Mailing Address

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

Monday, June 24, 2013

Email of June 24, 2013

Hey everyone, Its been a great week! It did not rain this Sunday. Thankfully. We had one [investigator] at church this Sunday. Emily. She´s a friend of a member. She doesn´t have a baptismal date yet, but we´ll try to [set] that this week. We did get to see the [Worldwide Leadership Training] broadcast. It was amazing. It gave a vision to the members of how member missionary work is done. I especially liked to analogy of little kids playing soccer. That is soooo true. The little kids have lots of desire to make a goal just like the members have lots of desire to do member missionary work. They don´t know however how to play as a team or think they are playing alone. They don´t know what their position is and so instead just run at the ball. I also like how it showed the examples of missionary opportunities. We don´t necessarily know how or when a missionary opportunity will come, but we need to know to act when it comes. Anyway... This week was kind of difficult with missionary work. We had a really hard time finding people at home because of the rain and cold and the protests that were going on. Seems that lots of people are mad about the price of the bus going up. There are some pretty big protests going on all over Brazil. More than 1/3 of the city was at the protest. We ended up having to knock doors when the other plans fell through. wow. It's been a long time since I´ve had to knock doors. We met a lot of rejection this week, which is abnormal. We did start teaching a woman called Eloir who seems receptive. She accepted baptism, but didn´t come to church. We will go back to find out why. Sometimes Heavenly Father just gives us [uncommitted] people. Just to see if we will keep working. Then the blessing of the golden investigator comes. I hope that happens this week, but if not... we´ll just keep on working. Anyway. I love you all. See yah in a couple years. Marc

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