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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(excerpt from e-mail sent 12 November 2007)

This week was zone conference, which is always a fun time. I didn’t know a lot of the missionaries in the zone, but it was a fun time anyway, and now I know most of them. We had to prepare a thought on obedience, and my theme was that obedience is doing (which sounds better in Portuguese than in English, but oh well). The Bible Dictionary in Portuguese defines obedience as “doing the will of God,” so I was going to talk about how obeying isn’t just sitting at home and not drinking Coca-cola. It’s getting up and doing what the Lord wants you to do- be a missionary, make your daily contacts, etc. Very interesting, huh?

Saturday was also a fun day- I didn’t work at all in our area, but spent the day doing divisions and interviews and working with people who could be baptized in other areas of the district. I interviewed one teenage girl who had done some wrong things in her life, and it was very interesting. It feels strange to talk about it in an e-mail, remind me at Christmas and I’ll mention it. But it was a very interesting experience. There was one point of the interview when she cried for 5 minutes straight (I didn’t even do anything!). It goes to show that the repentance process is real, but no one said it’s painless.

Zone conference day was also letter/package day, and I got the Id card package, with a lot of candy, which made me very happy. It had been a long time since I’d eaten Reese´s, but solidified my testimony that there will be Reese´s in the Celestial Kingdom. I also got a bunch of letters, which impressed everyone in the zone, until they realized that almost all were from dad or grandparents, haha. I was really happy, though.

Life is good here, we’re eating well, I’m doing my 15 minutes of jump rope inside the kitchen now, and time’s flying. Now I’m going to go back and write some letters and rest and get ready for another week. Life is good!!

Elder Maughan