*Elder Hatch returns home from his mission the last week of February and he will report on his mission on March 10th. More details will be posted as it gets closer.

Monday, April 2, 2012


This week was so fun. I felt like all i did was explain to people about prophets and the schedule of general conference and invite them to it. in the end 7 of our investigators went, so we´re happy about the turn out :) My favorite talks were by elder Hallstrom about the difference between the Church and the Gospel. and how it´s possible to be active in the church but not the Gospel. I love that, because sometimes going to church can turn into a routine; the truly important part is if we´re living the basic parts of the Gospel in our daily lives! The part that impacted me most were President Monson´s talks. When he was ending conference and said to fix problems in the family NOW, i loved it. I love my family.I felt like there was a ton about the family in conference. I´ve realized how grateful i am for my family now that i´m here away from them and with lots of families with problems!
        The zone is doing great. We are finally baptizing more, so everyone´s happier and excited about the work. This week some of our investigators accepted baptismal dates! Eva, a mom, went to church last week and when we visited her she told us that she knows the church is true! From one week! That´s the difference in the true church. She accepted a baptismal date for the 14th. We might have problems with the word of wisdom with her, but i´m excited to work with her and her family. Also, José and Elizabeth, a 60ish year old couple, accepted to be baptized the 14th, too! There´s still lots of work to do, but we´re finally going to have baptisms here in Pomalca. This week elder Cox and i knocked a lot of doors in jehova´s witness territory. We got a few harsh rejections- the best was from a catholic man though. i was talking with his grand daughter in the door and he said from behind that they don´t have time right now. I said ok, when can we come back to share our message with you then? he said oh, we´re pretty much never here in our house. So, i started inviting him to general conference but he interrupted me and said to be honest we´re catholics and can´t listen to you, now move on. Here the people are generally so nice, so it´s rough when they are like that. But we´re having success and loving out rime here in pomalca.
As for easter plans.. there aren´t any! just working and testifying about the atonement as always! I love my job :) Hope everyone´s happy at home.
Elder Hatch

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