Sister Camilla Johnson is currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is called to Taiwan Taichung reports May 27th, 2009. She will learn Mandarin Chinese in the Missionary Training Center in Provo Utah, then fly to Taiwan in August to proselyte until November 23, 2010.
About the Blog
Sister Johnson is only allowed to email immediate family, but her mom will post the family emails here so you can hear about her regularly. Check back every week for a new letter!
An Easy Way to Write: A great alternative to snail mail is using DearElder.com - a website that will allow you to type and sumbit your letter, which they print and deliver to the Provo MTC for free. It is free to sign up, free to the MTC and charges no handling fees. For delivery to Taiwan, DearElder.com charges the standard postage rate. For some it is easier to type a letter and hit send than to write it by hand, find a stamp and take it to the mail box or post office.
Your other mailing questions answered:
International postage to Taiwan is: 98 cents for a letter under one ounce $1.76 for under 2 ounces $2.54 for under 3 dimensions: length: 5-1/2 inches - 11-1/2 inches height 3-1/2 inches - 6-1/8 inches thickness 0.007 inch - 1/4 inch
The recommended (cheapest) way to send packages is through a US Postal Service Priority International Flat Rate envelope or box. Envelope: <4 pounds, costs $12 Box: <20 pounds costs $37
Other international package guidelines: Don't mark contents as food Don't send meat products including jerky Keep the value of the package under $50 Mark the contents as "gift" or "missionary supplies" to avoid problems at customs Do not use UPS, Federal Express, DHL, etc.