Monday, September 26, 2011

Quick Revision

I just looked at an email I received from the MTC Presidency and my specific MTC address is as you see here, NOT THE ONE I PREVIOUSLY POSTED.

Elder Matthew Hyrum Dewsnup
MTC Mailbox # 266
ARG-BAN 1129
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

Less than two days left now!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pre-Mission Information

Here are my mission addresses as I know them:

Elder Matthew Hyrum Dewsnup
Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604
United States


Pouch Mail:
Matthew Hyrum Dewsnup
Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150

Packages and larger letters:
Elder Matthew Hyrum Dewsnup
Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission
Gral. Lavalle 1828
1646 San Fernando
Buenos Aires

Phone: 54 11-4506-4201/4202

When mailing packages and larger letters, the phone number is required for the carriers to complete their deliveries.

Pouch mail instructions are as follows, taken directly from my mission packet:

"The Church provides pouch mail service to your mission.  Items sent by pouch mail use the United States Postal Service (USPS) from your location to Church headquarters, where they are forwarded to the missionary by a private courier along with other Church mail.  Pouch mail leaves Church headquarters each Friday.  Items received  after the pouch has been sent will be held for the next week.  Only postcards or one-page correspondences (no envelopes) written on one side of the page may be sent through the pouch.  Notebook or other light-weight paper will not process through the USPS machines.  Photographs are not acceptable.

"Items restricted from the pouch may be sent through the USPS or a private courier.  Cash is no accepted for conveyance by any courier.  Please consult with the USPS or the courier of your choice to determine allowable items, as they will vary by delivery location.

"...Items not complying with the following instructions will be returned to the sender

"Letter folding instructions: Lay the letter blank side down.  Fold the bottom of the letter about one-third of the way up the page and crease.  Fold the top of the letter to the bottom of the first fold and crease.  Secure the long side with two pieces of tape about one inch in from each end, but do not seal the ends.  In the top left corner write your name and complete return address.  Affix first class postage in the top right corner.  In the middle write the missionary address...

Tape goes along the line of the page at the top as seen in this image.
Do not tape along the sides, only that top edge, about an inch inwards from the sides.
"Let me explain... no there is too much, let me sum up"  In case the pouch instructions weren't all that clear (they seem overly wordy to me), they're basically saying to write on one side of a piece of paper, fold it into thirds with the blank side out, address the outside and stamp it, then send it to the pouch address. 

Another avenue for sending me a letter is to sign up for an account on, a website specifically for communication with missionaries.  It is FREE to have the account.  Once your account is set up, go to the home page, select my mission from the drop list, enter my title and name, then write your letter and submit.  The site is relatively self explanatory, and you can explore it at will.  Every mission is listed there, so you can write to any other missionaries this way too, but some may cost for postage.  My mission happens to have FREE delivery. 

My cell phone will be disconnected later in the evening on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.  Any calls or texts received after that time will not be received nor replied to.

Thanks for following, I hope to hear from you!!!  See ya'll in two years!