From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Last one!
Date: 5 Oct 2013 06:30:37 MDT
Well I dpn´t want to spoil all the stories for when I get home but I would really like to share the amazing day we had last Saturday in Rincon de los Sauces. I really was such a great experience. We met with the familia Ponce and the familia Bogado. So just a little background. The Familia Ponce was baptized in Santa Fe about 20 years ago. Hno Ponce was in the high council and everything but then he moved to Rincon 12 years ago where the church doesn´t exist. They go to church every once in a while to Neuquen where they have a daughter living. But it has been 12 years where there has been no church but he still tells everyone that he is Mormon. So 12 years without a visit from missionaries and we were able to make that visit on Saturday. I don´t think I have ever seen a family so happy to have a visit from missionareis. It really was a great experience. We were also with the Familiy Bogado who is a former bishop from Buenos Aires who has lived in Rincon for about 2 months now. Hno Bogado told us that we were the first missionaries to ever be in Rincon. That really was a cool thing to be a part of. Both Hno Bogado and Hno Ponce took us around the city and we were able to see everything. Its a cool place and reminded me a lot of Utah to be honest. We talked to them about puting together a branch of the mission out there and also puting 4 missionaries there. And like you guys found out we are getting 58 missionaries this transfer cycle so that will probably be really soon when we will see some missionaries in Rincon. It really was an experience that I was so greatfull to be a part of. The faith that these members showed has really been a testimony builder for me. Being a missionary really is awesome!
Well I´m really excited to see you all this coming week. I love you all!
Elder Kyle Hudgins
This is a statue of Christ that looks over Rincon.
A picture with the Flia Ponce and the Flia Bogado.
Here is one with Elder Wagstaff on a lookout. Behind us is the povence of Mendoza.
I cry when I look at these photographs! What a mature young man is here! I am absolutely thrilled that you are coming home this week. I can’t believe it is time!
You have fought the good fight; you have finished the work. Congratulations, Kyle on a great mission well done!!!!
I am so very proud of you!
Thank you Marianne for sharing this and supporting Kyle these last two years.
You now know that “missionary work” is WORK. But, no matter what we sacrifice, we will always be in the Lord’s debt, because He blesses us an hundredfold for everything we do to serve Him. Thanks for being such a great example to the people of Argentina and to all of us back home. We love you and will embrace you in spirit next Wednesday as you greet family & friends. Love, Nana & Grandpa George
Thanks Mom (Kyle’s Nana) even if The Congo is not exactly home. We can’t wait until we have the opportunity to meet you at the airport as well.
Kyle, Just a note to say welcome home and congratulations for completing your mission with such honor and dedication. You don’t know me but I’ve enjoyed following your adventure via this blog that your dad has kept. It has brought back so many wonderful memories of my own experiences on my mission back in 1984-85, in what was then the Bahia Blanca mission. It was especially humbling to read about your time in Trevelin. I spent much of my mission in that area. Such great memories. I was thrilled to read that you crossed paths with Zulma and others and I enjoyed seeing pictures of the area once again.
Welcome home and thank you for serving with such honor, dedication and enthusiasm. You’ve brought wonderful blessings upon your family as well as yourself. All the best to you!