Maloleilei!!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Ours was pretty good!
We had exchanges and I was honoured to be with the beautiful Sister Tuifua from The Kingdom of Tonga!! She is amazing! We had a great time! She taught me heaps!! Fakasasele!!
We found 2 new investigators!!!!! Wooooo!!! Thank you so much Heavenly Father!!!
Another Huge Blessing was I got to see some of my Thornlie Family! They come up to see me!!! I absolutely love all of them!!!!! The Omagaps, The Astrologos, and The Menudos!!❤
Sister Tuifua and I at Lake Mongar
Studying for Zone-Meeting! haha!
I hope yous are all having a wonderful week! Ours has been absolutely insane!!! We had to give 2 trainings, stake conference, 3 exchanges, splits, We got to be companions with the wonderful Sister Bourelle for 3 days (Long story short her family is moving from Canada to Australia and she is serving her mission in Indonesia so basically she got permission from the 12 to have a 3 day holiday with us in Perth because she had to activate her visa)! Maya accepted the invitation to be baptised! We went to the temple! We set a goal as a district to give out 180 Book of Mormons this week! woo! We had an awesome Sisters Pday! So many things! haha! It was a party (a really righteous one anyways)!!!!
There was a reaccuring theme this week! And I'm sooo grateful for it because I have learned so much!!! This week has been all about having "broken hearts and contrite spirits" And let me tell you I have been humbled soo many times this week!! Its a wonderfully painful thing!!! And I'm so grateful for it!! I've learned so much about the atonement, gratitude, and aligning our will with Heavenly Fathers! We had an AMAZING adult session of stake conference here in Dianella! The spirit was so strong and Maya was able to come (she loved it, I loved it, we all loved it!) They spoke about conversion, about letting go of our will and aligning the affections of our heart with Heavenly Fathers! I absolutely Love Alma 37:36 it says "Let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever!) I'm so grateful for a wonderful mission president and stake president who were so inspired to speak on the same topic!! of having broken hearts and coming unto Christ! Something President Masson said that I loved was "If the affections of our hearts are placed upon the Lord then His commandments come alive in us!" I could go on all day with quotes from the conference! I'm so grateful for a loving Father in Heaven who gives me exactly what I need when I need it, even if sometimes I don't want it, or even think I need it! He is always there for us! And as we loose ourselves and our wills and our desires in him we will truly come out on top!! "The only way to win is to lose! "
I love you all I hope you have a fantastic week!!!
All of my love,
Sister Penrod xxx
Perth Australia Temple!
Sister Marostica and Sister Tanielu
Tracting in the Rain with Sister Monson from SLC
We went to go contacting around this lake... didn't realize it took 2 1/2 hours to go around...lol we saw a baby snake!!! 😬
Kelleher teaching me the tough Kiwi way! ;)
So there was this sculpture festival on the beach! We got to talk to heaps of people!!
We thought we were pretty cool in our matching ts! lol!
Can you spot the Kangaroos? lol!
Tracting for dayyysss
My Girl Sister Silk (she is teaching me some Marshallese!)
Cottlesloe Beach!!! It was soo cold! (and a scultpture that looks like a booger.. ew!) haha!
Can you see all of the surfers? (it is sooo cold!)
Sister Bourelle!!!!! I love her!!! #Canada #Indonesia #Australia #Sotall
I think i'm pretty cool I guess lol! haha
Kiora!! I hope you have a had a wonderful week!!! Ours has been fantastic!!
On Tuesday we had zone pday at Kings Park! Its beautiful there!! We had an awesome mini olympics complete with noodle (javelins) and team flags and gold medals and everything!!! Woo!
Wednesday we had Mission Leadership Conference! We were so lucky to have Elder Cardon from the Area presidency there to give us a special training as leaders! There was also a beautiful baptism in Ballajura! We got to go and our investigator Maya came!! The spirit was so strong!! It was such a blessing!! We even performed a last second musical item! (good thing my comp can sing!) the amount of times I've had to sing at baptisms and sacrament meeting is shocking! Your mission definetly gets you out of your comfort zone!! haha!
Thursday we had a mission tour conference with Elder Cardon again! It was awesome he taught us about recognizing the spirit! It was a really powerful conference!! I feel so blessed to have gone!!
Friday we had an awesome day of service helping some sisters move and also doing some gardening for some really cute old ladies! I love having so many opportunities to do service on my mission!
Saturday we went to see a less active in our ward turns out she is Sister Kelleher's mom's first cousin! Not those Kiwi relations!! It was really special!! We also got burned doing some tracting!! wooo!
Sunday was sooo good! Maya came to church and had an amazing experience!!! #blessed! We found out we will be in a three way this week with a sister from Canada serving in Indonesia! We don't really understand but yay! fun! haha! we'll figure out what is happening! We had awesome as splits with the Alexander Heights Sisters, Sister Nodado and Sister Mitchell I love those girls!! We had a great time working in the rain and had a mean feed!! I love them sooo much!!!
So basically we had a pretty awesome week!! I feel sooo blessed!!! I'm so grateful to be serving here right now!!! I love you all and I hope you have an Amazing week!! We are going to the temple next week so i'll talk to yous thursday!!
MISSIONARY WORK TIP OF THE WEEK : KISS
lol! Love yous all! Have a great week!! xx Aroha Nui❤🌺
Sister Nodado!!! My girl!! x
Rainy days!!!! but its still 35 degrees!
My companion is a baker!!!!! x
I hope you have all had a wonderful week! Mine has been amazing!! My girl and I (sister Kelleher) Have had an awesome week full of the spirit, miracles, and a whole lot of fun!!! We are sooo blessed!!
One HUGE miracle is Mia! She reffered herself to the church website and is sooo open to the church!! We feel so blessed!!
We also had an amazing training with the sisters in our zone this week where we talked about Joy!
Our theme for our zone for the year is JOY
J- Jesus Christ
These are three of the things we need to love to have joy!! Our theme for this transfer is "Hide a trial with a Smile" We felt really inspired to have this transfer be all about joy and positivity!! We are so excited to see what happens with these amazing sisters!!! I'm so grateful for this gospel and the joy it has brought to me and others!!! I can't even express my gratitude enough!!! I Love you all have a great week!!!
Sister Penrod x
- For my Finlaysons xxx
- Sister Kelleher is trying to teach me how to be cool, NZ style! (yes my hair is white... long story)
- I love these girls
- I love sister Beardall but we struggled with this apple watch thing! lol!
- The Swann River!
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!