Monday, January 16, 2012


Sorry, I just got back from SM and I don't have my camera and this week has been a little werid.  At the end of transfers our pday gets changed to Wednesday.  Next week I will be sure to upload the pictures. 
That is way cool that Shayla is almost in the MTC.  If you can, see if you can get her Myldsmail email.  I know she will be a great missionary.  Wow, Derek is already turning in his papers.  I really hope he gets called to the Philippines that would be so cool!  I think he gets called to Italy.  That's my bet.  Did Trevor really grow five inches?
With the less active members, it is going great in one spot of our area, the other areas not so much.  We are working with this one less active, Brother Art.  He was baptized in 1979 and has been inactive since 1982.  He has a lot of word of wisdom issues, but he is really improving.  He has come to church the last two weeks, and in these last two weeks there have been huge changes in how he acts.  It is really hard to teach him.  He lives in a chicken coop, and there are rats everywhere.  It is really sad.  But he is one of the coolest old guys ever.  Another person we are working on is Rafael. He is not a member yet.  He is this funny old guy that acts like a kid.  It is the best.  He asks a lot of questions and when we teach him the commandments, he starts living them right away.  His wife is way cool too.  Whenever we go to teach them and we ask if they remember what we taught, Rafael ask his wife instead of us. It is awesome.  And Rafael and his wife came to church for the first time this week. It was the best.
Funniest thing happend while we were at SM today.  We went into Macdo's (McDonald's) and as we were ordering, a huge rat ran in front of the counter that you order from. It was the funniest thing.  After it ran by we ordered our food and sat down and ate.  We talked about how that would never happen in the states.
Keep having fun and working to progress in the gospel.  I'm doing fine.  I'll let you know when the packages get here.
Elder Hatch