Thursday, October 13, 2011

Information from the Mission President

My parents received a letter from Matthew's Mission President and there are a few things we wanted to make sure that we shared with all of you.

The address is a bit different from what it was originally on the sidebar, so please note the change and the side bar has been updated...

Elder Matthew Hyrum Dewsnup
Gral. Lavalle 1828
1646 San Fernando
Buenos Aires, Argentina

****To Send Packages
Sister Karen Gulbrandsen
Gral. Lavalle 1828
San Fernando
Buenos Aires, Argentina

For the packages put your missionary's name by the return address so that we will know to whom the package is to be delivered to.

John Smith
1234 Holly Lane
SunRise, Stat 98765
Elder Matthew Dewsnup

Sister Karen Gulbrandsen
Grale. Lavalle 1828
San Fernando 
Buenos Aires, Argentina

"We have seen mixed success in getting packages to missionaries. The best approach is to send SMALL PACKAGES UNDER 4 POUNDS. The priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope available at the United States Postal Service is the best method to use. It has been our experience that these envelopes generally come directly to the office instead of passing through Customs. Placing religious stickers or symbols on the package DOES NOT ensure that the package will deliver without inspections. As stated in your missionary's call packet he or she will use personal funds to cover the costs of receiving packages that are delivered to Customs. NEVER SEND ANYTHING TO YOUR MISSIONARY BY FEDERAL EXPRESS, UPS OR ANY OTHER PRIVATE MAIL CARRIER IN THE US. The packages will not arrive to the missionary. 
The best gift for a missionary is to deposit money directly in a personal debit card account. DON'T SEND PERSONAL CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS! They cannot be cashed or used here."

The above paragraph came directly out of the letter from Matthew's Mission President. Please follow the instructions so that Matthew can receive whatever it is that you sending to him.

If you want to contribute/donate money to Matthew, please contact my mom at and put "Money Contribution" in the subject title. Include your contact information in the email and she will get back to you as soon as she can.

Keep sending those letters to Matthew. :)

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