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, April 24, 2017

Smoothie queens April 24, 2017

This week went by so fast! It's already been a week since we met our awesome new investigator Sam! Last Monday when we got to Walmart we saw a guy who looked YSA sitting by himself on a bench. We went up and talked with him a little about what our purpose is and invited him to FHE that night. He ended up coming and we had a lesson with him afterwards! Then he went and got ice cream with some people from the ward. It was so happy! He came to institute on Wednesday too. We were a little nervous because it was a confusing topic, but he said he enjoyed it! I don't know which is best: the fact that he has so much free time since he's not working and only takes online classes, or him being in Colorado this weekend and still going to church for the first time! Heavenly Father really answered our prayers with him because it seems like none of our other investigators have time for us, and it's been really hard to reach them. Now we can focus most of our time and energy on Sam!

On P-day we also went over to Brookelyn's and made smoothies with her. It was a party. :)

We were able to see David briefly last night! He says even though he's busy he doesn't want us to give up on him. He's seen a huge positive difference in his life since he decided to give Jesus Christ more priority in his life. He even wants us to teach some of his friends! The church is true.

Something inspiring I've learned this week was repeated by a lot of people in different settings. It's the idea of reducing and simplifying. I'm the type of person that loves being busy and I love to-do lists. The problem is, sometimes with people like me we can spend time on things that aren't important - and it distracts from other things that are more important. When overwhelmed with an endless agenda, you might have to ask yourself: "Does it show my love for God?" That one question can help regardless of the situation. Just a thought. :)

Have a superb week! Let your April showers turn into May flowers! 🌷

Sister Irwin

1. 18 months!!!
2. Tag you're it
3. There is sunshine in my sole today 

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