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, October 31, 2016

The pumpkins are coming October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!!

This week we did a lot of service for members in the ward! We helped the Van Haaftens work on their new house. We painted a lot of floorboards and door frames for what seemed like forever! Then we also raked leaves for Sister Koster. Bellevue 1st knows how to put us to work. :)

On Thursday we drove to our district meeting in a land far far away on the other side of the Platte River. It took us about 40 minutes but it was fun! The countryside is so beautiful here! 

Sister Beck and I also had a trade off lesson with one of Elder Beazer's and Elder Carota's investigators. Her name is Tara and she's been meeting with missionaries and coming to church for a while, but for some reason she's not willing to commit to baptism yet. We shall see!

My testimony on asking for referrals has definitely grown this week! A few days ago we met a man named John who was super nice and took a Book of Mormon and we then asked which of his neighbors might need an uplifting message. He pointed across the street where another family lived so we went and tried them. Yesterday, we went back to the other house where a lady named Lisa lives and we set up an appointment to come back on Friday. When we walked back to our car, John came out of his house to talk with us. HE came to US! That never happens but it was so exciting and he asked for more materials and pamphlets. He teaches some youth at his Lutheran church, but apparently they study all different religions and he actually read to them parts of the introduction and Joseph Smith's testimony! He is so interested in learning more and said he's really just trying to figure out the path he needs to be on. He said if God answers his prayer that the Book of Mormon is true that he would get baptized, because he's changed beliefs in the past and he's totally open minded! I know that if we wouldn't have asked him for a referral we wouldn't have been on his street at that perfect time. Heavenly Father's plan is so good. :)

Sister Irwin

MTC district reunited with Elder Beazer and Elder Evans!
Platte River (just ignore my back leg it's hard to dance in a skirt okay)
Dressed as each other for the ward trunk or treat! :) :)
Met a little snakey snake friend 🐍

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