Mailing Address

Elder Marc Austin Skiles
8013 NE 115th Way
Kirkland, WA 98034

Monday, December 19, 2011

eMail of December 19, 2011

Feliz Natal Family!

Everything is great here. We had a Christmas Mission Conference which was fun. Igor got confirmed on Sunday. Thanks for the picture of the house dad. It looks spectacular. I really think it was time for great grandma to go as well. It's hard enough to be away from your family much less not remember them. I´m sure she remembers everyone now where she is. I´m glad to hear everything is great where you are.

Any kind of call we make here we use the cell phone that we have. For skype we can do at 6:00 which is 1:00 your time. I will have one hour. Christmas here is great. I´m really enjoying singing all the Christmas songs at our apartment. I´m not sure if it annoys my companion or not, but I like it. I just found out that most things here are closed on Sunday. It's because of the strong christian background here. It's kinda cool. We might go to the Zoo today. I´m pretty excited about that.

Tell Patriarch Adams thanks for me. Enjoy each others company during Christmas. We really are lucky to have such a strong family and to have all of the things we have for this Christmas time of year. I love you all and will be thinking about you during Chrsitmas. Feliz Natal!

Elder Skiles

Monday, December 12, 2011

eMail of December 12, 2011

Hey family,

I´m glad to hear things are going well. Things are great here. I got to play piano for a Christmas thing, which was fun. I played one song, my companion played all the other ones, he's much better sight-reader than me.

We also had a baptism. His name is Igor. He is 10. He was a fantastic investigator. Very intelligent. He read everything we told him to, understood everything we taught him, and even knew how to pray before we taught him. The sister who teaches primary said he told the whole story of Joseph Smith by heart in class. I hope he continues strong.

It's starting to rain a lot here which is great because it's just like home. I´m really enjoying listening to Christmas music all the time and singing Christmas music in the apartment and such. It really is a wonderful time of year. I love you all and I´m glad all is going well. I miss you a lot, but this is where I´m supposed to be. See yah all in a couple years. Merry Christmas. Feliz natal!

Monday, December 5, 2011

eMail of December 5, 2011

Hello everyone.

I'm so excited for David and Amanda! I really like Amanda too. Why are we so lucky when it comes to family? It's really a blessing. Sorry about your toe Caleb. That bites. And dad's back. I have been thinking about all you guys doing Christmas Things. I have some Christmas music so I´ll start listening to it. Tell Mac I´ll be thinking about her and her surgery. I´m glad things are going well for all you.

Things are great here too. We had 4 investigators come to church this week. That was really exciting. As for the food here. I like it a lot. Always there is rice, beens, and one or two kinds of meat. I love it. At home I have eggs and bread and I found some peanut butter in one of the grocery stores. The language is coming, but its still hard to understand people. Í´ll just keep plugging away though.

I´m so excited for David and Amanda. I´ll have to figure out how to say engaged in Portuguese. Thanks for the present mom. It looks great on the door. With the calling home thing. I think it will be through Skype actually. I´ll have more details later. I love you all! Merry Christmas!