Monday, March 12, 2012

We are doing great and serving the way we feel the Lord would have us serve; yes there are challenges but it wouldn't be a mission if we didn't have some challenges.  The picture with Norece is with Brother Mario Sosa the Elders quorum President and Norece is his first councilor.  They have become very close friends and they have also walked this community so much trying to find members;  if they are still here, still members, have moved or died . Out of the 500 on the records of the Branch they have found 160 or so who many of them have moved and they even found some that have died.  So they have found success.  The other pictures are of the Elders in our District in our apartment after eating lunch; yes the one elder is eatin cole slaw; the other pictures are of our Branch Presidents family when they came and made chocolate chip cookies in our apartment(pension). No they don't have brown sugar here it is negra asugar (black sugar) very sweet so the recipe had to be altered some.    Nivla is learning how to serve in the Relief Society  presidency as first councilor; serving isn't the problem, we are still speaking Spanglish with the help of Norece.   We are still in the heat of the Summer which should last another 2 or 3 weeks and then a different weather is supposed to appear.  The gospel is true and we know we are here for purpose and we are finding many of the Saints working so hard to live the way the Lord would have them live.  We had a multil stake training yesterday in Cordoba which lasted 4 hours; learned alot and now come back to try to impliment it all.   We send our love home an pray all are well and happy. 
Love Elder and Hermana Hatch

New Pictures from recent baptisms and life.