From: Kyle Hudgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 3 Dec 2012 07:46:19 AM MST
Hey everyone! Thank you all for the emails this week. They were awesome! This week was a good one with some really sick lessons finally. We were finally able to find Omar. We had taught him a couple times when I fist got here but we lost contact with him. We called him Monday night to set up an appoinment with him and we went by on Wednesday. We left him with a Book of Mormon and we gave him 3 Nephi 11 to read when we last saw him. We asked if he had read it and said no. Recently this past week in zone conference we were taught to read it with them if our investigators didn´t read what we gave them. So we read 3 Nefi 11 with him. At the end he told us that is clarified a lot of daubts that he had. We started talking about the Holy Ghost and how if testifies of truth and we also talked about the feeling we get when it is testifying. He then told us that he had really been searching and praying this last week to find the right religion. He said it was basically between our churh our his brothers church. On Sunday night he said that he said a prayer and said whoever calls me tomorrow that is the way I will go. But what happened was we both called so he was a little confused. We read a paragraph in the pamphlets that we hand our and stuff and said that we don´t always get our answers in dramatic events but usually through our thoughts and feeling and how. It then sites the scripture in Galatians about the fruits of the spirit and he said that that was how he felt as he was reading. We told him that that was the spirit testifying that this was true. The spirit was so strong at that moment. It really was a sweet experience and hopefully Omar will continue to feel that in our visits.
Last night we also had a pretty cool experience. We were walking around and all our appoinments had fallen through so we were just going around contacting some people. We saw this old guy sitting outside his door smoking a cigarette. We just intoduced ourselves and he let us in. His name is Oscar and was going through a really hard time right now. He has had experiences with the missionaries in the past and even remembers the names of the sisters that were teaching him. He said that he had made some really bad mistakes and how he is in risk of loosing his house because he has no money. We shared with him a message about repentance and how with the help of the lord he can put his life back together. He was so greatfull for us that we were able to help him out. We set up a cita to go back this week so we will see how is goes. I know that the Lord puts in specific places always. Its always a blessing to be an instrument in his hands to bless his children.
So Transfers are this coming week. We will see what happens. I´m pretty sure I´m staying but you never know. In his short time as mission president, Pres. Lovell is known to do some pretty crazy things for tansfers. So we will see. I love you all and hope you have a wonderfull week!
Elder Kyle Hudgins
Here is a picture of some grifiti in downtown Trelew. I thought I was pretty thug. The other is a picture of our p day last week in Puerto Madryn.