Mailing Address

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

Monday, May 27, 2013

Email of May 27, 2013

Hello Family, This week was awesome! I really like my new companion. He´s great! This week the other couple investigators we had didn´t make it to church because they got sick, but we had one more couple at church today. It was great. Now we have two couples that we are teaching that are possibilities for baptism. I got really sick on the bus today. That wasn´t fun, but now I´m better. I think there was something wrong with the breakfast I ate. Our recent convert gave a talk yesterday that almost made me cry. It was amazing. He studied a lot for it. That's pretty much it for this week. I love you all. See yah in a couple years. Marc

Monday, May 20, 2013

Email of May 20, 2013

This week was pretty exciting. First of all we had a family at church this week. Yay! Cleber and Tatiane and their two children. We were so happy they came. They accepted baptism for next week. I think they will have to get married first, but that´s not too hard. The other exciting and sad thing that happened is that my companion got emergency trasfered to Primavera do Leste. I think they just needed another missionary there urgently. He will be leaving at 20:00 today. My new companion will arrive tomorrow morning. Elder Moura. I have no idea who he is, but he seems good so I´m excited to be his companion. This week we had a woman on the street come up to us and say that she always wanted to go inside our church. We taught her and her husband and her son. I´m excited to teach them this week. Elder Lira is in RondonĂ³polis and gave me great news. The recent convert that Elder Impa and I baptised there bore her testimony that she couldn´t wait to serve a mission. That made me feel really happy. We played soccer today again and ate lunch at Ferreira´s house (other recent convert). Usually we don´t eat at the members houses on P-day, but he offered to give us lunch. It was really good. There was even carrot cake after. He drove us home after on the way to bring his son to school and apparently his son (dudu) thought we were going to go to school with him because he started crying when we got out of the car. He´s 4. He likes to show us his toys and talk with us. He´s really cute. It kind of makes me really excited about having my own kids. The girl that we baptised two weeks ago already has a visiting teaching companion and has made lots of friends at church. I´m pretty excited about that. If this ward keeps working hard like it is they will divide the ward this year. Anyway. I love you all. See yah in a couple years... Marc

Monday, May 13, 2013

Email of May 13, 2013

Hello everyone, This week was pretty exciting. We had the baptism of Jackeline on Sunday. Unfortunately we did not have any investigators at church other than her. I was especially dissappointed that the family of D**** did not come. They said they would and even accepted to be baptised next week. We´ll have to find out this week why they did not come. We do have an investigator that could not come this week because she was traveling, but she has been to church once already and so she can be baptised this Sunday. We want to bring lots of members to these two houses so they can get to know some of the members before going to church. That might help them have more desire to go to church as well. We got to play soccer today. We have been playing soccer every p-day. It's a lot of fun. It's good too because it distracts everyone for a little. gives everyone a recharge for the week. Some of the missionaries in our zone are getting discouraged. We will give a training meeting tomorrow and do two 3 divisions this week. 3 is a lot. I hope we can get them more excited and working hard again. I was asked on Mother's Day to give a little more information about the experiences I´m having. I hope that this one was better. I´ll try to make them better for the last 4 months of the mission. Anyway.... Give Hannah and Bryce a big hug for me. I love you all. Stay Firm. The Church is true. See yah all in a couple years. Marc

Monday, May 6, 2013

Email of May 6, 2013

Hello Everyone, This week was a good week. We had a few investigators at church today. That was great! We met a boy yesterday that is extremely interested. He had been investigating about what we do on the internet. We taught him the first lesson and about the Book of Mormon and he felt that it was true. The Spirit was so strong. He accepted to be Baptised. He´s 17 and his parents seem uninterested, but he seems to be an honest and great young man. I hope he will be able to go to church next week so he can be baptised. Anyway that was the big highlight of the week. I´ll have to email you mom during the week, because I´m not sure how its going to work on Mother's Day. It probably will be a normal phone call this time. Does 4:00 your time work? I love you all. See yah in a couple years! Marc