Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How to use the Pouch Service through Salt Lake City!

I have been called to serve an LDS Mission in the Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission. I will leave for my mission on September 25, 2013! 

I know life can get busy but if you would like to write me, I would love to hear from you!! 

My email address is:
annaalicia.weller@myldsmail.net
If you would like to email me please do, otherwise you can write me a letter or send a package. Click on the Write ME to find out where to send longer letters, packages, care packages, post cards, and pictures using the US Postal Service. 

I wanted to dedicate this post to using the Pouch Service which is provided by the LDS Church as a way for missionaries to keep in touch with family back home. It provides a safe, reliable  and cheap way to send letters home and to the mission


You can use the Pouch Service while I am at the MTC or when I am in the mission. Here are some important dates to keep in mind. I will be in the Mexico MTC until November 6th, 2013, so don't send letters to Mexico City after November 6th.  Then you can send them to the Ecuador pouch address.

The MTC Pouch address is:
Hermana AnnaAlicia Weller
Mexico MTC
POB 30150
Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0150

After November 6th, Mission Pouch Address:
Hermana AnnaAlicia Weller
Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0150

Important Things to know about the Pouch Service:

  • Can only be a one sided on page letter or a post card
  • Cost to send to SLC - One Forever Stamp
  • Cost to send the letter from SLC to the Missionary - FREE
  • Do not include any other item in the letter such as printed pictures, currency or medication, etc.

How to use the Pouch Service:
  1. Write a letter on a single sheet of paper (8 1/2- inch x 11-inch sheet of printer type paper). Note: Envelopes CANNOT be used.
  2. Fold it in thirdsThe sheet is to be folded into three parts, as is commonly done to insert into a business envelope.
    • Lay the blank side of the single-sheet letter facing down with the writing facing you.
    • Fold the top of the letter about one-third of the way down, and crease.
    • Fold the bottom of the letter to the top of the first fold, and crease.
    3. Tape it closedThe top edge of the sheet should be fastened with tape on the top  edge only, no closer than one inch to either side.

    4. Address it directly on the outside of the paper in the middle of the sheet write the pouch address. Pick the appropriate address:
        
        The MTC Pouch address is (use from Sept 25 - Nov 6):
         Hermana AnnaAlicia Weller
         Mexico MTC
         POB 30150
         Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0150


         After November 6th, Mission Pouch Address:
         Hermana AnnaAlicia Weller
         Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission
         POB 30150
         Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0150 

     5. Write your return address in the top left hand corner.

     6. Apply a Stamp in the top right hand corner and mail it directly to Church                        HQ using the US Postal Service.


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    1. Vabna, I'm glad that my post helped. My family sends me mail through the Pouch
      service all of the time. I love getting mail! -AnnaAlicia

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