Hej! That is sweedish for Hey! haha! I hope you are all having a great week! Ours has been good sorry not a lot of time because we had to change our car battery this morning! haha! I was really good at holding the washers for Ahlstrom and our new Sri-Lankan friend! lol!
We had a sweedish feed in Ikea with some Sweedish people who came to visit Ahlstrom... So much Sweeden this week!
We had a good week, We got to be in a threeway with Sister Tanielu from American Samoa for a few days while she waited for her new companion! And I got to go with her and Sister Silk from the Marshall Islands for a day.. .we had sooo much fun! I love these sisters!!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! The Church is true!!
Heeyyyy! I hope you all have had a wonderful week!! Ours has been pretty awesome! Full of Miracles!! We found two new investigators this week! They are so lovely! One is from Vietnam she is older and needs help learning English! She was so excited to meet us she hasn't had any friends since she moved here seven years ago because nobody can understand her :( so we are going to be teaching her and teaching her English! yay! She has an amazing garden and has given me many chilis and flowers! woo!
The other one is so amazing! She is just perfect in everyway! (except she isn't a member yet) ;) She is a paediatrician and her husband is an architect.... they are both so excited to learn. She found out about the church by reading Mormon mummy blogs and they led her to lds.org! She asked for missionaries to come and visit her! She has two adorable kids and wants them to grow up with a religious community and learn good values and principles and she thinks that from going through lds.org our church is it! That makes are job easy!! ;) She is seriously so amazing! aside from working full-time she is an amazing mum and has two adopted pets the cat only has one leg, she has the cutest most perfect little apartment right on the beach, and she makes sugar free tarts for us (they are even good for your teeth she said)! She is seriously a dream come true!! We are so blessed to have met her!
I hope you all have a wonderful fantastic week!
I love you all and miss you heaps!
You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Love, Sister Penrod xxxxxx
Heyyyyy Everybody!!! I hope you all had a wonderful week! Ours is going pretty alright! I gained a HUGE testimony of fasting this week!! I've been fasting for two less-active families in our ward to have the desire to really come back to church! And after Church one of them told me She is getting her temple recommend and going to do baptisms for the first time on Friday and The other family told me that they have rearranged their work schedule so they can come to church every Sunday from now on!!!!!!!! Fasting Works! Heavenly Father loves all of his children so much! I feel so grateful that my prayers were answered! I'm so grateful to be here! I'm so grateful for the knowledge I have of my loving Heavenly Father!!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!!
Love, Sister Penrod xoxo
Sorry I don't have any pictures from this week!!
Happy 2017 everybody!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! Mine was wonderful! I got to see almost all of my favourite people!! Yay! I am so grateful for the Omagaps and Menudos and Ira and Meg for coming up to visit me on Christmas eve!!! I love them so much I am so blessed!!
Not a lot happened other than we met Arnie and he is going to get baptised! Yay! He is so sweet! We are so excited for him! We just met him knocking on doors we were about to leave because no one answered so we started writing our phone number on cards and 5 minutes later he opened the door! #blessing
I got to go on exchanges with Sister Mitchell from Cairns, QLD she is awesome!! It was an awesome day! I gained a testimony of the fact that angels are with us! I almost got hit by a car! It backed out without looking and I wasn't looking and it touched my leg but then it stopped! We were both screaming! But that was a miracle!! I'm so grateful I didn't get hit! #tendermercy
I hope you all have a wonderful first week of 2017!! I love you all!!!
Sister Pawpaw (some african kids changed my name!) haha!
From her mom: It was so wonderful to hear from Sister Penrod! She Skyped us in the middle of our night Christmas Eve/morning (hard to tell our brains were asleep). Despite the hour... to see her and talk to her was the best Christmas present! Just a little over 3 months and we will see her in person!
I hope you have all had a fantastic week!! Our week has been going pretty good!
I've been facing a lot of fears this week!!! Woo! On Tuesday night we had to train all of the Ward Mission Leaders and bishopric members from the stake as well as President Fife and the Stake President!! I was sooo nervous! But we did it and it went pretty good!! yay! Thank you Heavenly Father!! Also (mum you are going to laugh at this!) I played the violin in Sacrament meeting!!! (I was sooo scared) ahhhh!!! I did so terrible.... I can't believe I got talked into it! Luckily my companion is quite talented and covered up for me!! haha! I have to play again next week!!! ahhh!!!! haha!
I got to go on exchanges this week with Sister Goodall from Melbourne! She is Awesome!! We had a lot of fun! and we even set someone on date to get baptised!! Yay!
We had our Christmas Zone conference this week!! The spirit was so strong! We continued the tradition of presdient Fife's homemade chimes! and we got to watch a movie!! woo! Winter Thaw its like a BYU TV production! It was so good! Watch it if you get the chance! Its all about letting Chist into your life!! I love you all!!
I hope you all have a merry merry Christmas!!
Sister Penrod xx
That is sweedish for Hey! I think! haha! soooo thiss week has been an adventure!! Lots of tears! I hate goodbyes! But I lot of happy memories too!
I'm so grateful for Thornlie ward! Its like family! I miss them all so much! On Monday we had an awesome Family Home Evening! BUDOL FIGHT!!! I love my Thornlie Family!! The Omagaps, Ogoys, Menundos (not the food), Henry & Meg, Karl... all of them! I love them!!!!!
So due to unforseen circumstances we not in a trio. So its just me and Sister Ahlstrom! She is awesome!! I'm so excited to be with her for the next 2 transfers! (then she goes home)! This ward is pretty small compatred to Mandurah and Thornlie only about 50 people regularly attend! We are serving in one of the richest areas in WA so we get to tract mansions and stuff... pretty cool!
Our area is actually called Scarborough not Wembley! oops! Its so beautiful right by the beach! Forgive me for no pictures! next week!
I'm so excited to see what happens here over the next few months!!
Have a wonderful Week!!!
Love, Sister Penrod!!
Pictures (she did find a few):
I love these people
Sister Ahlstrom and a violin with the first vision on it!
Sooo This week marks the end of 11 awesome months in Thornlie ward! They are sending me up to Wembley (I know nothing about this place.). My companion will be Sister Ahlstrom from Sweden! And I will have the opportunity to be a Sister Training Leader, and we will be training a new missionary! woo! 2 new companions!! Its going to be exciting!
I don't like all of these goodbyes! I will miss Thornlie ward so much! I'm so grateful for all that I've learned here, over the past year! I'm so blessed that I was able to be around amazing members and investigators and companions! They have taken me in and made me feel like part of their family and I can never thank them enough for that! They have shown me pure Christlike love! They will always have a special place in my heart! I am eternally grateful!!!
I love you all and I hope you have an amazing week! Remember to continue to #LightTheWorld!
Sister Penrod x
-I LOVE this family!!!!
-I LOVE these girls!!
- Hanging out with this pig! ;)
- I ate brain this week that was kind of cool...
- That flash though... :/
- We made a cake... hahaha. it tasted like fish...?
HEYYY EVERYBODY!! I hope you all had a great weekend! We did!!
ELIJAH GOT BAPTISED! It was such a great day!! The spirit was so strong at his baptism!! We love him and his family sooo much!! The next day we got to go to his aunty's wedding!! She was sooo beautiful and we were so happy we got to be there, and help a little bit!!! After We had an awesome thanksgiving dinner with the other missionaries and some members!! We are so blessed with so many amazing members!! It was a great week! I'm so grateful for my opportunity to serve here!!! I love you all! I hope you have a wonderful week! Here are heaps of pics! Hope your happy mum!! ;) Love yous!!
Love, Sister Penrod x
Heeeeyyyy Everybody!! Hope you are having a good week! We are having a great one!! We actually have a baptism tonight!!! WOOO! Elijah is getting baptized! He decided last week and since he has been to church 3 times its all goods! We are so excited! We love this kid! He is crack -up!! He is moving back to the Philippines for a couple of months before he moves back to Perth again so we are going to miss him a lot!! :'(
We have had a lot of other good stuff happen this week too! We found some new investigators who are super keen! #blessed, We got to go on exchanges with Sister Caesar and Sister Grace, we went to Freemantle last pday and did some super touristy stuff! Its been a good week!! Heavenly Father blesses us when we pray specifically!!! I'm so grateful to serve here in Perth!! I love it! I love you all!
Don't forget to watch and share the #lighttheworld video on the 25th!!!
Love, Sister Penrod x
P.S. Sorry I forgot the camera cord so I'll send pics on Monday!
This is her mom. Lucky me that her friends sent me photos this past week! Thank you!!!
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!