Write Me

You can use www.dearelder.com for free and he gets it quickly because it goes through pouch mail.  He likes to actually receive physically mail.  It makes him feel loved.
  1. From the drop down menu choose:  Ecuador Quito North
  2. Click on the "Write a letter" button
  3. Fill in your return address info
  4. Use the name:   Elder Teancum Guild
  5. Write your letter
  6. Click the button:  Send Letter
Pouch Address and Instructions:

Email:  teancum.guild@myldsmail.net
You need to email him first so he has your email address.

Sending Packages:
Please do NOT send money.  If you would like to send money, contact Carm (his mom) and she will deposit it in his bank account that he has access to.  
Packages sent from the U.S. to Ecuador may not exceed 4 lbs. and must carry a green sticker.  DO NOT send packages by Priority Mail or FedEx or UPS.  These will automatically go to mail jail.  TJ will have to make a special trip to the post office and pay a large fee ($30-80) to take it out of mail jail.  

Elder Teancum Guild
Mision Ecuador Quito
Calle Robles E4-151 y Avenida Amazonas
Casilla: 17-07-9921
Quito, Pichincha

This is the letter they keep emailing us.

Recently missionaries have received packages costing more than $100 each to receive from the post office.  To save time and money I am sending information about package mail. Most of this information was with the calling papers that missionaries received before entering the mission.  Each missionary pays for retrieving their own packages.

Packages sent by national mail should weigh less than 2 kilograms (about 4 pounds).  The Ecuador post office charges $5.00 for delivery of packages from 2 to 4 kilograms.  Packages of more than 4 kilograms must pass through customs and can cost a lot more, possibly more than $100.00.  All packages must have an official paper stating the contents or they may also have to pass through customs and be charged accordingly. Packages with clothing may also pass through customs. Sending packages by private carriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) is even more expensive costing $20 or $25 to receive small packages that would cost $1 or $5 through the Ecuador post office.   All these charges are in addition to sending costs.  Sending and receiving money by bank card, credit card, Western Union, ServiEntegra, or other similar means is a very inexpensive way to send gifts to missionaries.  On at least two occasions the postal system has put together more than one package sent to the same missionary at the same time and then charged on delivery as though it were one large package. Sending several smaller packages can be a good idea if they are not sent at the same time. Packages sent a week apart are less likely to be bundled together as one.

Always include the “Casilla” or post office box number.

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