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

Friday, October 7, 2016

Best GConf EVER October 3, 2016

Oh my wow! Wasn't General Conference so incredible??? I just love
hearing from our prophet and other leaders so so much it's like the
superbowl for missionaries! There were so many great talks on the
Doctrine of Christ, the Restoration, member missionaries, joy,
repentance, and putting off the natural man, that I don't think I
could even pick a favorite because they were all SO GOOD! :) If you
haven't yet, I implore you to read/listen to/watch conference because
it will change your life.

Fun fact: for online investigators, we have this lady named Claudette
who lives in New York and lo and behold is also being taught over
there by Sister Jessica Hall! What a small world. :)

Not so fun fact: Sister Preator and I contacted a referral last week
and met this guy named Mike who was super nice. It was a great 20
minute talk except for all the little spawn of satan bugs that kept
flying around us in a huge swarm and biting us everywhere...they were
all over town!

We took this awesome nonmember Sonya on tour! She's been traveling
around the U.S. for almost 2 months now and is going to hit all 50
states by December! She stopped in because she saw that the Mormon
Trail Center was on the top 10 places to see in Omaha and we were all
so grateful she came. She's super prepared and took a Book of Mormon
and said she would totally get baptized if God gave her that answer
and she wants missionaries to teach her when she goes home from her
trip. So for now we are just keeping in contact over email!

One of my favorite things from President Gardner lately, is that he
said we can't decide what role we want to play in someone else's
conversion. Heavenly Father already has a plan for all of His children
to learn about the gospel, and we need to have the faith to trust Him
and follow what He would have us do! You might be just one of the
small seeds that with time builds up to a person gaining a testimony.
There is so much good that one person can do, even if they don't see
the full effect of their efforts! "For behold the field is white
already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his
might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth
salvation to his soul. And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye
single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work." (D&C 4:4-5)

Let's go to work! It's harvest time.

Sister Irwin

1. I'm a fun mom and let my kid drive sometimes B-)
2. Our bff Sonya! (we look like boys but it's all good)
3. Even when I didn't think my love for the Egberts could grow any
stronger, they made us crepes<3
4. Goodbye to our powerhouse fm couple the Davies :(
5. Elder KT Tilini singing with the MTC choir at conference!!!

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