Friday, May 20, 2016

The Latest

May 2, 2016

Sorry for the late email... We got to go to Kananaskis today (hiking in the mountains) so that took up our morning!! It was super fun but not as pretty as Banff:)  It was perfect weather though! 

Man, I can't believe everyone is graduating!! Ahhh!! I hate that everyone is getting older! But I guess I am getting older too...

This week has been super busy which is always a good thing! 

So we always go Downtown street contacting on Tuesdays but this Tuesday was a little bit different contacting... First we met a truck driver guy that was super nice! He was just hanging around the park for the day until he had to start driving again. We tried to give him a pass along card but he really didn't want to talk religion plus he didn't really understand English because he was originally from Slovakia or something like that. So we moved on to a homeless man and we were having a good conversation with the guy. But he was dealing with a lot of sad things and he started crying and then yelling at the truck driver man who happened to walk by because he thought he was an undercover cop! We tried to tell him that we had just met the guy and that he was just a truck driver but this homeless guy was crazy and was not having it. So we removed ourselves from that situation as soon as possible but then the truck driver came back up to us and asked us if we wanted to go for coffee (of course we said we didn't drink coffee and got hot chocolate). So we went and got hot chocolate with Tomo (that was his name). And by the end of all of it he seemed a little more interested and said he would check out our website!! Strangest downtown contacting ever but it turned out good!! Oh and the funniest part was that the homeless guy came into the Tim Horton's (a coffee shop that Candian's go crazy over kind of like how Americans go crazy over Starbucks) and started yelling at all of us that we were undercover cops! It was kind of scary but funny at the same time:)
Then later that day we ran into missionaries from the Church of God that just wanted to bash us... So overall Tuesday was weird! :)

Wednesday we met with Muna again and found out that she was really only interested in joining the church because she thought she would be able to get financial support from it. When she figured out she couldn't she wasn't so golden anymore... It was a sad day but at least we found out her real intent early on!

Thursday we had some more good lessons and finally got to meet with Mckenzie again! He said he would come to church but he didn't...

Then Friday I started the program called My Plan for missionaries going home!! It was crazy!! You guys I don't know if I want to come home. I don't have a plan for what I am going to do when I get home!! But I did read a good talk by Elder Ballard called "Do Things That Make A Difference". It is a good one that talks a lot about how important setting goals are and how we all need to have self discipline to achieve any goal! You should check it out, it's a good one!
 "am so thoroughly convinced that if we don’t set goals in our life and learn how to master the technique of living to reach our goals, we can reach ripe old age and look back on our life only to see that we reached but small part of our full potential. When one learns to master the principle of setting goal, he will then be able to make great difference in the results he attains in this life." 
Life is good!! I can't complain!! I am excited to go home and see what life has to offer, I just hope I am able to keep up the good habits I have made here as well!

I love you all!! See you Sunday!
Sister Hatch
And now, my brethren, would that, after ye have received so many witnesses, seeing that the holy scriptures testify of these things, ye come forth and bring fruit unto repentance.
 Yea, would that ye would come forth and harden not your hearts any longer; for behold, now is the time and the day of your salvationand therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you. For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their laborsAnd now, as said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnessestherefore, beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed. Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis,that will repent, that will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world. For behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance even until death, behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal you his; therefore, the Spirit of the Lord hath withdrawn from you, and hath no place in you, and the devil hath all power over you; and this is the final state of the wicked. And this know, because the Lord hath said he dwelleth not in unholy temples, but in the hearts of the righteous doth he dwell; yea, and he has also said that the righteous shall sit down in his kingdom, to go no more out; but their garments should be made white through the blood of the Lamb." (Alma 34:30-36)



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