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

Saturday, June 4, 2016

What time is it?? May 30,2016


The temperature and people are warming up a lot! Remember Sister
Derrick's friend Connie from like five-ever ago?? Well we haven't seen
her since like December because she wasn't interested anymore but she
just decided she was ready and the Walnut Creek sisters set a baptism
date for her! :D Also, another miracle happened this past week, when
out of the blue a lady texted us from another ward asking if we knew
this girl named Stephanie. #greatname It's her friend that used to
meet with missionaries and she says she wants to meet again and so we
called her up and she said she wants to get baptized because it's
necessary for salvation! Yes!! #greatanswer We have an appointment
with her this week I'm so pumped!

At the trail center I took a less active man and his nonmember mom on
tour and we talked a lot about the temple and the steps one needs to
take to get there. He told me he was struggling with paying his
tithing. We had just recently had a lesson on tithing at church and
the mini devotional that morning was on tithing too! I was able to
bear my testimony on the importance of paying tithing and making
sacrifices. If you think about Jesus Christ and all the sacrifices He
gave for us then it shouldn't be hard to give the little amount that
we're asked to give! I know it strengthens our faith when we do that
and God will provide for our needs when we follow His commandments.

We've had a few family prayers at night with Bob and Lucy! They are
just the best. Even though they're Methodist we still love them. ;)

In other news...Sister Parsons and I met the cutest family last night!
They were sitting on their front porch with their dogs and we asked to
come pet them! Turns out they're Catholic but they had so many legit
questions for us and we talked for a good 45 minutes! They were so
kind and accepted to read and pray about the Book of Mormon! Perfect
ending to the week. HAGS :)

Sister Irwin

P.S. We had a fondue party with Sisters Hutchison and Firth and
volunteered at the Salvation Army food pantry!


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