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, October 29, 2016

525,600 minutes October 24, 2016

Wow it's been a busy week!
It turns out that I got transferred and my new companion is Sister
Beck! We are opening the Bellevue 1st ward to sister missionaries!!
It's been crazy because we've literally started everything from
scratch. We didn't have a ward list, area book, map, or anything! So
we've been setting up all of that stuff and the elders were nice
enough to go through their area book and give us some names. It's
funny because not even the bishop or ward mission leader knew we were
coming...but here we are! :)

One of the last things Sister Preator and I did together was take the
new missionaries on tour. Lo and behold I saw Brayden Moore from the
San Marcos singles ward in the group! What a small world. My daughter
is all grown up now and she's going hard in the paint in Eagle Run!

On Saturday we had our first official lesson with a less active named
Shauna! She is so sweet and hasn't been to church in a few
months...except she came yesterday! With her adorable 7 year old
Nicole and her 11 month old baby Emily. It was the primary program too
and no one told Nicole that she should participate because she hadn't
been there to practice, but she hopped up out of her seat and said "I
need to be up there!" as she ran to catch up with the other kids. :)
So cute! Also, there was totally a kid who dabbed on the stand. Plus
we have a man named Chris Brown in our ward too so there's that. Last
night we got to go on the air force base and eat dinner with the
Hardens and it was a blast!

Love you all so much! Have a great week!! :)

Sister Irwin

1. Grilled cheese donuts are actually good contrary to popular belief
2. New missionaries!
3. Jumping for joy with Sister Beck :)
4. Mama Strong came to visit ♥
5. 525,000 moments so dear

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