Elder Kordin Hatch of Ringgold completed a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the Colorado Fort Collins Mission including the neighboring cities of Cheyenne, Wy.; Loveland and Greeley, Co.; Scottsbluff, Nv.; and Laramie, Wy.
Mr. Hatch is the son of Sam and Shauna Hatch, and is the oldest brother to Chayson, Abby, Jadyn, Savannah, and Kendrick. Mr. Hatch graduated from Ringgold High School in 2017.
Like many youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mr. Hatch responded to a prophet’s call to hasten missionary work by inviting others to come unto Christ and “receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end” (Preach My Gospel). There are more than 400 missions throughout the world, and most missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are under the age of 25. The term elder is a priesthood title, not affiliated with age. According to officials, “Missionary work is voluntary and missionaries are not paid for their services.”
Of his missionary service, Mr. Hatch said, “Serving as a missionary truly changed my life and helped bring me closer to the Savior. I learned a lot about the gospel of Jesus Christ, how we find eternal happiness and lasting peace through Him, and how the Atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ allows all of us to change our lives for the better.”
The best part of a mission is sharing this good news with others. Mr. Hatch said that his time as a missionary helped him teach others how they can become something more. “We can all become more because of Jesus Christ. Because of Him, we can change for the better.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a video to celebrate all that the Savior has done for us. “Jesus Christ did what no one else ever has, and many things are made possible because of Him,” the Church states. Access the video at https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/youth/video/because-of-him?lang=eng
Jesus Christ is everything. “And missions are so special because we get to teach His word and serve others,” Mr. Hatch said. Mr. Hatch plans to attend Brigham Young University-Idaho, and pursue a career in soccer.