Hello Family!

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hello family!
Date: 3 Aug 2013 08:19:08 AM MDT

Well we have had another busy but really awesome week here in the office. It has been really fun and it was nice to have a little more time to work in the area where we really are seeing some miracles.

So on Tuesday we recieved some more missionaries. Two from Brazil and one from Buenos Aires. It was pretty fun hanging out with them for the day. It was one elder and 2 sisters so we were doing a lot of stuff with the elder. His name is Elder Haddad and he is pretty much the coolest guy ever. He even knows who Greg Ostertag is so that was pretty fun to talk with him. He went to be in a trio with Elder Kimball and his companion so I´m sure they will all have a good time over there. The next day we recieved two more Bolivians but they didn´t come in till 1:00 at night so we didn´t get to know them very well. What was really tough is that the next morning we had to leave to go to Zapala at 5:30 so we didn´t get very much sleep. But we still had a good zone conference there but I´m a little glad that all the conferences are over now. Now we can relax a little bit.

So while we were gone we were able to keep contact with some of our investigators. We are teaching a part family. Matias is a less active memeber and her girlfriend is Romina. They have been haveing some problems which has keept them from getting married. But we had a really good lesson about the atonement and forgiveness before we left to go to Esquel. So this week we had a lesson with them and they told us that they had set a date to get married! Its a pretty crazy story. One night Romina wanted to do a family home eveing and Matias said to open Gospel principles to figure out what to talk about and justo she opened to the law of chastity seccion. After going over the seccion she said well when are we goign to get married. So that was really awesome to see the Lord´s hand in that. We were able to put a baptismal date with romina for the 31 of August so we really are blessed for that.

Well I love you all I hope you have a wonderfull time in Fish Lake. Love you all!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Sorry i haven´t sent any pictures but I am having problems with my sd card. Whenevery i put it into the adapter it show up on the computer. But when I open the extractable disc the picture file doesn´t show up. I don´t know what the problem is. Hopefully next week I´ll be able to get you some pictures.

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

Hello Family!

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hello family!
Date: 24 Jun 2013 08:11:56 AM MDT

Well this was a pretty great week and we continue to see the hand of the lord in this wonderfull work!

First off I would like to start with Sergio. You may remember that he came to church 2 times but we were never able to find his house. Well we lost contact with him because he didn´t come to church last week. But on Saturday just before leaving the apartment in the morning my comp and I prayed that we could find Sergio again. As we were walking to lunch lo and behold we found Sergio! He was busy doing some errands and stuff but we told him that later in the afternoon we had an english class in the church and he said he would be there. He came to english and after we had a charla with him and we invited him to be baptized. He accepted. We had a prayer at the end of the lesson and he said it. We told him to pray to know if these things were true. After the prayer he told us I know this is true. It was so awesome. The Lord really had prepared Sergio and if all goes well he could be baptized this weekend. We are so blessed and I know that Heavenly Father answers prayers.

So this week was had interviews with the president. The were awesome. The assistants did a workshop about the atonement while president was calling everyone for their interview. The workshope was awesome. They had a bag of charcol and we had to get our hand all dirty and stuff. and they tied it in with our missionary purpose and how through baptism we can be clean again. The interview with president was great. He told me as well that it is very likely that I will be leaving Zapala at the end of the transfer so we will see how that goes.

So last night I was able to watch the broadcast. It was pretty awesome. I love it how that showed how through little small things like inviting people can help people accept the gospel. It really made me excited about the work in the future.

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

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Here is a picture in San Martin. A lot of the snow had alread melted but the mountains are beautiful.

With Elder Suarez in San Martin.

San Martin

San Martin

Hello familiy!

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hello familiy!
Date: 17 Jun 2013 08:21:16 AM MDT

Well we sure had a pretty good week. We saw a lot of cool things happen in the area and a couple of miricles also.

So this week Luciano got baptized. It was a pretty sweet service because the family is so big so there were a lot of people there which was really sweet. Lucianos dad baptized him which was a sweet thing to see. The family was inactive for about 10 years now and now the are back and strong again. It was a really sweet moment for the family. Yesterday he was confirmed by his brother in law which was also really cool to see. I hope this family will continue progressing and enduring to the end.

We also made a ton of progress with our investiagator Omar. We went and saw him friday night and was had a good chat with him and invited him to the bapismal service. He came and had a really good experience. After the service we had a lesson with him in the church with the bishop. It was just a really awesome lesson and the spirit was super strong. He told us that he loves it when we come by because he just feels so much better when we talk to him. He is really lonely and has a lot of pain in his life and he says when we teach him it goes all away. We comitted him to go to church and he came. He made a really big sacrifice as well. He works all night from 11 to 8 in the morning. He was really tired but he made it through church and had a great time. I´m not sure if I have seen an investigator progress as much as he did in a week so that was awesome. Hopefully we can help him continue to progress for his feca on the 6 of july.

Well things sure are going really well in the area and also in the zone so everything is just going awesome right now. This week we are going to San Martin and we also have interviews with the president so it should be another good one. I love you all and hope you have a wonderfull week!

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Here is a picture of the baptism.
With Elder Suarez, Luciano, Luciano’s Dad and Elder Hudgins,

Luciano Baptism

Luciano Baptism

Last week on p day we had an an asadito with some hot dogs. it was pretty good.
Elder Hudgins and Elder Suarez.



Hola familia!

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hola familia!
Date: 10 Jun 2013 08:26:17 AM MDT

Hello everone. Well this week has been pretty fun with my new comp. Elder Suarez is pretty awesome and really animated about the work and we have fun with it. He only has 9 months in the mission so he is still a little fresh which is awesome. Even though we had a tough start to the week we still had fun and we were really blesses yesterday on Sunday.

The assistants called us and told us to focus on getting references and putting new fechas but we were haveing no success during the whole week. We couldn´t find anyone that we wanted to put a fecha with. But we kept at it and finally on suday we finally found some of our investigators. We were able to find Hector who was a reference and has already gone to church with the Hermanas in another ward. We taught him and he accepted a fecha easily. He really wants to follow Jesus Christ and I know this gospel will help him do that. We were also able to find Omar. We had a great lesson with him but we really have to help him pray so he can get his answer that these things are true. But I know if we can do that we will start progressing well.

Last night we were also able to see a miracle. It was like 8:50 at night and we were just waiting for 9 to come around to go back to the apartment. We started to do contacts around the apartment and we found a family that their jeep had ran out of gas. Now the gas station was like 5 blocks away so we offered to help push the jeep the 5 blocks. It was pretty cool because they were really greatfull that we were there to help him. They offered to drive us back to the apartment and we started talking and the dad said, well I think God put you in that place because there was no way I was going to get the jeep to the gas station by myself. He was really awesome and invited us to come to his house to share our message. So this week we will stop by and hopefully we will be able to teach this whole family. It was an awesome experience and I´m sure god did put us in that place for a reason.

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

Elder Kyle Hudgins

Hello everyone!

From: Kyle Hudgins
Subject: Hello everyone!
Date: 3 Jun 2013 08:25:37 AM MDT

Well we have had a pretty crazy week here in Zapala and a lot of things have gone about. So I guess I´ll start with the transfers. So as you already know Elder Wagstaff left to go be the new assistant and so that means that I´m just staying here in Zapala with my fourth companion. His name is Elder Suarez. He is from Uruguay. I met him while I was in Trelew and he is pretty awesome and I´m really excited that he is coming here to be my comp.

So this week was another battle with sickness. Once again I cought a stomache bug and was out of work for 2 days and man was that a really boring 2 days! But now I´m doing fine and i´m at 100%. But I it was a tough week in our area because also earlyer in the week we went to do exchanges in cutral co. So thats 3 days that we wern´t able to work in our area. But I think its safe to say that the lord blessed us to make up for the lost time.

This week we were able to find two sweet new investigators Hector y Carlos. Hector was a reference from the hermanas and has already been to church. He was super recieptive and while we were teaching him his Carlos came by and we were able to teach him as well. They are both really interested in the church and want to learn more and follow Christ as well.

Another blessing that we got was on Sunday. but it started on Saturday night. Elder Wagstaff and I were walking down the street and we said to each other that we hadn´t contacted pretty much anyone this week so we started to talk to all the poeple that passed us. We came upon a man named Sergio. It was a simple contact and we invited him to church. We weren´t sure if he was going to go because I realized that he gave me a fake address. But surely enough Sunday morning he shows up! We talked to him in between classes and said that saturday night he was thinking and he said that he grandpa is member of the church and wants to follow what he is doing. So he was super content to be there in church. He stayed for the whole three hours and we set up a cita with him for wednesday and got his real address haha.

So another good piece of news is that Elder Kimball is coming to the zone! He is opening an area in Cutral Co and will be training as well and be the district leader which means I will be able to do exchanges with him shortly so that will be awesome! I love you all and hope you have a wonderfull week!

Elder Kyle Hudgins