Saabwadee Everyone! (That is Thai for hello but I'm pretty sure I spelled it wrong)! I hope you are all having a great week!!! This week was pretty good! We did a lot of finding! We are trying to rebuild our teaching pool! We had some cool experiences, still looking for those people we know God has prepared for us to find!!! It was really really cold this week! Don't look at the temperatures in Perth because you will call me a wuss but it feels like it's -20 here! But we are still surviving!
Miracle of the week! So we had a blitz in the Elders area on Saturday and they had us tract one side of the street while they did the other!! We found like 6 potentials on our side!! #prettyawesome And they set someone on baptisimal date at the second house they knocked on! #Totallyablessingfromheaven! I'm so grateful for all of the amazing people I meet here in Perth! They all have amazing stories and are such amazing children of God!! Just like all of you! You are a child of God! He loves you! He knows you perfectly! He wants you to be happy!!!
I have found a new favourite flavour of Ice-cream.... ube at keso.... or taro and cheese. It sounds soooo weird but it is soooooo goood! I pray that you all have an opportunity to partake of the goodness someday! Some awesome members bought me some (because they love me :) I also learned how to BBQ pork intestine... its pretty good too! Look at me trying all of these new things!!! Yay! Oh and I am 1/2 way done with my mission now!! What the kind of things!! I can't believe it! It has gone sooo fast!! I love you all! I miss you! I know this church is true!!! I love it with all of my heart!!! I hope your weeks are amazing!!
Love, Sister Penrod
Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week! Ours was pretty good! So we found out Sister Lao and I are staying another transfer actually our entire zone is staying the same! Woohoo! We are really excited! We love Thornlie!!
We had a bunch of small miracles this week! We were walking down the road one day and we stopped to ask this cute old Vietnamese couple if they needed help in their yard. They didn't speak a lick of English but they gave us a massive bag of lemons! People are so giving!
Another time we were tracting and we passed this house that was decked out with budda statues and other religious things all over the yard. Usually we would probably not knock on that door to save time but I felt a really strong prompting that we needed to knock on the door. We were sort of scared because sometimes people can get pretty angry but we knocked and this sweet old couple from the UK came out and started talking to us! They were lovely! Turns out they aren't even Buddhist they just like Asia! They gave us a tour of their awesome yard and we are going to go back and see them again! I'll send pictures next week! :)
Those are just a couple of the many miracles we had this week! I love serving here in Western Australia! I'm so grateful for the opportunity that I have to serve! I love you all and I hope you have a fantastic week!
-Sister Penrod xxxx
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic week! This week went by super fast! I can't even remember what happened!
We had a blitz in the Elders Area on Saturday and it was really cool we followed up with one of their potential investigators from China. His English wasn't very good but we had a really cool experience talking to him, he is going through some trials right now with his family and he had been trying to pray but said it didn't work. We were able to testify that God does answer prayers! We taught him about how much God loves him and his family and he started crying! He told us he had asked all of the same questions at a church he went to but they wouldn't answer his questions but we did! He was sooo kind! The elders are going to go and see him next week! I love the moments like this on my mission! They build my testimony so much!
On Saturday night we had an awesome cottage evening! There were three non-member families there! It was so good! The spirit was so strong! I love Thornlie ward! The people here are so wonderful! I hope you all have a fantastic week! Don't forget to pray and read your scriptures!! Go to church this Sunday! :) Have a wonderful week!
Love you all!
Love, Sister Penrodxx
HELLO EVERYONE! This week was really good! We are still trying to figure out our area! Doing a lot of following up and tracting! We have met some pretty cool people though! We had a lot of fun this week! We are still teaching Latu! She is so amazing! She is so close! I'm so excited for her and her family!! Other than her we are really trying to find some new people to teach!! yay! We also got to go to the temple! I love going to the temple here in Perth! It is such an amazing place! I had a lot of firsts this week!
1. I fell off my bike for the first time in 9 months! I wasn't paying attention and ran into a pole in the middle of the sidewalk and did a front flip over my handle bars! It was pretty epic!
2. I ate balut!!! Some members brought us some, basically if you don't know what balut is it's a Filipino street food. Fertilized duck eggs! Basically it is a baby duck inside of a boiled egg, complete with feathers, beak, the whole deal! It actually isn't that bad though, the texture isn't very nice and you can't look at it, but the taste isn't too bad. haha!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! You are all amazing! I love you all! I know that this work is the greatest work we can do! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to serve in Western Australia! Especially in Thornlie ward! I wish you all the best! Love yous!
Love, Sister Penrod xxxxxx
THIS WEEK WAS AWESOME!!! WE HAD SOOO MUCH FUN! BUT IT WAS MOSTLY AWESOME BECAUSE....YAY! KARL GOT BAPTIZED!! (I'm still not sure if you spell baptism with a z or s... sorry about that haha.) We are sooo happy for him!!! We are so blessed to have met him and taught him! It was all thanks to Elder Arrieta who found and baptized him! We are so lucky we got to teach him! Karl and Tito Renante shared their testimonies at Karls baptism and the spirit was sooo strong! It is so much fun to be able to teach friends!
The rest of the week has been good too! We are still trying to figure out the area... we had a district blitz on Saturday and miracle! We found 2 solid new investigators one of which is Michelle, she is from..... guess.... The Philippines!!! She let us in immediately and we started talking about her family! She kept saying "I feel so blessed you came to my house!" She is so much fun she has 3 children but they are all in the Philippines still studying she misses them a lot! We talked about eternal families and she loved it! We can't wait to go back!
I love you all I'm so grateful for this opportunity to serve a mission! I know that as we truly try to understand for ourselves that we are children of God that is what changes everything! This work is about Love! God loves all of us! He wants us to be happy! What is better than that! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Remember that you are children of God!
Love, Sister Penrod xxx
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!