Monday, August 29, 2016

History of the Book of Mormon - What a blessing!

Hey everyone,
This week has been an okay week. We had ZTM (Zone Training Meeting) this week and it was on the history of the Book of Mormon and how it came to be. Did you know that after they lost the book of Lehi, they made a double copy of everything that got translated so it took twice as long as it needed to. Joseph had to read every word; word for word and on the urim and thumim, new words wouldn't change until they had it exactly right. Today, I had to go to the hospital again and this time I had to get an x-ray on my foot. I thought I broke it, but luckily it is not broken. I am on crutches for a little while to help the swelling go down; it is super swollen! So this week I get to take it easy.  (: I would invite all of you to study the history of the Book of Mormon cause it is truly the greatest blessing we have to guide us in this life. Study the Book of Mormon, it is what keeps me going day to day. Love you all, have a wonderful week!
Elder Hutchings

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ultimate Tie Trade!

Hey everyone, this week has been a good week. We have found a few new people and they are awesome. We met Dave and his family, he wants to get his family into a church and wants to be an example to his kids! So, we are looking forward to teaching him the true gospel of Jesus Christ! Then, we met a few less actives that we are hoping to reactivate. Today, we had the ultimate tie trade and I got some really nice ties! This week we have Zone Training Meeting and I am looking forward to getting to learn more about this wonderful gospel. Good luck to all of you that are out hunting this week! Hope you all kill a big one! Love ya all!
Elder Hutchings

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fisher of Men!

Hey everyone,
How the heck is everyone doing? Sorry I didn't send an email last week, I ran out of time to write one! These last few weeks have been rough! But when you keep enduring, it will show you what you are made out of.

Me and my comp have really been struggling with finding people, but we are slowly finding new people everyday. The other night, we were up walking around this pond that isn't too far from our apartment and I see this guy fishing and I knew I had talked to him before. So, I am like ''Do I know you?'' and he is like "I have seen you somewhere, too". Then I remember I talked to him there before and showed him how to catch a fish. Then, I go grab my pole and we teach him and fish at the same time haha!!!

Friday, I had to spend the day in the hospital, it was rough, but I am doing problems now! I know my mom loved talking to my mission president! Well, love you all and have a wonderful week!

Love, Elder Hutchings


Monday, August 1, 2016

New Companion - Elder McKeachnie / Testimony

Hey everyone, this week has been one heck of a week! We ended up getting bed bugs! They are the most evil little bugs ever! Their bites hurt way bad and they will never leave you alone! I got a new comp, his name is Elder Mcheachnie. He is from Vernal and he loves hunting and fishing, just like I do, so we get along really well. I have been lucking out these last couple of transfers on getting good companions! Last night, we had this guy come up to us and start talking to us saying we are crazy for what we believe and how the devil has a hold of us, but don't worry it is never to late to be saved! I am getting so sick of people like that and telling us what we need to believe in. He was literally quoting the Book of Mormon and the D&C and using it against us. It was kind of impressive that he did that much research to try to prove us wrong. I cannot wait until judgement day when I get to say, "I told you so" to some of these people like that! 
I would just like to bear you all my testimony that "I know this church is true and no matter how many people keep telling me it's not, I am still going to keep reading and learning about this incredible gospel! I know that Joseph Smith is the prophet that did restore this true church today! I know that Thomas S. Monson is his living prophet today and he is guiding this church. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that one can come closer to God from reading from it! I know that the priesthood authority is now once again restored and worthy men can act in God's name. I know that the power of the Atonement is real and that one can repent of their past sins and with this power anything is possible! I know that my Savior lives and he was guided by the Father to do His will! I know that He died for ALL of our sins, no matter how big or small! I know that by enduring to the end one can have eternal life. I know that with the power in the temple, we can have forever families! I love this wonderful gospel and the happiness it brings not only to me, but to others also! I say these things in the name of my brother and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen!''
LOVE you all and have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Hutchings