Happy Leap Day!!
We had a pretty good week this week. We were able to have a couple of lessons with Saray, our amazing investigator with a baptismal date. She is doing so well! She came to church yesterday in our ward, met lots of people and seemed to really enjoy it. She also came to the pot luck that Bishop had at his house afterwards. It was really great. We took her to the church for the stake activity and introduced her to Bishop and then she got to meet him again and chat with him at the pot-luck. So that was really good. I just love her to death! I am speechless when it comes to her and her story and how incredible she is. She is going to be baptized in just under 2 weeks, and it is going to be wonderful.
On Friday morning towards the end of 12 week study, we got a call from the Visitor Center sisters telling us that they had a referral for us. They said he was watching the Joseph Smith movie, and asked if we could be there in about an hour when the film finished. So we were able to go and meet him and have a lesson with him! He has had some hard experiences, and also had some addictions that he was working on quitting. It was cool to hear how sincerely he wanted to change, and how much peace he said he felt at the Visitors' Center. He went to the stake open-mic (People showcasing whatever musical talents they have. So there were violins, singers, pianists, guitarists, etc. That sort of a thing.) later that evening, and said he will be coming to FHE his evening. Unfortunately he was not able to go to church yesterday, but we have an awesome member fellowshippper who is helping us keep tabs on him. Hopefully we will be able to help him be baptized.
Besides that, not much happened this week. We had a special Zone Training Meeting on Thursday and that was really good. We had trainings about the schedule and the things that are sometimes hard for us to follow it exactly. We had another training on planning too, and that one was a good reminder of how we can plan effectively.
ANYWAYS this week is transfers and Sister Green and I will be staying in this area for the coming transfer. We have a busy 7 week transfer ahead: temple day, zone conference and general conference, and some other things in there that I don't remember offhand. Also, my release date has been moved back a week, so I will come home August 24, instead of the 17th. They are extending the training period at the MTC, so all departure dates are being moved. Just a head's up.
I think that's all this week. I love you all a ton and am so thankful for you being my family. Have a great week!
Sister Hatch :)
This is our zone from this last transfer
Back row: Elder Lamah, Elder Milke, Elder Staker, Elder Guerrero, Elder Altamarino,
Elder Low, Elder Clarke
Middle: Sister Green, Sister Hatch, Sister Nikolaus, Sister Craven, Sister Heller
Front: Sister Bergeson, Sister Smith, Sister Ericsson, Sister Lopez, Sister Castillo