Brazil Brasilia Mission
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Elder Eric Maughan
July 2006 - July 2008

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Eric's itinerary has arrived! He will be flying into the Albany NY airport, arriving at 10:25 am on Wednesday, July 2, 2008. We're excited!!

Lots of new pictures today. Check them out here. (04/28/08)

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(Excerpts from e-mail sent on 8/15/2006)

....Incidentally, it's winter here [bead of sweat drips from forehead to lap]. In other news, the bank across the street is up and running again. It only took them two weeks to recover from the bombing by the BCC, which is apparently some terrorist orgaization here. But they're apparently a nice organization, because they give fair warning, like, get off the bus; we're going to burn it. It's really not dangerous, I promise, so don't get nervous, mom.

Our first Brazilian roomates left today for the mission field, and it was sorta sad to see them off. they were some great guys, and it was so fun to teach them English. We've got another pair now, and two more bunks that will probably be occupied later this week. It's fun to try to communicate and watch them make fun of me because I can't pronounce my r´s in Portuguese for anything. They're really excited to learn English, though, and it made my realize how dang hard English is! especially pronounciation.

Ohh, we went proselyting on friday for the second time! We drove to a park in São Paulo and just walked around for a few hours, talking about the Gospel and handing out pass-along cards. We can communicate... moderately. If I can guess approximately what they're going to say, and pick up a few key words, I can make up something to say back. but it was really a great chance to learn to work with the Spirit. Elder Powers and I were getting rejected left and right at the beginning of the afternoon [reminded me of dating...], so we decided to say a prayer. It was just a quick prayer, seeing as we were in the middle of 20 million people, but after that we felt like we really knew where to go and I don't think we got rejected any more. It was really cool. So, if you guys need anything, just pray.

Alright, time to go. I hope everything's going well and kiss the adirondacks for me. Be good, work hard, be safe, and have fun!"
-addition copyright E. W. Maughan, esq. 2006
Love you guys!