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Monday, July 15, 2013

Pictures from Sister Elisala

Colin and his new companion near Glenside, South Australia having dinner with the Elisala family.  Glenside is a suburb of Adelaide.

July 11, 2013

Everything is OK! I promise. I'm in Glenside now, with Elder Feingaloa (or something) Blake. Look him up, I'm pretty sure he's a celebrity.

Today is Temple day! So Monday was a regular proselyting day. I had no idea until last Wednesday, sorry I couldn't give the heads up. Sorry I have to keep it short today, I'll email again on Monday!

Thank you for the pictures! And I got the suit yesterday, haven't had the chance to try it on yet.

Have a great weekend and say hi to dad for me! I'm sorry he didn't get my last email I'll see if I can find it again. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Adelaide Temple-June 2013

At Adelaide Temple with Elder Sexton, Companion in Mawson Lakes
June 2013

July 1, 2013

We only had two (investigators) at Church this week :( they're both getting baptized soon though so it’s alright.

Can't wait to get the suit! I'm getting transferred, farewell Mawson Lakes. I'm really going to miss working here. I have no idea where I'm going, we find out tomorrow. I have a lot of packing to do. I hope you watched the (missionary) broadcast from earlier because it was awesome! The new media stuff is great! Not sure how I feel about the talking heads instead the live speeches though. Doesn't really feel right. President Monson looked weird. And Elder Perry had on a brown suit; super weird. But we're getting I-pads this week. I think. Still don't really know. We'll see tomorrow. Thanks for the mail! We'll talk more soon.

Elder Hatch

June 24, 2013

The suit looks perfect, thanks so much. The other suit that had a hole in the back got another right on the bottom that week. I wore it anyway for a couple more days... until the right side pocket stitching ripped wide open too.... They're pretty much trashed they need a lot of work before they'll be wearable again. I'm planning on dropping it off to the office staff and having them work on them a bit. We'll see. I'm soooo excited for all the talks; I can't wait for the package to get here. It’s too bad you already sent it though I forgot to ask for Oreos and Nilla wafers. The joys of American snacks... You can't know what you’re missing until you come here and you can't get Oreos or wafers at all. I didn't even eat them at school. And when I did it was nothing special. Now they're heavenly.

I have no idea what’s happening with transfers. Right now either me or my companion pretty much have an equal chance of leaving, but with some things President and Sister Carter have been talking about we may stay together for another with no change. They want to keep missionaries together for longer. I hope we do, we've moved a lot in the past couple weeks and I don't want to go but I'm also not sure if I could handle it if I stayed behind training. We'll see what happens.

We had nine of our investigators at church this week! Three Chinese guys. It was crazy.
You know as much as I do as far as the I-pads. All we know is every Companionship will have one. I would think Adelaide would be the very last place they'd put I-pads so if you ask me they'll be everywhere.

It’s good to hear from you, thanks for the package, I really am excited for it. Good luck with the house and everything, I hope this week is a good one!

Elder Hatch