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!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday, January 4th, 2010

happy new year to all

So we have survived it through the holidays and into 2010 and life is going well. For New Years the other elders came over to our apartment and we were allowed to stay up till midnight to see in the new year. we had to be inside by 6 because this country takes their new year quite seriously. Basically everybody saves up their money and buys as much alcohol as possible and then get drunk out of their minds for about 2 days. Luckily we have our families we are teaching who don't drink so that wasn't a problem for us and we were able to continue on with missionary work.

One of my favorite moments from this last week was yesterday at sacrament meeting, it was fast and testimony meeting and the 12 year old son in one of the families we are teaching got up to bear his testimony and bore a sweet simple testimony about God and Christ and then shared about how he found out that Joseph Smith really was called of God, it was simple but perfect. He and his other brother really want to be baptized but right now their dad is against it. The dad was at church and it was good for him to hear his son's testimony; it definitely got him thinking. We fasted for them yesterday to soften the dad's heart and we taught them last night and the dads heart is starting to soften, he still isn't for it all the way but he is becoming more open.

Another cool moment from this week was that I got a call from the missionaries and plzen telling about a guy I found with Elder Graham. He hadn't been heard from in a while but he showed up at church yesterday and he has read half the Book of Mormon and wants to start meeting with missionaries again. We found 2 new families this last week to start meeting with and they are already reading in the Book of Mormon, tonight we are going out to visit the family who wants to get baptized but needs to get married first- they had been out of town for the last two weeks over holidays.

Our days have been pretty full of teaching, which is very nice to be in and out of the cold during the winter but we have also been spending time going to help other missionaries find. I am doing good nice and healthy. Tell Grandma Ruth to take it easy and recoup from her fall. We have zone conference this next week so we will be going to brno for that. All the time you spent on the piano bench is paying off here grandma jacque. Alright so I finally did send the picture chip today so you should be able to get that. I got the emails you sent about the dates for registration and all of that I will have interviews with president so I can talk with him about that this week, is there a way for you to start looking for housing for me for summer? I believe it is pretty easy to get housing in summer time but a lot harder for fall so might have to start on that as well? I hope everybody has a great week, thanks for all of your support and prayers it is much appreciated

Elder Hatch

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