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Hi I'm Sister Hatch

I'm a missionary, an aspiring teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying how to be an orchestra teacher. I love gold fish crackers, fruit snacks, and any kind of fruit. I enjoy traveling and learning new things about other cultures. My hobbies include music (which is really more like my whole life), reading, and playing board games. I love to spend time with my friends--we get together and hike, play frisbee, try new food, and talk for hours. One of our favorite things to do is attend the temple together and feel the peaceful spirit it brings into our lives. I'm the oldest of four children, and I love spending time with my family. We enjoy watching movies, playing games, and joking with each other. They are my biggest support system.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have always been very active in the Church. I grew up learning about the gospel, and I went to church every week and learned more about what we believe in. My testimony was fed since I was old enough to talk, but I had to consciously decide where my testimony stood. I figured that out when I was in ninth grade as I sat in seminary (a release-time class the Church provides for high school students). I don't remember the specific lesson, but I felt the Holy Ghost witness to me that this really is the true Church and that Jesus Christ lives. All throughout high school, I participated in different summer camps and school-year classes that fed the flame of testimony inside me. Since then, I have continued to nurture my testimony by daily scripture study and prayer. I have had many experiences to strengthen my faith. I know without a doubt that Christ lives and that He died for us. I know that Joseph Smith restored this gospel and that He was a prophet of God. I have a testimony in our living prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson. He leads the Church today. I know that I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father, who loves me, and I love Him. I am so grateful for this knowledge and the happiness it brings to my daily life. I am so excited to have the opportunity to share the knowledge I have with everyone I meet, especially those I meet in Thailand on my mission.

How I live my faith

Currently I'm serving as a full-time missionary for the Church. Right now I'm training, but soon I will travel to Thailand to teach those people about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every day I study the scriptures and try to find ways I can connect with people--I love learning more about others and what they think is important in life. I'm very excited to be able to share my faith with the Thai people! Every day I try to live my faith through my interactions with others. I watch for the needs of those around me and try to help in any way I can. I believe that the way to be happy is to emulate Christ's example and serve. As part of my mission, I'm learning the Thai language. It's really hard! But I study for hours every day so I can teach the Thai people in their native tongue. It has helped me develop my faith that Jesus Christ can help me with any problem or struggle I have.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Sister Hatch
My family is one of the most important things to me. It is through a temple marriage that we can be sealed to our family for eternity if we live worthily. I learn so much from watching my parents and from sharing experiences with my siblings that helps me become a better person. Show more Show less