Friday, August 30, 2013

A Little Relief


*I may or may not have written the mission home a very nice letter, just inquiring.*

Sister Brown –
All of the younger elders and sisters in our mission have P-day on Mondays.  But that is OUR Monday – Sunday morning for you. 
Sister Brown is traveling today (Saturday) to her assigned area on Tanna.  Her companion, Sister Natto, promised she would take great care of Sister Brown.  She WILL have e-mail access.  Only 4 missionaries in our mission do not have internet access.  Two of them Elder Mortensen & Elder Passey)  came with Sister Brown.  These two Elders will be serving initially on the island of Gaua – the most remote of the islands where we actually have missionaries serving. 

If you do not receive an e-mail on Sunday (your time), you please let me know and I will personally find her and get her to a computer. 
She should have no excuse, since she has to submit her weekly “Key Indicators” report and letter to the President via e-mail. 

The best (and only) way to get mail to her is to send it to the mission home:
            The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
            Vanuatu Port Vila Mission
            PO Box 1412    -     Vila Mall
            Port Vila
            Vanuatu
Mail takes 2 – 3 weeks to get here.  If you choose to send any packages, usually the best is to use US Postal Service Int’l Flat-Rate boxes.  Medium size is around $70 and Large about $85.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ON THE VALUE DECLARATION SHEET FOR VANUATU CUSTOMS,  YOU PUT THE VALUE OF LESS THAN $100.  IF THE VALUE IS DECLARED FOR OVER $100, THEN THERE IS A 100% IMPORT TAX – WHICH SISTER BROWN WILL HAVE TO PAY. 

We appreciate having your daughter here with us.  She was a great help to me on Friday, demonstrating for amny other elders and sisters how to complete the application for a bank account.  She already has Vanuatu drivers license, although we keep it in the safe in my office (along with her passport and original of her visa) until she is designated to drive.  We especially appreciate the years of example and training that you have done to prepare her to serve.  She seems to me to be a fine young woman, and has already grown in the mission.

Sincerely,
Elder John E. Call
Office Specialist Vanuatu Port Vila Mission
Cell# 678-555-0122 Office 678-23146
P.O. Box 1412 Port Vila, Vanuatu



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