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!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

hello famil,

It sounds like you had a busy week with having Elder Grow and the temple presidency over for dinner, I am sure mom had every body cleaning getting ready for that and then taking ian up to byu. Tell claire I said congratulations on her mission call. That is exciting, going to the phillipines.

So we got back into prague last night about 9 pm we had zone conferences this week: in Prague Monday, in Brno wednesday and in zilina slovakia friday and inbetween we were on exchanges with missionaries. Our training went well. We did a training on using the scriptures in our lessons on how to help people learn from the scriptures. We also did a short presentation on comp studies. President Slovacek challenged us to something great, as a mission we will be reading 10 pages in the book of mormon every day looking specifically for how the Lord helps miracles to come to pass, we started that today and it is great.

We spent a day and a half on exchanges in brno and guess who I was able to set up a meeting with? Commando girl Kristina. I got in contact with her and went over there with a missionary who is serving in brno, she is doing well and has really changed her life to the better over the last year, she has agreed for the missionaries to come over and begin teaching her again which is great. We had a great day in banska bystrica in slovakia working with the missionaries there, we saw some really good success finding there. it was my first time going finding in probably about 2 weeks but we found some good solid people and had some great meetings.

We had a good meeting with pani zemankova this week before we left town, she had a much better experience at church and is working hard at overcoming coffee so that she can be baptized on may 15th. We taught "our brothers" as sister slovacek calls them Kenneth, Sam and Max about the word of wisdom and chastity this week and they accepted it well and already believed and lived according to it all. Haha they were like "wouldn't it also be against the word of wisdom to be fat and eat fast food?" I got a good laugh out of that. There was a missionary who was going home who received this cheap painting of dolphins and didn't have space for it so he gave it to me, i wrote a note on the back of it as a joke and gave it to sister slovacek and then she returned the joke on me by writing this note to me about how much the painting meant to her and telling how her father was saved by a pack of dolphins in world war II.

One of my favorite things about going on exchanges is serving the missionaries, most apartments always have a sink full of dishes when we get there, so I wash everyone's dishes for them, it is pretty fun to look for different ways to serve missionaries. I also like to learn about the missionaries because we have so many great missionaries here with so many good experiences.

Thanks for all of your prayers and I hope that the suns will be able to pull it off against the spurs. I hope that you had a great anniversary yesterday mom and dad, for some reason it does not surprise me that you are celebrating by hiking the grand canyon. Wave a great day and week

Elder Hatch

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