Mt. Isa

Mt. Isa

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 19, 2011

Hey Family,

One week to Christmas. It has been a crazy week. It has gone by fairly fast which has been nice. Monday we chilled at a recent convert’s house and played rugby with them. It was ok. It got a little dull towards the end of the day. I was just too much time at one person's house. I got like nothing done that I needed to. That’s okay though maybe today will be better. Tuesday was a good work day we visited a heap of less active and worked on getting the Ward list up to date. Elders tend to print off Ward list frequently. They visit people on the list and sometime they'll mark notes on the lists but other times...nothing. We went through the entire list and marked down less active members, active, and do not visit members as well. In this area half of the names that aren't active are DNV's. Guess you just have missionaries pestering people constantly and they get turned off because they just don’t want to change. It’s interesting what one of the Bishopric told us a couple of days ago. People a lot of times come out here to the bush either running away from other people or because they can’t deal with their own problems.

Wednesday the Elders Quorum had an activity and some nonmembers came so we stopped by. It was pretty fun and it gave us something to do at night. People go to bed when the sun goes down here so there's not much to do after about 7pm or so. Thursday we had District Meeting. My old companion from Warwick is still there so it was good to see the Warwick Elder. My companion is kind of an interesting character and is really into Magic as are a couple of other Elders in the district. I've bought a couple of decks and we're playing it during like lunch and at night before bed. It’s been fun but it is very interesting to say the least. Nerd rage! lol.

Friday was weekly planning. We had a dinner 30 min away in Lowood so we when and tracted out in Lowood before dinner and found a couple of people that said we could come back and share a message with them this coming week. One of the three seemed promising. Saturday was busy; we did some service in the morning and did finding the rest of the day. Sunday was supposed to be a special Sacrament Meeting to bring nonmember friends to. It was a good but basically very typical. The youth did a stirring musical number that was a little painful at times…just tuning wise…but they tried. The talks were good and there were about 6 nonmembers at Church.

This next week looks busy so I'm really excited for that. We have a service project lined up Tuesday, then a couple of lesson lined up as well. Thursday we have Zone Training in Ipswich and Saturday is the missionary Christmas party. Sunday is Christmas! I'll try to call (or Skype) right after church. Around 10:30 am my time.

Love you talk to you soon.

Elder Hatch

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