How are you? I know you are all wondering how I am so I will tell you! I am doing pretty great! It was hot this week… but that’s pretty normal round these parts, I’m starting to rock some serious mission tan lines. We biked a LOT, but that is pretty normal too. I got 2 flat tyres, fixed them (mum you should be so proud)!
We had a specialized zone training by President Fife! It was so good. It was all about God, he used Elder Jeffery R. Holland’s talk from the January ensign about the Godhead! It was so good! If you get a chance reread that talk it is awesome! We have 3 new investigators! IT’S A MIRACLE! One is Juliet from Zimbabwae! She is so gorgeous! She has to girls and they are so cute! I’m so happy we met her! I met a lady in our ward from New Zealand and she said her son lives in Springville and is a Proffesor at BYU! Small world his last name is Conklin! His wife teaches Fijian classes at BYU! Crazy eh? We went to a devotional on Sunday night it was a youth devotional and one of the members we are close with was speaking at it. So he asked us to come! It was awesome! It was all about hope. They had people from all different stages in life talk about hope from where they were! It was so good. Brother Nicomedus shared this poem that I love “
I asked for riches, that I might be happy – I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things – I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve -- I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men – I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life – I was given life, that I mmight enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything that I had hoped for.
My unspoken prayers were answered – I am among all men, most richly blessed.
I’m so grateful for all of the experiences I have had on my mission in this short time. I have ate A LOT of humble pie, and I am so grateful for that. I defineltly have heaps more to eat! I’m so grateful for this gospel that truly helps us to change our natures. I love the opportunity that I have to learn and grow here in the APM! I am so blessed to be here!
I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week!
Sister Penrod xx
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!