Monday, March 28, 2016

An Update - Last 7 Weeks

February 15th

I am doing good. I have seen the mission pull together a ton this past
week! I gave dad an update on how the sisters are doing!! This week
there will be four memorials for sister Wells, since the mission is
not able to all meet together. We have ours on Wednesday! That day is
going to be really long! But at the same time I am looking forward to
Thanks for the cookies, they survive and tasted as great as ever!!
And you are going to do great as YWPres!!
I love that quote by President Uchtdorf!
Thanks so much for your prayers and support!! They are felt and much needed!!
I love you so much! I hope you have the best week ever!!
Elder Pennington the younger
Oh and I am attaching a flier sent by a former PPM missionary. Our
mission is coming together like never before, Current and Past PPM
missionaries!!! PPM all the way!! I don't think that you would be able
to go but, I thought I would send the flier just in case, it explains
what it is for but if you have any questions, I probably don't have
the answers but you can ask anyway! ;) I love you!!

February 22nd

My week was good! The memorial Service for Sister Wells amazing! Not
many people came to ours, since she did not serve in either of the
stakes that went to ours, but the spirit was really strong there!!
We actually picked up a new investigator this week!! Her name is
Teresa!! She was a member referral from a Less active member family!!
She is pretty cool and we can't wait to continue to teach her!
Thanks so much for sending the peanut butter powder! You are the
best!! I can't wait to try the recipe!
Does Meagan still go to Mutual when Ballroom allows her to, as you
would take me to the beginning of Mutual and then run me out to
Ballroom (by the way, thank you so much for doing that!!!!!)? I am so
excited to hear how your calling goes!!! You are going to be
Heidi is growing up way to much! It crazy thinking that she is going
into 7th grade!!
Yeah, I remember the days where you would sacrifice so much to help
me!! I love you so much Mom!! You truly are the best!!
You should make your trek flag with steelers colors, haha! Not because I
like the steelers, but because I know there will be people there who
don't like the steelers at all!! Haha! But for real, I will think
about some ideas for the flag!!
You are the best! I love you so much!!
Elder Pennington the younger!!
February 29th

That sounds like a great combined activity!!! Even more awesome that
Parker was able to hand out a Book of Mormon!! I can't wait to see him
on a mission!!!
So we have one investigator, Teresa! We were actually able to set her
with a date this past week, so that is awesome!!! She is set for April
9th!! As for service, we have St. Vincent De Paul, but I will not be
going to it due to exchanges... We also were going to help someone in
the sister area clean their house, but the member is now out of town
for a funeral:(... As for a mission we are doing really well! All
three sisters are not 100 percent but they have seen great
improvement!!! Sister Young, the one with most injuries, is sitting up
and eating normal food!!! She still has internal injuries that are at
risk of becoming infected which would reverse her healing, but she is
doing absolutely amazing for what she has been through!! Sister
Faamaile was cleared for duty. Haha! She is now serving again! Sister
Douglas has to go home, due to the fact that her concussion was worse
than Sister Faamaile's and on top of that she has some broken ribs,
but she plans on coming back out as soon as she heals enough!!! The
sisters are doing great, even though there is a lot of ground to cover
for full recoveries, they are doing great!!! As for Sister Wells's
family they continue to be amazing examples as how Christ would
respond to the situation!!! Thank you so much for your prayers for all
those affected! They are much needed and much felt!
I miss those moments with you working on projects!!!! You taught me so
much, as you were willing to lose sleep for us!! Thanks so much for
all you do and have done for me!! I love you so much! You are amazing!
I hope that you have an amazing week!
Elder Pennington the younger!!!

March 7th

That is awesome about your calling and starting to feel comfortable
with it! I can't wait to hear how things continue to go!!
Thanks for sharing Sadies Socks!! She continues to be an influence to many!

March 14th

First, day light savings time is horrible! Haha! JK, but for reals!
Haha! I love that picture and I can't wait until it applies to me
again! Haha
This week was good! Not extremely busy, but decent! We had a zone
conference that took all day on Tuesday and we had a meeting with the
stake president that took half of the day on sat! A meetings week! A
lot of driving! But hey, I am getting loads of practice! Haha!
Family History work!!! I can't wait to really do it again!!!!!
Teresa is doing good! She didn't come to church yesterday, but that is
because I don't think the LA's she is with were able to give her a
ride... But she did go to the relief society birthday party that was
on Saturday! It was really good to hear about that!!
As for a story I am going to have to think about that one! Haha!
I love you so much!! You are the best!! I hope that you have an amazing week!!!
Elder Pennington the younger!!

March 21th

Haha, it is funny you should ask if there was snow... It has been
spring now for a week and a half, beautiful weather, but the last
three days it dipped back down to winter weather! So we had it snow
two more times, but nothing stuck because of how much heat is in the
roads from all the heat we have had recently!!
CONFERENCE!!!! I am so excited!! I am looking forward to it so much!!
I am lucky it is not the last one I have on my mission!!
Transfers are next week, they would have been this week if our
missions didn't add a week! But I am not complaining, I get to be out
officially 2 years, where as before I was shy of two years by a couple
of days!

...salted caramel cupcakes and raspberry lemon cupcakes... Hmmmmmm...
Someday I am going to have to try those...

It is crazy that Meagan's performance is this week! I can't wait to
see how she does!! Let me know if she is not very happy with how it
all turned out, but I can't imagine that happening! She is going to do

Take pics at the Easter pageant if you end up going!!

As for this week, not too much is set in stone. We have some service
at Saint Vincent de Pauls. We are going on exchanges. We might being
helping a lady clean her house. We might be helping a family clean up
there yard. That would probably be all the service, but hopefully
more!! As for appointments, we have a few set up including with
Teresa! We taught her the word of wisdom! Funny story. So it had
already been brought up that she smokes... So commitment time comes...
"Are you willing to live the Word of Wisdom" (probably said in
different words but that's okay) "well, I almost never drink alcohol
or coffee or tea. And I don't do illegal drugs...." A little bit of a
pause... Than I say "well what about tobacco" she says "well, what
about it." Hahaha she doesn't quite have the greatest desire to quit
smoking, but she did commit to do so eventually. So that is what we
are going to be working with for right now! Haha! I love the stories
that come from being a missionary!

I love you so much! You are amazing!! I hope that you have a fantastic week!!

Elder Pennington the younger!

March 28th

My week was good! We almost had an exchange for all week... Late
Monday to early Friday! That was not typical but it is a long story
and a little hard to explain! But it was a good week! I am being
transferred... To Beaver Valley! I don't have the address yet, but
will try and send it today! It came a little as a shock, since I have
been here a shorter period, but at the same time, I have been having a
feeling that I would be transferred.
Easter was good!!! We did have a member invite us over! They are the
LA's and investigator that we are teaching!!! Overall Easter was
pretty good! I wasn't prepared to say good bye though! That was a
little tough!!!
I love the picture of the before and after!!! That is the best!!!!
That is awesome that porter did well in his placement test! And that
dad sold a house!!!! And congrats on the plans for girls camp! How far
is that away?
It is good that Heidi is wanting a testimony for her self! I wish that
I sought for one that young! Even though she is growing up so fast,
she is still young!!!
I love you so much Mom!!!! Thanks so much for your example to me!!!
You truly have been a source of strength for me in my life! Thanks!!!
I love you!! I hope that you have an amazing week!!!
Elder Pennington the younger!!

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