Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

I love you so much mom! I liked that picture of the bird as well! I believe that it is a cardinal so I had to take a picture of it. That was when we were touring down town! My camera works great because I was not even able to see the bird at all since I was not wearing my glasses. the zoom does a really nice job. the picture that I sent you was a cropped zoomed in pic of the picture I took when I was zoomed in all the way! I did not get to try the white sauce again this week since we were pretty busy, but I will be trying it as soon as I can. Don't worry too much if you forget to mail it out.
I love you so much MOM!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best! thanks for the comics! I love you so much and I hope that you have an amazing week!
Elder Pennington the younger


oh yeah! so we will be watching conference at our church building! I guess that it is typically just the missionaries there (except for priesthood session since our ward has a tradition of having pizza and ice cream right before!)
 I can't wait for conference!
Love you!

Monday, March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

(This email was to me...)
I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My week has been great! thank you for being an amazing example to me in my life and making sure that I gained a testimony of my own! I have felt the help from your prayers. I love you so much for everything that you have done and do for me! I hope you have the most amazing week of your life!
Elder Pennington
(And Phil got this one...)
Thank you for the example that you are. I am currently going through my second time in the Book of Mormon since being out here. I just started 3rd Nephi today. yesterday reading about Samuel the Lamanite was really insightful. Our work as missionaries is never done. Samuel is getting done with serving a mission, he had been preaching and he was headed home. but then he is told to go and preach some more, and he does. And when they would not let him in, he does not just say "oh well, I tried" no he go and climbs a wall. A WALL!! and starts preaching repentance. Some believe him many try to kill him.
One of the things that I learned about missionary work is that we don't always see the fruits of our labors. those that believed did not go to Samuel to repent and be baptized, no they sought out Nephi. Samuel play a certain part in their conversion and Nephi played another. It gave me new resolve to go and open my mouth, and realize that I may just be planting a seed, but if I don't open my mouth, nothing will happen.
I love you so much dad! I hope you have a great week!
Elder Pennington the younger
(Phil got the better one... this week. It is just great to hear from him and know he is doing good :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015

Thanks for the update! I love you so much MOM!!!!! I love hearing about how life is going over there.
That is sad to hear about Porter Webb. I find it so sad when it is a situation like that where there is nothing that you can do about it but pray and have faith. I will have him in my prayers.
Sounds like your going to have a great week! a lot of excitement! I love you so much and wish I was there enjoying it with you but I am still loving it out here and I know I still have a work to do here!
I can't wait for conference! It is my first one out here. the first sat session starts at 12. what!!! the priesthood session is at 8 at night. we stay out past curfew just so that we are able to watch it;)
So the package came and I loved it!!! it really brightened my day! Give my many thanks to rustie as well. You are amazing mom and I love you so much!!!!! I look forward to being able to hug you and right now I am working hard so that I will be worthy to hug you when I come back home. You are an amazing example to me in my everyday life and I love you so much!!! I hope you have a great week!
Elder Pennington the younger

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

I love you so much! You are amazing! thank you for the update! I really wanted to see when the game stand tall before I left and can't wait till I can. I am glad it lived up to expectation. How was Annie? Was it as good the first?
the baptism was really good! it was very spiritual. I was so happy that day.
I love the Butlers so much. I am so sorry I have not been sending any pictures. I have been forgetting my camera when I go places so I haven't taken any in a while. I am glad that the Butlers are here to pick up a little on the slack of me not taking pictures.
training is a little less stressful now. I am starting to enjoy it more because I am a little more relaxed.
that is an awesome challenge about the videos, I can't wait to watch them!
I love you so much mom! I hope you have an amazing week!
Elder Pennington the younger

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015

(Above is a picture I was sent this week on my phone from the sister missionary married to the brother on the left. They take good care of the missionaries and I love the random pictures I receive every so often. Bryant's companion is the elder in the middle. Below is Bryant's email to me this week.)
Thanks for the update! I love you so much MOM!!! Yeah that was on the way to the baptismal font since we were in the relief society room. the one being baptized is from Africa and they were a couple others there as well, one being her sister, and I guess it is a part of their culture.
Whatever Family history stuff that you think I would like. maybe some small pictures that I could put into my Family History book for each of the people. then just some stories that you have on some of them. I have missed family history and I did not even do all that much of it before we left. I do have my account, and I believe that everyone is currently updated. I could be wrong on that. I know that I do need a death date for grandpa green.
I love you so much mom!!! you are awesome! I enjoy reading your emails so much! I hope that you have an amazing week!
Love Elder Pennington the younger!