Hola Amigos! Just kidding there is nothing Spanish here.
This has been a lllooonnggg week! Nothing too exciting has happened.
I got swooped for the first time the magpies here attack people and I got swooped by one the other day, it is scary they are big, I swung my bag at it and took off running, we were walking to the stake building from the bus with the rest of our district and they just laughed at me, but I can say it has happened to me now! haha!
We've been to Rau's house a lot this week she feeds us heaps and lets us train in her gym in the mornings she has us do hardcore stuff, after our first day we couldn't walk it was so funny! On Saturday we had a lesson with her and her daughter and her inactive friend/cousins house it was awesome! It was S. Young and I, Rau and her friend, and then Phern (Rau's 9 year old daughter) and 5 other little girls age 9 and younger, It was a lot of fun to teach, we talked to them about the Sabbath day and reading your scriptures and praying. They asked a lot of questions! It was super fun! After the lesson Rau's friend invited us back to do another lesson in her house! Rau told us the next day that it was a trial run and her friends wanted to see what we where like! We Passed! Yay!
We went to a less active, basically inactive families house on Friday night and gave a short lesson and just talked to them for a while it was really neat because they just opened up and told us all of their concerns and why they weren't coming to church, we told them we would talk to the bishop about their concerns and make sure they got invited to more things and the whole mood changed. They love us now and even came to church on Sunday and gave us big hugs! We are so excited for them!
Friday afternoon we ended up going on a road trip we were following up on a potential elders list the elders quorum gave us and ended up going to Boddington, which is like an hour and a half from our flat in the middle of the bush! It was so hard to get there it is seriously the middle of nowhere! But it was fun to drive too turns out WA isn't completely flat there are some hills and we got to drive through the forest!
Other than that it's been a pretty rough week, Australians can be really MEAN. We got a lot of doors slammed in our face and rotten things said to us just checking up on less-active members even! It's pretty disheartening but it makes the people you can teach mean that much more!
Yesterday President Fife came down and spoke at a fireside here in Mandurah and asked us if we are "truly baptised" Have we submitted ourselves completely to God and his will for us? It is such a hard thing to do and something we all should be constantly working on!
I'm so grateful for this gospel and the happiness and peace it has brought into my life!
I love you all and miss you HEAPS!
Love, Sister Penrod
Sister Rhea Audrey Penrod
Australia Perth Mission
PO Box 185
Western Australia 6939
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!