Mom and Dad,
Hey Mom and Dad,
We went hiking this P-day and since I didn’t have my IPAD I couldn’t email that much during all the bus rides, sorry. I LOVED Conference and I was the one who got to perform Beth’s baptism–it was an amazing experience and I will have to tell you more about it when I get back home and I will email you alot more next week. The hike was really fun today, I got a good number of pics to send you. I miss you too Mom and Dad also.
Love you so much. Please keep praying for me. I know your prayers help. I will get my IPAD next Sunday .
Love you tons,
Bye–Elder Jacob Maughan
Mom and Dad,
MOM and DAD,
Sorry it’s a short email this week–we had to go to a specific store for
my companion, just this week though. It took us a while to get there
and back. I think I already sent you most of this email just making
So the only thing I could really talk about this week that’s new is
being exactly obedient. Our mission president has told us that if we
make sure our morning and night schedules are perfect we will see the
blessings and so far that’s been working, I was never disobedient but
sometimes I would be not studying my hardest or getting out of bed a
minute late, but now I’m trying my hardest to be exact. The time is
flying but also I do feel like I am starting to be more a veteran. In
the next three transfers we will lose a lot of our senior
missionaries, most of whom are zone leaders. About fifty missionaries
will be leaving, mostly elders, and over a few transfers forty new
missionaries will be coming in and only nine of them are elders. So far
the mission is doing better even though it has a lot less missionaries
It is exciting that Beth stopped smoking this Sunday and she has a few days
to keep off the cigs, then it should be smoothish sailing towards
baptism. Pray for her. She has had a lot of help from this ward which
has helped her feel more at home here.
We have decided to start working with less active members. Many of
them are part-member families so we hope to bring them all to church.
It’s sad because many of these les- actives know they need to come back
and almost all of them still have a testimony of the Book Of Mormon–
they just have some concern that we need to resolve.
I’m glad to hear that Caleb (Jacob’s good friend) gave a great farewell talk. Tell Connor
that he’s the man for me.
Thats great that you will be able to visit Em and Dave. When is
Mother’s Day this year? Sorry , I was thrown off since the English
Mother’s Day is on a diffrent day, will everyone be able to make it to
Love you mom and dad. Thank you so much,
From Elder Maughan
Mom and Dad,
I love the emails you send me, they are so great and keep me
somewhat in the loop.
The weather was really bad this last week but for the first time in a
month, I can see blue skies today. It’s amazing the difference the sun
I am missing you all, but it’s great that the work usually keeps me
busy so I don’t have time to think of home. I am praying for you and I
know that you are for me, tender mercies every day.
Wow Mckenzie (Jake’s Cousin) is married, ha! you know you’ve been out for a while when
people you know back home start getting married. I am starting to feel
old in the mission. Soon 40 of our veterans will be moving out and we
will be getting a lot of younger missionaries. I bet I will train a
missionary soon just because of how many new ones will be moving in.
Service is great, I’ve seen how it helps in so many ways. With summer
coming I’m sure a lot of the members will invite us to help them.
So big news! I don’t know if I told you, but the new Elder here was
baptized by the bishop of this ward when that bishop was on his mission
in South America. Crazy. So Bishop, of course, had us over for a meal
and they chatted and all the members think it’s quite interesting.
Elder Singh is good– he is From Ghana and loves the gospel. Beth and
Yezmin are still on tract for baptism. I think this transfer will go
Nothing too notable besides that has happened. I mean I teach people
daily, Atheists, Catholics, Church of England, and crazies,
on and on and tons of talking each day. It’s so exhausting, even
though I’m not even moving though, it’s just talking. I think I’m going
slightly crazy 🙂 just kidding I have already gone fully crazy . But
I’m still working my hardest so nothing else matters just as long as
I’m doing the work of the Lord.
Email you next week
From Elder Maughan