Monday, March 28, 2016

New York or Bust!

Well everyone, my new area is in Albany (Troy) area. Not to lie, this place is kind of a dump...but there are a ton of people to teach! My Trainer's name is Elder Chambers (from Ogden) he is awesome. He has been here for quite a while. So, ya, I hope I aint in this area as long as he is, but it will do for now haha. Well, I am missing you all, but I feel as if this mission is going to fly by. It's hard to believe that I have already almost been out a month, but it is so awesome to see the gospel change people's lives. This area is a really hard one to teach. I have had the opportunity to teach drug dealers already. Every house I go into just smells like weed, haha, but they need to hear the gospel, too. I gained 10 pounds in the first 3 weeks at the MTC, but lost 5 in the first three days here. It is good that I got sent to the only walking mission or I think I would go crazy if I hadn't! I hope everyone is doing alright. How was Easter? It rains here everyday, haha, but it's alright with me for now.

My new address is:
15 Atlantic Ave.
Wynantskill, NY 12118
 This is what most of Troy looks like.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

MTC Week 2 - Preach My Gospel

This week has been going by so fast and I am so excited to go to New York next week. I get to leave at 3:30 in the morning, yeh! Haha, but it is going to be awesome. It is snowing there on Monday so that is going to be fun. I am really wondering where my first place will be where I serve. I have learned so much here this week. We got to share our testimonies on how we came to know the Savior lives and it was such a powerful meeting. I am so grateful for the gospel in my life. I am having so much fun here at the MTC. Ya, the days are long, but they are worth every min of it! If anyone is thinking about going on a mission make sure you study Preach My Gospel cause I wish I would have! Love you all so much!  -Elder Hutchings​

 ​The struggle is real haha! Don't fall asleep in class kids! ahah

I love them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Hello from the MTC! Week One!

Dear Everyone,

I love all of you. Thanks for all of your prayers. The first day at the MTC was really long but after that the time just flies by like yesterday was Sunday but it is now really Thursday. I have never felt the spirit like i have here. I love it so much. I love my district, they are all a blessing to me. We learn so much from each other and we just all strengthen each other's testimonies so much. There are four sisters in my district: Sister Devries, Carruth, Hintzy, and Cullamore. They are all awesome; they are like the sisters I never had. I know any of them would do anything for me. There are also four elders in my district also Elder Fifita is my companion and Elder Edgecomb and Lewis. They are all awesome. Elder Lewis is blind and an albino, he has the strongest testimony and the knowledge of the gospel I have ever seen. The teacher we have his name is Bro. Holmes, he is awesome, he makes class so much fun and he teaches us so much. The very first day I had gotten here I was already teaching new investigators. Yesterday me and my companion got an investigator to commit to be baptized.  I got called to be the district leader in my district. I love this calling so much and I know I am getting tons of blessing for it. I would like to invite everyone to go on a mission. It is such a good experience.  I can write hand-written letters any day, I just can only email on Thursdays while I am here in the MTC. I love you all so much and I am having so much fun here at the MTC. What have I been missing at home? Has anyone found a brown elk shed yet?

Elder Hutchings