*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, February 4, 2013



This week was great. 

On thursday Victor and María were baptized and confirmed, because victor had to travel for work and wasn't sure if he could be there for church on sunday to be confirmed, so we just did it all at once. I baptized Victor and confirmed María, and elder Giraldo did the same but opposite. It was a very spiritual service and everything went perfectly. I'm so happy for them! And after all, Victor made it to church on sunday, and said his wife has changed a ton in these few days just since their baptism. What an amazing experience just at the end of my mission. 

We're also teaching another family that has been investigating for almost a year now.. We had a super powerful lesson with them last night, and the mom, who's the doubtful one, said we resolved a bunch of her doubts and felt something special telling her it was true. I made sure to explain to her that it was the spirit and that it's because God wants her to follow those promptings! A few more good lessons with them and they should accept a baptismal date. But there's not time for me to get to baptize them because they're going on vacation to Trujillo for a week :( 

Other than that, we're looking for new investigators. We have a lot of good investigators but they're never home, it's so frustrating! We had three days go by with only three lessons, it was terrible. But i'm just happy we could baptize Victor and María. 

Genaro and Sonia, the family we baptized a few weeks ago, fasted this week! And María already paid tithing this week! It's so amazing to see these people putting the tough principles in practice and progressing spiritually so quickly! Victor and María are travelling to Lima where their families live, and Victor´s parents are members, so they want to go to the temple together and do baptisms! We don't know if their paperwork will be able to be processed fast enough to get it all through, but that would be the best. 

Other than that, i'm just happy, loving life, and i can't believe that it's all going to be over in a few weeks. I feel like it's going to be a lot harder to go home than it was to leave on the mission. 

I love the gospel, and am so grateful to have had it in my life. I hope we can all truly appreciate it and apply Christ's sacrifice daily to help us become better people. We have to commit ourselves to change the things we know aren't right, and when we do it we can honestly feel His love for us. 

I love you!

Elder Hatch 

Here's the baptism!! I'm wearing the onesie that was supposed to be for Victor, but his shoulders were too wide to fit in, so he used my clothes and i used his.. i think it's a good look for me. :)


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