Want to put recent blog post on home page in footer feature section.

Hi, I would like to put an excerpt from one or more of the most recent blog posts onto my static home page, in the Footer Feature section of the studio theme.

I am working on test site on a sub-folder of my existing html site. Here is the link to the wordpress site http://www.craterlakes.com.au/blog/. You can see the "Recent Blog Post" section, I would like to replace that with a link to a full post, and a snippet of the post to garner the interest of the reader.

I do not have any php experience, so please be gentle.

Thanks muchly, Jenny