Sunday, September 23, 2012


How goes it everyone ?!! It was a great week with a lot of traveling involved. I am feeling the results of it today. So Monday we were able to have a "P-DAY" and it was fun cause a member took us golfing and out to lunch ! Then we had a lesson with P who is moving to San Diego at the beginning of October, but he is doing well. Then we headed to the San Luis Valley for exchanges with the zone leaders there. Its about a 2 1/2 hour drive but it is a beautiful drive. They are a Spanish speaking companionship so it was a reality check ! Tuesday we spoke Spanish all day !!! Well ...  I attempted HAHA. But I did say two prayers in Spanish. Then on Wednesday we had a meeting with President and that evening we headed to Parker to go on exchanges with those zone leaders the next day. They live in the basement of a member home and it is a really nice set up. Parker is a rich area and it was different working out there but Elder Maumau and I saw some great miracles that day. That night we traveled back and continued our meeting with President. Friday morning we continued our meeting with President and prepared for our "Train the Trainers" meeting and held it that evening. It went really well, we have some very good trainers for these next couple of transfers. Then the big day finally came !!! Saturday morning we got up earlier than usual and got to the church building where Elder Holland would be addressing us. Thankfully all of our missionaries got there on time and were seated in an orderly fashion in preparation for the brethren to arrive. Elder Clark and I, along with the zone leaders formed a little choir for the event. We sang "We'll Bring The World His Truth," to start off the meeting. We first heard from Bishop Davies of the presiding bishopric and he spoke about his mission and his time serving as a mission President in Puerto Rico. Then we heard from Elder Gonzalez from the presidency of the quorum of the seventy. He is from Uruguay, where Bishop Davies served his mission. He talked a lot about the importance of the Book of Mormon and how we should look for every opportunity to teach and testify from it. It was great ! Then we heard from Elder Holland ...  it was intense !!!! He had a cordless microphone so he came down and walked around as he spoke. I was sitting in the second row of the middle section in the chapel. I was on the end so he would be standing inches from me at times ( I know pretty cool huh?) :]. He has a lot of energy and spoke with such power ! For me the things he said that stood out the most was to NOT return home and be who I use to be before my mission. He talked about how upsetting it is when missionaries return home and walk away from the gospel. He said, "I WANT YOUR MISSION TO CHANGE YOU FOREVER !!!" There were so many other great things he said and talked about but that is what I wanted to share. He has a great sense of humor too. It was a very uplifting meeting and I feel so blessed to have been able to attend. One other thing that was great was when he discussed how the first 20 verses of the Book of Mormon outlines the profile of a prophet. Pretty amazing ! Well tomorrow we bring in the new AP and he is a great missionary who is from Idaho. I love you all !!!!!!  
Vaya con Dios  !!!!!!!!!!!
Elder Hathcock

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


"GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH ... GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH !!!! "   Hello everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!

It's been an exhausting/glorious week full of miracles !!! We went on exchanges with three other Zone Leader companionship's this week. They were a success !!! We have very good missionaries as Zone Leaders. We will be doing two more exchanges this week and one more the following to finish up our exchanges for the transfer.

Elder Holland comes this Saturday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our mission is so blessed to have an Apostles of the Lord come address us this week. For your information Maa, we will not be able to take pictures. But I will get to meet him !!! So pumped !!!

Yesterday I was on exchanges in my former area and I got to stop by and see Nancy, she was having a rough day and we were able to help her see all the great things she is doing and reassured her of how happy Heavenly Father is of her. It is great to see how much she has grown in the gospel in such a short time, I love her !!!!

My testimony of this work continues to grow everyday, it is amazing to see how the Lord places us exactly where we need to be when we do our part in planning through the Spirit. I have gained a firm testimony of the importance of setting goals and making plans. It enables us to progress and stay anxiously engaged in a good cause.

I hope BUBBA'S had a most excellent birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss him so much !!!!!!!

Well I love you all. I pray that you will have a safe week and continue to recognize how blessed we are.
Elder Hathcock

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Well it has been a glorious week !!!

Yesterday B was baptized and it was so beautiful to see him and his family sitting there with smiles on there faces. At the end of the service B bore his testimony and the Spirit was so strong as he shared his experiences with prayer. He also expressed his love and appreciation for his dear wife Z. It has been so amazing to see how the gospel has made their marriage SO much better.

We have been so blessed in the work. I am really grateful for Elder Clark, he really is one of the best missionaries I've ever seen. He is THE MAN !!!

There has been some interesting changes in what President has planned for where and how I will be ending my mission. But I will not be able to tell you until the time is closer. But this will be my last transfer as one of President's assistants. It is going to be hard to not be able to work so closely with President, but I feel truly blessed with the time that I have had to serve with him.  That is not for a few more weeks so there is really no reason to even think about it now.

Today at church is going to be glorious !!! Elder Clark will be blessed to confirm B today in sacrament meeting.

I loved reading Elder Lange's first letter in the MTC !!! It took me back to remembering that special spirit I felt when I was there. Elder Lange will be a great blessing to his companion ! I love it !!

We have been seeing so many miracles lately and we are doing our best to assist President in helping this mission progress. I love you all and hope you have a blessed week, full of accomplishment and success !!! 
Elder Hathcock
aKa "Soldier of God"

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


HELLO EVERYONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is another glooooorious sabbath morning !!! And I am grateful to be alive !!!!!! It has been a great week of miracles, Elder Clark and I are pumped for the month of September because we have a lot of time to proselyte. It is the most time I have been able to since I have been in this calling ! So we are excited to do work and help the Zone Leaders in the mission by going on exchanges with them. It is going to be epic !!!!!! This week we experienced a miracle with Z's husband B. It was one of the most amazing lessons I have ever been apart of. When we met with them, B was in a very bad mood and felt overwhelmed with everything that was going on at work and he wasn't willing to pray or anything. So we were praying hard that we would be able to help him. It was amazing the way the Spirit took over and guided Elder Clark and I to address his concerns and help him see how God is there to help him. By the end of the lesson we invited B to pray right then and there, to ask God if he should be baptized. He did and after he closed his prayer we sat in silence. The Spirit of God filled the room and B was looking at his two little boys and he began to smile. He told us that he only was having good thoughts and that he felt that God was telling him "Try me and see if this is not right." B is now preparing for baptism so that he and his family can prepare to go to the temple some day and be sealed for time and all eternity. He will be baptized next Saturday the 8th !!! I testify that this Gospel does bring happiness and makes marriages better. I have witnessed it with two married couples with in the past couple months. It is such a testimony builder for me personally !!! It all starts by being baptized into Jesus Christ church. Today Z and C will receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I will have the honor of confirming C and Brother D will be confirming Z. I am so grateful for the blessing to be able to see how we as God's children get answers to our prayers and are blessed, when we truly desire to do His will. I love you all and know this is the greatest work I will ever do in my life !!!!!!!! Hope you all have a great week !!!!
Elder Hathcock
AkA "Soldier of God"