Hello Family! Happy ANZAC Day! This week was SO GOOD! We were so blessed! We had some awesome miracles this week!
We felt inspired to call up a less active Filipino guy in the ward, Tito Renente, we have been trying to see him for a while and he told us we could come over last Tuesday! So we went over and holy miracles! So #1. Tito Renente was feeling pretty down and was really worried because he had to take his last driving exam before his Philippines license expired, he had tried taking it 3 times before and failed and if he failed this time he would lose his job. Well the spirit touched his heart and he prayed for the first time in a long time and… He passed his test!!! Yay! Miracle #2, after the lesson the members who came with us asked if we could go with them to try to see some old Filipino friends who they had tried to share the gospel with before a few years ago. Well we went to see them and it was so good! They are ready and excited to hear the gospel now! And Miracle #3, So on Tuesday night the Elders were on splits with the elders quorum and they didn’t coordinate with us so they showed up to see Tito Renente while we were there, but it was so inspired because Tito Renente’s housemate opened the door and they started talking to him and he is soooooooooooo GOLDEN! The next day they sent us his info and we went to see him and he is so solid! His name is Karl and he is from, guess where!?...The Philippines! He is 20 and was Catholic but has been Athiest for the past 3 years! Tito Renente was able to tell him about the Book of Mormon after we all left, they talked for a couple of hours! Karl told us that he knows that the Book of Mormon is going to help him find out who he really is! We are so excited for Karl! He came to church on Sunday and loved it! He told us all churches should go for 3 hours because we can learn so much! Karl is the best! God has prepared so many people here in Western Australia! We just have to let the spirit lead us to them!
Something else awesome that happened this week was we had mission conference and Elder Nielson came! (I’m sure I’m spelling his name wrong but he is the NFL player!) He is sooo good! He is like President Fife the way he talks he just talks about all of these random things but somehow it all works together! Some things him and his wife said that I loved were:
That our mission can be the greatest time of our life if we choose to make it,
When you think you’re something you’re nothing!
You can’t have miracles without major opposition!
He gave us a mission blessing and it was so special! The spirit was sooo strong! I’m so grateful that we were able to hear him and his wife speak! We are so blessed! I wish you could all have been there I have like 7 hours worth of notes!
This week was awesome! I love you all and I hope you have a wonderful week this week! Love you all heaps!
Love, Sister Penrod
1. Hanging out with these girls is soooo fun!
2. Dorsa and I trying to be all artsy with our braids ;)
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!