This was an email I received from Sister Ann Lewis, wife of the Mission President.
(It appears that Elder Archibald and Elder Smith don't go hungry.)
Elders Smith & Archibald
These Elders have become our right hand men. Every Mission President has 2 Assistants who, in addition to keeping up with the work in their area, help with the day-to-day logistics of running a mission. District Leaders report to Zone Leaders, who report to the Assistants, who report to the Mission President. They help with schedules and meetings and transfers and everything in between.
Elder Smith is from southern California and Elder Archibald is from Wyoming. We already feel like we’ve known them for months–we went to bed last night marveling that our best friends are two young men we met just a week ago! This is so fun. I feel like my family has enlarged one hundred fold in the last week or so. They call me the “Mission Mom.” It feels like it. John and I love these boys and all the others who surround us here. Thanks to you who are parents, who have sent us your very best. We will love them and will take good care of them.