Sunday, August 28, 2011


To all the families and friends of the DC South Missionaries. Quite a week we have had. First a very exciting earthquake. Quite fun for some of our missionaries. But no injuries or damage in the area. Of course this information could be found on the TV news or internet, but we sent out an e-mail to all our parents immediately following the quake.
The hurricane was not as "FUN" as we were anticipating. For which we are thankful. However, we lost power at the mission home and were not able to communicate until after noon. We sent the following e-mail to all our parents at around 2:30 this afternoon. It appears that some parents did not receive this e-mail for which we are sorry. When our office staff returns tomorrow we will check computers and see why all parents did not receive the e-mails. You can be assured that if there is ever a problem with a missionary, their parents would be personally contacted.
News reports indicated that Northern Virginia experienced very little damage. Just a million people without power.
E-mail sent to parents:

Dear Parents,

We are grateful to report that all of your missionaries are safe and back to work. The storm caused the second-largest power outage in Virginia history as 2.5 million people were without electricity at one point earlier today. Along with the power outages, four people were killed by falling trees in Virginia. Several days before Hurricane Irene approached, each missionary was able to make certain their 72 hour emergency kits were up to date with nonperishable food, fresh batteries, flash lights and water bottles etc.. Cell phones were charged, each car was filled with gas, and safe houses were designated by each bishop where the missionaries could go if necessary to stay with ward members. The members here love their missionaries! We hope this week to avoid any major hurricanes or earthquakes so we can have an historic baptismal month! Thank you for your continued faith and prayers.

Warm Regards,

President Mark Albright

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