But the most amazing mail is what arrives on President Albright's e-mail. Each P-day the missionaries get to use the computer and send home their e-mails. Along with that, they are assigned to write an e-mail to the mission President. (this is church wide policy). This is their opportunity to tell Pres. Albright how things are going in their area, with their investigators, with their companions, how their family is doing, ask questions, tell experiences or miracles, and voice any other concerns they may have. They also send in their Key Indicators (which is another whole post).
So each Wed. around 11:00 the e-mails start arriving and by afternoon, Pres. Albright has about 160 e-mails to read and respond to. At 5 to 10 min. per e-mail this means if Pres. responds to about 23 letters each day it will take between 2 to 4 hours per day all week in order to finish all the emails by the next Tues evening in time for the new letters to start arriving the next morning. This is really one of the greatest parts of a mission presidents job. It is where he can get great information and communicate with each of his missionaries personally. President Albright tries very hard to respond to each letter even if with only a line or two. This is so they will know he is really reading each of their letters and is concerned about each one of them individually. Pres. Albright loves each of them and I can tell by the time and concern he puts into these letters how important it is to him. Thanks Mark for doing all you do.