Hello family

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hello family
Date: 30 Jul 2013 05:42:42 AM MDT

Well I know that youre all probably freaking out that I didn´t send a letter to all you the other day but hopefully the letter today will make it up to you.

So this week has been pretty amazing and really packed full. We had to go around all the mission to do the zone conferences. It really has been a blast. Sometimes it was a little intimadating. We started out with the Roca zone which was pretty tranquilo. But on tuesday we had zone confernce with both the Nuequen zone and the Nuequen Oeste zone. There were like 50 missionaries that I had to train. Now that was a little intimidating but it was also really fun. One of the really crazy things was that at the end they invite all the missionareis that are going home in the next two transfers to bear their tesitmony. So one of those missionaries was me. That was really a cool experience. It was a chance to see how much my tesitmony has grown over the past two year. So after the conferences here in the north we traveled down to Esquel. It was a really cool experience to see some familiar faces. But was that coolest thing was is that we stayed the whole weekend because president had to be there for district conference. So on Friday after the zone conference I was able to go down to Trevelin to visit some people. Everybody was happy that I could actually talk this time. We were able to go out with the Asbell´s who are the matrimony that are down there. They are awesome and they were really greatfull for my help. One of the really cool things is that we were alble to visit Prosperina. Unfortunatly she has been inactive since March. We talked to her and she said she felt a lot better about the visit. We comitted her to go to chruch next week so I really hope and pray that she will. But on sunday it was awesome to see everyone. The nicklitcheks, the gangas, and also Paola and her son Irving both went. IT was a really great meeting and hopefully it help Paola a lot. We also went to visit her and she really has progressed a lot over these past two years. She is trying to get married so she can get baptized but she and her boyfriend keep running into problems. Hopefully they can do it. It weould be awesome to see her get baptized.

I´m sorry I haven´t been able to send pictures. I can´t figure out whats wrong but I can get the file to pull up on the computers with all my pictures. Hopefully next week I will be able to. I love you all an dhope you have an amazing week!

Elder Kyle Hudgins


From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hello
Date: 20 Jul 2013 07:13:53 AM MDT

Hello family! How is everyone doing this fine saturday morning? It is a little chilly here in Neuquen so i hope you are all enjoying the nice warm weather. Well it hasn´t been too long since I wrote you but it sure has been a crazy first week here.

I´ll start off one Tuesday. Tuesday morning we all took the missionaries going home to the airport. There were a couple of really good friends and really good missionaries like Elder Nance the left and it was sad to see them go. But a couple hours later the new missionaries arrived which birghtened up the spirits again. The new missionaries are awesome. It was really fun spending the day with thiem and getting to know them. We had to do all the training stuff and teachign them the rules and all that. It was fun.

The next day on Wednesday was a crazy one. We were excpecting all the trainers to come in to do the capacitation with all the missionaries. What was also crazy was that Hermana Lovell had to go home and there were also 2 other missionaries that were coming in from Colombia. So president and Elder Zimbelman went to the airport to take the hermana and to pick up the new Elders. But some flights got delayed and that left Elder Wagstaff and I alone to do some of the training. Now I will let you know that I literally had no idea what i was doing thing whole time. Its pretty much just like they throw you in to get up to game speed. So during lunch Elder Wagstaff tells me that you are going to have to train the new missionaries by yourself and he was going to train the trainers. So I did my best and I had to really rely on the spirit to take all the time. But it turned out really well and I think that all the missionaries could feel the spirit in the capacitacion. And right when I finished President came so we could continue with the meeting.

So those are just a couple of the things that happened this week. Its been pretty tought getting use to the office. Its just totally different than the other life of a regular missionary. We were able to go out and work. We do have an area. The area is called Belgrano. But now we have to focus on the zone conferences that start next week. On Monday we go to Roca and on Tuesday we are here in Neuquen for then on Thursday we make the trip down to Esquel so that will be really fun to go back down there. Hopefully I will be able to go down the Trevelin and visit some people. So that will be really fun. A whole lot of traveling but it will be a good time.

I love you all and I hope you have a wonderfull day!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Some news

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Some news
Date: 15 Jul 2013 08:22:13 AM MDT

Well hello everyone. Its fun to write you today from my new area. I would think that you will all be excided to hear about where i am. Well today I am writing you from the comfotable mission office because I have been assigned to be the next assistant to the president. Yeah pretty crazy no? I was really surprised and its going to be a really cool experience.

Well this week we were able to have the baptism of Sabrina. It was a really special baptismal service. All of the Barraza family was there and also Sabrina´s parents came and they really liked the service. We showed a video that showed the testimonies of all the apostles and he told us that he really believe that all the things they were saying were true. So we set up an appointment to go by this week.

We were also able to make a lot of progress with another parrt member family. Brenda is a less acitve member who says she really wants to return to church. She is living with her boyfriend Sergio. He accepted a fecha for the 17 of agust and they are both really excited to start changing their lives and go to church.

So yeah its going to be a pretty crazy experience being assistant but I am pretty excited to be with Elder Wagstaff again. We will also be in a trio with Elder Zimbleman for a week and a half so that will be fun as well.

Sorry but I forgot my camera in the house. I love you all and I promise pictures next week. I love you all and hope you have an amazing week!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Hello Family

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hello Family!
Date: 8 Jul 2013 08:12:12 AM MDT

Well we sure had a crazy week with traveling and training meeting and all that stuff but it was also really exciting and we are continuing to have success.

So I will start off with Sabrina. She is pretty much a golden investigator. She already has a testimony and she said that she already knew that she was going to get baptized in the futrue just didn´t know when. She had a baptismal date for the 20 of july but we asked her how she was feeling about that. She said that now she is pretty much just waiting for the date to come. We asked her if she would like to do it a week earlyer and she said yes. So this weekend Sabrina will be baptized! It will be a really special moment because she and her husband have been having some problems in the past but I know that this gospel will bring them together. Guille, her husband, is really excited to start going back to church. They also have the cutest little daughter, its just an amazing family. We truely are blessed to find somebody so prepared.

This week we were also able to find somebody else who the lord really has prepared. His name is Sergio (we are teaching like 3 Sergios right now). He is the boyfriend of a less active member, Brenda. Brenda´s sister just left of a mission a month ago and really has had desired to go back to church. Sergio has already been to church quite a few times and really wants to know more. He really likes talking with us and also likes going to church. So we will start working with them and hopefully get Sergio with a baptismal date.

Things really are going great here in Zapala. In the zone leader council I asked president if i could stay and he said no haha so I´m pretty sure this is going to be my last week here in Zapala. We will have to work hard to make sure that this area keeps going but it will be fun. The lord sure has blessed us in Zapala and I know that he will continue to do so. I love you all and hope you have a wonderfull week!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Hola Familia!

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hola Familia!
Date: 1 Jul 2013 08:44:10 AM MDT

Well today was a pretty crazy week but with lots of really cool things that happened.

So I will start with Sergio. He was baptized on Satruday! It was pretty sick. He really loves the gospel. We had to teach him everything in one week and he accepted everything. He stopped smoking and committed to live everything. Such a capo! Yesterday the Venegas family invited him to eat lunch with him and we asked him if he would share the scripture. And he shared the sickest scripture in 2 Nefi 25:29. Man he shared that scripture like he was a member all his life. It was such an awesome feeling. We surely are blessed to have been able to find him and baptize him.

This week we were also able to do divisions with some other elders here in Zapala. I went to the other area and when I got back, my comp told me that they started teaching Luciano´s sister in law who is not a member. We went by again and she is awesome and already has a testimony of the church. She now has a fecha for the 20 of july so that will be super awesome.

This week was also a fun opportunity to do divisions with Elder Kimball in Cutral Co. It was fun to be companions again. Just like in the good old days in the MTC. We had a lot of fun and we had a lot of success as well. He is opening the area and we were able to find some new investigators for them.

I´m sorry that this letter is a little short and summed up but my time is running out. I love you all so much and I hope you have a wonderfull week!

Elder Kyle Hudgins