Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Off to the MTC!

Well, Elder Hatch was set apart last night and reported to the MTC today! He'll be in the MTC until July 18th, and then will travel to the Philippines where he'll be serving the rest of his mission. Please keep him in your prayers!

His MTC mailing address is:
Elder Gavin Dale Hatch
2007 N 900 E Unit 52Provo UT 84602

You can send hand written letter, or you can also send a letter via that will be printed out the same day that it is written and delivered to Gavin. 

The MTC Presidency has also asked that he and his family observe these guidelines while he's in the MTC:
  1. Your service begins the day you check into the MTC.  Remind your family that complete separation from loved ones is part of the sacrifice that families and missionaries contribute to the work.  For this reason, you should ask your family and friends not to attempt to see or visit with you while you are at the MTC, not even during your temple walks or at other places near the MTC.
  2. All missionary mail must come through the US Mail or commercial delivery services.  These services should not be used to send pizzas, fast foods, ice-cream, or any items that will spoil if they are not refrigerated within 24 hours.  Missionaries are not called out of class to receive packages, nor do they have access to a refrigerator.  For security reasons, we cannot accept any items delivered by hand.
  3. Communication with family can be done through your missionary email account on your weekly Preparation Day. We cannot accept telephone calls for missionaries.  
  4. Families and friends should not visit missionaries as they depart to their field of labor, whether at the MTC or at the airport.

Thanks for supporting Elder Hatch!

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