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, April 18, 2016

Life on the farm‏ April 18, 2016

Howdy y'all! The Ellis family is gone on vacation so we're in charge
of the chores on the farm! Every morning we feed the chickens, ducks,
cats, and the horse! And I can't forget, we take care of their cute
yorkie Duke too. :) We also go running outside on the trail around the
barn and the creek they have which is so beautiful. I love being in
nature and admiring all the wonderful creations that God has blessed
us with!

Since living in the middle of nowhere we've been struggling with the
mile limit we have on our car so we may or may not have gone over last
week and got a warning...oops. So on Tuesday we tried conserving miles
by parking in the middle of the town of Springfield and walking all
over the neighborhood with a map. We felt like real missionaries!
**Fun fact: In one of Lady Gaga's music videos she plays a piano in
the middle of a field and it's in Springfield, Nebraska** We had
dinner with Brother Cox, who just turned 77 yesterday! He's the cutest
old man ever and he made us a fabulous steak dinner which is the first
time I've had it since being here! He always tells the best stories
and can talk for hours on end.

At the trail center we took some BYU-I students on tour; John and
Kayla! They were so much fun and gave us names of three of their
friends that we could contact.

Yesterday we had a special branch council with the stake and branch
conference! They were so so good. I love President Derrick! He talked
a lot about the importance of forgiveness and service. Everyone
struggles with something, whether you admit it or not, and in relief
society it was basically a giant heart to heart with all the women. I
love how close everyone in the branch is!

In other news, Harold has canceled a few lessons that we've set up
because his work randomly calls him in which is lame but we have one
set up tonight so pray that it actually happens!

Sometimes I just wish you all could experience all the things that
happen and meet all the wonderful people here but I guess for now my
emails will suffice! Have a great week everybody! :)

Sister Irwin

1. The Nashville Tribute Band stopped by on the way to one of their concerts!
2. John and Kayla
3. Finally found a cool graffiti wall outside Keith's ice cream shop
(in Springfield)
4. Some of the flowers at winter quarters

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