Monday, April 10, 2017

The Start of the Last Transfer!!

April 10, 2017

Dear Family and Friends,

What's up?? Another week has come and gone! So crazy! It was kind of a wild week, though. First of all, SISTER WILLMORE AND I SURVIVED TRANSFERS!! I wish someone would have been filming us when we got the phone call, we freaked out because we were so happy. So, I guess it's official: Walnut Creek is my last area and Sister Willmore is my last companion! I cannot even believe that I am in my last transfer, but I am so excited to see what this transfer brings. :)

Like I said, this week was kind of wild. The beginning of it kind of dragged because all we were basically doing was cleaning and having an anticipation about transfers.The rest of the week was kind of  a blurr! I will do my best to remember :)

Sister Willmore and I did a lot of finding this week! We have knocked on SO MANY DOORS. We did find one potential woman! Her name is Erica, and we told her that our message could bring peace into her life. She told us that was exactly what she needed right now, and went on telling us that it was the 1 year anniversary of her grandpa's death. She said her family was having a hard time, and so we should come back and share our message with her whole family. We gladly accepted that offer! We are excited to go back and see them.

We did some service for a cute family we are working with, the Dodd family! They are so sweet, and we help on their farm (Yes, I did farm work). After we were done, Mrs. Dodd gave us a dozen farm fresh eggs and tomato soup which was made from home-grown tomatoes. Best food ever!

Saturdy was an interesting day of itself. We met this man that was totally rejecting us, and then as we walked away we heard a huge shaddering sound. We turned around and saw that his giant glass bottle of liquor fell out of his trunk and shaddered everywhere, and he was just cussing. I hope that was a sign for him, haha. Our dinner appointment on Saturday was funny, too. We were STARVING and we got to our dinner appointment and discovered that all that was made was mini chocolate muffins and like 3 apple slices. Sister Willmore and I couldn't help but laugh afterwards. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining; I'm grateful for the food! It was just hilarious because she basically said "I was too lazy to cook." #Nutrition

Satuday night was the adult session of Stake Conference! It was awesome! Our Stake President gave a supr bold talk. He basically said that if we are unwilling about our callings, than we don't love God. BOOM.It was powerful. On the drive home some guys kept riding our tails and driving next to us making kissy faces and practically jumping out the window trying to get us to talk to them. It was interesting being hit on.. Haven't experienced that in a while haha!!

We had our official Stake Conference yesterday, and it was SO GOOD. Every talk was about showing God that we love him, and realizing our divine potential. It was probably the best Stake Conference I have eer been to. :) We were sitting next to a cute woman in our ward, and her little boy kept holding my hand and kissing my cheek. He even said "Sister Hutchison, I love you!" It was precious!

All in all, it was a good week! I am so excited for Easter next Sunday. I love being able to reflect on our Savior's life and His Atonement for us. I know that He lives. I know that because He was resurrected, we ALL will be resurrected one day. It doesn't matter what we have done in life, who we are, or where we are, we ALL will be able to receive that gift. It is incredible :) He is risen, and He is risen today and forever. I love my Savior. I am so grateful to be a representative of Him at this time. If you haven't already, PLEASE watch the new Easter Initiative on mormon.org. I can promise you will feel peace, and feel closer to your Savior. :) Have a wonderful week!!!!

"1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." Matthew 28: 1-6

Love,

Sister Hutchison

Sis. Willmore and I found a nice open field :) We love Nebraska!!


"the hills are alive.."


kind of the same as 1


Easter Initiative #PrinceOfPeace


Wendy's can't be promising forever families....


Sister Willmore and I made a commercial this week... If you have ever seen the "Get the London Look" commercials, you'd understand. HAHA.. This is what happens when you keep us together one more transfer. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring has Sprung!

April 3, 2017

Hey Family and Friends!

Wow, what a wonderful week it has been!! I honestly don't remember much of it because it went by so quickly, but I will do my best!

It was a super rainy week! Spring has officially sprung here in Nebraska. Our week consisted of a lot of "finding". We didn't have a lot of luck, but that is okay! It always cracks me up when people open the door, see us soaking wet and say "Wow, girls. You look freezing! You shouldn't be outside! Stay warm!" Like, LET US IN. Haha, it's okay :) We are doing our best to find people to teach, so I know the Lord has some good things planned ahead of us.:)

I had an awesome personal study this week about "conversion". I wasn't sure what I wanted to study that day, so I prayed and flipped open the Bible Dictionary  and that word was on the page I flipped on. As I studied conversion more deeply, I discovered that in order to be truly converted, you must be actively exercising the Doctrine of Christ in your life. As we  do these things, is allows our hearts to change, and our faith will become a knowledge.

I LOVED GENERAL CONFERENCE. I think it was the best conference I have ever listened to. I felt like every single talk was for me! A couple of my favorite talks were the ones by President Nelson, and Elder Holland. President Nelson's talk was all about the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We have to be exercising Christ's Atonement daily. It is only through His Atonement that we can be healed and have true happiness. I love how he mentioned that the event of the Atonement doesn't save us, but it was the sacrifice of the Savior; we must ALWAYS recognize that. Elder Holland's talk was about being confident in who you are, and being confident in others, as well. This gospel is all about progression!! We must not discriminate, but we must love. :) His comparison with needing "all of the voices in God's choir" was awesome! Each of us has a divine potential, and has the ability to change. I loved his quote when he said, "Come as you are, but don't plan to stay as you are.."

Obviously, there were more amazing talks. I will send you a copy of my study journal if you want to know what I thought of the rest of them haha :) But I am so grateful for the gospel in my life. I am so grateful to live in a dispensation with modern prophets and apostles. As Sister Willmore and I were on our way to watch conference with a member, we saw all of the cars that surrounded us and felt so sad that none of them knew that a Prophet of God was speaking that day. I am so grateful to be on a mission, and to constantly be strengthening my testimony by trying to help others gain one. I love sharing the gospel. It is my life, and nothing brings  a greater happiness. :)

Transfers are this week. Sister Willmore and I feel like we are probably getting transferred, so we will see how it goes. I can't believe I will be starting my last transfer in a few days. Crazy!! Anyways, I love you all. Thanks for the support and love. Have a fantastic week.:)

Love,

Sister Missy Hutchison


we didn't take a lot of pics this week.. So.. This is me currently and Sister Willmore intently emailing. 


Some of the fav sistas

Monday, March 27, 2017

Nebraska is Home

March 27, 2017

Hey Family and Friends!!!

Wow, this week has gone by so fast! It was wild!!

First of all, TODAY was a blast. Sister Willmore and I went and took some fun pictured in downtown Omaha. There is a little park there that has amazing statues of the pioneers. It makes it even more special being able to serve at the Trail Center. :) Then, we went to the Pedestrian Bridge, and took pictures on the Nebraska/Iowa line. It was a lot of fun!

We had Zone Conference this week, and it was INCREDIBLE. The whole focus was about having a Mighty Change of Heart. It was amazing being able to reflect back on how my heart used to be, and how my heart has changed so far on my mission. The key to a Mighty Change of Heart is living the Doctrine of Christ. As we are doing so, it allows us to be worthy of the Spirit, and we will desire to become better. As we are purifying ourselves, we are allowing the Holy Ghost to change us :) After Zone Conference, we had Zone Olympics! It was so much fun. I actually won push-ups and sprints!! Yes, I was very sore the next day. But.. It was worth it. 50 boy pushups won me the gold! (plastic)

I don't know how many of you were able to watch Womens Conference on Saturday, but it was so great!!! There was a talk by Bonnie Cordon, and she focused on Proverbs 3:5-6. It reads : "5 ¶ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." She talked about how we should not be "leaning", because as we lean it means we are off balance! As we are standing strong as a witness of Christ, we will be immovable! I loved that so much! So powerful. That connects to missionary work so well. I CANNOT do this alone; there is no room for leaning. I must give all that I have to Heavenly Father, and he will help me be a true representative of His Son.

Sister Willmore and I had an interesting/cool experience this week. We had a little bit of time before our dinner appointment, so we went to go find in an apartment complex. We went through one apartment building, but felt like we shouldn't knock on most of those doors. So, we headed to the building next to it. The first door we knocked on was a man named Tim. He came right outside and was happy to talk to us. In the middle of our conversation, he asked us if we were wearing contacts, and we told him no. He told us that he studies eyes, and ours are very different for some reason. He was looking at them in all different angles but couldn't figure out what was different about them. It was cool because we know that he was seeing the light of Christ. At first, he was very hesitant, but the more we talked, the more interested he became. We asked him why God had us knock on his door, and he instantly opened up about everything he was going through. He has had a tough life. He asked where our church was, and said we could stop by again. There is even a member of the church that is on the floor right above him! Hopefully we will be able to see him again soon :)

I am sorry right now in advance for all of the pictures! There are a lot this week. But I hope you all have a great week :) I can't wait to hear all of your insights on general conference!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love this work with all of my heart. I know I am where I need to be, and I have never ever been happier.

Love,
Sister Missy Hutchison


17 MONTHS!!!! So crazy


Rain pic!


our junk food... 


NOM Olmpics! (worked off the junk food)


Pioneer statues!! 


Found myself a Boyfriend! 


Running with the girls


My mission!!! Pioneers + Nebraska!


Omaha!!


Nebraska/Iowa


two places at once! 


same! 


this one is important because I will never be able to jump this high again.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Another Week in NOM!

March 20, 2017

Hey Fam and Friends!

I can't believe it is already Monday again. The weeks feel like days and the days feel like weeks. :) That is about the best way I can explain it.

It was a pretty great week this week. I feel like it was super crazy, so a lot of my week is a blurr. So, I will do my best to try and remember. All I know is last week was a pretty hard week, but Heavenly Father blessed us so much this week :)

We found a cute family!! We were out finding, and had no luck. It was about time for Ward Coordination, and so we headed out of the neighborhood! As we were driving, Sister Willmore instantly flips the car around and says "JUST FOLLOWING A PROMPTING HERE", and we drive past this cute family getting out of their mini-van, about to walk into their apartment. We parked a little ways away so we wouldn't seem creepy, and ran up to them! We asked if we could share a message about families, and they said yes! (which hasn't happened in a long time for us). We shared a quick message of the restoration with them, and asked if we could come back. They instantly said yes, and we set up an appointment for this evening. We are excited. They are a cute Spanish family. They speak English well, but I have a feeling we will end up handing them over to the Spanish Sisters anyways. But, it was a neat miracle, and a testimony builder of always following your promptings. (yes, we were a half-an-hour late for Ward Coordination #worthit)

We found another family this week. It is a family of 3. They were a little hesitant letting us in, but eventually did. After they realized that we weren't robots, they started warming up to us. The mom is Christian, and the dad is Pagan. They talked a lot, so we only got through a few points of the restoration. But, they welcomed us back with open arms! So, we are excited to go back.

A couple days ago, we were teaching our 9 year old investigator, Dylan. He was having a really hard day, and wasn't participating in the lesson. Out of no where he starts telling us that he doesn't believe in God, and that Jesus Christ isn't real. It really was hard to hear. In this whole process, Dylan's mother was being so mean to him, and bagging on him in front of his face. It was hard to see! Sister Willmore and I were shocked when we got back in the car. How can a child believe that he has a loving Heavenly Father if he doesn't even feel loved by his own parents?? A child needs parents who will listen to them, and be understanding. A child needs parents who actually show them they love them, and will always strive to be helping the child come to a greater understanding of God's plan. We decided we are going to hold a family home evening about family prayer and scripture study. That will truly bless their family and bring the spirit in their home! I am so grateful for my mission, and how it teaches me about what kind of mom I want to be.

There was another Missionary Musical Fireside yesterday. It was so good!! It was all centered on the importance of The Family. The spirit was there in abundance :) I was able to sing a solo, and it really was such a fun night.

This week, I have really tried to focus on the Sacrament. That is something I felt prompted to do in my studies, and it was amazing. I hung up some sticky notes to remind myself to pray to be prepared for the Sacrament in every prayer, and it worked :) During the Sacrament yesterday, I partook of the bread, and my heart didn't feel the same. It felt very heavy!! Then, I partook of the water and I physically felt a release from my chest. It was amazing. I knew, in that instant, that I had been cleansed and purified. It was the most incredible experience. I am so grateful I have grown to know the importance of the Sacrament.

It was a great week, and I look forward to seeing more miracles this week :) I love being a missionary. Have a great week!!

(I came across this scripture in my studies this week, and I fell in-love with it. Prayer is POWERFUL!!) "24 And it came to pass that when Jesus had thus prayed unto the Father, he came unto his disciples, and behold, they did still continue, without ceasing, to pray unto him; and they did not multiply many words, for it was given unto them what they should pray, and they were filled with desire. 25 And it came to pass that Jesus blessed them as they did pray unto him; and his countenance did smile upon them, and the light of his countenance did shine upon them, and behold they were as white as the countenance and also the garments of Jesus; and behold the whiteness thereof did exceed all the whiteness, yea, even there could be nothing upon earth so white as the whiteness thereof." 3 Nephi 19:24-25

Love,
Sister Missy Hutchison


The squad at the Fireside


Let us teach your friends


we really do try to sleep.. It just doesn't happen sometimes. We get distracted


love her!!


Kale came to the fireside and loved it!! He went to the temple last week, and couldn't stop telling me how happy it made him :) He is on FIRE with the gospel right now! 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Cold Again!!

March 13, 2017

Hello everyone!!

Another week has flown by here in Nebraska :) I hope you all had a good week! I had a great one, like usual :) I love my mission more than anything in the world!! Like my subject line said, it is cold again! It was aboout 70 degrees last week, but then snowed last night. Nebraska needs to take a chill-pill.

A cute senior couple took us bowling again this week. When people ask me how my mission has changed me, I will be able to say that I became a professional bowler!

I mentioned this last week, but for the past 3 weeks Sister Willmore and I have been praying to find a woman named Shannon. She has a family of 4 and owns a red blanket. No, we have not found her yet, and it has been pretty frustrating. We feel like we are trying our hardest, and we are praying soo hard to find her, but nothing has happened. Sister Willmore and I have never had more rejection in our lives! It has been rough.. I was feeling kind of discouraged, holding back tears after someone just yelled at us, but then a talk from Elder Holland came into my mind. I felt like I heard Elder Holland's voice say "Why would it be easy for you if it was NEVER easy for Him." That hit me so hard! It is so true! The Holy Ghost definitely set me straight. I know that Satan is really working on Sister Willmore and I because we are SO CLOSE to experiencing a miracle. We know Heavenly Father is preparing someone for us to find who is prepared for the gospel, so we need to ignore the adversary and keep on being diligent :) We are excited for what lies in store!

Sister Willmore and I took a very interesting member tour this week. It was this older woman and her two adult kids. They seemed kind of stand-off-ish at the start, but we continued to the tour anyways. We were at the bust of Joseph Smith, and Sister Willmore and I were testifying of the Restoration, and one of the women just kept looking at her watch. After we testified, we pointed out to her that she was looking at her watch, and asked if they were limited on time. She replied with "Yes. We only have a few minutes. So, can we just cut-out all of the 'touchy-feely' spiritual stuff? We JUST want the history... But, don't worry, we are good Mormons". I was so shocked!! My mission call did not say "You are called to serve as a "tour guide", it said "You are called to serve as a MISSIONARY". It really hurt mine and Sister Willmore's feelings, but we just went on with the tour. The very next day, I read a talk that is called "Converted to the Gospel Through His Church". (here is the link, I strongly suggest you guys read it! https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/04/converted-to-his-gospel-through-his-church?lang=eng  )  It was so good, and it reminded me a lot of that tour. It talked all about how there are members who are perfectly active in the church, but less-active in the gospel. It really made me think about what kind of member I will be after I am home. Will I be the member who sits on their phone during sacrament meeting, but who goes to church every week? Will I be the member who thinks going through the temple once or twice in a couple years is good enough? Will I be the member who goes to one of the Lord's Visitor Centers and refuses to feel the spirit? The answer is a big NO :) We need members who take notes during Sacrament meeting, ponder application of what they learn, and members who use the Sacrament properly. We need members who value and understand the covenants they make in the temple. We need members who understand that conversion is a never ending process, and you can never have a "strong enough testimony". I am so grateful for the precious truths I am able to learn on my mission. I am changed every single day.

If you haven't noticed, I love my mission so much. :) Thank you for all of the love and support I receive from each of you every week. It strengthens and motivates me :) Have a wonderful week!!!!!

Love,
Sister Missy Hutchison

" 9 Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life." 3 Nephi 15:9


Sister Willmore and I bought matching owl Moo-moos. So cozy. 


A picture of how we felt after someone just set their 7 dogs on us


A smiling pic! 


Bowling crew

Monday, March 6, 2017

I LOVE MY MISSION :)

March 6, 2017

Hello Family and Friends!!

Wow, this week has FLOWN BY. Wasn't it Monday just yesterday? It feels like it!!

I had a really great week. I am loving being in the Walnut Creek Branch with Sister Willmore. I am probably going to have a 6 pack by the end of this transfer, because Sister Willmore and I laugh SO HARD together. It is crazy to think that we live about 10 minutes away from each other in Utah, but we probably would have never met! We spent like a half an hour saying random people that we knew, and we made so many connections, it was hilarious. A mission has blessed me in SO MANY WAYS, and finding best friends has been one of them :)

Almost 2 weeks ago, Sister Willmore and I prayed and asked Heavenly Father who we need to be searching for. As we paused and listened to the spirit, we felt prompted to find a woman named Shannon, who has a family of 4, and she owns a red blanket (random, but that is what the spirit said). We have been searching for Shannon EVERYWHERE!!!! No, we have no found her yet.. But we haven't given up hope :) We just have to have the "faith not to find". Yesterday in testimony meeting, this woman bore her testimony about a girl who came into the family history center because she wanted a copy of The Book of Mormon. This woman's daughter is a member, and recently went to her grandchild's baby blessing, so this experience made her curious. She doesn't want missionaries right now, but she is definitely soul searching and she lives in our area somewhere. The spirit testified to me and Sister Willmore that this woman is who we are looking for. We have no idea what her name is (probably Shannon) or which house she lives in, but we ARE going to find her :) If you all could start praying for me and Sister Willmore to find Shannon, that would be awesome :)

We have a 9 year old investigator named Dylan. He is so cute!! His mom is a less-active member, but is recently coming back. The Elders are teaching her boyfriend, but she said that "sisters are better with children" so she asked us to teach Dylan. We asked him to listen to the spirit during the closing prayer, and when we asked him how he felt, he said "I feel good. I have never opened my heart like that before!" It was adorable!!! It totally makes sense when the scriptures always say to be like a little child.

We were out finding families this week, and met this teenager named Ragina. She is so sweet and said we could come back and talk with her and her mom. We went back many times, but each time we would go over there, the mom wouldn't be home! I think we went like 4 times without much success. But, the spirit kept telling us to keep on trying. Last night, we knew that we had to go. So, we tried again! A little boy answered the door and he said his mom was home!!!!!!!!! She was on the phone for a few minutes, so we talked to the family a little bit more. The mom's boyfriend was there, and he told us that he knew we were there for a reason, because that family really needed to come closer to Christ. They actually lived in Salt Lake City for a year, so that was a super fun connection that we had with them. The mom got off of the phone, and was SO EXCITED to see us. I can honestly say she was jumping up and down when she walked into the room and saw us standing there. She hugged us and said that she was sorry that we kept missing her! By the time we got talking to her, we had to go home because it was getting late, but we set up a return appointment, and are really excited for it. Her name is Rebecca and she is such a sweetheart.

This week at the Trail Center, Sister Willmore and I were calling people who had ordered a Bible to confirm their requests and offer them copies of The Book of Mormon. We were talking to a woman named Barbara, and she was super nice. She said that she would LOVE a copy of The Book of Mormon, and would be totally fine with missionaries stopping by. I was about to end the call, but then something told me to ask if I could share a message with her. The natural man kept saying "she is probably busy", "you have more people to call" and "you'll just annoy her". But, the other voice told me that Barbara has potential and needs to know the message of the Restoration. All good things come from God, right? So, I ignored Satan's lies, and followed the Spirit. When I asked if I could share a little message with her, and was excited and said "of course!" So, I was able to share with her the restoration. As we talked about Joseph Smith, she started to cry and she shared some spiritual experiences with me. She was really feeling the spirit and said she KNEW that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that there had to be a prophet today. I invited her to be baptized and she said "Yes, of course. I really need to be baptized. Yes!" It was such an amazing lesson over the phone, and it wouldn't of happened if I would have listened to the adversary's lies. The missionaries in Georgia are so lucky that they get to teach Barbara!

This week my heart is so full of gratitude. I love my mission more than anything in the world. I am so happy every single day here, and there is nothing more rewarding than serving the Lord. I wake up every morning so grateful, and go to sleep every night so happy. I love my mission :)

Sorry this email is so long!! I didn't realize how large it was until I just read over it again. I love you all!!

Love,
Sister Missy Hutchison



16 MONTHS. Where is the time going?


We went bowling last P Day!! I got a 94! 


that form..... 


a whole new meaning behind "the field is white" 


Searching for them 'gators


dead corn.. Yum


Watch out, 'Braska

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tranfer Week! Woot Woot!

February 27, 2017

Hey fam and friends!!

It has been a crazy/great week :) Like my subject line said, it was transfer week! Transfer week is always the craziest, so sorry if I don't remember a lot of things that we did.

First of all, I got transferred!! I am now in a little branch called the Walnut Creek Branch with Sister Willmore :) Oh my goodness, I LOVE SISTER WILLMORE. We have so much fun together, and she is an amazing missionary. We definitely bond over Coca-Cola and Taco Bell. She is from Sandy, Utah! She has been out about 6 months :)  I am already loving this transfer. Not only do we cover a branch, but we also get to cover a ward called the Cottonwood Ward. So we basically have two areas, which is so fun! We never run out of places to find people to teach. :) I am loving my new area, though. All of the members are SO SWEET. I got transferred from the most sketchy/hood ward to the most Utah ward I could ask for. The transition is hilarious, but so fun. I love being able to walk around at night without being scared, haha. It is crazy to think I just have two transfers left.

Transfers were on Wednesday, so I have had a lot of time in my new area. We are working with a lot of great people. We are working with this cute family from Sudan. They are the sweetest, and so prepared for the gospel. The little kids tell us how good they feel when they read the Book of Mormon, and they are excited to come to church next week. One of the daughters said that she has read The Plan of Salvation pamphet "a hundred times", and that she knows it is true because "God wouldn't send us to lie to them". So precious, and so true at the same time.

We met this woman named Huong. She is from Vietnam, and she is so sweet. She let us right in her house. Missionaries actually live right across the hall from her!! She told us how she is Buddhist, but how she feels like she is coming to know Jesus Christ more. The missionaries have a picture of the Savior on their door, and she said that she "gets to know Jesus every day when she opens her door". It was cute! She told us that she would like her son to come to church, so they are planning on coming next week. So exciting :) This just shows how God is preparing His children.

Sister Willmore and I have taken so many great tours at the Trail Center lately. We also had a super cool phone call on Teaching Center! Some man called in, and the first thing he said was "How do I go about getting baptized??" We were shocked and chatted with him for a little bit, figuring out how this desire came to be. He told us he has many member friends, and he sees how happy their lives are. He sees their families and their attitudes, and knows that there is a certain light in them that he is missing. It was a cool phone call. It just testified to me that people truly are watching us, and paying attention to our actions. Our attitude and choices truly show how we let the Doctrine of Christ sink in our hearts.

This week I feel an overwhelming amount of gratitude for the Atonement. Oh my goodness, I love my Savior. When He suffered, I know He suffered specifically for me. There is a painting at the Trail Center of the Savior, and no matter where you are standing in the room, His eyes are always looking at you; the only time you wont see Him looking at you is when you are not looking at Him. I love that painting because it is SO TRUE. Jesus Christ is always there for us, and so willing to help us. The key is LETTING HIM help us. There is no mistake out of the Atonement's reach, and the Savior is always with us, asking us to partake of the gift that he has given us: the ability to repent and better ourselves. Our progression in God's plan never ever stops moving. If we aren't constantly increasing our relationship with the Savior, it is decreasing on it's own. I am so grateful for that gift that allows me to come closer to my Savior, and am grateful to use it every single day. :) I love being able to share this message of hope with all I come in contact with. I pray that we all may be able to use the Atonement for fully in our lives.

" 9 And the world, because of their iniquity, shall judge him to be a thing of naught; wherefore they scourge him, and he suffereth it; and they smite him, and he suffereth it. Yea, they spit upon him, and he suffereth it, because of his loving kindness and his long-suffering towards the children of men." 1 Nephi 19:9

I love you all! Have a good week!!

Love,

Sister Missy Hutchison


Me and Sis. Willmore!


love her!


self timer for the win!!


we already take a lot of pictures.. oh no. 


We all live in the same complex, so this is our family photo

Monday, February 20, 2017

Heat Wave!

February 20, 2017

Hello Family and Friends!!

Another quick week has come and gone  here in Nebraska! It was another warm week, as well. I think the high on Friday was like 75 degrees, so we weekly planned outside. I got a nice tan, so it was awesome :) The next few days are supposed to be waayyy nice, but then on Friday it is supposed to snow.. so.. #globalwarming

It was a great/busy week. I kind of felt like it was non-stop!I got pretty sick this week, which was a bummer. It started with an insanely swollen throat, then then it kind of felt like the flu. The mission nurse thought I had strep. But, it only lasted about 2 days, and then I felt fine! The only sad thing about it was I completely lost my voice. I was supposed to sing in Sacrament meeting yesterday but.. That definitely didn't happen.I was able to receive a blessing from President Gardner, and it was so cool because he promised me that my voice wouldn't hold me back from testifying of the Savior. Every time we were talking to someone, I was able squeak out my testimony. The church is so true :)  My voice is pretty much back now, but I sound like a 12 year old boy with the occasional squeak every now and then, but it is all good :)

Our investigator, Chris, is progressing like crazy!! He, all of the sudden, had a mighty change of heart. He has been having Word of Wisdom problems, and then he told us randomly that he was quitting Coffee starting today! He also has been living with his girlfriend for the past 7 years, and he called us a few days ago and said "I know I need to progress in the gospel. It has been a long time coming. I have moved out into my camper, and as soon as March hits and the camp sites open,I am going to move over there." The Lord's hand is so apparent in this marvelous work.

I think I have mentioned this, but Chris's mother has recently passed away. He invited us to the funeral, so we were able to go this weekend. It was very interesting being at a funeral full of individuals who didn't know about God's plan. It broke my heart seeing the misery, and hearing people say "I hope I will see her again" instead of "I know I will see her again". I am so grateful for the gospel.

I will talk about it more towards the end of my email, but, this week I am going to be transferred. So, I have said goodbye to some people in the Winter Quarters ward. One in particular who I've said goodbye to is Kale! He is still ON FIRE with the gospel. When I told him I was leaving, tears filled his eyes. He bore a powerful testimony of how the gospel has changed his life, and sincerely thanked me for being apart of his journey. It was such a testimony builder to me as to why I am here on a mission. I am here for moments like that. I love being able to see how powerfully the gospel impacts people. When I first met Kale, he was drinker, a smoker, and he swore like a sailor haha. But, I was there the day he threw away his cigarettes, and every time he swears, he instantly repents or he catches himself beforehand. He is so healthy and happy. He loves the gospel, and has a strong desire to serve. I love being a missionary.

Like I said, I am getting transferred on Wednesday. President Gardner has told me where I am going and who I will be with, but he trusts me not to tell anyone yet. So.. You will find out next week! But, I am very excited :)

I love you all! I hope you have a blessed week :)

Love,
Sister Missy Hutchison


It was our last District meeting as a district, and also Elder Jeppsons last district meeting ever. We were mourning. 


I wont be going to the clinic every week anymore :( So sad! Me, Dr. Fischer, and Marsha!


I love Kale!!!! 


Sister Cope is going home this week! So sad!!! We will miss her so much!!  (ps. I don't know why my lips look so red, I wasn't wearing lipstick. Aint nobody got time for that)

Monday, February 13, 2017

NE is Happy

February 13, 2017

Hello Fam and Friends!

Sorry for the random subject line; sometimes I don't know what to put!

It was a great week this week. It went by crazzzzyyyyyyy fast It was another week with a crazy huge snow storm.. But.. The very next day was 60 degrees, so it is all melted again! I love not having to wear tights! Woot woot! It is not supposed to get below 40 all of this week. Friday is supposed to be 67! Needless to say, I am very happy. Hopefully winter is over!

Last Monday, I forgot to tell you that I was able to clean the temple!! It was so much fun :) Sister Hall had never cleaned it, so we were able to be in charge of cleaning the Celestial Room. It was a beautiful experience!

I had a funny experience. So, Sister Hall and I were out finding families, and we knocked on a woman's door! She answered and kind of stared at us and said "Hola". It didn't take too long to figure out that she didn't speak a lick of English. We kind of just stood there, trying to figure out how to communicate. All I could say was "Jesu Cristo!!" and that I was "Hermana Hutchison". Eventually, I just lifted up my copy of The Book of Mormon and said "El Libro De Mormon!" She smiled and let us in her house!!! Again, we just stood there being frustrated that we couldn't communicate. In my broken Spanish, all I could tell her was that I liked her house (I think it is Me Gusto su Casa, or something like that). She said Gracias, so I figured it was right!! Needless to say, the gift of tongues didn't happen. That is okay, though! We gave her a Spanish copy of the Book of Mormon that we had in our car, and called the Spanish Sister Missionaries. They went back and could understand her, obviously, and said she was golden and so prepared for the gospel! Glad my 2 years of Spanish class did some good!

Like I said, it was a great week! We were able to have Zone Conference, and that was a blast!! I feel so blessed to have the leaders that I do. When President Gardner is a General Authority one day, I will be able to say that he was my Mission President. :) Anyways, we received a lot of great guidance an Zone Conference. There is nothing quite like being in a huge group of missionaries. The Spirit is always so strong.

Sister Hall and I saw a pretty cool miracle this week. We have been being very specific with our prayers, and we were really praying to find a family with a mini-van, whose husband's name is Jon! Earlier that week, we drove past a few houses with mini-vans and we were in a hurry so we couldn't stop. But, that image of those houses were burnt into my mind! I kept feeling regret for not stopping, and I knew we needed to go back!! So, on one particular day, we felt like we needed to go out of our way to go to that neighborhood. We felt really great when we prayed before we got out of the car, and so we went to the first house with a mini van! A sweet woman named Virginia opened the door, and she was very nice! We talked to her for a couple of minutes and then her cute son ran to the door. We asked what his name was, and he said "Jonathan!" Then, we asked Virginia what her husband's name was, and she said it was Jonathan, as well!! It was so neat! She said we could come back and teach her family (she has 5 kids), so we are excited to go back :) Prayer works! Specific prayers bring specific miracles.

I feel like I don't have much more to share with you this week. But, I do want to share my testimony. As I was sitting in Sacrament meeting yesterday, my heart was overwhelmed with gratitude. I know that this is Christ's original church, which has been restored to the earth through Joseph Smith. I know that through God's Priesthood Power, our families can be binded for eternity. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and the Redeemer of the world, and this is through Him that we can be forgiven and live with God again. I love this work so much. I love this gospel. I am so grateful to be a missionary.

Have a great week!!!

Love,
Sister Missy Hutchison


It is a little blurry.. But.. We really didn't take pictures this week, so we took this today before we can to email! 


a pic from Zone Conference! 

Monday, February 6, 2017

It's Monday Again??

February 6, 2017

Hello Family and Friends :) 

It was a good week! It definitely went by crazy fast :) 

I want to start out by telling you a cool miracle that Sister Hall and I experienced this week. As we were out in our area, we came across this kind of crazy man. He was really nice, but we knew that we would have a hard time teaching him. So, we asked him for referrals, and he kind of mumbled, and mentioned that there was a Spanish family down the street that might listen to us. After we finished talking to him, we realized it was lunch time, so we were about to go home to eat, but then we felt like we should just try the Spanish family really quickly. So, we walked on over and realized that a Spanish family didn't live there, but we decided to knock on the door anyways! A woman named Justine answered the door, and she came right out to talk to us! Her first comment was "Are you guys Mormons?" Then we spoke for a little bit. She asked, "What differs you from other Christian religions?" We were happy to answer her question, so we asked if we could say a prayer with her to bring the spirit, before we answered! She said yes, and so we prayed right on her porch. In the prayer, we asked that Justine might be comforted with whatever she might be going through at this time of her life. As we closed the prayer, we opened our eyes to see that she was bawling. She apologized and said "I'm sorry.. It is just so amazing that you are here, and that you prayed for me. My boyfriend was killed in a car accident 3 weeks ago, and I want to know that he is okay." This gave us the perfect opportunity to testify of The Plan of Salvation. I think we really helped her that day, and she agreed to let us take her on tour of the Trail Center! We, hopefully, will be able to do that this week. 

We had our monthly Missionary Leadership Council last week! It was so fun :) I love being able to spend time with the other Sister Training Leaders and Zone Leaders from all over the mission. It is so much fun. All of the trainings were great, as well! I love learning from President and Sister Gardner. They are so inspired and teach me so much :) 

This week, Sister Hall and I got locked out of our house. So.. That was fun! We do not normally lock the door that leads into our garage, and some sisters that were studying at our house thought they were being cautious and locked it... So, we try to go home for a second and realize the doors are all locked, and that our key is inside!! It was kind of stressful, but turned out okay. One of the FM missionaries had a key, and he was able to come let us in at about 7:00pm. By this time, we were starving because we hadn't eaten dinner. Our dinner was in the crockpot..... Yeah, the  chicken was completely black and hard as a rock. So, Sister Hall and I looked at each other and just laughed because of how frustrating our day was. Then, we went and got Sonic. Sounds like a successful night to me! 

Our investigator, Chris, was finally able to make it to church on Sunday! He was progressing so well, until his mom passed away. That definitely put him on hold, which is understandable. But, he managed to make it to church. We promised him that if he went to church, that a question that he had would be answered. He walked in the last second and sat by us before the meeting started, so we were very happy! The spirit was so strong during testimony meeting, and next thing we know, Chris is up on the stand, waiting to bear his testimony!! The first thing he says is "I know this church is true, and I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet" then we bore a powerful testimony of the Plan of Salvation that made everyone's jaw drop. He let us know that he was sorry for stopping his progression, and that he wants to start preparing for his baptism again. The gospel truly does bless lives. 

I am so grateful to be a missionary!! I love this work so much :) It is the best thing I have ever done. 

Love,
Sister Missy Hutchison


me and a Senior Elder got talking about how we both love peanut M&M's, and the next day he surprised me with this 56 oz bag of them!! The senior couples are way too sweet to us sisters. I love Elder Tremayne! 


Me, Sister Church, and Sister Inokuchi at MLC :)