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 10 March 2008)

Hey guys!

Welcome to yet another e-mail from... Brasilia. Threw you off your feet if you had thought that I was in Posse still, huh? You might be asking, what is Eric doing in Brasilia? The answer that mom doesn’t want to hear is that the hospitals are much better in Brasilia than in Posse ;) I got better from my fever/ cold thing that I had, until Saturday morning, when I woke up with a high fever again. No one knew why, and they don’t do blood exams during the weekend in the hospitals there, so Sister Aidukaitis advised me to come to Brasilia last night. We did, and the blood exam was negative for whatever they were afraid of, so we think it was just some sort of cold or virus. The doctor told me last night that my time to die has not yet come, so you can rest assured, mom. Anyway, I wasn’t planning on mentioning that I was in Brasilia, but I figured that you’ll find out eventually, and if you’re looking for something extra to include in your prayers, I’d appreciate it. Yesterday I was lying down and I felt as though there were people praying for me, which really helped a lot. So thanks. And mom, I was going to tell everyone except for you, so you can’t get too nervous, alright? Haha.

Our trip here yesterday was pretty cool. We came by car with the second councelor in the mission presidency, who was visiting Posse. It’s only 4 hours by car, which was kind of nice. We got to the hospital at 8 o clock, and you could tell that it had been a rough day for the doctors and nurses, so I took it upon myself to make them all happy, using every little joke I could think of. My companion thinks that I was relatively successful, haha. Then at 11:30 they told us that I didn’t have any problems, etc, and that I could go home, so we left, and walked around Brasilia for a while. There weren’t any buses, so we walked for about a mile before an inactive member saw us walking and gave us a ride to the missionary’s appartment in Asa Norte (the closest apartment I knew of). The Elders really enjoyed having someone knock on their door at 12:30, haha. It was actually really funny. Then we spent the morning hanging out with them, cleaning their house, and now we’re at the office, soon to grab a bus back to Posse, where we’ll work tomorrow and Wednesday before coming back here Thursday for zone conference. It’s all very messy. But hey, it’s a good time.

Things are going well there in Posse. There are quite a few good men that we’re teaching, although there was no one baptized this week, which made me rather sad. The members are really happy, though, we have lunch every day at the house of a different member, and usually dinner, too. It’s a hard life, that’s for sure.

I hope that Scott had a great birthday, on International Women’s Day. And Craig should have a great one, too, now that he’s a teenager and all. I really had every intention of sitting down and writing a thoughtful letter to each one today, but I hadn’t really planned to come visit Brasilia. Oh, well. What can you do?

Time to go get excited for a 5 hour bus-ride, and then Thursday is our fun span of overnight bus rides to come and go to zone conference. It’ll be an adventure. I love everyone, and if I had more time I’d write everyone a letter, but the bus leaves in a little while, and we’ve got to run. Happy Birthday, Scott and Craig, and love you all! Life is good
Elder Maughan