Mark your calanders!

Mark your calendars so you can be at Sky Harbor Airport to welcome Jordan home. He will arrive:

Tuesday June 15th
, 2010
at 5:30 pm

on British Airways to Phoenix.

Everyone is invited to welcome him off the plane!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesday July 22, 2008

Hey family hows it going? It sounds like you all had a great time at the Beach which is great being able to relax and be with family. That is awesome you got a 5 on your AP human geography test Ian way to go. This last friday we got our flight plans to the Czech Republic which is very exciting, we have to meet at the travel office at 5 am where we will go up to Salt lake and catch a delta flight to Washington DC at 8:40 i think we have like a three hour layover in Washington DC and then we will fly from there to Vienna on Austrian Airlines and from there to Prague and we will get into prague at 11:40 in the morning so that is gonna be one long day but it will all be good. I will call home during the layover in Washington DC i think we land there around 2:40 Washington time? I am not quite sure i dont have my paper with me so make sure your by the phone or have your cell phone with you.

I went in and checked yesterday and i had recieved my visa which is awesome, of the seven of us going to the Czech prague mission six of us have our visas and we are hoping the seventh one comes in this week or they will have to be delayed. The two slovenes in our district havent recieved theirs yet either so they are really hopin it comes in this week.

The mtc is going well we are working as hard as ever it is pretty motivating to learn the language when you know that within a week we will be in the Czech republic but we have all been working hard the whole time and although its kind of nervous to think about i know we will do fine we really have a good district. Our teachers have been telling us more and more what to expect when we get over there about customs and food, something that is pretty funny is that Czechs are in love with ketchup. They put ketchup on pizza, french toast and pretty much anything else you can think of. One of our teachers was telling us they have a whole aisle in the grocery store for ketchup with tons of different variations. I guess the milk is also alot different, it comes in like boxes that are good for 6 months before you open them but after you open them they are good for about a week. Brother Ruda was telling us how they eat their french toast over there, here we put on butter and syrup or jam or powder sugar, over there they take the french toast put on some mustard, ketchup, onions and pickles and eat it for lunch and dinner. I guess the Czechs also have no tolerance for spicy food. Brother cardon one of our teachers was telling us how the missionaries made sloppy joes for a branch activity and the members were complaining about how spicy it was and asking what was in it and it was just like ketchup and a little bit of pepper. But i am excited to get over there and start teaching and helping people out and getting to know and love the Czech People it is going to be awesome.

I read a really good article yesterday by Jeffery R. Holland called the Other Prodigal Son talking about the older brother in the story, it is really good and I learned alot from it I recommend it to all of you to read.

That is exciting Jenni and Mason are back in dental school starting their second year sure was a short summer for them. Its also crazy Alyssa is starting her freshman year and Ian is a big junior now what classes are you two signed up for? My advice for you Alyssa is make good friends who will make good decisions and don't be too cool for seminary try to get as much out of it as possible, there is so much to learn from the scriptures, I thought I knew quite a bit before my mission about the scriptures but the more I read here the more I learn how little I know but it makes me excited to search the scriptures and find answers to my questions.

We are syl'ing pretty much this whole last week to get ready for the Czech republic, that stands for speak your language its crazy speaking in a different language but i love it, haha we learned this last week that there are 19 different ways to say one and 11 ways to say first that got a little bit of whining out of us but it is all good its kind of cool how specific the language is you don't ever have to get the meaning of stuff from the context its all in how you declinate it. So a week from now you will be getting my first email from the Czech Republic so fyi i wont get any of the dear elders you send after the time limit on friday we dont get them on saturdays or sundays and im leaving first thing monday i hope you all have a good week.

The atonement of Jesus Christ is real and we all need to partake of it daily it is the most amazing thing that has ever happened and we all need to give thanks for it, I'm happy and excited to be able to share this wonderful message of hope with the Czech People.

I love you all be good and keep me updated with everything

Elder Hatch

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