacted the dad in the calle. I put a star next to him name because it was a good contact but we never got around to passing by the house. So I was looking though my old agenda and saw the name so we decided to go by. We knocked the door and they let us in right away. We didn´t even have to introduce ourselves. They are a family of four Daniel and Marta are the parents and Aylen is 12 and Lautaro is 8. They were all so nice and recieved us so well. We talked about the restoration and of the church and of the priesthood. Daniel said that he really like the idea to be baptized with the same power that John the baptist had. So they all accepted the invitation to be baptized. Unfortunatly they weren´t able to come to church this week but I´m really excited to work with this family.

Another thing was that Gonzalo finally was ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood yesterday. He has been active but always has touble wakeing up on time and getting to church right at the beginning and when he did come early there was always some sort of meeting that made it not possible. But yesterday it finally happened. There aren´t many things better than seeing your converts progress. He was in tears after he was ordained and was so excited to pass the sacrament. It truly was one of the best feelings I have felt on my mission. It also strengthened my testimony of the priesthood and its power.

Well thats about all I have. Thank you for your letters. I got the camera and was going to take pictures at the conference, but I forgot it! Sorry but I´ll send a picture with my zone with Elder and Hermana Zeballos. I love you all, have a great week!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: Fwd: Elder y Hermana Zeballos-foto
Date: 3 Sep 2012 08:34:39 AM MDT

Here is the picture of the conference. Yes we have a pretty small zone. Their names from left to right: Elder Salinas, Elder Evans, Elder Rivera, Elder Ayala, Elder Wible, Elder Hernandez, Elder Antipan, Elder Yobanolo, Elder Minghini, Me

Oh the front row is Elder and Hermana Zeballos, Hermana and President Lovell and Hermana Hinze and Hermana Perez

Trelew South Zone