Hello Family!

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: Hello Family!
Date: 28 Jan 2013 07:26:33 AM MST

Well this week has been pretty sweet here in Zapala. It has been really fun gettting to know the area and meet all the wonderful people. The people here are very different. Everyone is a lot nicer and more willing to talk to you on the street and because of that we have had some really great street contacts. So it has been really fun. I´m really excited because the area and my comp are pretty awesome. My comp is Elder Irala and is from Misiones, Argentina. He is awesome. He is finishign the mission in March but he doesn´t let that get to him. He is more motivated to baptize than ever.

So here in Avellaneda we have some pretty sweet investigators. One of them is Roberto. He came to a baptism and went to church last week. We started teaching him this week and all the lessons have gone great. He has a strong desire to learn and be baptized. Its amazing how he understands the doctrine in every lesson and how he applies it to his life. Unfortuantly we found out that he is not married but fortunately he and his wife are legally divored from their previous marriages. So that was a relief because the paperwork for a divorce here takes about 3 months sometimes longer but you can get married in about 2 weeks so thats was nice. Yesterday he came to church and all the talks in sacrament were about marriage haha. He said at the end, well everything they said was for me no? We are going by today to explain a little more about marriage and hopefully set a wedding date for them.

We also found some really awesome new investigators this week. Her name is Gabriela. She went to church a lot when she was younger and wanted to get baptized but her parents wouldn’t let her. But we found her this week and she is together with a less active member. She is awesome and participated a lot in our lesson with us. They are not married but she said that it is something she wants to do. Hopefully we can talk to her husband and help him realize the importance of marriage. She was super set to come to church this week but her daughter was sick on sunday morning so she wasnt able to come. But she said that for sure she would come next week.

We should also be having a couple other baptisms in the coming weeks. Last week a girl named Vanesa was baptized and she seriously is a capa. She has a daughter named Oriana that is 11 that is just as capa as Vanesa. She always reads what we leave and she wants to be baptized. We just need to wait for her dad to give permission and it will be set. There is another investigator named Janet. She is a girlfriend of an ex missionary that is returning to the church. Yesterday she was in our gospel principals class. We talked about the atonement and she was participating a ton in the lesson. Elder Irala says that she had never been like that. Nestor, her boyfriend told us that she knows its true. We just need to teach her more but its been a little hard to find her because her parents are really in favor. HOpefully with prayer and fasting their hearts will be softend and we can teach her more frequently to help her progress to baptism.

Well thats about all I have. Its been a wokderfull week and im sure the next will be better. I love you all!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

From: Kyle Hudgins <kyle.hudgins@myldsmail.net>
Subject: photos
Date: 28 Jan 2013 07:36:22 AM MST

The first is with Omar and his family. We had an asado with them a couple nights before I left.

Omar and his family

Omar and his family

The other is the Familia Aguero. They are awesome Brian that is standing next to me is going on a mission to Colombia in March

Familia Aguero

Familia Aguero

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