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 Jan 22, 2008)

Hey guys!!

How's everything going? Things are going really well here. I had a great birthday, although nothing really exciting happened. Last night we went over to Monica and Adriana's house, two recent converts, and had a family night there with their family and friends. They also made a big cake for me and everybody sang and ate. Very cool. It's great to see them so happy in the gospel and firm in the church. Kind of makes you feel like you're accomplishing something as a missionary.

This week I worked with Elder Galbes again, the assistant. It was his last week in the field, which was really funny. It looks like the desire to work sometimes automatically declines towards the end, since by the end of the week I was the only one planning or walking with our daily agenda, haha. But he's a hard working, and we saw some serious miracles this week.

There were two people baptized- Arthur and Manuela. Arthur's an 8-year old boy whose sister is a member, and his mom hadn't let him be baptized, but decided this week that he could, and he was. And Manoela is a 19-year old who for the past few weeks had been a little wish-washy on the idea of being baptized, and then all of a sudden agreed to be baptized this week. And the other elders in the ward baptized a guy named Vanjad who's a raggae singer. I did his interview, and bought his CD and everything, haha.

Anyway, I'm being transferred today, to a place called Posse. Ever heard of it? Doubt it. It's a tiny little town, that apparently doesn't even have a bank (although I'm guessing that it has an internet café...), that's about 5 hours from here by bus. Of course, being a small town, there is only one bus per day, which leaves at midnight and gets there at 5am. There's a branch of the church there, apparently really small, and there haven't been missionaries for the past 2 years. So president is sending us to open it again. And I'll be training a new missionary there, too, which should be a lot of fun. It sounds like all the missionaries arriving are Americans, so maybe you know my new companion's mom. Who knows. I'm looking forward to it, and it sounds like we'll be completely isolated there, which you and I both know is right up my alley. I'm excited. We'll see how it all turns out.

Thanks for the happy birthday wishes and everything. The three packages that got here were left in another city by the assistants, so I'm not sure who they're from, but I think I'll see them today at the bus station. I hope the elders had a good time with ice cream cake and everything. Yesterday was a really simple birthday, but I don't need anything fancy. For now, I'm off to cut my hair and then off to the bus station. Thanks for everything, love you and see you later

Elder Maughan