Talk to me!

E-mail: leah.hidalgo@myldsmail.net

I get to check my e-mail for an hour at a time each week. I check it on  Mondays while in Ecuador.

dearelder.com: You can go on here and send me a letter that way! You type up whatever you’d like to say, then the church headquarters prints it out and sends it to me for you! It’s very simple, and totally free. It also gets to me faster than regular mail, like pouch mail. (I describe pouch mail two paragraphs down). You can also send me care packages through this website without the worry of a package being stolen

Letters: Sending me a letter is most definitely allowed and I encourage it! I would love to receive letters from anyone and everyone!  Here is my address:

Hermana Leah Hidalgo
Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission
Casilla 09-06-286
Guayaquil, Guayas
Ecuador

Telephone: 593-4-228-2454

Packages: All packages must be sent to the mission office using standard mail only.  You will need to include the mission office phone number when addressing the package.  Packages should be small and weigh no more than 4lbs.

*Pouch mail: This is a mail system that is sped up by the church. The letters get to the missionary faster than normal mail. There are certain instructions to how these letters are sent which I included in the paragraph that follows. Items sent by pouch mail use the United States Postal Service 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-so if they receive it after then, it won’t be sent until the following Friday.

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 as follows:

Sister Leah Hidalgo
Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission
P.O. Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150

Guidelines: The paper cannot be notebook, or other light-weight paper. It won’t process though the USPS machines. You cannot put pouch mail in envelopes. Photos are not allowed either. If you desire to send me a package please wait until I’m out of the MTC because it may not reach me in time, and they don’t forward packages. Thank you! 🙂

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