Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I'm going to be a Mom!!!

April 7,2015
Now don't freak out too much, I'm not literally going to be a mom but a mom in the mission!!! I am training this next transfer!!!! Crazy right?? I have only been out 4 months and I am already training a newbie! But I am so excited!! I just can't believe I will be training in the exact same area that I was trained in. I am staying in Airdrie a little longer (most likely 2 more transfers because that is how long it takes to train). I know the area so well though so I am glad I am staying because that is one thing that will stay normal and comfortable. I actually don't feel too stressed out or nervous about it (like I normally do about everything else) so I know it is what the Lord wants me to do! It will be so fun! I can't wait!! 

General Conference was sooooooo good!!!! All the talks were amazing!! This is the first Conference ever that I haven't fallen asleep at least once:) But it probably has to do with me being a missionary and spiritual things aren't as exhausting for me anymore because that is all I am doing:) And we also watch it at the church building not sitting comfortably on a couch where it is so easy to sleep haha:) But seriously ALL the talks were so good, it is hard to pick my favorite!

Easter wasn't too special... I always forget when it is a holiday because they aren't too different from our normal days here. But we were able to dye Easter eggs with some members which was fun!! And with two wards now we are getting fed like crazy!! I don`t want to eat 5 meals a day but sometimes I just have no choice. I need to get better at saying no to food... I will work on that:) But don`t be surprised if I get home and I am so fat it will happen!! I have refused to weigh myself do far though... we will see how long that lasts... 

I am sure you probably saw our wonderful video on Facebook already but if you haven`t you should go watch it!! And like it and share it:) We worked hard on that! We just wanted to have some fun and we had some time... anyways watch it, I know we are weird:)

Also this transfer we have to move out of our big house:( It has been fun but they are coming home in May. So we will be moving into a sweet basement apartment on May 1st since a couple is going on a mission in our ward we will be talking their small place. It is still very nice and I am still getting very spoiled here. I don`t know what I am going to do when I get transferred:) 

Anyways things are amazing here!! And I am so happy I am staying! I am so happy your weekend was so good also!! I love you guys!!!

 Sister Hatch

Happy Easter!

Sister Hatch and her companion Sister Hooker

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Patience is Key

March 30, 2015
Happy Easter!!!! (And General Conference Weekend!)

Yesterday was amazing!!! Of course as you already know we had a baptism!! It was a little crazy trying to work out all the details but it finally happened and everything went perfectly! Because she does speak mostly spanish the whole baptism was half and half so that was pretty cool. I just wish I would've taken more spanish in high school so I could understand more and communicate with her better. Oh well, too late for that... But the bishop still wants us to teach her English so we will see how that goes haha:) But her daughter and neighbor came (both non-members) and we were able to give the neighbor a Book of Mormon so we will see what happens with that. We just now need to start working on the daughter:) 

Then last night we were also able to have another amazing lesson with Brother Topley. They weren't able to make it to church yesterday because Sister Topley had hurt her ankle but thats ok. But in the lesson the spirit was so strong!! We tried so hard to get him on date but no luck yet. He is hopefully going to pray about a date and then we will see!! I am just nervous I am going to get transferred next week and miss the baptism:( But I guess it is whatever God has planned:) Even if he does get baptized after I leave I can still feel accomplished and happy that he has made the decision! It will be hard though...

Other than that we have been teaching member lessons like crazy!! We were so close to 20 lessons yet again but just fell short. We WILL get it!!! We have been calling people like crazy but it is hard with Easter weekend and everyone's busy schedules so we understand:) But if there is anything I learned this week it is that patience is so key to missionary work. Nothing happens in our time, but in the Lord's time. 

If I stay another transfer we will be moving out of our luxurious house to a pretty sweet basement apartment. So even if I don't get transferred I will still have to pack haha:) 

Sorry this is really short but I guess I don't have much to say this week... I hope you have an amazing time at conference and I will be looking out for you on t.v. Also have a fun Easter!!! We don't have anything planned besides conference but it will be so great! I can't wait!!!! I love you all so much!!! Jesus loves you:)

Sister Hatch

Scriptures of the Week:

  "Behold, there are many calledbut few are chosen. And whare they not chosen?
  Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this worldand aspire to the honors of men, that they do not learn this one lesson—
 That the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, anthat the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon the principles of righteousness.
 That they may be conferred upon us, it is true; but when we undertake to cover our sinsor to gratify our prideour vain ambition, or to exercise control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness, behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grievedand when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man." (D&C 121:34-37)
The priesthood is so amazing!! You probably already saw my post on Facebook about this but I truly have seen how great a blessing the priesthood is in our lives. And we should treat it with much more respect!! It is truly the power of God on Earth!! I hope you are able to see how great this blessing is and how everyone can benefit from it male and female!:)

Brother and Sister Cortez