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, November 7, 2016

Time Traveling pt. 3 November 7, 2016

I still don't quite understand daylight savings...but the good news is we started decorating for the gingerbread festival!! :) The trail center is slowly being transformed into a winter wonderland. And what's fun about it is that Sister Ellis and Sister Hettinger from Walnut Creek are here every day putting it together! Some other good news is that we don't have to move apartments for a while, I sang a solo while Sister Hutchison accompanied at zone training, and we found our phone in the laundry bag after saying a prayer! 

On Tuesday, we had a lesson planned with this girl Lexi. We went and no one was home, so we tried her neighbor who's less active and talked with the daughter on the porch. Then Sister Beck felt like we should knock on Lexi's door again for good measure. Just as we did, she pulled up in the driveway! She invited us inside and we had a great first lesson and taught her how to pray. Plus, her roommate was listening in the whole time, so we'll see what happens when we go back next time! 

We've also been teaching Sister Rowley who hasn't been able to come to church for a while. Her visiting teacher came with us and we had a spiritual discussion on the plan of salvation. This week we also got to meet her daughter Miriam and her husband Brian. He's not a member but he said he's always liked the Mormons and wants to start coming to church! This is totally the family we've been praying for!

I want to give the biggest shout outs ever to Moira who got her mission call to Guadalajara, Mexico, and Savannah who got her mission call to Auckland, New Zealand!!!! I love you girls so much and I'm so happy for you. You two will be so amazing! :) 

Have a great week everyone!!

Sister Irwin

P.S. Halloween festivities and our quilt!

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