Monday, November 30, 2015


Sorry bout it. I can't believe its come so quick. President called and told me what I would be doing my last week and it is SO COOl. Really. I don't know why Heavenly Father helps me out so much but like...

So president doubled STL (sister training leaders) out of Dande, Sister Wairepo is going to Tas with Gilbert and Sister Plante and Almond are doubling into Dande and he has asked me to help them out with the area and sisters becauseI know it!!! I get to die in Dande!!!!!! Back home again!!! And there is MLC on Friday so Sister Wairepo and Gilbert will just be staying right through the whole week and then going to Hayley and Romes sealing because Gibby was with me for a bit after they were baptised and man. I GET TO GO BACK TO SERVE IN THE CITY FOR A DAY. This means I get to see my recent converts in the city again before I go which I didn't think I would!! Heavenly Father is the best! President Maxwell is the best!!! AND Sister Wairepo and Gibby will be staying with those sisters SO I WILL BE WITH THEM TOO. I get to spend my last week with almost every best friend I have here and see every single person that I love. AND this week I got to go to the temple and saw heaps of peeps from Tas that came up for the temple trip just for one day!!! What?? Man so many blessings. AND get to see Hayley and Rome sealed. Like I'm buzzing.

Down side I slightly broke my finger. BUT MAN. I'm just so happy. I am so beyond happy. 

So ya I'll see you soon, love you heaps.



What is the strongest emotion you are feeling this last week of your mission?
Ummmm stoked-ness, because I get to do so many cool things in the work this last week that president called me about yesterday!

Of all the gospel principles which do you feel you learned the most about on your mission? Is there any you feel surprised about what you have learned?
Atonement, Jesus Christ. Surprised about how much I learnt about heaps of stuff but mostly about the light of Christ and the true nature of God. Its so much more beautiful and uncomprehendably hopeful than I ever imagined.

What 3 things from your mission do you plan to continue to do everyday?
Morning and evening schedule (6:30 and 10:30 sleep), studies everyday, planning (time and money management)

Will you be flying home all alone?
Ya all alone, there'll be no one there beside me.

Explain how you feel about being able to attend Jerome and Hayley's sealing. 
We watched a video (mormon message, I love those) with Elder Dudfield (70) who came for stake conference weekend and it was of a girl on her way to the temple. It showed her baptism and getting her recommend and then when she got to the temple it showed people out front getting married and missionaries walking out of the temple with their recent converts and a family all in white going to be sealed. I cannot describe the feeling of joy/ excitement that I had then and have now! Its like trying to describe the taste of salt to someone who has never felt it...or even someone who has...its just something that you need to experience to understand. It is like soaring. It feels like eternity...Heavenly Father says that we cannot experience a portion of the joy here that we will in the eternities with our celestial I guess the feeling is a sense of excitement for when that day comes..and for all the steps that lead up to it. When we put ourselves in situations for Heavenly Father to speak to us the Holy Ghost touches our eternal soul and gives us a beautiful glimmer of eternity. Most people have felt it...but the world does really well to help us forget..but I know that we can feel it all the time! When we go to church, when we read scriptures...its simply beautiful and beautifully simple. I cannot wait to see their families glimmer of eternity.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

thats the worst question ever!!!


Describe what its like to say goodbye to a companion and leave an area. What has been your hardest area and companion to say goodbye to?
Thats the worst question ever!!! Na most of the time it was okay because I usually expected it when I had to say goodbye so it made it easier. But honestly it really is hard. I think of the talk by Pres Utchdorf...its "grateful in any circumstances" and he talks about the things that make us sad are usually "endings". He said that it makes us sad because endings are not part of our nature..we are made of the stuff of eternity. We are eternal beings...and when endings happen it goes against what we are...therefore makes it sad. But he says that because of Jesus Christ every ending is a beginning of something even more magnificent, So I always remember that, that because of Jesus Christ, because of the love that Heavenly Father has for us he will only lead us to what we need to help us reach the potential that we have. I have gone into it that way every time and because of it have LOVED every single area and companion that I have...gratitude and trust (faith) are all we need for a happy life.

The hardest area to leave was Launceston because I found myself feeling like I was being separated from my family. They were the people that were with me in my "growing up" stage. I learnt the most from the people in Tas, from all my experiences. My testimony foundation was laid there and I never felt so at home. The hardest companion to say goodbye to was Sister Erena Wairepo. She is my sister, my best friend! I just understand her and she understands me...we have been through it all together and I feel soooo lucky to have met her! She just makes me want to to be better and I love her for that! It was gutting to have to leave. But again...the Lord has a plan and its perfect.

What would you say is your biggest strength and weakness now that you are at the end of your mission?
My biggest strength...hmmm I'll not answer I need to work on heaps, but my biggest weaknesses... I don't know. I'm trying my best to let Heavenly Father show me all of those so I can fix it as much as possible before I go home...I guess I'll find out when I am thrown back into the real world again. I hope that all the gospel points are strengths.

How have you felt the Saviors love for you today?
I felt it when I read in John 10:21. I read about the miracles that he performed and about the lives that he saved and the humility he had in the face of evil and death. I read about his suffering and everything leading up to his death on the cross at Golgotha. Ahhh it really became real again for me how hard it must have been, He loves us so much! He did this so that our pain could be swallowed that endings would not have to last forever. I love him!

Thank you for the questions.
Love you
bounce for sisters pday on the WEST SIDE

barbies for our zone video...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

it honestly just doesn't feel like i'm leaving soon

Thank you so much for the package, it was perfect!! Thank you heaps and for the letter and support. It honestly just doesn't feel like I'm leaving soon. Not at all. People ask me about it 101 times a day and it just feels like words coming out of my mouth...not like events that will be happening in the future. I think that I feel all goods about it because I get to stay a bit longer than the rest. Sister Bennetts mum is coming, I might go with them for a day. Pres said he might move me for the last few days after the transfer but not too sure what he'll do. He wants me to train a new missionary but ...its only for a week...haha but all good, whatever he wants. We'll find out in a couple of weeks. Not thinking about it though!

Sister Santos is with us now...Pres wants to move her (for our convenience) ?? but we love having her so we asked him if she could stay! He still isn't too sure but she'll at least be with us the next few days still. Both her parents have passed away along with a sister...and she is a convert and her family isn't too supportive. I am so lucky to have you all! Thank you for all you do. 

The cruise looks so fun, glad yous get to enjoy yourselves! Haha you deserve it. All the kids here are so good, so respectful, especially in Island families so thats my expectation when I get home. I hope to teach the kids and we'll get them in shape the little rats! Anyway love you all heaps, thanks for everything.

Sister Hatch
happy birthday sister faiga

at the library with some of us

this week i had my last mlc

Kiora ta lofa

This week I had my last MLC so that was pretty sad, na it was good, but still sad, but good. It has been hot and cold this week, rainy and sunny, the weather is crazy! The work is going well, we started teaching a part member Maori family!

It was primary presentation Sunday. I wish I had photos of all the fails. The Pese family (Tongan) wore all white w/ the mats and leis etc. So [retty . We are doing really well, I love Siter Leota, she's 10/10! A+ companion.

President told us today that we will be getting another comp! Probs only for a bit but thats the haps in Tarneit!  

Love yous all xxx   


Sister Hatch   
all blacks won last week

Sunday, November 1, 2015

it's been a week full of junk food and driving 

Kia ora!

It's been a week full of junk food and driving. Full of missionary work and miracles as well.
We are on the west side of Melbourne and cover all the STL's this way. 1/2 of them live out bush- legit bush like 6 hours away in New South Wales! So I've now been to both Victoria and New South Wales.

We went on exchanges in Griffith and then down to Benalla. It's different work out there as it is much slower than here in the city areas but it reminds me so much of home. I didn't realise how bush Taylor AZ really was until now. There were big fields and livestock etc and the biggest difference was the people. Everyone was so nice everywhere, always smiling and said hello, it was my favorite part. Griffith is famous for their oranges, we unfortunately didn't get any but will in a couple weeks. I'll let you know how that goes. 

Benalla sisters do volunteer work at a primary school. This school has a legit garden that the kids tend to for a class period. We got to help! Chickens were laying eggs...were we planting raspberries, the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. It made me want to be a teacher for half a second. But watch out I'll be gardening when I get home.

We had president interviews on the east side (got to go home) because we missed ours when we were in the bush. President interviews are the best! President is the best. We got to stay w/ east STL's so I got to see Sis Wairepo! I love her.

Church this week was nearly empty because of the world cup. All blacks won so most people in our ward were pretty happy. They are all from NZ or islands. Most people mentioned it in their testimonies, it was the best. 

We had a good week. I still love being a missionary. I love Australia and I love all of you.

aro ha nui
ka kite
Sister Hatch

we had to break into the sisters flat and found that on the bathroom window inside. haha nearly died

this is our gps when we were in the BUSH, the red is where we were located