Dear Family

From: Kyle Hudgins <>
Subject: Dear Family
Date: 18 Feb 2013 07:13:36 AM MST

Hello everyone over there far away. I hope everyone is doing well. this week was a nice week. We went to San Martín de los Andes early this week and man is that a really pretty place. Its just like Park City. Its awesome. Everything is built out of wood. All the stores and everything in centro are all wood and its super cool. Unfortunatly I forgot my camera and wasn´t able to get any pictures. But we will be going over there and spending a p day there in the next coming weeks so I will be sure to take many pictures. It was a fun day. We did the same capacitacion with the Elders in San Martin. There are 4 there and Elder Hernandez my old comp is there so that was kind of fun and also really weird because now I´m his zone leader is what he says. But we had a good capacitacion. It went a lot smoother and better than the last one. Afterward we stayed and did intercambios and I went out to work with Elder Castro. He is a pretty sweet missionary that loves to learn and works hard. We had a tough day but we were able to learn a lot from each other so that was good. The only bad thing about going to San Martin is the traveling. We had to leave Wednesday at 2 in the morning and we got back to zapala at 4 in the morning on Thursday so that really killed us. It was tough to get back into the swing of things.

So this week we made a lot of progress with Adalberto and Gabriela. We went by their house on Tuesday and we hadn´t talked to them for a while. They said that we came just at the right time. The past week they had had a lot of problems in between them and things wern´t going well. We tought the restoration and invited Gabriela to give the closing prayer and to ask God if these things are true. She said the prayer and it was amazing. The spirit was felt so strong and she was recieving her answer. We went by again on Thursday and she said that she had been praying more and now is willing to so what ever to be baptized. We talked to them about a wedding date and we put one for the 8 of March so she can be baptized the 9 of March. It was awesome and she was really excited. So things were going really well. We went by their house yesterday morning to go to church with them but Adalberto wasn´t home. It turns out that some things happened and the plans are kind of on hold for right now. Its a really big challenge now for them. I really hope they can be strong and continue because the gospel is what is going to help them, nothing else. We will be praying extra hard for them.

The truth is that this week has been filled with challenges like that. Whether it be trying to find member to join us in appointments or just appointments falling through. It has been really tough. But really I feel like Elder Irala is helping me be the best missionary I have been on my mission so keep on going. Hopefully things start turing out better soon. But it has really been a good oportunity to learn thats for sure.

Well I love you all and I hope you all have a wonderfull week!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

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