Mailing Address

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

Monday, August 27, 2012

eMail of August 27, 2012

Hello Everyone, Wow! I can´t believe I´m going to be an uncle twice before I get home. There will be a 1 and a half year old and a 7 month old. Good luck in school janai. It will be a great experience. This week was great. We are still in search of that family. The brother of one of our recent converts (Ana Alice) came to church this sunday. He is extremely shy. He doesn´t even go buy things at the store because of the casheer. We will help him though to make friends here in the ward. I had the opportunity to help a young man who recently recieved the Melchezideck priesthood give his first blessing to a girl in one of his home teaching famlies. It was a cool experience.I feel bad for my Zone Leader. He was going to baptize a great family in our branch this next transfer who he helped marry, but he got transfered to Campo Grande. He was pretty bummed about it, but He´s excited to go to Campo Grande anyway. Elder Impa and I stayed here together this next transfer. I´m really liking working with Elder Impa. We´ve become great friends. I´m excited for this next transfer and to find this family thats waiting. Good luck starting school all of you! I love you all! See yah in a couple years! Elder Marc Skiles

Monday, August 20, 2012

eMail of August 20, 2012

Hello Family! Hello Everyone! I´m writing my letter late today. Good luck starting school Janai. That´s so cool that you met stacie! Shes was a great friend during school. It will be great. It really will. Things have been going well. This week we went to an English teaching class and talked with some people who are learning english. It was really interesting. We basically just talked with them normally in english and brought up the gospel principles when we could. I got a little sick too this week, but it already passed. Our big goal this week is that we will be brought to a family that is being prepared to hear our message this week. We will be praying and working hard for that. I love you all. See yah in a couple years! Elder Skiles

Monday, August 13, 2012

Email of August 13, 2012

Hey Everyone Things are going well here. Our Baptism last week was confirmed. My companion and I are still getting along real well. He´s starting to open up and talk a lot more. We both gave talks in sacrament meeting today (The pleasures of serving in a Branch instead of a ward). His talk was good. Being with a greeny reminds me so much of how things were when I arrived in the mission. I´m such a different person now its crazy. The mission changes everyone. We´ve been working really hard this week. I kind of feel bad for my companion since he´s not used to walking so much and he´s a little shorter. He never complains though. I´m really excited for this week. I think it will go really great. The weather is now Hot Hot Hot and Dry Dry Dry. It's been over a month since it rained. Still we are happy and working hard though. I love you all. See yah in a couple years! Elder Marc Skiles

Monday, August 6, 2012

eMail of August 6, 2012

Hello everyone! We had a baptism this week which was great. It was a baptism of one member of a really great family we found. The parents can´t be baptized yet because they are not married. Thier 16 year old daughter is the one who was baptized. She was well prepared. She´s already been going to seminary and made lots of friends at church.

I had a really wierd dream last night. I had a dream that I went to the calendar to see how many days were left until I went home. I saw that it was only three. Then I was "at home" in a place that wasn´t really our home and dad was there. I sat around doing nothing for a bit then I got really stressed and sad and wanted to go back to the mission because I hadn´t finished it yet. There was still a lot I needed to do. Then I woke up and realized I was still on the mission and still had some time left. Weird dream anyway. Even though I miss home, I definetly would not want to go home right now because there are so many experiences and things to do still to come. I´m learning so much on the mission. For sure I´m going to come back a completely different person. This really is the best two years. I love you all! Have a good week! See yah all in a couple years Elder Marc Skiles