Monday, November 4, 2013


This was quite the interesting week. It was a very long week, which seems to have flown by much faster than I would have liked.

So I assume you're anxious for my transfer news, eh? Well if you're not, I'm going to pretend like you are and give it to you first anyway :) I will be staying here in Bowmanville and my new companion is Sister Hoki. I have met Sister Hoki a few times because she is currently serving in my zone. But I don't know much about her. She's been serving in the field for about 4 1/2 months at this point I think...? I'll have more for you about her next week, after we've actually been together.

This week was definitely Halloween, and we had about all the missionary fun that we could :) I have for you some photos of our Halloween shenanigans that occurred during this week. We had quite a lot of fun. The elders in our ward cooked up some jello in brain molds. We were intending to carve the angel Moroni into a pumpkin... But sometimes marvelous ideas are only left as intentions, we never got to that part. Bummer. I think the whole of Canada suffered because of it.

Tracey was confirmed this week in Sacrament meeting and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. What a wonderful blessing that will be to her. I am so proud of all that she has decided to do these past couple of months. I feel like a mother beaming with pride at my dearest child each time someone I have had the privilege to teach decides to make covenants with our wonderful God in heaven.

Lots of little miracles happened in the work yesterday, which was wonderful after the roller coaster of the week that occurred. I am so grateful the Lord knows exactly what we need and provides for us exactly when we need it.

 One of my dearest friends I have made in the mission is going home on Wednesday. He's the first one who I've known well to go home. It is so weird. It really puts into perspective how fast mission life just flies by. There seriously is no other bond that is forged than between those in service of the Lord. It is incredible and I am so very blessed to know all those I've been able to grow to love thus far in Canada. No matter what, whenever you think the Lord can use you to change others, you will look back and find the most change occurred within yourself. That's my life right now.

I love you all and I hope that you have a wonderful week! Stay safe,

Sister Hutchings

1. Halloween silliness with Elders McKay and Crane
2. Our jello brains and other Halloween goodness
3. A CRAZY decorated house in Bowmanville!
4. Elder Inception...?
5. Our last District Meeting, it was wonderful. We have a tradition with chocolate eggs called "Kinder Surprise" eggs that have toys inside of them. Throughout the mission on transfer week you buy a kinder egg and open it up. You then interpret the toy on the inside which fortells your transfer news. It's great fun. This is a photo of us with our Kinder Egg transfer predictions :)

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