Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Please note...

Lexi's mission president has asked that mail go directly to the missionary rather than going through the mission home.  So Lexi asked me to post her current address.  She will be there at least another 6 weeks.  Thanks for all your support of our favorite missionary!
Sister Alexis Hixson
3200 7th Street South
Great Falls, MT  59405


It's Monday again! What do ya know?  I hope you are all doing well.
Monday and Tuesday, Sister Frost and I were pretty sick, but Wednesday we were up and out again.  We have been able to teach a lot and learn a lot.  Something that has stood out to me this week is how happy the gospel makes us.  There is this one boy we are teaching who has been through a lot.  His mom has too.  It's crazy.  I have never heard of anyone going through so much before in their life.  It is so sad to listen to, but then it's exciting to be able to know that through Christ, we can have greater hope for the future.  It's been humbling to teach them and recognize that I have no idea how to even help them, but I do have the gospel, and I can share that with them.  It's been a real struggle for me to teach them because I feel so sad for them and am not sure if they will be able to fully accept the gospel yet, but only time will tell. 

In other news, the two who got baptized last weekend are doing so well and are seriously amazing! They look so good at church in their shirt and ties, and I feel like one proud mama.  Haha.  It's amazing to think about who they were a month ago, and who they are now. 
There's not much to say this week.  My heart is full of a lot of emotions.  It's been a tough one, but a rewarding one.  One thing that Nathan (one of the ones who recently got baptized) said last night is that he certainly wasn't prepared to find out God's plan was for him to join the church, but when he did, he couldn't deny it.  He said that it's really difficult for him to be keeping the commandments and doing all that is required of him, but it's rewarding.  Nathan is an example of someone who knows what God wants him to do and won't turn back.  It's difficult, but he knows it's right. 
Sacrifice is difficult, but I know that we are rewarded when we do.  The Lord makes our joy that much greater.  It's sad to see people go through so much, especially when you can't help them like you want to.  I think Heavenly Father feels the same way about all of us.  He gave us our agency because He loves us.  I am sure it's not easy for Him, us having that gift. 

Anyways, funny story.  We walked into someone's room yesterday to wake them up for church.  The mom left the front door to the house open and told us to drive over and wake them up.  The mom had work so she wasn't there, but her kids were and she got on speaker phone and yelled at them while we held the phone.  Haha.  They came to church!!!! One of them, it was his first time.  Rewards, I'm telling you ;)  Also, there are dogs everywhere. I don't know if I have told you that yet.  And some want to eat you.  They haven't though, so we're good :)
I love this gospel, and I know that the church is true.  It really makes people happy, and I wish everyone in the world could have it, well, they, can, but I wish everyone would choose it.  It would take out a lot of heartache and pain.  I am grateful for the Atonement though that lets us all change and progress.  I hope to use the Atonement my whole life!

Love you all! Thanks for all your support, love, prayers, and friendship.  I really couldn't do this without you!

Love always,
Sister Hixson <3

Thursday, January 23, 2014



This is what I think each time I write you all.  This week has been SO great....I just can't seem to remember much of it...Except that Nich and Nathan were both baptized and confirmed this week!
It was wonderful! They are doing great, and the ward here is so helpful and supportive for everything we, missionaries, do. 
It's been warm here! We have walked a lot and enjoyed the "Spring" air! We are teaching a lot too.  We taught a lesson this week to a ten-year old boy, so we used a lot of props, and one of them was a plant that I have.  Well, this boy has a cat who likes to eat plants...haha.  It worked out though :)

We are teaching a young girl, 17 years old, and she loves what she is learning! She came to church this Sunday and is eager to be baptized.  She is so cute and wants to be better and fill her life with good things.  I am so glad we have met her.
I've been learning a lot, and one of the things I have learned this week is about faith.  Missionary work cannot happen without faith.  And WITH faith, miracles can happen.  I read a quote by President Monson this morning about how miracles are wrought by prayer.  As we pray in faith, miracles happen.  I am grateful for that. 
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you lots!!! <3

Love always,
Sister Hixson :)

January 13,2014


Another great week has gone by!
We are teaching a lot and the people we are teaching are working so hard to make the changes they need to to be baptized.  It is amazing to see their faith.  This week we had a cool experience with a lady who is a friend of a couple in the ward.  Their names are the Gillett's.  The Gillett's are older, and they were baptized together about a year and a half ago.  You would never guess.  Their testimonies are so strong, and they will do anything for anyone, especially the missionaries.  So, they invited one of their friends to learn from the missionaries, and just in the past week or so, their friend has said that she is willing to meet with us.  Because of our schedule, we just had ten minutes that we could talk with her, so we stopped by her house with the Gillett's there and told her who we are and what the gospel can bring to her life.  We shared God's love with her and invited her to take the lessons.  As we asked her questions about her beliefs in God, she cried and told us she has felt a difference in the past five years as she has not let Him in.  She knows she needs to let Him back into her life.  Then Brother Gillett said the prayer before we left, and the Spirit was just so strong.  The gospel can heal anyone and anything.  I am excited to see the changes in her as she accepts the gospel into her life.
I can't really put into words the experiences I have here.  They are amazing, hard, sad, amazing, and wonderful! The good outweighs the hard completely.  I love it.  I love seeing the change that people go through, sometimes in a matter of weeks.  I know that it's through the Atonement that people can change and leave behind who they were and become something new and better.  I am grateful for the Sacrament at church that lets me do that each week. 
Thanks for all your support and prayers.  I love you all! :)

Love always,
Sister Hixson <3

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

From Lexi on January 6, 2014

This week I just want to bear my testimony.  I am so grateful to be a missionary. Daily, I have the thought...you are actually a missionary right now...and I glance down at my tag.  My testimony has grown as I have shared the gospel with others.  I have felt myself grow closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as I have read the Book of Mormon and as I have prayed with purpose.  My testimony has grown that Heavenly Father speaks to me. 
I know that Heavenly Father wants His children to live with Him again.  He has given them a way to do so.  It's the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

I love sharing this with others because I know that I am helping them to be happier.  Also, I have felt myself become so much happier as I have shared the gospel. 
Love you!!
Love always,
Sister Hixson<3