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, May 2, 2016

Sister Irwin had a little lamb‏ May 2, 2016

Hey y'all this will be a shortish letter because we finna go to THE ZOO!! :D

The highlight of my week was going on exchanges with Sister Yancey! We
visited with a member who told us about his life story. He grew up in
the ghetto and said he was a real thug who did horrible things and was
in and out of prison his childhood-young adult life. He found out
about the church and was baptized after finishing his time and now he
has a wife and kids and is a completely different person!! It is so
amazing how Jesus Christ and His atonement can really work miracles in
people's lives.

We visited another lady who's their investigator and her adorable
kids. We talked about the importance of The Book of Mormon and prayer.
The nine-year-old daughter said the other day she was just relaxing
and taking a bath when she remembered to ask God about the book and
she said when she did she felt an overwhelming sense of happiness. She
said that was her answer that the scriptures were true! She then said
the sweetest prayer I've ever heard in my life; she asked for her
brother to get better, her mom to get a better education, world peace,
and that everyone would be Christian. I couldn't stop a few tears from
coming to my eyes. She's NINE! I am constantly amazed by all the
children I've met on my mission and I continue to learn so much from
their testimonies. The Gospel works no matter what age you are! The
church is true. :)

I also tried lamb for the first time! ...I think I'll stick with chicken.

Sister Irwin

P.S. 1. We found another mural which has the Winter Quarters statue on it!
2. Also found some fun bronze statues in down town Omaha :)
3. I learned that worms come out of the ground when it rains a lot and
if you've seen 17 Miracles where the girls jump over the snakes that's
how I feel...
4. There was a tornado warning so we all took shelter in the
basement!! It was just a small one and it didn't hit close to us but
still the siren was deafening and very eerie. It was an adventure!

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