Brett's apartment mailing address:

3712 Howard Dr. Apt # 18
McAllen, TX

Brett's mission office address:

Texas McAllen Mission
Attn: Elder Brett Mecham
200 West La Vista Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501

Monday, June 20, 2011

June 13, 2011

Hello family,

Sorry I haven't sent an email in such a long time! P-days are precious!

Today we had another awesome awesome awesome game of futbol in the cancha. The Elders from La Joya (The district next to ours)came up and we had an exciting match, La Joya versus Rio Grande. The game got pretty crazy at the end and I think we just ended in a tie. We usually play for only an hour or so because it's so hot but we played for two today and we were all just about dead at the end. Some members from the branch came too. I love this branch. It's pretty small, totally crazy, but wonderful. I hope I stay in small branches throughout my mission. It's difficult most of the time, but it's worth it.

When I first got here we mainly just brought out certain members from the branch to help us out with our lessons but something that Elder Stone and I started to do and Elder Diamond and I are continuing to do is bring a lot of recent converts. We've had so much help from them. They still have that "fire" in them since their baptism. This branch sure is growing. Mom, I sent a CD of pictures. Did it ever get there? If it didn't, I am going to buy a flash drive and then I'll add the pictures to it, send it so you can all put it on your computer and then just have you send it back. I've tried putting them in emails but it didn't work. I have a TON of pictures too. I want you all to see them!

Transfers are coming up and a part of me really wants to stay here in Rio Grande. Out of all the people in the district right now, I've been here the longest, and the members know me really well. The beginning of my mission was so crazy, and I felt like I never got to know anyone, but now I do! At the same time though I wouldn't mind to get to experience another part of the mission. There are so many great places here, and all I know is Rio Grande. But I guess I'll find out in a week or two and let y'all know.

I was wondering if you could send me a few boxes of protein bars or trail mix bars or something. There are the nature valley oats and honey ones which I like. Anything really would work. I just want to assemble my 72 hour kit. All I need are the energy bars. Thanks a bunch.

Well we are in a hurry to do laundry. We decided to take a break from soccer next P-day so we have more time to write letters and email. I'll make sure and respond to your letters next time. Thanks for everything! Sorry if you all were worried. Things here are wonderful. I just need time to slow down. Thanks for all your updates. That is truly the best part of P-day.

con mucho mucho amor,

Elder Brett

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