Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hooray, There is a Post Office in Luanda!!!!

The following is a letter that we received from the Mission about a Post Office in Angola opening up, I wanted to share with all family and friends so that if you wanted to send any thing to Cody you would know that it is now possible, at least I think, I am not sure of cost of packages but I will be looking into that in the next day or two.
  Thanks for all the support to Cody, I know that it means a lot to hear from Friends and family.

Great news!  A post office has finally opened in Luanda, and the “Angola Luanda Mission” has opened a post office box.  Now our missionaries can send and receive regular letters.  To send a letter use the following address:
(Missionary name)
Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos S.U.D.
Caixa Postal 18404
Luanda, Angola

It currently costs $1.05 to send a letter from the United States to Angola.  However, it will cost about $3 (US) to send a normal letter from Angola to the U.S. It should arrive in less than 2 weeks in either direction.  We have already received 2 letters from California, so we know that it works.

If you want to send a package via the US Post Office please follow these instructions exactly:

If the package weighs less than 1 kilo (2.2 lbs.) it will arrive at the Post Office where we have a post office box with no problems.  If the package is over 2.2 lbs it must be sent “Express” so that it will be delivered to our Post Office. 

If you send a package please DO NOT put the missionaries name in the address.  This will make it very difficult for us to claim the package unless the recipient missionary actually goes to the Post Office.  PLEASE NOTE: If you are sending a package put the missionaries name at the beginning of the return address.  Then we will know who it is for.  For example, the package should be addressed as follows:

Elder Smith
Smith Family
123 Elm Street
SLC, UT  12345

                                                Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos S.U.D.
                                                Caixa Postal 18404
                                                Luanda, Angola

We have not yet received packages so this is an experiment for us all, so please don’t send anything of value yet.  We would be interested in knowing how much it costs to send packages to Angola via the U.S. Post Office.  If there are any customs fees, they will be the responsibility of the missionary.

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