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Mark Albright

Meet Author Mark Albright

"Mark Albright has been a mission president, temple ordinance worker, stake president, bishop, high councilman, and seminary teacher. He is a partner in the Las Vegas, Nevada, law firm of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright.  You can send him your missionary moments at gma@albrightstoddard.com"

 

Author's Published Articles
2014-07-28

"I never understood why, but those short Mormon commercial spots always left me with a warm, happy feeling inside. I would look...

2014-07-21

"My grandfather once told me that war changes men. It makes the soldier either believe in God or it makes one question Him. He ...

2014-07-14

I have never had so many ups and down in a week as I have this one. ...

2014-07-07

My conversion story is about a Columbian woman named Edelmira. She changed my life. She taught me about true faith and that th...

2014-06-30

They all told me that I was going to be the best missionary ever, that I was going to baptize a ton, and that it would be the b...

2014-06-23

The End-to-End Race is Bermuda's largest community fundraising event where thousands walk, ride, swim and paddle the length of ...

2014-06-16

Maybe these people would treat us differently if they knew what we went through. I wonder how they would treat me if they knew ...

2014-06-09

I was pondering about religion and I said out loud, "Why don't I feel anything when I’m in that Church?" I then heard a voice...

2014-06-02

My eyesight was excellent as a small child, but when I was 9 years old, I sustained a serious injury and from then on my sight ...

2014-05-26

"I was raised in a religious home. We were Protestant for most of my upbringing, and my mother made sure I was baptized, went t...

2014-05-19

I watched the young mother and couldn't help, but admire her determination. She changed diapers, fed her baby, tried to enterta...

2014-05-12

A prompting led two missionaries to leave their car behind, go for a walk, and get caught on a street corner in the pouring rai...

2014-05-05

Giovanna Raccosta is an internationally acclaimed portrait artist born and raised in Italy. Now living in Las Vegas, Giovanna...

2014-04-28

She had shopped for this unusual fruit drink at a nearby international market, covered the label so we couldn’t see it, and t...

2014-04-21

This remarkable journey began in a refugee camp in Burma and led to a mission in Minnesota. ...

2014-04-14

We drove straight to the apartment complex and located the specific building I had seen in my mind. There were a few ways to ge...

2014-04-07

This is the story of my conversion to missionary work. Over the past few years, the Lord has worked a miracle of conversion in...

2014-03-31

Every six weeks the life of a missionary is filled with excitement and anxiety because of transfers. ...

2014-03-24

All I could think of was that before I came on my mission, everyone told me that this was the best time of their life! I thoug...

2014-03-17

All this snow in Chicago is not slowing us down one bit!...

2014-03-10

Andre was determined to find a cure to his “incurable past.” He soon learned that the only cure available was in Jesus Chri...

2014-03-03

On Monday the Washington Vancouver Mission, received the tragic news that one of our sweet and beloved sister missionaries, Sis...

2014-02-24

We all love to hear faith promoting stories of the big miracles that happen to missionaries. But so often the other twenty-thre...

2014-02-17

I know that our prayers are answered when we desire to do what is right for the Lord....

2014-02-10

As a person who likes to study the Bible, I realized that the church of my parents, although full of good people and intentions...

2014-02-03

Elder Page and I were finishing up a long day of tracting in a small village north of São Paulo, Brazil....

2014-01-27

One of the workers offered me a can of beer. I drank it and soon passed out. I was hooked. Four years old and thus began my lif...

2014-01-20

Being a mailman on a quiet rural route, gives a person plenty of time to think in silence....

2014-01-13

As we went through the MTC doors, I said, "Heavenly Father, he is yours."...

2014-01-06

The Lord leads us exactly where we need to be to do his work....

2013-12-30

It was supposed to be a simple surgery, but as I was walking around the hospital room afterwards, I collapsed. ...

2013-12-23

For five nights last week, the Las Vegas Nevada Redrock Stake transformed the Opportunity Village Campus into a mini Jerusalem ...

2013-12-16

An abandoned Bulgarian baby returns to his native land with a key of happiness for his entire birth family. ...

2013-12-09

Learning the true import of Christmas gifts from those that have none. ...

2013-12-02

Just from a single verse of Holy Scripture written into Mongolian, over 150 people have now joined the church. ...

2013-11-25

"Elder, I've got a hot one for you!"...

2013-11-18

Get an insight into the history of the church in Spain through the conversion story of one of its early members. ...

2013-11-11

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, we're glad to have you, or anyway glad to have your wife and son, but it took you...

2013-11-04

Personal accounts of the work of the Lord in El Salvador....

2013-10-28

Bringing people the waters of baptism. ...

2013-10-21

President Bill Neal of the Laie Hawaii temple presidency reflects on bringing the sacredness of the temple into our homes. ...

2013-10-14

300 teenagers are 'making some noise' in Las Vegas and the sound is beautiful. ...

2013-10-07

Edward Watson shares the story of his conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ ...

2013-09-30

A missionary recounts how one of his investigators finally got answers to her prayers....

2013-09-23

Life can take many turns while we're trying to find our final destination....

2013-09-16

There once was a time when I measured my life in hours while I hid with my family in the basement of our small home, as the reb...

2013-09-09

Without that fight, he would have never been home....

2013-09-02

The sister missionaries blurted out a phrase they usually never said....

2013-08-26

The stranger asked her a cutting question: "It's ironic that you look the way you do and are holding that gospel book."...

2013-08-19

Getting lost in the woods helped him be found....

2013-08-14

She wondered why she had such a strong feeling to go home this summer....

2013-08-05

Either they forgot (even though we had just confirmed), weren't home, or were just too busy to see us....

2013-07-29

The LDS family gave her a ride because she needed it, not knowing she was an investigator....

2013-07-22

My companion made it a regular practice to stop the car as we drove by someone standing outside and have me jump out of the car...

2013-07-15

As a senior missionary couple, my husband and I were often called upon by ward leaders to work with members who had not yet rec...

2013-07-08

Then the Spirit softly prompted me with these words: "You can discuss this subject later, change the topic now!" ...

2013-07-01

Ghana was a fertile field for both Billy Johnson and his daughter--even though the government shut down the Church partway thro...

2013-06-24

Because of her dream 15 years earlier, she knew everything we taught her was true....

2013-06-17

A minister from Liberia had to deal with his congregation when he left them and joined the LDS Church....

2013-06-10

How one family who studied the gospel together in a Tanzanian city grew into a branch....

2013-06-03

It was only 4 degrees F when we started across the city that looked empty....

2013-05-27

A new website is brimming with resources to help prospective missionaries learn about the countries where they will serve and h...

2013-05-20

When we knocked on the door, a gruff old man shouted angrily at us from inside, “Keine Intresse,” meaning “not interested...

2013-05-17

Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah went from a playground basketball player in Ghana to joining the Mormon Church, playing football for BYU,...

2013-05-06

Each missionary arrival was not only a Miracle but also that it was a piece of a foreordained plan to build the Kingdom of God ...

2013-04-29

I felt very alone as the only member of the Church in my town. One day while visiting the hospital I found a wheelchair with th...

2013-04-22

I was teaching a greenhorn insurance salesman how to do door to door sales calls. We came across a sign indicating the house wa...

2013-04-15

A victim of the endless wars in Sierra Leone, Mariama Kallon shares her remarkable conversion to the Church, and experiences fr...

2013-04-08

The opportunity of being able to visit Salt Lake City, held in suspicion or scepticism by so many, including myself, prior to m...

2013-04-01

As we became acquainted with the African converts in the ward, we became aware that many had not received their temple endowmen...

2013-03-25

The temple in Laie was the first temple built outside of North America, and building it presented unique challenges- shipwrecks...

2013-03-18

Periodontal problems are a big issue in Africa, even for the young African missionaries. The mission of LDS African Smiles Inc....

2013-03-11

"When your brother knocks on my door, then I'll join the Mormon Church, and we'll raise our baby to be LDS!"...

2013-03-04

A death in the family causes a sister missionary to wonder where she belongs. Should she go home? ...

2013-02-25

A young man in Norway was invited to a Mormon fireside. Twenty-four years later he completed a sculpture memorializing one of t...

2013-02-18

“Elder, those shoes are already worn out! You can´t enter the mission field with shoes that look like that!"...

2013-02-11

In many ways the Temple is like an industrial clean room, free from the debris and dust of the world. During a missionary's ser...

2013-02-04

"I felt as if angelic hands had caught me in the air and lowered me to the street." One missionary's miraculous experience in R...

2013-01-29

Yugoslavian and BYU basketball legend Kresimir Cosic is still a missionary, opening doors for the spread of the gospel, 18 year...

2013-01-21

Family, faith, and music were always key essentials of Gladys Knight's life, and it was a combination all three that brought he...

2013-01-14

One man's journey, sacrifices, and contributions to a lasting memorial....

2013-01-07

While on the Lord's errand, two elders find themselves surrounded by a group of drunk, angry men- one missionary's account of a...

2012-12-31

How two Temple Square sister missionaries had a profound effect on the approval of the Rome, Italy Temple....

2012-12-24

The missionary story that led to an unlikely love story in the Molokai (Hawaii) leper colony. ...

2012-12-17

Can two young novice missionaries educate a wise, learned older woman? ...

2012-12-12

Inspired by a Meridian article, two sister missionaries decided to give away a copy of the Book of Mormon to each person they s...

2012-12-03

How do you answer when a ten year old girl asks where God’s signature is in the Book of Mormon?...

2012-11-26

An Ethiopian friend asked me for a movie depiction of the events in the Americas at Christ’s birth. With him in mind, that ev...

2012-11-19

Although I was the only person in my truck, I heard a voice clearly say to me, "Put on your seat belt! You are going to be in a...

2012-11-12

I would like to share with you an experience from my mission in Norway which illustrates in a profound way the importance of mi...

2012-10-29

We are often taught that everything happens for a reason. It may take us time to figure out why certain things happened, but I ...

2012-10-22

As I was plunging full speed ahead on this path, I did not recognize that my world was starting to crack in unpredictable ways,...

2012-10-15

Helmuth Gunther Hubener was executed at age 17 for spreading anti-Nazi propaganda. He was a Boy Scout and priest. ...

2012-10-01

The incredible story and friendship of young missionary Carl Christensen and his first investigator, Paul Litchfield, CEO of Go...

2012-09-24

With so much unrest recently in the Middle East, it may be hard for some to believe that years ago LDS missionaries actively pr...

2012-09-17

Maria explained, “I always knew Jesus came [to this continent], but all my professors in school told me I was wrong. They sai...

2012-09-10

"How do you know so many people, Joe? We have only been in Africa for just over a hour and you have already found 2 people you ...

2012-09-03

Dear President Albright: We are so excited to report on the success and experience of our “4 The Strength Of U Camp – 2012...

2012-08-28

I truly wish everyone of color could have the same experience I had. I know that President Kimball was inspired to lift the ban...

2012-08-21

I would like to share a number of thoughts, feelings and experiences on Blacks and the Priesthood, as I am an "African Mormon" ...

2012-08-13

A man knocked on our door and told us about an experience from his mission. He felt very strongly impressed that he should spea...

2012-08-06

Dear President Albright, My name is Christina Rickard, and I am a member of the Fair Oaks Ward. I wanted to write to you and te...

2012-07-30

A Baptist pastor welcomed us to his church, but to enter the meeting, he required that we remove our missionary name tags. What...

2012-07-25

I had to use every cent of that money on her, it was not my money to spend for myself....

2012-07-16

I've always wondered what it would be like to meet the missionaries that brought the gospel to my family on the little island o...

2012-07-09

All 107 members of the church present in the room were the direct descendants of the couple he had baptized, with 24 people ser...

2012-07-02

My mother told the missionaries that we could not read this English book but only Mongolian.The missionaries told us they would...

2011-10-19

A young missionary sees a ripple effect after one man is baptized into the Church....

2011-10-11

A missed train teaches a missionary the truth of the Russian saying that "accidents are not accidental."...

2011-09-29

A vision conveyed in a dream allows missionaries to find a family looking for the truth....

2011-03-08

He decided to spend every day of his vacation walking up and down the streets of Barcelona, hoping by chance to cross paths wit...

2011-03-07

I said out loud, “Why don’t I feel anything when I am in that church?”...

2011-03-04

Several years earlier she had experienced an unusual dream in Florida....

2011-03-03

He was just trying to be a good home teacher when he knocked on the door of the next-door neighbor....

2011-03-02

If anyone had told me I would be getting baptized, I would have said “Not me.”...

2011-03-01

Traveling brings a great opportunity to share the gospel. ...

2011-02-28

Was this urging to go to the 7-11 just a slurpee attack?...

2011-02-25

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2011-02-24

The two men pulled out guns and then told the missionaries to kneel down and look at the ground....

2011-02-23

Her mother told her, “Joseph Smith is your great-great grandfather, but don’t you ever tell anybody.” ...

2011-02-22

Sometimes, in addition to the timing, blessings come with such a unique combination of circumstances that it becomes very clear...

2011-02-21

She was worried about being baptized so far along in her pregnancy....

2011-02-18

Nobody was interested in hearing the gospel on Super Bowl Sunday....

2011-02-17

The young missionary offered a priesthood blessing that changed one mother’s life....

2011-02-15

She was ready to tell the missionaries that she couldn’t continue meeting with them. ...

2011-02-11

Twenty-six inches of snow opened the door for a powerful spiritual experience....

2011-02-10

After hearing of six stake presidents who had been converted by Guillermo Gonzales, a general authority determines to learn mor...

2011-02-08

The only thing stronger than truth, is truth in a musical setting....

2011-02-07

The translator of the Chinese Book of Mormon was an investigator who asked penetrating questions....

2011-02-04

You cannot miss this story that depicts the power of the Spirit and the planning of the Lord....

2011-02-03

A Book of Mormon, thrown away twice, brought two people into the Church....

2011-02-02

When both the missionary and the investigator are praying, miracles happen....

2011-02-01

The ward mission leader felt prompted that we should contact this name among all the others....

2011-01-31

His despair brought him to the edge of his faith and finally to the edge of an overpass....

2011-01-28

Little did we know when we stopped the car, we had stopped right in front of the lost investigator’s house....

2011-01-27

The sister missionary would not have expected any trouble in this peaceful place in the woods of Vermont....

2011-01-26

Members may have thought all those invitations fell on deaf ears....

2011-01-25

“All of my life I had been taught to fear and distrust the Mormon Church headquartered in Utah.”...

2011-01-24

Who would have guessed that the visitor to church was an African prince....

2011-01-21

You may not know who is ready to hear the gospel, but the Lord does....

2011-01-20

Her son seemed fine when they dropped him off at the MTC....

2011-01-19

Advice for a missionary about to leave for the field. ...

2011-01-18

It was a missionary approach he’d never used before or since....

2011-01-17

She heard, “Go find on 8th Street tomorrow.”...

2011-01-13

This was a project that turned out better—and different—than the bishop thought....

2011-01-12

It was the last house on a dark night....

2011-01-11

Sister Samuel wondered how she could be any help in Virginia with her limited English skills....

2011-01-10

A fluent French speaker, assigned to serve his mission in Boise, Idaho, learns who is really in charge. ...

2011-01-07

A missionary’s heartfelt yearning for home piqued a woman who hadn’t been interested. ...

2011-01-06

An LDS mission president shares some of the miracles stories his missionaries have reported in their letters. ...

2009-04-27

As a mission president I see evidence of the power of ordination as missionaries in the Washington, D.C. South Mission share wi...