Mailing Address

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

Monday, February 27, 2012

eMail of February 27, 2012

Hey family,

Thanks so much for the photos. She is really cute. I really badly want to hold her. I'm super excited that I´m an uncle now. It's kind of wierd to think my parents are grandparents now. Happy Birthday Mom and Caleb... and Hannah. Which reminds me that I forgot to say happy birthday to Carlene. So happy Birthday Carlene too.

Things are going great here. My companion and I are getting along real well. I found out that I am alergic to cats and apples now. I developed them both at the same time a couple weeks ago. (David would think that was interesting I think). The same allergies dad has. It's weird because one day I was petting and holding cats totally fine and then all of a sudden I go into allergies if the house has a cat. Cool anyway.

We're gunna have a baptism next week. She's the wife of a member. They've been going to church together for 4 months amd they got married a couple weeks ago so she's more than ready. This is one baptism I think will definitely end up in the temple. My companion and I are super happy about that. He had been praying that he would be able to marry a couple and baptise them because he had never done it before. Now we have 2 dates of baptisms for couples recently married. His prayer was answered. We´re still working to baptise mirian as well. I think she´ll be the key to reactivating her children who are baptised.

Elder Marc Skiles

Monday, February 20, 2012

eMail of February 20, 2012

Hey everyone,

This week went pretty well. We baptized liticia on friday. She was really happy. Sister Janette made cake and brought soda and a present (a journal). It's members like her that grow the kingdom and make missionary work a lot more effective. Unfortunately she got sick. really sick. She went to the hospital. We gave her a blessing on Saturday and she went to the hospital last night. We'll be praying for her.

Patrick went to the youth camp which is fantastic. We had 7 investigators at church today which was great. This means we have a lot of teaching to do this week. There was a couple there that I think is really interested. They just have to get married (always the problem:) ).

That's so great that Hannah is coming. I´m super excited to be an uncle. Send me lots of pictures (to this email). I´d be excited for spring and presidents day as well, but neither one really exists here.

This week is Carnaval. The most important holiday for Brazil. Its pretty week in the streets here in Cuiabá, but everone talks about it. If you research it dont be too scared because it will show you stuff in São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. It's huge there--and a little dangerous.

Thanks for all the Email. I love to hear what's going on at home. See yah all in a couple years.

Elder Marc Skiles

Monday, February 13, 2012

eMail of February 13, 2012

Hello Family ,

So, I couldn´t email last week because I spent all day in a van. We had the transfer last week. I´m in the same area Coxipó, with a different companion. Elder J. Silva. He´s awesome. He has 38 days till he goes back home, but he teaches amazingly. I´m going to pay real good attention to how he does it because it's always very clear, very convincing, and full of the Spirit.

We´re going to have another baptism next week. It's Patrick´s sister, Leticia. Hopefully we´ll baptise merean as well. She's been with missionaries for a couple years and almost all of her children are baptised. Elder J. Silva almost got her to commit to baptism. She has a loyalty with the catholic church and Elder J. Silva was catholic up until he got baptised 5 years ago so he understands her doubts a lot.

I´m glad to hear things are going well. I´m super excited to be an uncle, and to have a new sister. Missions do grow families. It's hard to believe I´ll hit the six month mark and burn a tie at the end of this transfer. I love you all. Thank you for your prayers. They are definitely felt hear. The gospel is true; so see yah in a couple years.

Elder Marc Skiles