Monday, September 22, 2014


Well, this week was another wonderful week! :)

Sister Johnson and I continue to LOVE Worland.  The ward is wonderful, and the people we are teaching are really amazing.  I am actually learning a lot from them.  One of them says, "Patience.  Only in the time of the Lord."  almost every time we see him. He is wise. He is beginning to change as he applies the things we share with him.  He is still struggling with some things that we share with him, but the best thing is that he is willing to listen and experiment upon the word!

One of the other ladies we are teaching has such a strong spirit.  She told us yesterday of her faith and how it has grown.  She shared with someone at church how much her life has changed since she began this journey, and she can't wait to be baptized! We are so excited for her.  

The more I serve, the greater love I feel for everyone.  It is amazing! Moroni 7:45 is one of my favorite scriptures, and I studied it this morning.  I love studying charity.  I know that Christ is charity.  He is the One to follow.

Sister Johnson and I were able to watch the talk by Elder Bednar, "Sweeping the Earth as With a Flood!" Amazing! We are sharing the gospel more online now! I have a missionary Facebook, and while I can't be friends with anyone not in my area, anyone can follow me! My name is "Sister-Alexis Hixson." :) On Tuesday, Sister Johnson and I and many members in our ward are sharing our testimonies on Facebook with the hashtag: #testimonytuesday.  Anyone can do it! You don't have to be a member of the church! You simply share your faith with that hashtag! Will you all do that? I know that, just like Elder Bednar said, technology and inventions of our day are here to help us bring others closer to Jesus Christ. It will happen as we use them in that way! 

I love you all! Thank you for your emails and letters.  They make me so happy! :)

Love always,
Sister Hixson :)
 Lex was cold and the only thing she could find to keep her warm was this towel!

And the one below?  This is what you do when it snows and it's still officially roast marshmallows.  I couldn't help but notice the cute set-up on the bed!

This is from last week...September 15th. 

Hi Everyone...

I know that God answers prayers.  He loves us, so He wants to bless us.  He listens to our prayers.  He truly is our Father in Heaven.  It has blessed my life so much to know this.  I have come to recognize more of who I am as a daughter of God.  I hope to always remember His love for me.  Sometimes it is hard to ask, and sometimes I don't know what to ask in my prayers, but I do my best, and He hears that. I'm just so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father!

I love you all! Thank you for your prayers and thoughtfulness :) 

Love always,
Sister Hixson  
 Lexi at the temple with her companion, Sister Johnson.

  1. Celebrating her birthday on September 7th!

Another week has flown by, and I can't believe it's September 8th! January just happened.

The Lord's work is moving forth here in Worland! I have met the most amazing people, and I love it.  Sister Johnson and I keep working really hard, even through unexpected things that come up throughout the week or days, and our prayers have become more filled with faith as we have to rely on the Lord to help us. Sister Johnson is hilarious and so obedient and loving.  We are both weird, so we get along really well :)

This week, we went to the temple, and it was amazing! I learned so much, and was just so happy.  The temple is a place like no other.  I noticed this time how much the cares of the world really do dissolve when we are in the temple.  I felt so much peace.  I know that the temple really is the house of the Lord.

This week I also recognized the importance and power of prayer.  As we have prayed for specific people and specific things, our prayers have been answered.  It has been such a blessing. I am so grateful to be able to pray to Heavenly Father every day, and that He answers my prayers.  

Moroni 10:23 is a verse I read before my mission, and I have loved it ever since:

"And Christ truly said unto our fathers: if ye have faith ye can do all things which are expedient unto me."

I know this is true! I know that as we have faith, we can do whatever the Lord needs and wants us to, which is always the best thing that could happen! 

I love you all!

Oh, and to comment on the subject line....birds like me because, almost daily, a bird flies into the windows as I study.  I don't think that's normal, but it is in my life.  It's sad because I love birds! Oh well. I love temples too :)

Love you always,
Sister Hixson

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


This week has been INCREDIBLE.  I have learned so much and seen the power of the Lord in my life.  We had Mission Leadership Council this week, and it was a very powerful experience to be surrounded by so many faithful and strong missionaries.  It was two days long this time, and we were counseled on how to be greater missionaries and how to better help the missionaries in our zone. I felt the power of missionaries. Sometimes when you are a missionary, you don't recognize it, but this week, I did! It was inspiring and uplifting.  I was just so grateful to be part of this mission, and I feel so grateful to be a full-time missionary.  

As we came back from Billings, Sister Johnson and I got to work.  We worked really hard this week, and the Lord provided us with several lessons, people to talk with, safety, and answers to prayers.  We ended up going unexpectedly to Riverton for some sisters there.  We felt prompted to see them and be with them for a couple days.  It ended up being a very spiritually strengthening experience for me as we trusted in the Lord and I felt the Lord's gratitude and confirmation of what we were doing.  

We didn't know how long we would be in Riverton, but we expected to be there possibly until today.  When we got there, however, we felt like it would be better if we left Saturday night.  The Sisters had two baptisms, one at two and one at four.  In between them, we got a call from some members, the Coopers, asking if we could see a lady there.  We stopped by her work and were able to have a wonderful lesson with her that lifted her and our spirits and made us so happy.  Then, the Coopers said that they would come check our car while we were at the second baptism (they are the vehicle coordinators:).  During the baptism, they came inside and told us that one of our tires was super low, and we couldn't make it back to Worland without filling it.  They took us to get it filled and we headed back to Worland! It was such a tender mercy for them to check our car! We were so grateful! 

There are times when you just feel God's love very strong, and this week was one of those weeks. I am so grateful for the Lord's love and kindness toward me, and it makes me want to be better.  

Sister Johnson and I have had a wonderful time this week.  We laughed a lot.  Sister Johnson is hilarious and an amazing missionary.  We LOVE Worland.  Anytime we leave, we just want to go back! 

I read a scripture before my mission that I have always remembered:

"And Christ truly said unto our fathers: If ye have faith, ye can do all things which are expedient unto me." Moroni 10:23

I know now that as I exercise faith, the Lord cannot forsake me.  I used to be afraid of my trials, but I don't feel afraid anymore of the trials I will have.  I know that the Lord will help me through them as I remain faithful.

Love you so much! Thank you for your letters!

Love you!
Sister Hixson