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, January 30, 2017

When in what the YSAs do! January 30, 2017

Hey everybody! :)

So last P-day we met the coolest kid ever here at DoSpace. (DoSpace is this really fun library type place that only has computers and technology, is super hipster, and the only one of its kind.) His name was Chickadibia which means God is supreme in Nigerian. Such a nice guy! There were a million missionaries here all at once last week and so many people were getting the gospel shared with them at the same time, it was so great. 

On Wednesday, we had the worldwide mission broadcast and it changed the game forever! We now have a completely different schedule and I love it so much! Instead of coming home and planning at 9:00, we don't plan the next day until that next morning. So we have a whole hour and a half to chill before bed at 10:30! We only have 30 minutes for lunch now, but the other 30 minutes is in the morning so we have more time to get ready, exercise, or study. We now only do 30 minutes of studies on P-day, so this morning we were out of the house by 8:30! It's great. There's a few other changes with that and our key indicators that we set goals for and submit, but that's mostly it! #teachrepentance #baptizeconverts That night was institute again, and Judith came! She's actually an investigator of the BV1 elders and is super far from us, but she's been coming to YSA too.

Thursday was game night! We had three less actives and one nonmember there yay!! We played pool and apples to apples. :)

This week we thought of street contacting downtown in Old Market. It was slightly snowing but we didn't care, we were excited to be there! Sometimes it's awkward to stop people when they're walking but hey we put ourselves out there and made it work. We talked to a lot of people that weren't interested or didn't know anyone, but a lot of nice people regardless. On our way back to the car, we saw a girl cross the street coming our way. I almost didn't talk to her, but she looked like one of my cousins and I felt like we needed to reach out to her, because I'd want someone to reach out to my family. It turns out that she's a less active in our ward that hasn't come to church in years. She is so sweet and she gave us her number! It was such a tender mercy for our hard work that day. She even recognized that it wasn't a coincidence; I am a solid believer that everything happens for a reason! I really hope we can help her. 

Heaven'y Father has a plan. The church is true.

Sister Irwin

1. I met Page in our ward who grew up with cousin Maria! Small world.
2. Inside the fancy apartments in Old Market
3. S/o to Tanner
4. 5. 6.? I lost count, but P-day adventures on the pedestrian bridge and huge slides!

More adventures! :)

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