Pouch Mail Instructions

The Church provides pouch mail service to countries where other mail service may not be reliable. Each country regulates this service differently, and the church must comply with these regulations in order to avoid fines and cessation of this service.

To Prevent possible discontinuation of pouch mail service, only the following items may be sent through the pouch:

  • Postcards.
  • Letters that are single sheet, folded into three-panels, and taped at the top only (see example at the bottom).

Note: Letters sent in any other manner will be returned to the sender.


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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.


Items sent by pouch mail use the United Sates Postal Service from your location to the 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. Items received after the pouch has been sent will be held for the next week. Only postcards or one-page correspondences (no envelopes) written on one side of the page may be sent through the pouch. Notebook or other light-weight paper will not process through the USPS machines. Photographs or other enclosures are not acceptable.

Send this page, once addressed and stamped, send to:

Elder Cayman Williams
Nicaragua Managua North Mission
PO Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150
United States
For other methods of contacting me, see my main Contact Page.