Hello friends! :) I am currently serving as a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Nebraska Omaha Mission. I'll be emailing home every week for the 18 months that I'm in the Cornhusker state; my amazing mom will be the one posting them on this here blog. Interested in church history? Come on down to the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters and I might just be there to give you a tour!

"As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, December 4, 2015

What's all this white stuff falling from the sky?‏ November 30, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!! :)

Today it has rained/hailed/sleeted/slushed/iced and now it's snowing!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. We ended up having two
huge meals within three hours of each other; one at the Van Haaften's
and one at the trail center with all the sisters. I've never eaten so
much food in my life! We put on a special Thanksgiving program for the
trail center directors, president and his wife, and all the senior
couples. Then we got to watch The Best Two Years! If you don't know
what that is, it's a movie about missionaries and I remember watching
it when I was younger but probably didn't think it was that funny. Now
that I'm actually a missionary it was hilarious! We all had a great

This week Sister Strong and I helped the Scotts decorate their
Christmas tree and make homemade applesauce! They are so sweet and
gave us some to take home and also some strawberry peach jam that
Sister Scott had made.

Some good/bad news! The bad news -  Christy canceled last week so we
weren't able to have the lesson at the member's home and we still
haven't been able to contact her. :( Good news - I invited someone for
the first time to baptism and she said YES!! Her name is Jenny and
she's already praying and reading her scriptures so we just need to
get her to church and she'll be set! We still haven't decided on a
date but she leaves for the peace core some time in January so it will
need to happen before then.

That and going to the temple would probably be my highlights for the
week! Everything is going great in the area and the trail center is
busier than ever!

The church came out with a new Christmas campaign the other day and
it's so awesome! If you haven't seen it already you should check it
out. There are two videos (A Savior Is Born and Imagine A World
Without A Savior) so make sure you watch both of them, and then
there's also a fun advent calendar and other fun stuff.

That's it for this week! Everybody stay warm. :)

Sister Irwin

P.S. This is a week late but the Nebrasquad has reached 1 month! Black heart (cards)

Gingerbread Village


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