The Otiwaa Story

Our Story Otiwaa Story

In 2013 our daughter Ashley was called to serve in the Peru, Chiclayo mission. We hurried and scurried, gathering all of her clothing and supplies. Then it was time to buy her a missionary bag. We searched everywhere for a sister missionary bag, but most of them looked like “guy bags”, or were too much like purses without pockets and dividers. We made some jokes together about how someone needed to make a sister missionary bag.  After Ashley had left on her mission the idea that a sister missionary bag was needed would not leave me.  And so began the journey to design a missionary bag with sisters in mind. Finally in 2016, with help and feedback from countless missionaries, serving and returned, we happily announced the arrival of “The Sister Bag”.


 Our Name “OTIWAA”

(pronounced ah – tih – wah)
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An acronym inspired by the ancient prophet Alma’s plea,

O That I Were An Angel!”  (Alma 29:1)  


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Our Business Tag Line

Taken again from Alma, as he proclaims his desire for the gospel message to reach to the ends of the earth.

Why should I desire that I were an angel, that I could speak unto all the ends of the earth?”       (Alma 29:7)                                                           


Our Mission

Our goal is to offer the highest quality bag, designed with the sister missionary in mind, at an affordable price. Our hope is that The Sister Bag will be a blessing and a help to all sisters everywhere, as they fulfill the wish of their hearts, and declare the message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.

Company Overview

Otiwaa is a registered trademark of the Hanson Management Group, Inc., which is based in Southern California and owned by Randy and Debbe Hanson. We offer a fashionable sister missionary bag specifically designed for the modern sister missionary. The Sister Bag design began in early 2013. In early January 2016 we were happy to announce The Sister Bag ready for purchase at our website at


O, That I Were An Angel

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