Monday, August 29, 2011


Well Josh got sick this past week which was a bummer and so he didn't make it to church. But the good news, is that he has Sundays off of work from now on !!! Thank you for the prayers on his behalf. His 9 yr old daughter is such a character. He told us a story about her the other day. They went somewhere and there was this guy who I guess was looking really grubby and Haylee says,"Look at that dirtball dad." HAHA So Josh says to her,"Thats not nice Haylee, you shouldn't judge people." She looks up at him and says,"Gosh dad, you've been talking to the Mormons too much." HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I about died laughing !!! If you knew her it is so much funnier. She has the cutest little raspy voice and she is just awesome !! We had this old guy that came to church yesterday and we were pumped that he came !!!! He had a great experience and knew a lot of people. Mr. Fields is his name. I had an amazing experience yesterday concerning the sacrament. The past few days I was just feeling really empty like the spirit was just not with me and it was rough. Then yesterday right when I took the bread and bowed my head to give thanks I was filled with the spirit so strongly !!! It was amazing and strengthened my testimony of the Lords promise, that as we take the sacrament we are able to have his spirit to continue to be with us. I am so grateful for the blessing of being able to partake of the sacrament that has been blessed by Gods priesthood authority. I now know that I dont ever wanna miss being able to partake of the sacrament every week !!!! It was like the Lord said,"You're forgiven! Now keep pressing forward and work hard !" :] Some other cool news is that I have a second cousin in the ward here !!! Sister Porter, I think her first name is Denise. Her Grandad is Virgil Hathcock !!!! It is a small world ! Her kids were talking about grandma Hathcock and it was so cool. I was like "I have a grandma Hathcock too !" Sister Porter went on to tell me about more family that lives in Alamosa and Monte Vista. I know I will be sent there sometime during my mission !!! Tell Derek that I said thank you for his example and that I love him and am glad he is home safe ! I love you all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. HAPPY B-DAY PAPPY AND KIMMY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU BOTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Hathcock
I keep forgetting to tell you Maa ... I eat onions now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its a miracle !!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAAA !!!! Its so funny cause I was just forced to eat then and then all the sudden I was like,"This is really good!" If onions are available for a meal I put them on ! I love purple onion !!! :] thought you'd like to know. Love you !!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


So sweet that Ben got a job !!! Prayers have been answered ! Its so cool to see how the Lord blesses his missionaries. Elder Bentley lacks confidence and talking with people, but I promised him that the Lord would bless him to learn quickly and gain strength and confidence and it is amazing to see his progress already in just 2 weeks. I have been counselled to keep my mouth shut and let Elder Bentley talk and learn by experience and I was having a tough time keeping my big yapper shut !!! Finally I did really good yesterday and it was awesome to see what Elder Bentley was capable of. I am loving being a trainer, it is a huge responsibility but I love it ! I am learning and growing so much from it as well as Elder Bentley. Josh is preparing for baptism !!!! He did not make it to church yesterday but I am not letting it get me down. My leaders have helped me realize/understand that I need to stop beating myself up, and to remember this is the Lords work and things will happen. So I am really trying my best not to and I am feeling a lot happier cause of it. I love being a missionary !!!!!!!!!!! We had a really cool experience with Josh. He has been doing really good and he said something that really touched my heart. Since he has come to church and been reading the scriptures and keeping commitments, he has been so happy and has been over coming his "demons"/temptations. He said that the other day he was sitting there and all the sudden he had this feeling that he has never had before in his life. He said, "I felt like I knew everything was going to turn out alright, for the first time ever in my life." The spirit was so strong as he shared that. His kids are so awesome and we are looking forward to start teaching them. That's crazy that Derek will be home in a few days !!! I'm so proud of him !!! Little Ellie is so cute !!!
Love you all and thank you all !!!!

Elder Hathcock

Monday, August 15, 2011


Rubye's Baptism
elder hathcock and elder bentley
the Boomshot Shirt


Sounds like a great week !!!! That is so amazing about the Bentley connection with us. This is so the Lords work. I am so grateful for the sacred trust that the Lord has put in me to train and I will NOT let him down. Elder Bentley is a great guy and is humble, which is great !!! He jams on the piano like no other, its really cool. He is learning quickly and he will be a great missionary ! He couldn't ask for a better area to start in. We had our investigator Josh at church yesterday, FINALLY !!! It was such a glorious day !!!! He had an amazing experience and said afterward, "I gotta bring my kids next time." WOO WEE !!!!!!! Brought so much joy to my heart !!! Josh is such a good guy but has had some major struggles but we are helping him see the strength that God gives him when he makes righteous decisions. I love serving my Lord and am so grateful for the strength that I receive everyday. There is NO way that I could do this if it was no the Lords work. That in itself is such a great testimony to me ! It was cool cause Elder Bentley got to confirm Rubye yesterday ! I love you ALL and my prayers are with you as I know yours are with me, I feel there strength !

Elder Hathcock
AkA "Soldier of God"

p.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDA !!!!!!!!!!!!! What are you, 30 years old now ? ;] Love and miss you very much !!!!

p.p.s Congrats to you Camille !!!

Better wish it to you while I have the chance ...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MAA and PAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for loving each other and sacrificing for each other, allowing us as your kids to be raised with love and with truth.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Little Rubye got baptized yesterday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so amazing !!! It was in a creek here in Rye. Bro Moyer baptized her and it was an incredible experience for him as well. He recently started coming to church again after about 17 years. He is Rubyes step dad. It was the first time he has baptized someone and I am so thankful to have been apart of it. I'll send pictures next week.

Your not gonna believe it ! I am training a missionary from Lancaster CA !!! I told Pres Andersen that and he had no idea that was where I was born !!! Another testimony that this is Gods work. Elder Bently is his name. I'm sorry I missed wishing a happy birthday to Ana and Ben! So ... Happy Belated B-Days !!!!! YAY !!! HAHA

I am excited to train but also very stressed! I will be staying here in Rye and I am very happy about that. This ward is so special. I will be here for sure until October! There are miracles waiting to happen and are happening. Love you all and am grateful for your love and support and prayers as always !!!

P.S. Thank you so much Parkers for the card, I miss and love you all so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Elder Hathcock
AkA "Soldier of God"

Monday, August 1, 2011


That is awesome that you finished reading the B.O.M that quickly ! Its amazing the strength it gives you huh? Sounds like a busy month.

Its been a tough few weeks, its tough when you have a "trunky" companion who is about to go home. I am looking forward to a new transfer but also very stressed ! I found out that I am not going to be DL ... but that I am training a new missionary !!!!!!!! I am trying not to get too stressed, but I want to make sure I do the best job I can to prepare this missionary for the rest of his service.
We had a meeting last week where we learned about some new training material and we are the first mission in the world to do it, so thats pretty cool.

I got my package ! Thank you so much !!! I also got the P.O.S teaching cards today. Tell Stacy I got her package and letter too !!!!! So grateful !!!!!!!

We are teaching a single dad who has three little kids and he has a drinking problem and has the true desire to change his life and know if the gospel is true. He hit some rough times this past week but we are helping him learn to rely on the Lord and do his part in receiving guidance and blessings.

I gotta go but thank you for all your prayers and support as always !!!!!!

I LOVE YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Hathcock