Monday, December 17, 2012

New Companion

Ok, for Christmas, the plan is to call you guys on Christmas there (Tuesday) at about 5-6 pm, the day after Christmas here (Wednesday) 8-9 am.  I will be able to email you guys on Christmas (Tuesday) because our pday moved. I will probably email if the plan has changed.  I changed from calling on Christmas to the day after so it is for sure that you all will be there.  Also, we are planning to have our own Christmas here, we all promised to save our packages until Christmas morning to open them.  By the way, I received a package from you, two from Steve and Alyson, and Grandma.  We found that if we combine all of our Christmas traditions we don't get homesick.  There is the plan.

My new companion is great. His name is Elder Robinson.  He is from Kemmerer, Wyoming, near Star Valley.  We actually went into the MTC on the same day, and we were companions in the MTC our last three weeks there.  It is a blast to have someone that you met in the MTC as your companion.  No Mom, I still don't use toilet paper.  I don't like it here, water is a lot better.  I have a nice bed now, because when Elder Tropia transferred he had two mattresses, so I took it.  My bed is now really comfortable.  Shower is nice, mainly because it works and half of the areas don't have working showers.  For the size of my area I would say that it is the size of the south end of the Valley, but we only work in about the size of Nibley and Hyrum.

On Sunday, I had to give a talk in sacrament meeting. It went pretty well.  That was the fifth time that I have had to speak in this branch.  I have learned how to organize my thoughts to get the length that I want or need to fill.  I spoke on the power of the Book of Mormon.  That's pretty much all that has happened this week.  Oh and I have not yet gotten sick while on the mission.  So you don't have to worry about me.

Love you,
Elder Hatch

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Still...still in Bustos

First thing, I am not transferring.  I am still in Bustos.  I will be here for a half a year...hahaha... but it is all good.  I like it here and I am getting a new companion.  Next week I will tell you all about him.  I have had a lot of frustration with my companion, I love him, but sometimes we just didn't get along.  I was hard and I had to swallow a lot of pride, just so we could teach.  I learned a lot from this transfer, a lot with how to deal with people.  My friends are still in the zone Elder Green and Elder Brown, so we are all really happy that we will have Christmas together just like Thanksgiving.

I did hear about the Typhoon that hit Mindano that is the southern island.  It was a really bad typhoon a lot of people died.  But it wasn't close to us.  For Whtinee a typhoon is a hurricane in the Pacific Ocean.

For Christmas, Whitnee told me that she might be working on Christmas Eve and most of the elders are going to call on Christmas, I just might do that.  Because I need to go to another elders area to skype you guys, because none of the computer shops here in Bustos can.  I will coordinate with the other elders and next week I will give you the for sure plan.

Sorry I am emailing late, we kind of had a farewell pday for the missionaries leaving the zone and I don't have much time we have a dinner appointment real soon so I will email all of you next week I promise.

Elder Hatch