Hello Family and Friends!
So basically this week was.... AWESOME! It was sooo good! We found 5 new investigators 5! What a miracle! And they are all pretty solid! #blessingsofknockingdoorsfordays! We are so excited we found a family and they are so golden! We were biking past this house and Sister Lao stopped me and said we need to talk to this lady weeding her garden. So we stopped and asked if she needed help she said no but then sister Lao asked the golden question "where are you from?" and she said Phillippines and we just new that this was inspired! We talked to Janet (that is her name) for ages and she invited us inside! Her and her husband have 2 kids 11 and 14 and her mother in law is staying with her! They are seriously the nicest! We were there for over 2 hours, it was like we have been friends forever! It seriously so cool how the spirit works, I may not be speaking a foreign language but I know that the spirit has blessed me so that when Sister Lao is talking to people in Tagalog in lessons I can understand, not every word but I can basically understand what is going on! It is seriously a miracle! Janet's daughter Ella is so cute and a really good artist! She drew a picture of me while we were there! I'm so excited for them their family is so amazing! As we were leaving Janet's husband came home, he was so happy to see us and told us that we had to come back next week so we could talk to him too! Yay! Miracles!
Another miracle is that our other investigator Arlene came to church! I love Arlene so much! I feel like she is my mum away from home! She has me call her "Tita" or aunty! She is the best! She loved fast and testimony meeting! We are so excited for her! so yeah this week was sooo good! We are so excited to see what next week brings!
We got to see Womens conference yesterday (we are a week behind you in America). It was so good! I loved how everyone spoke about service! It was so inspirational! I loved President Eyerings 3 commitments! If you don't know what they are go look them up! I'm so grateful for this gospel! I'm so grateful for the focus we have on service. I have such a strong testimony about service! I know that when we serve others we can truly feel God's love for them and ourselves! I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you! Mahal Tika!!
Love, Sister Penrod
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!