This is my first attempt at contacting all of you to update you on Brandon. Yesterday was very difficult and joyous at the same time. We miss him terribly, but are excited for him also.
Brandon's plane left at 8:30 yesterday morning from Colorado Springs. He was met at the Salt Lake City airport by Sister Emily Van Wagenen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meibos. We are very grateful to have become a part of the Van Wagenen family. Although we were not able to be with him when he entered the MTC, two of his very good friends, former Elders Martin and Mayfield were making the trip to see him. I hope that worked out.
Brandon's contact information while residing at the MTC is as follows:
Elder Brandon Caywood
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N 900 E
MTC Box #186
Provo, UT 84604
Many thanks to Sister Angela Frisby for her information regarding the website www.dearelder.com. For those of you who are interested, you can contact Brandon via this website. Enrollment is free and while he is at the MTC all messages are free. Any messages sent by 12:00 will be delivered to him that same day. You will need to know is box number (186) and estimated departure date from the MTC (4/21/09). I know he would love to hear from as many of you as possible. Any of you who wish to send messages to Brandon via a response to my e-mails may feel free to do so. I will print and include your letter with those I send. Please feel free to contact me at any time.