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!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

hey family,

It's been another great week of missionary work, traveling, exchanges and trainings. in our own area a cool story that happened last week but i think i forgot to tell it was with our investigator Julio. I was talking to him as he came into the building for our meeting and he starts telling me how he stopped smoking because he knows it is bad for him and that God would not want him to smoke, that was before we have ever even mentioned the word of wisdom or that smoking was bad, he is doing great and should be getting baptized a week from today. He is busy with work but he always reads at least 5 or so pages in the Book of Mormon every day.

We were down in moravia on exchanges this last thursday and we had some good experiences there, I was with a missionary who had never been let in his whole mission tracting (he had been out about a year) and had no faith that it would work, so I was like well lets go tracting tonight and get let in, there is always a first for everything. We headed out tracting that night and were going for a couple of hours with no success, the czech national hockey team was playing against finland and everybody said they didnt have time, we kept on working hard and as it got later and later I was scared because I did not want our experience to confirm his belief that nothing happens with tracting so I started praying harder and harder and then at 8:30 we got let in by a man. he told us he would hear us out but that he didn't believe and thought believing in God was pretty laughable well we didn't dilly dally around with our teaching but went right for it with some thought provoking questions and strong testimony and by the end of our 30 minutes with him he was saying that it would be great to have that belief in God and that he might just have a little tiny belief inside of him, he invited us to come back whenever we want so the elders will be visiting him when he gets back in town after the weekend. I have been trying hard lately to bear my testimony boldly with everybody that I have the opportunity to and i have seen some great things from it with finding.

Friday we were in Brno for zone leaders council which went pretty well. My companion and i did a training on the scripture in matthew "he who shall lose his life for Christs sake shall find it", it was hard to train on something like that when O am still far from being the perfect missionary but it went pretty well I think. Sister S was super nice and bought air mattresses and a pump for us to take on our road trips so that we would have a nice bed to sleep in, only problem was I forgot them this last time right by the door so the result was a nice night on a lumpy old couch and a kink in my neck and back but its already getting better.

Today we went on a trip to cesky krumlov which everybody always says is the most beautiful city in the czech republic so i figured it was about time for us to check it out, and i would have to concur it is a very beautiful city and i took a lot of pictures so you all would be able to see.

Pray for our investigators this week we should be having 5-6 baptisms this next saturday, Sam, Valentine, Kenneth, Max, Julio and Katka and the Judge should be the week after since she wants just a small baptism with only a few people there. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers and dont worry about me i am working hard till the end. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, share it with your friends and they will love you forever for the joy it will bring into their lives. have a great week and be good
s laskou
Elder Hatch

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