Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sending Letters and Packages to Peru

Things to know when sending letters and packages to Talon in Peru, as sent from his Mission President:
  • Send letters and small, lightweight packages through regular post office mail and not through carriers such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.  Customs will usually hold packages from these other carriers for a lengthy time, and Talon a costly fee to retrieve it, sometimes more than the cost of the items sent.  
  • Regular mail is usually quicker and less expensive.  
  • Write Talon's full name as it appears on his passport without the title “Elder” and without the mission’s name.  
All letters and packages should be sent to:
Talon Steimle Hicken
Peru Lima Central Mission
Av. Jorge Basadre 592 Of. 604-B
Edificio Torre Azul
San IsidroLima 27 

You may also send a letter by pouch mail, meaning you send it to Salt Lake and they forward it on to Peru. The requirements are:
    • One sheet of plain paper
    • Tri-folded and taped closed on the top.  Do not seal the sides.
    • Do not include anything else in the letter, like photos or cash.
    • Without an envelope
    • One US Stamp on the paper and send it as is.
    • For more info about the Pouch Mail System for Missionaries, click here.
Pouch letters can be sent to:
Elder Talon Steimle Hicken
Peru Lima Central Mission
PO Box 30150
Salt Lake CityUT 84130-0150

Another way to use the pouch mail, but for free, is to use  This time, use the scroll down menu to select "Peru Lima Central" and click "write letter".  All letters submitted by 11:59 pm Sunday night will be sent out on Monday.  They will print it and send it for free, following all the pouch guidelines.