Just a quick note to let you know your missionary arrived safe and sound on Wednesday,
October 26, 2011. They were met at the airport by President Albright and his Assistants. From there they met for a lovely dinner followed by a missionary orientation. They stayed the night at the Mission Home and then attended the Transfer Meeting where they met their new companions.
The Missionaries Preparation Day (P-day) is generally every Monday from 10am to 6pm at which time they are allowed to email (family only) using only the authorized email assigned to them at the MTC. P-days can change at the last minute and communication that week may occur on a different day. On rare occasions your missionary may not have access to a computer on his P-Day and a week may go by before you receive an email.
As a reminder, all mail should be addressed with first and last names to the Washington DC South Mission Office at 5242 Lyngate Court, Burke, VA 22015, via USPS Priority Mail which we then forward to their actual apartment. In this manner they receive their mail within 24 hours, and the mail doesn't end up following them from apartment to apartment through emergency moves and transfers, etc. If sent by UPS, USPS Parcel Post or FED EX they are not likely to receive them for a period of time because they cannot be forwarded.
Thank you for sending them to us. We love our missionaries and are committed to ensuring that they get everything they need to be safe and effective.