Monday, May 23, 2016


Hey everyone, how are all of you doing? Well, this week has been a really long week. We had ZTM (Zone Training Meeting) this week. I learned a lot from President Rogers this week. The meeting was on the Doctrine of Christ and how we need to have it planted in our soul as missionaries. As members of the church, all of us have some knowledge of the doctrine, but all of us don't know as much as we need to know. Being on a mission, I have learned so much about the doctrine and how I can use it to teach others. It is incredible how the simple ones like faith can be so complex! This week we were teaching one of our investigators named Sara. Sara has been through a lot in her life, but the first day I was here on my mission I shared my testimony about the Book of Mormon combined with how church can heal the soul and that week she went to church. This past Tuesday, we went over to teach her and well right as we sit down she says," I want to be Baptized!" I was not expecting this at all and well she brought a friend and she says I want to be baptized too! So now we they are getting baptized on June 18. It was so exciting to hear her say that! Well, love you all and have a wonderful week!
Elder Hutchings

Monday, May 16, 2016

Lots of Service and Lots of Rain!

Hey everyone, this week has been going pretty good we have been doing lots of service still and we are struggling to still find people to teach, but are trying our hardest to find the people the Lord has prepared for us to meet. Not a whole lot has been going on out here, but we are having our ztm (Zone Training Meeting) this week and I am looking forward to that. The rains still have not stopped out here! The other day we were out walking in a monsoon rainstorm and had a broken lots of fun with that. President Rogers announced that if we live within 2 hours of a temple, we are allowed to go now! Unfortunately, I do not live within 2 hours, so I don't get to go in this area but that's okay. Love you all and have a wonderful week!
-Elder Hutchings

Monday, May 9, 2016

Loved Talking to MY FAMILY!

Well, this week has been fun. I got to talk to my family yesterday and I loved it! It is weird how my little brothers' voices have changed since I left. I thought Hesston was Trenton when he answered yesterday...I just started laughing. This week has flown by, we have been trying to find people. We have tracted many hours this week and with little to no luck with that. Whoever we talk to doesn't want to listen, so we are still trying. I am getting used to getting doors slammed in my face haha but i am still loving it and like meeting new people and just get to hear their stories. I loved talking with my mom yesterday and just another shout out for Happy Mother's Day yesterday.

On Saturday, we helped the other missionaries in my district move to their new place (which kinda sucked) but it was good. I am so thankful for all of the members out here. I am so blessed to be able to meet them and become such good friends with them. Making food for us is always a good thing. This morning, I was reading in 2 Nephi 29 and I just thought how cool it was and how it talks about people rejecting the Book of Mormon. I can totally relate to that chapter out here. Everyone just has their Bible and thinks the Book of Mormon is false scripture, Ya, I think this is going to become one of my favorite chapters when I can call some people fools haha. Well, love you all and have a wonderful week.

--Elder Hutchings

 Cohoes Falls

This was a cool sight to see.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Baptism - Davonna Austin

Hey everyone! How are all of you doing? Happy Mothers Day to all of you mothers out there! This week has been pretty good. I hate the allergies out here, they suck! We had another baptism, her name is Davonna Austin. She is one cool person. I have had a fun time teaching her and her family. Today, all of the other elders in my zone and I went to Thatchet State Park which was really fun to get out and do some hiking and get away from the city for a little while. I wish it didn't have to rain every day, though. It hasn't quit raining all day, but it made for some cool pics there. Chambers is my companion for another transfer. It is weird...I have only been gone for 2 months, but it feels like forever at this point. All of the days are mostly the same as a missionary, which is weird. I wish we could change it up a little bit and do some different things, but New York is doing good. Love you all and have a wonderful week.--Elder Hutchings

Elder Chambers, Davonna Austin, Me

Hiking Thatchet State Park with all the Elders in my Zone!