We will keep up with this blog so all of Matt's friends and family can read continuous updates of Elder Giles' stories and adventures while he is serving in the Texas, San Antonio mission!
Here's how to reach him:
Elder Matthew James Giles
Texas San Antonio Mission
404 East Ramsey Rd., Suite 105
San Antonio, Texas 78216.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
May 19 Email!
It looks like ya'll had a great Bridal
Shower! It's crazy to see the backyard again haha and the mountain in
the background. I haven't seen any kind of mountain in months! ..Save
some of those sugar cookies for me.
It's been in the 70's there? haha... that's cute. It's been consistently
high 80's-100's already here. It'll be like that until like the end of
September too, so hopefully I stay in Marble Falls for most of that,
because we are in a truck. Riding a bike in Texas heat is a poor choice.
SPEAKING OF MARBLE FALLS: My new companion is Elder
Whitney. He's from South Jordan, Utah, and he's been out for about 5
months now. Elder Whitney and I hit it off instantly! He's such a cool
guy, and a stud missionary! We're going to do work together. I forgot to
take a picture of him until right before I came here to write this
E-mail. So I hurried and took a picture of us in our P-Day clothes.
This week was great, we had a bunch of awesome
lessons, and we had quite a few people come to Church! We'll be having
many baptisms coming up in the next few weeks which is so amazing! I
love my mission, everything about it, even the little things from day to
day, everything is so much better when you're serving The Lord.
We were able to have an excellent lesson last night
with a Less-Active family, straight out of Preach My Gospel. Preach My
Gospel is not just for full-time missionaries. People think it's just
for the few with name-tags, if you think that, you're a fool. For
example, some of the chapter names are, "What is the role of the Book Of
Mormon", "How do I understand and recognize The Spirit" & "How do I
develop Christlike attributes". Behind The Book Of Mormon, and other
scriptures, Preach My Gospel is the most powerful book, that has
affected and blessed my life the most.
I love ya'll! and I love my mission.
single day. I have had so many incredible experiences already, I am so
thankful for all those in my life who helped me get out on my mission.
I hope everyone has a great week, and sends me cookies.