Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Winter is Here!!

September 7, 2015

This week has been cold!!!! But I love it!!! It has been raining all weekend and it even got down to 3 degrees (C)! I guess at one point it was pretty much snowing but it didn't stick. I can't believe the winter is already here! What happened to fall? 

This week we had miracles on exchanges!!! So I was with Sister Calder, one of our Sister Training Leaders) and let me just tell you how amazing she is!! Every time I am with her, I just feel so pumped and motivated to go out and talk to everyone I see. (I know I should feel that way all the time, but I am just being honest) I was just so afraid that we were going to have nothing to do on exchanges because nothing was planned for the day but oh how I was wrong. We decided to go tracting a little bit in Parkland area because we have no investigators in Parkland ward and we found 3 potentials and 2 members that aren't even in our records, part member families as well!!! It was so amazing!!! So we will be going back to those people this week and see how that goes. Plus we had some amazing lessons with some of our less actives. Let me just tell you that inspiration does come during morning study hours! In my personal study I studied fear (fear of God vs. fear of Man)
 and Sister Calder studied faith. And I kid you not, without even mentioning faith vs. fear to less active we were going to speak to about this she brought it up on her own!!! That I know for a fact was inspired!!! I just hope she was able to get something out of it because she can be stubborn sometimes. Oh I love how the Lord works!! Little miracles bring about so much joy! I know for a fact that we can receive inspiration for those we teach!! 

We also had the Corn Bust this week which is pretty much a corn party! But the best corn of course, Taber Corn. It is the best corn on the cob you will ever taste and every ward in Canada has a corn bust around this time of year to celebrate because they are only in season for so long. But it was fun and a lot of less actives showed up so that was good!!!! 

I really do believe that the more willing we are to work the more we see miracles and are blessed for our diligence. I am striving to have as much diligence as Sister Calder has because miracles always happen!! 

I love you guys!!

Sister Hatch

" And now remember, remember, my brethren, that whosoever perisheth, perisheth unto himself; and whosoever doeth iniquity, doeth it unto himself; for behold, ye are free; ye are permitted to act for yourselves; for behold, God hath given unto you a knowledge and he hath made you free.
  He hath given unto you that ye might know good from evil, and he hath given unto you that ye might choose life or death; and ye can do good and be restored unto that which is good, or have that which is good restored unto you; or ye can do evil, and have that which is evil restored unto you." (Helaman 14:30-31)
August 31,2015

It has been an amazing week!!! Our investigator Valory came to church yesterday!!!!! It was so awesome and the talks were all absolutely perfect for her! They all talked about the importance of scripture study so hopefully she was able to see how important it is and will start reading soon! Baby steps! 

This week was the last week of walk and talk August which I am sad and happy about because it was a great opportunity to be out talking to more people but my body is exhausted! Yesterday my body was definitely telling me I needed to slow down. Hopefully I will have more energy this next month. 

The weather is starting to get cooler too!! Yay!! It has been really smoky here as well from all the fires in Washington I guess. I heard the air quality here was worse than those places where they have to wear face masks and stuff. (Like in Bejing I think?) That was kind of scary though because we were out biking in it... But we survived!! The smoke is pretty much gone now though.

Well I don't have much more to say... This week was good! It sounds like you guys are doing great! Sorry this is so short. I love you guys!! 

Sister Hatch

Sis Hatch and her companion doing some yard work

An 8 year old boy in their ward that just got baptized.  They got to teach him all the lessons.