Kiora!! I hope you all had an amazing week!
Ours was pretty cool! I was able to go on exchanges with the amazing Sister Mitchell from Cairns! We had so much fun! She is absolutely amazing! We did a lot of tracting! A lot of service! It was a great week of missionary work! We were able to watch the General Women's Session of Conference!! I absolutely loved President Eyering's talk about Peace!! If you haven't seen it go watch it!!!
I can't believe that this is my last email! It has gone so fast!!! Its so bittersweet! I'm so excited to see my family but I will miss being a missionary! And I will miss Perth!!
I'm so grateful for this amazing opportunity that I have had to serve here in the Australia Perth Mission! I can't adequately express how blessed I feel to have had this experience! I can't believe how much I have changed and learned and grown! I'm so grateful for all of the absolutely amazing people I have met here that have changed my life! I have new friends and family here in Perth and I love them so much! I'm so grateful for this gospel! I'm grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ! I still don't understand it completely I don't think I ever will but I'm grateful I have come to learn more about it over the past 18 months! I'm grateful for the healing it brings into my life and the lives of others as well as the enabling power that comes and allows us to change! I'm so grateful for change! This gospel is all about change!! I'm so blessed to have seen so many people change and see myself change as well!! I know without a doubt that this is the Lord's church on the earth! That the Book of Mormon is the word of God! I love the Book of Mormon with all of my heart! It has helped me so much and continues to help me everyday! It truly is the Keystone of our religion! I'm so grateful for all of my amazing companions and what they have taught me and how they have helped me along the way! I have been so blessed! I love my Saviour Jesus Christ! I know that he died for me! I'm so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that knows what is best for me and is always there for me no matter what! I can truly say that the past 18 months have been the most fun, most hard, happiest, saddest, and just all together the best 18 months of my life! And I am so grateful for that!
I love you all I'm so excited to see yous next week! ahhh! 😮
Sister Penrod xx
Dianella Zone Leadership Counsel!!
The Fernandez Family❤
My companion found this number plate! Lol!
Sister Mitchell and Sister Nodado!! And dessert!
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!
G'day! I hope you have had a wonderful week! Ours was fantastic!!!
WE GO TO MEET ELDER RENLUND!
How cool is that? If you get a chance read some of his talks he is really amazing!
we had an amazing meeting Elder and sister Hallstrom, and Elder and Sister O'reirdan, and Elder and Sister Neilson were all there as well!
We were soooo blessed the spirit was amazing!!!!
He told us about the hymn " Brightly Beams Our Fathers Mercy" about the history of it! How the Saviour is the Lighthouse and we are the lower lights and its our responsiblity to continue to burn!! it was really really cool! Read the song and look up the history behind it if you get a chance it is amazing!
I'm getting a new companion!!!!! Her name is Sister Kelleher she is from New Zealand and she was trained by my girl, Sister Caesar!! I'm sooo absolutley excited to have her as my companion!!! I feel so blessed!!
I hope you all have a wonderful miracle filled week! you are in my prayers!!!
I love you all!
Love, Sister Penrod
Morning Exercise with my girl Sister Beardall from Cedar Hills Utah!
Just a dramatic photo of me riding a chair down the hill! lol!
Hey Everybody! A picture is worth a thousand words! Have a great week!! I love you all!
Love, Sister Penrod xxxx
I got to go on exchanges with my favourite!! Sister Nodado!!!
Sisters Pday! lol!
Sister Nodado and Alyssa!!
Free Lemonade (and a book of Mormon) Was a success!!
The YW gave us valentines... cute
This Kangaroo Lol!
(Pictures are not in order... of the above captions.)
Hey! Hows it going everybody? Happy Valentines Day tomorrow! Make sure you say I Love you to all of the special people in your life! <3
The past few days have been awesome! Miracles!! We have been BLESSED!
Arnie got baptised!!! Yay!! We were so happy for him!!! He has changed a lot! We are so excited for him!! Yay Arnie!!
We also met two awesome investigators! They came to Arnie's baptism and loved it they are a couple that are my age! They are cute, have a lot of questions, and are vegan! we are excited to see what happens!
We had a Mission Leadership Conference this week it was cool we talked all about how we teach so that we can testify!! Testimony is so powerful!!
That was pretty much it! It was a great weekend! Turns out I get really bad allergies here in Australia. Woo! yay! haha! So if I look like i'm crying in the pictures I probably am! lol! Ive never sneezed so many times in my whole life! haha!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
I love you all!
Love, Sister Penrod xx
My Yoga skills lol! haha!
Hello! I hope you are all doing wonderful! This has been a crazy couple of weeks! We are super excited because Arnie is getting baptised on Saturday!! yay! He has changed a lot! And sacrificed a lot and you can already see that he has changed so much! We are soo excited for him! We are so blessed to have so many wonderful members who have helped us with lessons!
Another big thing is they have actually changed the missionary schedule! We are still trying to get used to it! We had an amazing broadcast from Elder Bednar and Elder Oaks and some others. It was really neat!
I got to go on exchanges with Sister Marostica from Colorado and Sister Collins (My MTC companion) this week!! it was so fun!! Especially to see Sister Collins again! She is an amazing missionary! I learned so much from both of them!! We meet so many cool people every day! I love being a missionary!
We got to go to the temple today! I love the Perth temple! I'm so grateful that it is so close to us! :)
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Love, Sister Penrod xx
Captions for the photos:
Sister Silk's first time skating!
We tried to get a picture by the beach but Sister Penrod can't pose... lol!
Family Home Evening with these crazy people!
A Spider for mom!
Rain at the temple!!
I can't even... lol
I made pancakes! so small :(
Hello Everyone! Happy Australia Day! I hope you are having a good week! Ours was good!! We had Zone Conference! woo! It was great we talked about Prayer and the importance of praying for charity and love for everyone around you! I loved it! We are all really excited and the whole mission is preparing for the end of February! Because we are having a Mission Conference!! Yay! We are soooooo excited because Elder Dale C. Renlund, Bishop Gerald Causse, Elder Lynn G. Robbins, and Elder O. Vincent Haleck are all coming!! How amazing is that!! We are so excited!
Our investigators are doing great!! They are progressing and we are really excited for them!! The spirit was so strong this week in all of the lessons we have gone too! I feel so blessed! Our Heavenly Father loves all of us sooo much and knows exactly what we need and when we need it! I totally believe he sends these people to us to help us change and grow!!
I also got to go on exhanges with Sister Johnson from Malaysia again!! yay! I absolutely love her we had some cool miracles! I'm so grateful to serve!! I love my mission!!
Have a wonderful wonderful week! Happy February!! Oh and we are gong to the temple next week so I'll email you Thursday!
Love you all!
Love, Sister Penrod xxxxx
- Zone Conference! Sister Johnson!
- ICE CREAM!!
- Cottlesloe Beach!!
I have dinosaur eyes haha
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!