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

Monday, January 4, 2016

HELLO 2016!‏ January 4, 2016

Wow! I haven't emailed since last year! :)

Haha on Monday we were grounded again because of the snow which was
kinda bummy since it was P day, but remember that awesome family I
wrote about last week? Brother and Sister Hettinger dropped us off at
the library to email and afterwards they needed to go to Target so we
came with them to buy our groceries!

Nothing too exciting happened this week; we had four actual
appointments but they all canceled except for one. On New Year's Day
we went out to lunch with our investigator Neil and Brother Farrer. He
asked a million questions about EVERYTHING. He's very intellectual and
we had some great conversations about the plan of salvation. We didn't
get to set up another lesson because of his work schedule, but
hopefully we get to see him soon. He is awesome! After that we helped
The Lundmark's clean the house they just moved out of. It's funny
because they moved out of Walnut Creek and into Cottonwood so we'll
still be with them! By the way we now have five hours of church
meetings every Sunday instead of three woohoo! We went to our new ward
for the first time and were able to meet some people. Both sacrament
meetings were so wonderful! One of the young men in our branch acts
like he's a tough guy and loves to joke with us all the time. He got
into some trouble with the law not to long ago and just recently
started coming back to church. He shared his testimony and it was so
sweet because he started tearing up and thanked everyone for the
kindness they've shown to him. Jesus Christ's atonement and the gospel
can heal any heart!

Chandler Myers leaves for Fortaleza Brazil this week!! I still can't
believe we got our mission calls on the same day! She went to a
semester of college first but now she's reporting and it's so
exciting! If anyone can get in contact with her before she leaves tell
her that I said good luck and that she's going to have the time of her
life. :)

Hope everyone has a splendid week!

Sister Irwin

P.S. All of the decorations and gingerbread houses were finally taken
down! Sad day. Luckily I was able to catch a picture of one of my

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