Not a lot to say this week.. just doing our usual missionary thaaang. It was a little bit of a rough week but my companion is awesome so we got through it together! Made the best out of it and stayed positive! But today is the best day because not only is it P'day.. but it's PAY DAY and it's the 1st of feb so we get new km's for our car ! SO many happies!!
We literally had 0 food this week.. shoulda used personal funds but I had none sooooooo..... wanted to live the thug life as a missionary haha. But it was cool because we were blessed by random as dinner appointments by members! We also lived off ICECREAAAAAAAAAAAAAM! Maccas $2 icecreams is where it's at!! (They also happen to be the cheapest edible thing in all of Australia so as poor missionaries we take advantage of that!)(They say getting fat is apart of the missionary experience) !
We had interviews with our mission president, we talked about our flat. Hopefully they are going to do something about it. We can now smell Marijuana 24/7... yay :| The struggle is real though..
My very first Australia Day was true as everyone described, Really hot! Everyone was swimming except for us :( but it is okay because I know that yous are all freezing back home except for some of you traitors cough cough *Hawaii cough cough. But we had a ward activity down at the beach and we just lived vicariously through everyone else as we watched them swim, we only shed a few tears!
We watched the missionary broadcast this week, I loved it. One of my favourite quotes was by
Elder Anderson to always “have His name on our lips.” And he continued to say that if we are ever unsure on what to say speak of our saviour Jesus Christ. Speak of his doctrine, of His teachings and His Atonement. He continued to say that our “greatest responsibility is to extol and defend the divine mission and doctrine of our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.” It was really neat to see so many apostles talk directly to us as missionaries! We learned how to be even better missionaries!
I love you all! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Love, Sister Penrod
Has been called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Perth, Australia. She reports to the Provo, Utah MTC September 23!