Sunday, August 7, 2011

So You Want to Write a Missionary? (Address Updated)

The time has come. I'm headed off to serve the Lord for two years. If you want to get in contact with me in that time, pretty much the only way to do that is through letters. Here's a quick how-to.

First stop: MTC. I'll be spending a few months in Provo, Utah, learning Spanish. While there, my address is:

Elder Jason David Ray
MTC Box 296    10/10
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604
United States

While I'm in the MTC, you can not only send me letters, you can also send packages with things like cookies in them! Not that I'm suggesting you do, just that you could. 
Starting on October 12th, I will be in Chile. Once I am there, you will have two ways to get in touch with me. First off: Pouch mail.
If you want to use the pouch mail system, you won't have to pay international postage--just one American stamp will do. Write your letter on a single sheet of paper, fold it in thirds, and tape it shut while leaving both ends open. Then put a stamp on it as if it is an envelope, and address it to:

Elder Jason David Ray
Chile Viña del Mar Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150

If you want to send a regular letter, put it in an envelope with international postage and send it to:

Elder Jason David Ray
Chile Viña del Mar Mission
4 Norte 1112
Viña del Mar
Valparaiso, Chile

This address may change over time, I'll ask my mom to keep the address on Facebook current. If you want to send a package to Chile, this is always the address you will use--however, I have no idea how reliable Chilean mail is, so I might never see the package. I can probably figure this out once I get there and hear stories from other missionaries. 

You can also write me using When I am in the MTC it will be completely FREE to use, and when I am in Chile it will cost the same as domestic mail (the pouch). You type up your letters and they print them out and bring them to me. It's pretty cool.  (You will need to know his box #--296, and his leave the MTC date--10/10)
My letter policy will be, if you write me, I'll write back. Once I get to Chile it is 2 weeks in the mail either way, and depending on how busy I am it might take me a week to write back, but I will. 
For weekly updates on how I'm doing, check here on my blog--I'll ask my mom to update it with the weekly letters I send to her and my dad. 

Thanks for your time and your letters!
~Elder Jason Ray

1 comment:

Collin said...

I most definitely WILL be writing! :D