Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Week 28 Picking Lemons

January 18, 2016 Family, Well it was a great week this week. We are doing some good work here and having fun doing it. It is a great area and a really missionary minded ward and ward council. The bishop is very missionary minded as well. It's cool. But we have to earn his and the ward councils trust. Anyways Tuesday we had zone meeting which was good to have the whole zone together. That night we went on splits and I went with a member of the ward and had an interesting lesson with an excommunicated member that doesn't want to come back but is really nice still. So that was cool, I haven't been on splits for a while Wednesday we had zone conference with President and Sister Wright, the AP's and the Tech Elders. It was good to see the people from my old zone and President and Sister Wright again. That night we had a lesson with a 14 year old investigator that is going to be baptized soon. He is a punk but he is from a rough situation so we work with him and we know that he understands what we say. Unfortunately he wasn't at church so he can't be baptized next Tuesday like we thought. He has to come 2 times in a row so we will have to push the date back. Thursday we went and did zone mulching service again. It was cool to see everyone so many days in a row. That night we went on splits again and one guy didn't show up but it was ok. Unfortunately we didn't have much success but at least we tried. Friday was planning but that morning we had a lesson with an investigator that wants to be baptized but has a lot of stuff to work through first, but he really wants to and we think that later in the year he will definitely be baptized. That night we had another lesson with our 14 year old investigator and it was the best lesson we have had with him so far. He was like fully engaged and stuff which was amazing for him cause he has crazy ADHD and stuff. Saturday we did this cool zone service where we picked fruit for these random people in Winters. I learned that lemon trees have huge spikes on them. So unfortunately we were all getting stuck by them. But it was fun anyways. I have some pictures from it. After that we went to a baptism out in West Sacramento which was cool. We were like almost in another mission. Super crazy. That night we had a lesson with this lady that is super stubborn and it was way frustrating. But it was like the busiest day in the mission so far. A bunch of missionaries all went and ate at the stake mission leader or something like that in west sac after the baptism. Sunday was good. The bishop met with one of our investigators and she is ready to be baptized now! We are going to set a date with her tonight. So that was awesome. Unfortunately that day when we went out on visits nobody was home. But it has been a really good week. It went by so much faster than weeks past. I have really learned that we are always in an area, with a companion, or serving around or serving certain people for certain reasons that we may not know. And not only on the mission but always. No matter where we are, we are always in a place where the Lord has put us to both bless others but also be blessed by others. Thank you all so much for everything and I love you all Love, Elder Hatch

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