Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that receiveth, understand one another, and both are edified and rejoice together.

Doctrine and Covenants 50:22

Monday, January 26, 2015

Transfer week miracles - 26 January 2015

HEY and Hi!

So news for this week. I LOVE MY NEW COMPANION, SISTER COLEMAN. I couldn't ask for anyone better. Oh my goodness, we are the saaaame person. We are already like best friends. We get along so well, and have both been through the same kind of trials. Our mission stories of how we came out and getting our call is the same. Both of us always wanted to serve a mission and instead of the announcement of the age change being exciting for us (like it was for every other girl on the planet who was planning on serving already) we both were just like, "whoa, that’s way to young." But, we both ended up coming at age 19 because that was God s plan for us. She also was the same as me about the specific mission call. We both prayed that we would not be disappointed in our calls and to just feel excited wherever it was and we both felt this mission was EXACTLY where we were supposed to be as soon as we opened our letters.

She is a fasionista like me, we both love singing and modern dance, our voices are so similar, we both play ukulele, we have the same sense of humor, we both love Mexican food - I could go on and on. It reminds me of rooming with Mariah and when people would ask about ourselves we would just give one answer for both of us. It’s so much fun. 

She has been out for 14 months and so she is just exactly who I need to help me with what I go though because literally she has just been through the same things but conquered them already. We are having lots of fun together and I KNOW she is exactly what this area needs to move forward and progress. Heavenly Father is too good! She just has 4 months left so I hope she will be with me until the end of her mission. I was SO AFRAID for transfers, but someday I will learn that Heavenly Father really just gives you EXACTLY what you need and we never need to be worried as long as we are obedient. 

What an amazing week this has been -we had so many miracles this week! We call them transfer miracles. Good things always happen at the beginning of a transfer and we plan on having them keep going strong! Our investigators are awesome! Sister Coleman is just what we need. We are realizing that many are not progressing so we need to drop lots so we can find more people who are truly prepared to hear about the restored gospel. Our zone leaders compared it to the great apostasy: Heavenly Father had the faith to drop the whole world in order for it to be built back up, so that is what we are trying to do, and we have already seen miracles. I’ll share a few of the miracles with you:

So, one is the Reeds - a family I have never heard about but bishop told us to stop by. They are a part-member family. The husband is the member the wife is not. We knocked on their door and the wife swings the door open smiling and says "SISTERS!! FINALLY!" Neither of us had any idea what was going on but apparently she has been wanting to take the lessons but has been so busy and didn't know how to get in contact with us!! Turns out Sister Britton and her last companion knocked on her door everyday for 4 months and no one was ever there! She is going to call us when she doesn't have work. We are so excited!

Also we ran into this lady my first month, who was less active her and we gave her our number but never got in contact with her again. Well, she called us this week and has a friend living with her who has had a rough life and her and her little 2-year-old daughter want to get back in the church so we were able to talk with her and take her to church this week!

Martha told us a couple of weeks ago that she wasn't going to baptized but her father just passed away and we were able to bring her some comfort. Well she called us from Michigan on Thursday (where the funeral is at) and told us she had an "epiphany". She told us how her family was fighting and she was sitting in a room and couldn’t think of anything except about Sister Britton and me and her best friend, who is a member. She said, “I feel light when I am with you and dark when I make bad choices and I just think I want to do it." I said, “do what, Martha?” She said, "I think I want to get baptized!" AHHHHHHHHHHHHH :') So, I can't wait for her to be back it town.

Ron Radcliffe, who has been out of town since Christmas has come to church for the past 2 weeks and we have an appointment on Tuesday

The miracles are already flooding in! I am so ready and excited for this transfer. I know it will be full of miracles and wonderful memories.

Sister Britton is just one stake over (in the Little Cottonwood stake) so she is still my Sister Training Leader (because she is assigned to the whole zone) and I get to see her all the time! It’s funny, after being here for 8 months she gets to come back to do exchanges(: 

Half of our district got switched around but it is still the best district in the mission ;) Elder Tidd is still my district leader, he is the BEST. And, his companion is Elder Miller who is from Layton, Utah and is serving a trial mission right now, so he will just be here for a couple months - which I am really sad about because he is AMAZING! He has the most pure, strong testimony and I have already learned so much from him. Elder York is still here and his companion is Elder Fanfa from Brazil, who I already knew and love! He is going to Julliard for guitar, he just played for us in a sacrament meeting and he is hilarious. Our district has lots of fun together as well as we all get so spiritually edified from one another, I love district meetings, we have a great group of missionaries

Thanks for all the fun news! I will pray for Ashley and her baby. SOO glad Gramma Shirl gets to be by more family, wow- that was a long time coming. What a blessing! Crazy, all the changes in the ward but so cool! Mamacita will be AMAZING! Soooooo, so, soo happy for her and all the girls that will be blessed by her leadership!

And, KENZIE!! Ahhhhh, she is going to be sooo good! There is a return sister missionary here, Jennifer Cook, who just got home from New Zealand - she loved it! And, she is fantastic. I went on splits with her once.

I am so excited about Lily’s baby blessing on Grandma Beverly’s birthday! How special(: -send lots of pictures! What a miracle this little girl will be.

I was a little jealous to see you are going to Disneyland, but it went away when I saw Jess and Stratt are going. FINALLY! Jess deserves that trip. ;) That will be so fun, I want lots of pictures of that too! Tell my choir family I love them and said hello - both my swing thing choir and my sweet select kids <3

Also, iPads? That’s the first I have heard! We have heard nothing about iPads. haha! I just asked the zone leaders and they haven't heard anything either! haha I am excited though, we have heard for months that we would be getting them! I hope its true. lol.

I love you so much and I am so grateful for your love and support and examples! Thanks for blessing my life.

Love, Sister Hatch (:

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